Our Team

We're proud of the over 2075 Team Members who serve our Residents. Our people are the heart and soul of Baptist Housing, and the care and compassion they show our seniors, family members and each other is nothing short of inspiring.

Meet the men and women who lead our team as leaders, board members, and partners.

Senior Leadership Team

Howard Johnson

Howard Johnson - President & Chief Executive Officer

Howard has over 30 years of senior management experience in senior housing and health care in British Columbia, Ontario and Prince Edward Island. Howard lives out our Team value of fun, he takes his work seriously, but not himself. He often travels to Disneyland. He enjoys spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
 

 

Gordon Braun

Gordon Braun - Executive Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Gord provides leadership to the accounting and finance departments and oversees risk management, strategic planning and capital budgets for new projects. Gord enjoys travelling with his wife. He is an avid travel photographer and turns his best shots into artwork, videos and albums.Bucket list trips include Iceland, an African Safari and the Southern Hemisphere.
 

 

Marc Kinna

Marc Kinna - Executive Vice President Operations & Chief Operating Officer

Marc leads our operational Teams and has long been a leader in our industry as a Past-President of the BC Seniors Living Association. Marc has three grown children and one grandchild who is a great joy in his life. He and his wife love to camp near the ocean and collect sea glass on the beach. Marc is also always on the hunt for vinyl records to add to his music collection.

 

Terri Griffing

Terri Griffing - Vice President Human Resources

Terri has over 25 years of senior level experience in human resources and labour relations.Terri enjoys movies and books, one of her many favourites is Lord of the Rings. She is rediscovering travel with her husband and Scotland was a favourite. She is closely connected to family and loves to have 'girls getaways' with her sisters.
 

 

Deanna Bogart

Deanna Bogart - Vice President Marketing & Communications

Deanna looks after all of our marketing and communications.She loves to spend time down at the beach sailing with her family. At the top of her bucket list is making it to the next America's Cup race. Now that both her kids are at university she's looking for a new hobby that isn't laundry.
 

 

Dayle Krahn

Dayle Krahn - Vice President Property Maintenance & Development

Dayle is responsible for the maintenance of all Baptist Housing properties. Dayle loves to travel in the south of France. He spends time with his maltipoo named Lola - 'because what Lola wants Lola gets.'His most unusual office object is a Conch Shell.
 

 

Ray Saucy

Ray Saucy - Vice President Spiritual Care & Special Projects

Ray leads our spiritual care Team in Vancouver, Victoria and the Interior. He provides leadership support and training on special projects.Ray loves scenic hiking and exploring God's majestic creation. He enjoys reading on a variety of topics including spiritual development and leadership. He has three sons and his first grand-daughter arrived on November 2017 and stole his heart.


Board of Directors

Baptist Housing is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and six additional Directors.

Lorrie Wasyliw- Chair. Ms. Wasyliw has served as a Director since 1995. She is the Executive Director of W.I.N.G.S. Fellowship Ministries, a non-profit society providing shelter and support to women and children fleeing violence.

Dr. Garry Grams  - Vice Chair.  Dr. Grams has served on Baptist Housing's Board of Directors since 1990.  He is Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine at the University of British Columbia, and a Behavioural Consultant and Family Therapist in private practice.

Dawne Carroll - Secretary. Mrs. Carroll has served as a Director since 2003 and is a Director of Clinical Operations and Registered Nurse. 

Harold Bloomfield- Director. Mr. Bloomfield has served as a Director since 1993 and is a realtor. 

Dr. Larry Gustafson - Director. Dr. Gustafson has served on the Board since 2003. He is a Medical Health Officer and Program Medical Director for Long-Term Care and Assisted Living at Fraser Health.

Tom Irwin, LL.B. - Director. Mr. Irwin has served as a Director since 2003 and is a general practice lawyer.  

Ana Mak - Director. Ms. Mak has served on the Board since 2007 and is a professional management consultant.  

Allan Elander - Director. Mr. Elander previously served on the Board for 3 years and rejoined in 2016.

Margaret Hardy - Director. Ms. Hardy joined the Board in 2016 and is a retired professional business consultant.

Cheryl Abbot – Director.  Ms. Abbot joined the Board in 2019 and is a financial advisor.


Partners

Our partners are an integral part of our team. Together we are able to provide exceptional care to our Residents. We are blessed to have terrific relationships with all of our partners and are grateful for the contribution they make in the lives of our Residents.

In Care 

  • Family Members
  • Volunteers
  • External Practitioners
  • Vocational Students
  • Beacon Community Services
  • Greater Vancouver Community Services Society

In Service

  • WestCana Services
  • Pro Vita Care Management                                                 

In Resources

  • Government of Canada 
  • Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation
  • BC Housing
  • Capital Regional District
  • Capital Regional Hospital District
  • Vancouver Island Health Authority
  • Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
  • Interior Health Authority
  • Fraser Health Authority

In Education

  • Camosun College
  • Langara College
  • Okanagan College
  • ProCare Institute
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Sprott Shaw Community College
  • Trinity Western University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of British Columbia Okanagan
  • University of Victoria 
  • Vancouver Career College

In Volunteering

  • Mt. Boucherie Senior School
  • St. Patrick's School
  • St. Michael's Middle School
  • Waverly Elementary School
  • Cunningham Elementary School
  • Our Lady of Lourdes

In Research

  • University of British Columbia Okanagan
  • University of Victoria
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Interior Savings

 

 

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