Our Team

Frances Bower

Frances Bower

Director of Care

Frances Bower has been a part of the AVENS team for 12 years. Frances is a Registered Nurse, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a Post-diploma Certificate of Post-basic Nursing Practice: Major in Gerontology. With 10 years of nursing experience, she brings an abundance of knowledge regarding long term care and specialized dementia care. For any questions or concerns related to resident care or recreation services, please do not hesitate to contact her.

Steven Nicholas

Steven Nicholas

Director of Operations

Steven Nicholas has been a part of AVENS team now for over 2 years. They come to AVENS with Certificates in Project Management and 5th Class Power Engineering with experience in management, construction, and firefighting. For any questions or concerns related to AVENS supportive services, housekeeping, food services, and maintenance, or our emergency response preparedness, please do not hesitate to contact him.

Lindsey Dwojak

Lindsey Dwojak

Director of Human Resources and Occupational Health & Safety

Lindsey Dwojak has been a part of the AVENS TEAM for almost 3 years now. Lindsey has a background in Finance, Payroll and Human Resources. She brings an abundance of experience in these fields to AVENS and enjoys the change of working for a non-profit organization. Please contact Lindsey for any questions or concerns related to Human Resources, Recruitment and Payroll.

Sara Fullerton

Sara Fullerton

Director of Finance

Sara Fullerton has been apart of the AVENS team now for 2 years. Sara holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation with a Bachelor of Business Administration and have a background in Finance, Human Resources, Change Management, and Operations. They bring an abundance of experience in process improvement and technology solutions from Tourism, Retail and Not-for-Profit organizations to their position. For any questions or concerns related to Finance.

Sandra Crocker-Walsh

Sandra Crocker-Walsh

Care Manager

Sandra Crocker Walsh has been a part of the Avens team now for 2 years. She has a degree in nursing (BN RN) and brings an abundance of experience in Long Term/ Dementia Care to her position. For any questions or concerns related to Care, please do not hesitate to contact her.

Carol Norwegian

Carol Norwegian

Health and Wellness Supervisor

Carol Norwegian has been apart of AVENS for 15 years now. Carol is a wealth of traditional knowledge and compassion with a heart full of hold. She brings to the position an abundance of experience working with seniors and wellness and a level of dedication that is hard to find. For any questions related to campus activities, volunteering or general wellness inquiries, please contact Carol.

Dina Van Delft (Greening)

Dina Van Delft (Greening)

Clinical Coordinator - Cottages

Dina has been apart of the AVENS team now for 4 years.They have a background in Nursing and brings an abundance of experience in dementia care and long term care to their position. For any questions or concerns related to The Territorial Dementia facility resident care, please contact Dina.

Emily Harman

Emily Harman

Clinical Coordinator - Manor

Emily has been apart of the AVENS team now for 6 years. They have a background in Nursing and brings an abundance of experience in dementia and long term care to their position. For any questions or concerns related to Resident Care in the Manor please contact Emily.

Randie Salaveria

Randie Salaveria

Housekeeping Supervisor

Randie Salaveria has been a part of the AVENS TEAM for almost 9 years now. Randie is a Bachelor of Commerce Major in Business Management Manila, Philippines. Randie is currently taking Personal Support Worker Program (Diploma), he brings an abundance of experience into cleaning and enforce staff compliance with established safety and sanitation policies. Please contact him for any questions or concerns related to Housekeeping.

Lawrence Malaque

Lawrence Malaque

Food Services Manager

Lawrence Malaque has been part of the AVENS TEAM now for over 2 years. Lawrence is a Registered Nurse in the Philippines, with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a postsecondary education in Hotel and Restaurant Services. He brings an abundance of experience in management, food service, and dietary services. For any questions or concerns related to AVENS Food Services, please do not hesitate to contact him.

Brad Ackerman

Brad Ackerman

Maintenance Supervisor

Brad Ackerman has been apart of AVENS for just about a year now. Brad brings to the position an abundance of prior experience with small engine repairs and maintenance. For any questions related to maintenance, please contact Brad.

Chelsea Pukanich

Chelsea Pukanich

Executive Assistant

Chelsea Pukanich has been apart of AVENS team now for just over a year. They have a diploma in business administration and marketing and bring over 10 years of experience in the administrative field to the position with specific experience with non-for-profits, memberships and website development . For any questions or concerns related to the AVENS housing, or the office of the CEO, please do not hesitate to contact her.

Christine Zamudio

Christine Zamudio

Receptionist and Payroll Clerk

Christine has been apart of the AVENS team now for 6 years. They have a background in administration and management and brings an abundance of experience in customer service and administration to their position. For any questions or concerns related to admin and payroll please contact Christine.

Emma-Lee Marks

Emma-Lee Marks

Unit Clerk

Emma-Lee has been apart of the AVENS team now for just a short time. They have a background in administration and customer service with a certificate in Nursing Unit Clerk from Algonquin College. For any questions related to Resident care, admissions, respite stays and visitation, please contact her.

Elena Belfy

Elena Belfy

Accounts Payable / Receivables Clerk

Elena has been apart of AVENS for over 5 years. For any questions related to Accounts Payable / Receivables, please contact Elena.