Sienna Senior Living couples a well-rounded Board of Directors with one of the sector’s most well-respected management teams.
Lois Cormack - President and CEO
Ms. Cormack was appointed our President and CEO in April 2013. She has a history of leadership in long-term care, retirement living and health care services.
Prior to joining the organization, Ms. Cormack was the President of Specialty Care Inc., and held senior leadership roles in the health care and seniors living sectors, as well as operating her own independent consulting firm. She is currently leading our transformation and growth strategy, including a rebranding to Sienna Senior Living; and is fostering a culture of employee engagement focused on improving the resident experience. Ms. Cormack and the executive team are also focused on providing Sienna Senior Living’s investors with a strong Return and leading the company’s organic and external growth strategy.
Ms. Cormack has extensive experience and relationships in the health care and seniors care sectors, including the regulatory and policy environment of Ontario, and in developing, leasing and operating long-term care and retirement homes. A highly respected voice in our sector, Lois has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Long-Term Care Association and is a member of the Board of Governors at Seneca College.
Ms. Cormack holds a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Toronto; is a graduate of the Ivey Executive Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University; and is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
Nitin Jain - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Jain has a wealth of valuable experience in finance, real estate, capital markets, process improvement, and developing high-performing teams. As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since June 2014, he plays a key role in executing all aspects of Sienna’s strategy and growth. Mr. Jain was formerly the Head of Finance for Real Estate at Canadian Tire Corporation(CTC), with financial responsibility for 1,800 sites across all business lines: Retail, Petroleum and Corporate Facilities. While at CTC, he was a key member in the CT REIT IPO and provided all Finance support to the CT REIT post-IPO. He also spent five years with General Electric in increasingly senior financial leadership roles; as well as several formative years holding leadership positions in the hospitality sector across three countries. Mr. Jain is a CPA, CMA, and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.
Cristina Alaimo - Vice President, General Counsel
Ms. Alaimo is an accomplished senior business lawyer, having practiced with major Toronto law firm Goodmans LLP for several years prior to roles as VP and general counsel with public and private companies. She has practiced securities law, corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance. She founded her own legal consulting practice in 2013, specializing in corporate and commercial law.
Ms. Alaimo holds a specialized honours degree in kinesiology and health sciences from York University, as well as an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School. In 2003, she became a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada following her call to the Ontario Bar.
Michael Annable - Executive Vice President, People, and Chief Administrative Officer
Mr. Annable is an innovative and strategic thinker with strong leadership, negotiation, and relationship-building skills who is able to engage with employees across all levels of our organization. Experiences include: employee and labour relations, operations management, and government relations at the local, provincial, and federal levels. Specialties include: Global Human Resources, General Management, IT Governance, P&L Responsibility, Leadership Development, Strategic Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Labour Relations, International Union Negotiations, Greenfield Site Selection, Health and Safety, and Insurance Risk Management. Mr. Annable is a graduate of Sheridan College with a Diploma in Business Computer Systems and graduate of the Ivey Executive Program, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and the Advanced Program in Human Resources Management at the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management. Formerly, Mr. Annable served as Executive VP Administration at Linamar Corporation.
Joanne Dykeman - Executive Vice President, Operations
Ms. Dykeman is a well-known and respected leader in senior living who has held a number of progressively senior positions, most recently as Vice President, Clinical Services and Quality at Revera Long Term Care Canada. She has earned a reputation as a transformational leader, having led many large, company-wide initiatives resulting in improved resident outcomes and satisfaction, employee engagement, and organizational efficiencies. At Revera, Ms. Dykeman facilitated the launch of their Culture Change initiative, and is a motivating force behind the person-centered care movement in Canada.
Ms. Dykeman is a registered nurse, with a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University in British Columbia. She is a surveyor with Accreditation Canada; is on the Faculty of the Elder Law Professional Development Certificate at Osgoode Hall, York University Law School; sits on the Board of Governors at Durham College; and is the recipient of two Spirit of Innovation Awards.
Brian Richardson - Chief Brand Officer
Mr. Richardson is recognized as a successful and well-respected senior executive. With more than 30 years of experience in marketing and brand development, he has transformed service-oriented hospitality brands both online and offline. Mr. Richardson began his career in the airline industry before transitioning into senior marketing positions in the hotel Industry. He contributed significantly to the transformation of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts from a $250M domestic brand, to a $3B global brand operating in over 20 countries.
Reflective of his broader commitment, he has been a board member with several third-party organizations, including the Canadian Tourism Commission, Canadian Tourism Research Institute, and the Conference Board of Canada’s Council of Senior Marketing Executives. The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International named Mr. Richardson one of “The 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing.” He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and an MBA.