Our Team

Frances Marshall

Frances Marshall

Director of Care

Frances has been a part of the AVENS team for over 14 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 Frances.

Steven Nicholas

Steven Nicholas

Director of Operations

Steven has been a part of AVENS team now for over 4 years. He comes 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 Steven.

Lindsey Dwojak

Lindsey Dwojak

Director of Human Resources and Occupational Health & Safety

Lindsey has been a part of the AVENS TEAM for over 5 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.

Catherine Travis

Catherine Travis

Director of Community Housing

Catherine joins our team with a strong background in the hospitality, tourism, and hotel industry. She welcomes the opportunity to discuss housing on our campus and looks forward to the opening of the new building. For any questions relating to independent housing, please contact Catherine.

Ghislain Tatem

Ghislain Tatem

Director of Finance

Ghislain joins our team with a diverse background in accounting, and finance experience. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, and has been a part of the Yellowknife community for several years. For any questions relating to Finance, please contact Ghislain.

Sandra Crocker-Walsh

Sandra Crocker-Walsh

Care Manager

Sandra has been a part of the Avens team now for over 4 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 Sandra.

Carol Norwegian

Carol Norwegian

Health and Wellness Supervisor

Carol has been a part of AVENS for over 15 years. Carol is a wealth of traditional knowledge and compassion with a heart full of hold. She brings 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.

Jessica Ewing

Jessica Ewing

Clinical Coordinator - Manor

Jessica has been a part of the AVENS team for over 4 years now, as a Resident Care Team Lead and is now the Clinical Coordinator for the Manor. She has an education in Practical Nursing (LPN), and is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing program. She brings years of experience working in medicine before transferring into Long Term Care. For any questions or concerns related to Manor, please contact Jessica.

Dina Greening

Dina Greening

Clinical Coordinator - Cottages

Dina has been a part of the AVENS team now for over 6 years. She has a background in Nursing and brings an abundance of experience in dementia care and long-term care to her position. For any questions or concerns related to The Territorial Dementia facility resident care, please contact Dina.

Randie Salaveria

Randie Salaveria

Housekeeping Supervisor

Randie has been a part of the AVENS TEAM for over 10 years now. Randie has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring 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 Randie for any questions or concerns related to Housekeeping.

Lawrence Malaque

Lawrence Malaque

Food Services Supervisor

Lawrence has been a part of the AVENS TEAM now for over 4 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 Lawrence.

Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall

Maintenance Supervisor

Rick has been a part of the AVENS team for over 2 years. He has a background in logistics, parts/warehousing, construction and brings a long history of team lead experience. For any questions or concerns related to maintenance, please contact Rick.

Natasha Keill

Natasha Keill

Executive Assistant

Natasha brings an analytical approach to the AVENS team with a Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management degree (double major business and science). Natasha has a background in market research, management and administration. Natasha has experience as an Executive Assistant at a retirement community for seniors. For any questions or concerns relating to independent housing, or the Office of the CEO please contact Natasha.

Emma-Lee Marks

Emma-Lee Marks

Unit Clerk

Emma-Lee has been apart of the AVENS team now for over 3 years. She has 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 Emma.