Leadership & Governance

Meet the dedicated individuals who guide our mission of exceptional senior care.

Maplewood Care Society Leaders

Leading with experience and compassion, our dedicated team is committed to providing exceptional care and shaping a brighter future for Abbotsford’s seniors.

ANN MARIE LEIJEN

Ann Marie has been the CEO of Maplewood Care Society since 2020. She has 30 years of leadership and operational experience delivering community-based health care programs for older people in long-term care. Ann Marie has demonstrated a profound understanding of the needs of older adults and a commitment to providing them with the highest quality of care.
Ann Marie’s academic achievements include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UFV and an MBA from the University of British Columbia. She has served on various boards and currently serves on the BC Care Providers Association Board of Directors. Ann Marie’s leadership is characterized by a rare combination of experience, compassion, and dedication, maker her a truly invaluable asset to the field of long-term care.

JOY KAZ

Joy has been the Director of Care since 2022. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from UBC Okanagan, where her passion for caring for others was ignited. With over a decade of experience in diverse healthcare settings, Joy brings a wealth of expertise to her role. Her compassionate leadership and dedication to nursing shine through in her commitment to empowering seniors and ensuring their well-being, making every moment meaningful for our residents.

LISA MOORE

Lisa, our Director of Resident Lifestyles Community Programs, has over 30 years of experience in Recreation Therapy. Her contributions have significantly elevated the quality of life for our residents and clients. From initiating crucial programs to managing the Recreation Department, Lisa’s dedication and deep commitment to enhancing lives within our community showcases her exceptional leadership and a profound passion for recreation therapy.

AKASH MALHI

Akash serves as our Director of Finance and Operations, bringing over 7 years of experience across various industries and holding a Chartered Professional Accountant designation. His expertise ensures precision and insight in managing Maplewood Care Society’s finances. He is dedicated to enhancing finance strategies to achieve operational excellence, ultimately contributing to a safe and comfortable environment for our residents.

Maplewood Care Society Board of Directors

Comprised of esteemed community leaders, our Board of Directors provides strategic guidance and unwavering support to ensure the highest quality care for Maplewood residents.

Marion Keys

Board Chair

Maureen Murphy

Board Vice-Chair

Cyndi McLeod

Treasurer

Josh Bach

Director

Shelley Canning

Director

Ranjit Grewal

Director

Brenda Jensen

Director

Nancy Leslie

Director

Bonnie Millin

Director

Sukh Sidhu

Director

Wynne Smith

Director

Apply for Our Board

To apply for our Board, kindly fill out the application form attached and send it to sbrown@maplewood.bc.ca
We look forward to welcoming you to Maplewood Care Society’s dedicated team!