Executive Committee

Board of Directors

Résidence/CHSLD Board:

Glenn Brock

Glenn Brock

President

Glenn Brock

Glenn Brock

Glenn was born in Asbestos and raised on a farm outside of Danville. He and his wife still live in Danville, and have four children, twelve grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Glenn is a retired Sales Director of the Mine Jeffrey Inc. and got involved with the Wales Home after both his mother and mother-in-law became residents. Since joining the Board of Directors in September 2012, he has been very keen to do whatever he can to help achieve the highest level of compassionate care for the residents, while also acting as a volunteer driver for residents’ medical appointments.

Norman Carson

Norman Carson

Vice-president

Norman Carson

Norman Carson

Norman has lived in this area all his life, and is currently the Quebec Sales Manager for Select Sires Genervations Inc. He is a fifth-generation family member in the area, and his family has always been involved with the Wales Home. His grandmother spent the last ten years of her life at the Wales, and at one point, many of her siblings lived there also. Their time here fostered Norman’s commitment and dedication for the Wales Home and makes him want to give back to the community that gave them so much.

Brendalee Piironen

Brendalee Piironen

Secretary-Treasurer

Brendalee Piironen

Brendalee Piironen

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Born and raised in the Eastern Townships of Québec, Brendalee has always had a passion for working with the elderly. From the ages of seventeen to nineteen, while studying at Champlain College Lennoxville, she worked as a caregiver at the Wales Home. She then studied Psychology at York University. While there, she worked for a private Jewish organization which supports developmentally challenged adults. After her studies, Brendalee returned to the Wales Home as Activity Coordinator. In 2006, she was promoted to Director of Resident Services and, in 2007, to Director of Operations/Acting CEO. In 2008, Brendalee obtained her Certificate in Long-Term Care Management through the Canadian Health Care Association and her Administrator’s Certificate for “not-for-profit long-term care” from the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors; Brendalee was the first person from the province of Québec to be certified through this program. In 2011, Brendalee was appointed Executive Director of the Wales Home. She is the first woman to occupy this position as well as the youngest Executive Director of the Wales Home since its inception in 1921.

Keith Baldwin

Keith Baldwin

Member

Keith Baldwin

Keith Baldwin

Keith was born in Baldwin’s Mills, near Coaticook, in 1922. After serving overseas in the RCAF, he attended McGill University and graduated as an engineer in 1950. He and his wife, Evelyn Rowe, settled in Lennoxville, where they raised a family of four. Evelyn and Keith moved to the Wales Home in 2013, and Keith accepted an invitation to join the Board in 2016.

Denis Beaubien

Denis Beaubien

Member

Denis Beaubien

Denis Beaubien

Denis is from Richmond and currently resides in Asbestos. He has been a lawyer at a private practice since 1983. Denis is a member of many non-profit organizations, such as the Asbestos-region Chamber of Commerce, where he is President; the Asbestos Hospital Foundation, of which he is a founding member; and many economic organizations in the Asbestos region, such as CLD des Sources, SADC, and the Tourism Committee. He is presently a Board Member at the Wales Home, the Couvent du Mont St-Patrice in Richmond and Mount Gleason in Warwick.

Edwin Fowler

Edwin Fowler

Member

Edwin Fowler

Edwin Fowler

Ed was born in 1951 and grew up on a farm in the Township of Melbourne. He attended St. Francis High School and Richmond Regional High School before furthering his education in Ontario. He later moved to British Columbia to work in a lumber mill and got his pilot’s license in Langley. Ed then returned to Quebec and became a partner on the family farm, where he got married and raised three children. Afterwards, he purchased a sawmill, which he owned for over forty years. He continues to manage woodlots, produce maple syrup, and build custom furniture, and his hobbies include stained glass and photography. He feels privileged to be on the Board of Directors to ensure Mr. Wales’s rural values of caring for the elderly continue. Having had family work and live at the Wales Home, he has witnessed first-hand how the quality of care has continued to improve to a standard beyond what is normally expected. Ed is excited to see the Wales into its next hundred years!

Lee Gale

Lee Gale

Past president

Lee Gale

Lee Gale

Lee was born and raised in Ayer’s Cliff, and graduated from Champlain Regional College Lennoxville with a DEC in Special Care Counselling. Her specialization led to a thirty-five-year career as an Educator at Dixville Home. Lee was introduced to the Wales when her father moved here in 2010 and continues to be impressed with the superior services offered to residents. She and her husband currently live in Cleveland and have seven children and nine grandchildren. Her experience and insight are invaluable parts of the Wales team!

Marcien Gaudet

Marcien Gaudet

Member, President of the Buildings and Grounds Committee

Marcien Gaudet

Marcien Gaudet

Marcien “Marc” Gaudet was born and raised in Saskatchewan, where he attended university, obtaining his Engineering degree in 1962, and where he practiced as a Professional Engineering Consultant, mostly for technical design of major commercial and institutional buildings. His progressive practice had a strong focus on energy conservation, environmental responsibility, value engineering, sustainable design principles, and effective processes for building renewal, including more recent concepts such as net zero energy involving superior performance building envelopes, geo-exchange, and solar energy. His outstanding 1200 projects have earned him recognition as an expert in his field and he received accolades such as the Award of Excellence by the Alberta Association of Consulting Engineers. In 2012, he retired to the Eastern Townships and was invited to join the board of the Wales Home Foundation. He also serves on the Wales Home Executive Committee and the CHSLD board and chairs the Buildings and Grounds Committee. He strongly supports the essential drive for sustainable funding, the profound transformations required for the Wales Home’s second century of existence, and the effective renewal of infrastructure, including such initiatives as the Front-of-House expansion, the CHSLD expansion and renovation, the comprehensive renewal of the Shaw/Manning Wings, and the forward planning for further innovations that will contribute to the effective delivery of superior quality care for residents at a reduced cost.

Randy Little

Randy Little

Member

Randy Little

Randy Little

Randy has always lived in the Eastern Townships; he grew up in Ayer’s Cliff, and eventually settled in the Lennoxville area. He and his wife, Cathy, have three children and five grandchildren who they love to spend time with. Randy worked his entire career at Dixville Home, managing residences for adults with intellectual disabilities, and retired in 2012 after thirty-five years of service. He got to know the Wales Home when his wife’s parents moved in and has been impressed with the respectful and loving approach to care that takes place at the Home. He joined the Board because his values are in line with those of the Wales, and he wants to do his part in ensuring that people are well cared for in their senior years.