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.
Sue is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years of deep clinical and administrative Long-Term Care experience, including time with Peter D Clark, Villa Marconi and Perley Rideau Veterans. She has also been involved with both Algonquin College and the Adult High School in health care education.
Bringing a wealth of Long-Term Care leadership expertise, Sue provides leadership, supervision, mentoring, assistance, and direction for the Nursing team as well as implements programs to support excellence in the delivery of care in her role at Hillel Lodge.
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.
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.
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.
Brian Miklaucic is a seasoned leader with broad experience in the delivery of healthcare and corporate projects. He is an Architectural Technologist with project, facility and change management education and experience. He is also a certified Lean Green Belt.
Brian joined The Bess and Moe Greenberg Family Hillel Lodge in 2021 and prior to joining worked with Revera for many years delivering capital projects across the country. Brian also does consulting and research for dementia-related organizations and causes and is passionate about celebrating and advocating for seniors. Prior to Revera, he worked for Nortel providing corporate environments and facility management.
Brian, professionally and personally, always strives for sound creative solutions through collaborative, thoughtful and deliberate choices. He recently bought a farm and is enjoying the rural life as well as enjoying the new title of Opa to his granddaughter.
As a Registered Social Worker, Shannon holds a Master of Social Work specializing in Gerontology and Palliative Care and brings over 10 years of relevant experience in different settings including acute care, hospital, long term care and community care. Both as a leader and an educator, Shannon is passionate about providing holistic care to support individuals, families, and communities struggling with mental health and social challenges.
Joanna has worked for Hillel Lodge since 2019 as a Registered Practical Nurse and now has transitioned to the role of Infection Prevention and Control Lead in April 2022. Prior to joining the team at Hillel, Joanna worked as a staff nurse in LTC, acute care and Hospice, and as an Assistant Director of Care in a 192-bed Long Term Care Home. In the Assistant Director of Care role, she was responsible for: managing the Home’s Infection Prevention & Control program which entailed the tracking, trending and analysis of all infections in the Home, the design and delivery of all infection control education and quality initiatives, outbreak management and reporting, and ensuring the Home’s compliance with current legislation. In addition to this experience Joanna has completed training in IPAC Essentials certification, IPAC Core Competencies certification, PIECES certification, RAI-MDS and RUGS III certification, Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE), CONNECT the dots customer service training and Living the Dementia Journey. When Joanna is not working at the Hillel, she enjoys spending time with her family and pursing new learning opportunities.