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

Marc Kinna

Marc Kinna - President & Chief Executive Officer

Marc has long been a leader in our industry as a board member of Denominational Health Association and Past-President of the BC Seniors Living Association. He is inspired by the stories of our residents and team as we share life together. Marc has three grown children and two grandchildren 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. 
 

 

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.
 

 

Terri Griffing

Terri Griffing - Executive Vice President Operations & Chief Operating Officer

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 as empty nesters. She is closely connected to family and loves to have 'girls getaways' with her sisters.

 

 

Amanda McLean

Amanda McLean - Vice President Human Resources

Amanda is our Vice President - Human Resources. She is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and also holds an MBA -  a seasoned HR leader with over fifteen years' experience in the not-for-profit, public, and private sectors. As a Certified Leadership Coach, Amanda will also help us with our vision to build a strong and engaged team. She loves to cook and bake, taking inspiration from Jamie Oliver's 30 Minute Meals. She also loves to garden and has been known to occasionally swing a golf club.

 

Deanna Bogart

Deanna Bogart - Vice President Marketing & Communications

Deanna has over 30 years experience in public relations and marketing.  She provides leadership overseeing all communications and sales and marketing efforts. She and her husband enjoy spending time with family and sailing the San Juan and Gulf Islands.
 

 

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 supports our spiritual care team and our volunteer coordinators and works on a variety of special projects that further our mission at Baptist Housing. Ray loves exploring God's majestic creation whether taking scenic hikes, morning walks or biking. He enjoys reading on a variety of topics including spiritual development, historic fiction, and leadership. He has been married to Linda for over 45 years and together they have three married sons and enjoy being grandparents to their three precious grandchildren.


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 retired Director of Clinical Operations and Registered Nurse.

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

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

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

Dr. Cindy Roper – Director. Dr. Lou started in April of 2022 and is a practices in both primary care and palliative care medicine in community and hospital settings. 

James Zelinski – Director. Mr. Zelinski was appointed as a Board member in October 2022 and is a leader and administrator with more than 30 years' experience leading and managing people and projects. 

Margaret Ezzet – Director. Ms. Ezzet joined the Board in October of 2021 and retired as nurse Educator/Director of Resident Services in long-term care.  

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

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


Memberships

Baptist Housing is pleased to be members of the following associations to advocate for and advance housing and care options for seniors.

  • BC Care Providers
  • BC Non-Profit Housing Association
  • BC Senior Living Association
  • Canadian Council of Christian Charities
  • Denominational Health Association

 

Partnerships

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.

Ministry

  • Camp Qwanoes
  • Fellowship Pacific
  • New Hope Community Services
  • Northwest Seminary
  • Sunnybrae Camp
  • Vancouver Urban Ministries
  • W.I.N.G.S. (Women in Need Gaining Strength)

 

Associations

  • BC Care Providers
  • BC Non Profit Housing Association
  • BC Seniors Living Association
  • Denominational Health Association

 

Educational

  • Cambria College for RCA students
  • Camosun College for RN students
  • CDI College
  • Columbia Bible College
  • Okanagan College
  • Royal Roads University
  • Sprott Shaw 
  • Stenberg College
  • Tecumseh Elementary
  • UBC Nursing
  • University of Fraser Valley
  • University of Victoria
  • Vancouver Career College                                              

Community

  • Alzheimer's Society of BC
  • Canadian Blood Services Plasma Centre
  • Central Okanagan Hospice Association
  • Concerts in Care
  • Dance Victoria
  • Division of Family Practice
  • EquipCare BC Grant
  • Faith Baptist Church
  • Hands in Service
  • HOPE Outreach
  • Kelowna Gospel Mission
  • LinkedIn
  • Healthcare Excellence Canada
  • New Horizons for Seniors Program Grant
  • Nootka Elementary
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Oak Bay Student Musicians
  • Safe Care BC
  • Seniors Outreach
  • Society Pursuits Project Canada
  • TELUS Ambassadors
  • Victoria Symphony
  • West Kelowna Health Network

Hospitality & Care

  • Affinity Seniors Care Inc
  • Care at Home Services
  • CareRx
  • Pro Vita Care Management
  • Silver Group Purchasing
  • WestCana Services Inc

 

 

 

 

 

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