Our Leadership Team
I have been a nurse since 1995 and have been with Steeves and Rozema since 2010. I have enjoyed every minute of it. I started out as an RPN, and in 2012 I accepted the position of Director of Wellness. In 2017 I jumped in with both feet and took on the combined role of Executive Director and Director Of Wellness. I have learned so much from the residents and the Team Members and it has helped me grow as an individual and as a professional. I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful team here at Southgate. We provide quality care to our residents and it makes me happy to hear the residents call Southgate their home.
Building relationships with our residents and their family members is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of my position as Resident Services Manager. The challenge of leaving a home after many years to start again in a new environment can be challenging one at any age. My role allows me to provide support during the transition, and the opportunity to get to know the residents one on one.
I want to thank the Southgate team for including me in such a wonderful place. Never in life did I think I would be so fortunate as to be able to work with such caring individuals and beautiful residents on a daily basis. They are always good for a shared story, company or a laugh and I appreciate so much that they are tolerant and thoroughly enjoy my British humor. Here at Southgate we provide an array of activities ranging from church service to a photo-shoot for an upcoming calendar. We always try to make the most of each day, build each other up and have an inclusive atmosphere. I am truly honored to be a part of this Team.
I have worked at Southgate Village since 2001 and became the Food Service Manager in 2015. I love to work with our residents, they know how to cook so it can be a challenging but rewarding job. We live in an area where the fresh local produce is plentiful and I love to incorporate it into my cooking. I take recipes that are given to me by the residents and prepare them to make them feel at home. On a monthly basis, I like to make a special meal for different nationalities and have their input on the preparations. I have a great relationship with our residents and you can often find me out in the dining room looking for input. The dining experience is a big part of their lives and I am happy to be part of it.
The opportunity to provide our residents with quality and compassionate care is the best part of my job every day at Southgate Village. Getting to know our residents, their history and goals is enjoyable and rewarding. Each resident is provided with individual care goals as part of my growing role as Resident Wellness Supervisor. Everyone here at Southgate; residents and team members, are family and treated with respect and dignity. It has been a great pleasure joining a fantastic Team here at Southgate Village.