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Leadership Support Team

peopleCare Communities’ empowered and experienced operational leaders are guided by a team of strategic and influential senior leaders with a wealth of in-depth knowledge, expertise and experience in the design, development and operation of senior living communities. Together we are changing the world of senior living.

peopleCare Chairman and CEO Brent Gingerich

Brent Gingerich, CPA, CGA
Chairman & CEO

Brent is a social entrepreneur and impact-investor. As Chairman and CEO of the peopleCare Group, Brent is committed to fostering a dynamic culture of excellence, innovation and engaged people that enables the organization’s vision to change the world of senior living. Celebrating over 50 years creating and operating exceptional senior living communities, under Brent’s leadership peopleCare is recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, and has earned Exemplary Standing with Accreditation Canada. An active and influential health system leader, Brent is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Long-Term Care Association, where he leads with a focus on transformative solutions that support the sector to deliver high quality care and value within a more integrated health system. A Visionary Circle member of MEDA.org, Brent is inspired by their mission to develop business solutions to address poverty and a champion of MEDA’s role in the global effort to eliminate extreme poverty by 2040. Brent is a Chartered Professional Accountant/Certified General Accountant, Fellow of QuantumShiftTM at the Richard Ivey School of Business, and a certified Administrator in Long-Term Care.

Megan Allen-Lamb, President at peopleCare Communities

Megan Allen-Lamb, HBA, MPH
President

Megan is an accomplished health system leader with in-depth knowledge and skills, and years of experience at the senior levels of the provincial health system. Leading the peopleCare team, Megan brings a dynamic, person-centred results-oriented approach to setting vision and strategy. Authentic and strategic, Megan’s leadership fosters an environment that engages and cultivates high achieving teams of difference makers who lead for impact and positive, lasting change. Megan’s focus is on building peopleCare’s capability to deliver on its strategic priorities, including through innovative, integrated, and purposeful partnerships that leverage peopleCare’s operational excellence and leadership role in the senior living space. Megan has an outstanding record of delivering transformative outcomes and forging strategic alliances and new partnerships in large scale, complex health care environments. Most recently, she was selected as an advisor on the Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine – Long-Term Care Committee. Megan holds a Master of Public Health, specializing in Health Policy and Management, and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

Iuliana Constantin, peopleCare Chief Financial Officer

Iuliana Constantin, CPA, CGA, MEc
Chief Financial Officer

Iuliana is a forward-focused business leader in the senior living space. As Chief Financial Officer, she delivers on strategy and tactics through insightful, principled business acumen and creative partnerships, driving strong financial results. A senior leader in our organization for over a decade, with a focus on growth and development, Iuliana mentors, motivates and influences her highly capable teams through change management and technology integration. Iuliana has positioned peopleCare for success by effectively and strategically strengthening the organization’s financial management capabilities. She also provides oversight and leadership accountability for peopleCare’s retirement portfolio, human resources and capital development. Community minded, Iuliana served for many years on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer Society of Kitchener-Waterloo. Iuliana is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Certified General Accountant. She completed her Bachelor of Economics studies, followed by earning a Masters degree in Economics (MEc).

Jeremy Zinger, VP, LTC Operations

Jeremy Zinger
VP, Long-Term Care Operations

Jeremy is a senior healthcare executive with a keen focus on engagement, leading best practices and innovative solutions. A valued member of the peopleCare organization for more than a decade, Jeremy is recognized for his operational leadership and strong values-based approach that foster exceptional experiences across our Homes for residents, staff and families. As Vice President, LTC Operations, Jeremy oversees our long-term care portfolio and plays a key role in support of our growth and development priorities, including by developing, sustaining and engaging a talented workforce of high performing teams. Prior to joining peopleCare, Jeremy held progressively senior roles in the community and social services sector, including as Operations Lead for children’s camps in the United States and Western Canada. Jeremy completed the Recreation Facilities Management Program at Seneca College. He is a certified Long-Term Care Administrator and has studied Leadership in Senior Living at Conestoga College and the University of Guelph.

Heather Gingerich, Chief Experience Officer at peopleCare

Heather Gingerich, B.Mus/B.Ed
Chief Experience Officer

Appreciating that outstanding employee experiences result in outstanding customer experiences, Heather’s priority is to champion both: ensuring resident and staff perspectives inform strategic decision-making, focusing on meaningful engagement and recognition, and designing quality, welcoming environments in which people want to work and live. Heather ensures peopleCare is focused on its vision to change the world of senior living and delivering on its commitments in alignment with the company’s Values. She also leads Beyond Ourselves, the organization’s philosophy and approach to corporate social responsibility and investing for social impact. Heather holds a Bachelor of Music/Education from the University of Western Ontario.

Jennifer Killing, peopleCare Vice President, Quality, Research and Strategic Partnerships

Jennifer Killing, RN
VP, Quality, Research and Strategic Partnerships

Jenn is a respected healthcare leader with over twenty years of progressively senior leadership roles. Jenn’s emphasis as Vice President, Quality, Research and Strategic Partnerships is on quality initiatives and technology to promote exceptional resident care and outcomes. Continuous quality improvement, and research to inform improvements in long-term care and senior living are key accountabilities. An expert in her field, Jenn is a frequent speaker and panelist at health system conferences, and sought out to provide valued input at various strategic advisory tables. She is a member of the OLTCA Quality Committee and board member of the Ontario CLRIs. She sits on the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada LTC Advisory Panel, and global Healthcare Information and Management System – Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model Working Group. A certified Long-Term Care Administrator and RAI-MDS credentialed, Jenn has been accepted into the Ivey Business School MBA program.

Sheena Campbell, peopleCare VP, Communications and Engagement

Sheena Campbell, HBA
VP, Communications and Engagement

Sheena is an accomplished communications expert with over 20 years experience leading communications, engagement and marketing initiatives for long-term care, home and community care and government. Sheena provides strategic guidance and oversight to enable peopleCare’s collaboration and sector leadership. A talented writer specializing in compelling organizational storytelling that engages and inspires, Sheena elevates how we leverage and share values-based peopleCare’s operational excellence and resident-centred focus to support our vision to change the world of senior living. Sheena is instrumental in fostering peopleCare’s organizational commitment to social responsibility by leading our comprehensive strategy to raise awareness and engage partners to help us meet our shared value and fundraising goals. Sheena is a long-time member of the International Association of Business Communicators and a member of the Ontario Long-Term Care Association Advocacy Committee. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree and completed, with honours, the Public Relations program at Ryerson University.

Leadership Support Office

peopleCare Communities
735 Bridge Street West
Waterloo, ON
N2V 2H1