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Meet our President and our Executive Team

Sienna Senior Living couples a well-rounded Board of Directors with one of the sector’s most well-respected management teams.

Lois Cormack - CHE, MHSc

photo of Lois CormackLois Cormack is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sienna Senior Living (TSX:SIA), a leading Canadian seniors’ living provider with 71 residences in key markets in Ontario and British Columbia. Ms. Cormack has led the organization through significant growth and transformation, more than doubling the size of the company and leading a successful rebranding and repositioning as a high quality provider.
 
Ms. Cormack has more than 25 years of experience in executive roles in the seniors’ living and health care sectors, growing and transforming organizations for optimal efficiency, increased employee engagement and greater person-centred services. Previous roles include President of Specialty Care, a mid-size, private seniors living company and owner of a consulting practice focused on leading organizational change and implementation of systems to improve services for seniors.
 
Ms. Cormack is a respected leader in the seniors’ living and health sectors in Canada, actively involved with organizations to advocate for sound policy on seniors’ care and services, including a previous appointment as Chair of the Ontario Long Term Care Association. She actively supports a number of not-for-profits and charities that support seniors and youth, and currently serves on the Board of Governors at Seneca College.  
 
In 2014 and 2015, Ms. Cormack was named as one of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs in Profit/Canadian Businesses W100 in recognition of outstanding company growth and performance.
 
Ms. Cormack holds a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Toronto, is a graduate of the Ivey Executive Program at University of Western Ontario, and has completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program.

 


Nitin Jain - Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer

photo of Nitin JainMr. Jain has a wealth of valuable experience in finance, real estate, capital markets, process improvement, and developing high-performing teams. Since joining Sienna in June 2014, he's played 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.

 


Michael Annable - Executive Vice President, People, and Chief Administrative Officer

photo of Michael AnnableMr. 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

photo of Joanne DykemanMs. Dykeman is a motivating force behind the person-centred long term care movement in Canada. A well-known and respected leader in senior living who has held a number of progressive positions, she currently sits as a member of Sienna’s Senior Executive Team. 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 business performance. 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 Certified Health Executive (CHE), sits on the Board of the Directors of the Ontario Long Term Care Association and Chairs the Government Relations (Advocacy) Committee, and is the recipient of two Spirit of Innovation Awards.

 


Lisa Kachur - Executive Vice President, Operations

photo of Lisa KachurMs. Kachur is a successful senior executive who has been making a positive difference in the lives of residents and employees in the Canadian senior living sector for the past 30 years.

By combining a passion for improving the experience of residents and team members with a focus on delivering market-leading results, she has earned a reputation as a strong leader, consistently achieving operational excellence. Previous roles include regional responsibility for numerous retirement and long-term care communities with Chartwell Seniors Housing and Revera. Lisa has extensive experience in all aspects of operations, acquisitions, integration, development, asset management and leasing. As a respected leader with extensive relationships in the seniors living sector including the regulatory environment, Ms. Kachur is skilled at leading the execution of unique solutions to complex issues and unlocking the potential of each business she has been involved in.

Ms. Kachur holds a Psychiatric Nursing Diploma from the Alberta Hospital Edmonton, a Nursing Management Certificate from Vancouver Community College, and a Healthcare Management Certificate from Douglas College.

 

 

Cristina Alaimo - Vice President, General Counsel

photo of Cristina AlaimoMs. 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. 

 

 

Brian Richardson - Chief Marketing Officer

photo of Brian RichardsonMr. 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.

 

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