Langley Lodge welcomes Aly Devji as new CEO

BCCPA board president Aly Devji has been appointed by the Langley Care Society board as the new CEO of Langley Lodge effective July 19th, succeeding Debra Hauptman who retires on June 30th. The entire team at BC Care Providers and EngAge BC congratulate Aly on his new role.

“Aly’s leadership during the COVID crisis and his years of service as a board director has been to the benefit of our entire sector,” says BCCPA and EngAge BC CEO Terry Lake. “We wish him all the very best in his new role, and thank Debra for her fantastic legacy at Langley Lodge.”

The news of Devji’s appointment traveled swiftly in the community, with this story published by the Langley Advance newspaper. The full news release issued by Langley Care Society is reprinted below.

Langley Lodge Welcomes New CEO

June 29, 2021 (Langley, BC) – Langley Care Society is excited to welcome its new CEO, Mr. Aly Devji. His leadership of Langley Lodge will commence on July 19th, 2021. He replaces Debra Hauptman, who is retiring at the end of the month.

Mr. Devji comes with a distinguished background in seniors care. He is one of the former owner, operators and visionaries of the Deltaview Campus of Care. Aly is the current President of BC Care Providers Association, which is the industry association for service providers in the seniors living and wellness sector. “The Board of Directors are pleased to announce Mr. Devji’s appointment”, President Harry Hansra proclaimed. “Aly is very experienced, knowledgeable and connected within the long-term care sector. We are very fortunate to have him be our leader and carry on the great legacy left behind by our outgoing CEO, Debra Hauptman.”


The Society’s current CEO, Debra Hauptman, is concluding her career with Langley Lodge following 12 memorable years with the organization. Debra helped the Society with major renovations of the original building, when it was converted to single room occupancy in 2009-11. She led the team through 3 successive accreditation evaluations that each time resulted in “exemplary standing” awards.

In 2020, Langley Lodge faced a challenge like no other, the COVID-19 global pandemic. Debra’s guidance, poise and leadership was critical to ensuring that the implementation of the best practices for infection control were undertaken. “Now that the Lodge has recovered from this experience, and the Society is ready to forge ahead with its previous strategic goals, I can resume my retirement plans, leaving the Lodge in good hands with our Board of Directors, the Leadership Team and of course, Aly Devji”, said Hauptman. “I have known Aly for many years, and I am excited that Aly is joining the team to lead Langley Lodge through its next stages of development.”

Aly Devji brings many years of experience leading large organizations. He is an influential leader, highly respected in our sector, and experienced collaborating with all levels of government and business leaders to create seniors living and wellness services for British Columbians. The Board will appreciate Aly as they restart their strategic planning and long term goals for capital expansion and the introduction of new services for Langley.


Langley Care Society was founded in 1974 by local community organizers and continues today to serve seniors who require 24 hour nursing care. Services are regulated under provincial Community Care legislation; the society is contracted by the Fraser Health Authority for 121 of its 139 beds. The organization is a registered non-profit society and has registered charitable status. Langley Lodge is Accredited with CARF Canada, ensuring a high standard of care and organizational effectiveness. The Society is a local employer with over 150 employees.


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