2020 Annual General Meeting


Board Candidates


Not-for-profit employer representative: Candidates have a senior leadership role with a not-for-profit
organization providing long term residential care that is a member of SafeCare BC

  • Erin Beaudoin, CEO – Eden Gardens
  • Cynthia Langerberg, Director of Health Services – KinVillage
  • Marina Young, Director of Care – Kinsmen Lodge

At Large Director (Employer, Senior Leader-Home Care): Candidates have a senior leadership role
within an organization providing home care and support services that is a member of SafeCare BC

  • Kerry Bowman, Manager of Recruitment & Retention – Bayshore
  • Noreen Donnelly, Staff Health and Safety Business Partner – Bayshore
  • Susan Harahap, Manager of Corporate Occupational Health & Safety – Pro Administration

At Large Director (Frontline Worker – Home Care): Candidates are frontline workers actively
employed in a home care and support services organization that is a member of SafeCare BC

  • Lorna Muenz, Personal Support Worker – Advanced Home Care Solutions

 

Human Resource Services Representative: Candidates have a human resource background and are
employed in an organization that is a member of SafeCare BC (this is a non-voting position)

  • Rob Senghera, Regional HR Business Partner – Revera

 


Candidate Bios

Candidates for Not-for-profit employer representative

Private employer representative: The position of Private employer representative shall be an elected position with candidates limited to persons who are for-profit long term care facility owners or operators having a business background.

 

Erin Beaudoin, CEO – Eden Gardens
Having been a senior manager of a non-profit long-term care home in Nanaimo, BC, Erin sees the importance of a safe workplace on a daily basis. Her organization has been through the SafeCare BC Gap Analysis, competed in Safety Den 3 years in a row and have a robust OH&S Committee. Previous to working in health care, she was a Regional Operations Manager at a local post-secondary school which gave her firsthand experience with the LPN and HCA curriculums and programs. She is aware as to where to advocate for improvements and recommend changes to ensure that students are joining the industry with a grand base knowledge of how to be safe and stay safe at work. Her goal is to motivate and empower all to learn to enforce the necessary boundaries, promotions and procedures to have people be safe and continue loving their jobs of loving and caring for our Elders.

Cynthia Langerberg, Director of Health Services – KinVillage

With 35 years of experience in healthcare, SafeCare BC’s Board would benefit from Cynthia Langenberg’s experience and understanding of the risks inherent in the continuing care sector, her commitment to ensuring a safe environment for staff and to engaging them in the process to achieve that, and her solid leadership, interpersonal and communication skills. Cynthia has significant knowledge and experience in identifying and assessing risks and in developing and implementing safe workplace practices as evidenced by the results of Accreditation Canada’s Worklife Pulse Surveys. Her thorough and thoughtful approach to problem identification and solution is enhanced by her participation in the BC Quality Improvement Academy. She is passionate and committed to providing person-centred care, as well as ensuring a safe, healthy, caring workplace for staff. She is a strong member of KinVillage’s Leadership Team, providing valuable perspectives in the development of strategic plans, presentations and reports to our Board about quality and safety, and collaborates with and supports her colleagues in developing and executing annual operational plans.

Marina Young, Director of Care – Kinsmen Lodge

Marina has worked in geriatric care for over 10 years. She has experience in many roles, including as a Registered Nurse, Care Coordinator/Manager, Wound Care Clinician, Clinical Support Specialist, Consultant, Operations Manager, and currently, as Director of Care. Education is a core value for Marina, and she currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, is a Certified Gerontological Nurse, and maintains Advanced Wound Care certification. Additionally, she serves as a member of the Program Advisory Committee for both Sprott-Shaw and Stenberg colleges. She has worked in a myriad of care settings, including acute, community, and residential care. She possesses a wealth of corresponding knowledge including that of residential care regulation and WorkSafeBC guidelines. She has a vested interest in improving staff and elder safety as well as the standard of care from front-line staff to leadership.

Marina’s experience, unwavering creativity and positive outlook, which is reflected in terms of community/staff engagement as well as crisis management, will serve as an asset to the SafeCare BC Board.

 

Candidates for At Large Director (Employer, Senior Leader – Home Care)

At Large Director (Employer, Senior Leader-Home Care): Candidates have a senior leadership role within an organization providing home care and support services that is a member of SafeCare BC

 

Kerry Bowman, Manager of Recruitment & Retention – Bayshore

Kerry Bowman has been in Home Healthcare with Bayshore for 6 years in various positions from scheduling to the current position of Manager of Recruitment and Retention. She is the co-chair of the OHS committee and is the lead for all WSBC correspondence. In addition to all HR duties, Kerry is the creator of leadership training for the management team and advocate of SafeCare training for all workers.

Noreen Donnelly, Staff Health and Safety Business Partner – Bayshore

Noreen’s passion for staff safety developed during her 20 years of administrative experience in health care, six of which has been in Home Health. Her advocacy of Occupational Health and Safety emerged over the years as she saw first-hand the consequences of staff injuries. With increasing health and safety hazards in the workplace, mounting employer obligations and the financial impact associated with occupational incidents, her focus became staff safety.

While working within the healthcare field she completed the OH&S certificate at BCIT and obtained her Canadian Registered Safety Professional Designation. She currently holds a leadership position as Western Canada’s Staff Health and Safety Business Partner with one of the largest Home Support providers in the Country.

Along with her education and experience, she brings a commitment and understanding of the effective delivery of programs and services promoting and improving workplace safety. She looks forward to working with industry leaders and front line representatives, who make up the Board at SafeCareBC, to implement innovative solutions to the OH&S challenges health care is facing today.

Susan Harahap, Manager of Corporate Occupational Health & Safety – Pro-Administration

In Susan’s current role as Manager of Corporate Health and Safety she has developed and maintained an audit and education program that works to identify challenges and successes while also working to close gaps and capitalize on ongoing successes with all staff throughout 28+ Long Term Care Homes, 5 Assisted / Independent Living Homes and 300+ staff working in Community Care. Susan’s main role with Pro-Administration is to manage the Occupational Health and Safety Programs throughout the organization, overseeing both the prevention efforts and WCB claims management for the group of companies. Susan recently completed the Certificate of Occupational Health and Safety at BCIT, completing courses in Hazard Identification and Analysis, Ergonomics, Investigations and Emergency Preparedness. In 2018, Susan earned her Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation and continues her commitment to ensuring that all of our organization’s workers go home healthy and whole at the end of their day.

Susan has also been a member of the SafeCareBC Technical Advisory Committee for the last three (3) years and understands SafeCareBC’s Vision and Goals.

 

Candidate for Human Resource Services Representative

Human Resource Services Representative: this representative shall be employed by a SafeCare BC member, have a human resource background, and be elected annually by the members at the annual general meeting.

 

Rob Senghera, Regional HR Business Partner, Revera

With over 17 years’ experience in the healthcare safety industry, Rob has actively worked with Employers and Union partners to promote a safe and healthy workplace for workers, in both the public sector and private sector. As a member of the Technical Advisory Committee since its inception, Rob is also familiar with SafeCare BC’s goals and vision and has been an active contributor to the organization’s past success. Most recently, Rob has transitioned into a new role as HR Business Partner with Revera Inc., which includes oversight and direction to all elements the Human Resources program. Rob is looking forward to contributing to the future success of SafeCare BC via this Board position.

 

Candidates for At Large Director (Frontline Worker – Home Care)

At Large Director (Employer): The position of At Large Director (Employer) shall be an elected position with candidates limited to persons who are long term care facility owners or operators having a business background.

 

Lorna Muenz, Personal Support Worker – Advanced Home Care Solutions

Statement of merit to be provided soon.


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