Ted Cohen is an accomplished leader with a diverse background and proven record of accomplishment in the not-for-profit, health care and municipal sectors through periods of complex change. Prior to joining The Bess and Moe Greenberg Family Hillel Lodge, Ted was the administrator of the Peter D. Clark Long Term Care Home. At Peter D. Clark Home, Ted oversaw the transformation of many of its programs and services resulting in improved results for its 216 residents.
Prior to working at Peter D. Clark Home, Ted worked for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in a variety of leadership roles. Ted's professional background also includes work as a management consultant and leading fundraising campaigns for organizations in the education and hospital sectors.
Ted has also maintained a lifelong commitment to volunteerism and has assumed leadership roles in local, provincial, national, and international boards and governing committees. Currently Ted is on the Board of Advantage Ontario and is the vice-chair of the International Facilities Management Association's Credentials Commission.
As Director of Care, since 1994, Morag has been responsible for overseeing the Lodge's largest department with close to 100 full-time staff under her direction. She is the infection control lead for the facility and is currently enrolled in the Ontario Public Health Infection Control Certification.
Under her guidance, she has helped facilitate significant changes to policies that address the increased demands that arise from the complexity of care with more challenges expected on the horizon.
Morag has worked in long-term care nursing for well over 30 years in numerous capacities both in For-Profit and Not-for-Profit settings and began her training at the Liverpool United School of Nursing, followed by education in Long-Term Care Senior Management, Palliative Care and RAI/MDS.
Cindy has been with Hillel Lodge for almost 30yrs with 25yrs focused on Nursing. Cindy first started her career in long term care as a private duty care giver and with her passion for Nursing, she continued to forge her way as a PSW, Charge Nurse then eventually her current position as Assistant Director of Care. Throughout the years Cindy has been involved, led, and helped facilitate many focused areas of our home including taking on different roles, such as: RAI Coordinator and Quality Management as well as participating and implementing various computer programs, RAI-MDS lead, Person Centered Care project, “Living the Dementia”- Instructor and supportive role leading CARF Accreditation program. Cindy’s wealth of experience and knowledge has allowed her to work closely not only with Nursing, but all departments to ensure high quality of care, implementing and supporting new initiatives, and continue success towards growth and person-centered care.
A newcomer to the Lodge, Adina has been working in the for-profit world for the past 9 years, her most recent role as the COO of a profitable family-owned business. Prior to that Adina worked in public accounting where she obtained her CPA, CA designation. Throughout it all though, Adina kept a foot in the not-for-profit environment through her board work, including many years on the boards of both the Hillel Lodge Long-Term Care Foundation and of the Lodge itself. Adina is hoping to bring her accounting and technical experience to her role as the Director of Finance, Administration and IT and help in continuing the success of the Lodge.
Tracy has over 25 years of strong customer service, project management and communication skills which have been developed through hands on experience and overseeing building and equipment maintenance services, inventory, and procurement in fast-paced production environments. Tracy headed up a 20-person Procurement and Maintenance team with HLS Linen Services, a commercial linen cleaning and rental business serving Hospitals, Long Term Care, and other health related facilities. Her chief responsibility there was to keep the production plant and equipment running safely, effectively, and efficiently, with minimal down time.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Lisa holds a Master's degree in Social Work from University of Windsor and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Carleton University. Before joining the Lodge, Lisa spent nearly 10 years at Jewish Family Services (JFS) of Ottawa supporting Jewish seniors and their families, first as a social worker and subsequently as Manager of the Thelma Steinman Seniors Unit. While at JFS, Lisa supervised a multidisciplinary team in the delivery of seven distinct support programs for Jewish seniors and their caregivers, addressing issues such as coping with transitions, grief counselling, dementia and caregiver burnout. Lisa's responsibilities at JFS allowed her to work closely over the years with many of the staff and residents here at the Lodge, and Lisa is thrilled to now be a member of their team. In her free time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, working out and staying on top of home decorating trends.
As Director of Food Services, Patricia has been working at the Lodge since 1997. She oversees the dietary needs for all residents and is responsible for providing almost 500 daily Kosher meals and snacks for the residents, community, and visitors. Included in her duties is the management of the Lodge's Café as well as the catering of special events and functions. Patty works closely with the Lodge's consulting dietitian to ensure that the meals are both pleasing and appropriate for the geriatric palate. She ensures that the menu and all three kitchens meet the stringent rules of Kashrut. She is a Certified Member of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management and has a Chef de Cuisine Certification.
As the Manager of Recreation and Volunteers, Marilyn has been working at the Lodge since 2000. Marilyn is responsible for the planning, implementing, scheduling, and supervising of a range of therapeutic programs to meet the physical, intellectual, psycho-social, and cultural needs of the residents. She is also in charge of arranging outings and recruiting talent.
Her other duties include the recruiting of volunteers to assist with the development of new opportunities and enhance the programs offered. She ensures that volunteers are screened, oriented, and trained and works with the other departments to determine volunteer placement. Under her direction, the Lodge has numerous therapeutic recreation programs per day, including ones on evenings and weekends. Marilyn previously worked for over 12 years at what is now the Jewish Eldercare Centre in Montreal and has a Special Care Counselling designation from Vanier College.
Shari Cooper is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from York University, coupled with a diploma in Human Resources from Sheridan College, and more than 20 years of human resources management experience across multiple industries ranging from small not-for-profit and owner/operator to large multinational organizations.
In her role as Human Resources Manager, Shari is accountable for development, delivery and oversight of HR programs and services for The Bess and Moe Greenberg Family Hillel Lodge and the Jewish Federation of Ottawa. She provides expert advice in all areas of HR to support these two organizations and ensures their respective strategic missions and business objectives are met through best practice in line with current legislation.