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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 - MHSc, ICD.D

photo of Lois CormackLois Cormack has been President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Sienna Senior Living since 2013. Since her appointment, Lois has led Sienna through significant growth and transformation, increasing the Company’s enterprise value by 100% and successfully rebranding and repositioning the company as one of Canada’s leading high quality seniors’ living providers.

Lois has been growing and transforming senior living and health care organizations as an executive for more than 30 years, and has extensive experience in developing, leasing and operating seniors’ living residences. Lois’ past roles include President of Specialty Care Inc., where she led the company’s growth strategy, and partnering in a successful independent consulting practice.

Lois serves on the Board of Trustees for Allied Properties REIT and as an advisor on the Premier’s Council on Improving Health Care and Ending Hallway Medicine – long-term care committee. She previously served as the Chair of the Ontario Long Term Care Association, and was a member of the Board of Governors at Seneca College, and is actively involved in numerous national not-for-profits serving seniors and youth.

In 2014 and 2015, Lois was named as one of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs in Profit/Canadian Businesses W100 in recognition of outstanding company growth and performance. In 2017, under Lois’ leadership, Sienna Senior Living was named among Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures in the Enterprise Category by Waterstone Human Capital, a leading executive search and professional recruitment firm.

Lois holds a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Toronto, and is a graduate of the Ivey Executive Program at the University of Western Ontario and 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 Senior Living (Sienna) in June 2014, he has played a key role in executing all aspects of Sienna’s strategy and growth, including the successful execution of $1 billion in mergers and acquisitions and more than doubling the company’s market capitalization.

Mr. Jain’s key focus is on corporate finance, financial operations, investor relations and capital markets strategy. Driving the company’s growth strategy, he leads the Mergers & Acquisitions and Real Estate activities of the Company.

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 IPO of CT REIT 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.

 

 

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) 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 - 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. 

 

 

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