Our Team

Our Team

Management:

Brendalee Piironen

Brendalee Piironen

Executive Director

Brendalee Piironen

Brendalee Piironen

819-826-3266, extension 247

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.

France Brousseau

France Brousseau

Accountant

France Brousseau

France Brousseau

819-826-3266, extension 243

France was born in Gatineau and has been living in Richmond for twelve years. She studied at the Université de Sherbrooke and has since worked as a Chartered Professional Accountant. She is married with two children and started at the Wales Home due to her desire to work close to home and achieve a family-work balance. She loves the people she works with, and enjoys the Home’s respectful, professional environment and human approach.

Danika Messier

Danika Messier

Director of Nursing

Danika Messier

Danika Messier

Sydney Grainger

Sydney Grainger

Employee Relations Coordinator & Hiring Manager

Sydney Grainger

Sydney Grainger

819-826-3266, extension 223

Sydney was born and raised on a farm in Melbourne, and now resides with her boyfriend in Richmond. She recently graduated from Bishop’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, which provides her with unique insight and skills that she brings to the Human Resources Department. Sydney has been working at the Wales Home since 2013 and has occupied various roles since her arrival; she initially worked in Food Services before transitioning to the Wales’s administrative team, where she began as a summer student and eventually assumed the role of Health Services Assistant on a temporary basis. She is now responsible for all psychological aspects of human resources, including hiring and firing, communications, ensuring Accreditation is successfully achieved, conflict resolution, disciplinary measures, and employee relations. Sydney’s compassion drew her to the Wales, and she loves the acts of kindness she witnesses everyday in her workplace. She is proud of the Wales’s Planetree Gold Certification and is excited to continue to grow alongside the organization and her coworkers.

Patrick Nolan

Patrick Nolan

Maintenance Director

Patrick Nolan

Patrick Nolan

819-826-3266, extension 226

Patrick was born in Sherbrooke in 1969 and has a nineteen-year-old son and twenty-two-year-old daughter. Prior to 1992, his career consisted of various jobs, such as mowing lawns for the Caisse Desjardins, working as a bus boy in hotels and a cook/chef in restaurants and hotels. In 1992, he was hired as a cook at St. Joseph Pavilion (CIUSSS) in Sherbrooke, where he worked for four and a half years. Afterwards, he worked as a caregiver for eleven years before beginning a career in Maintenance. Patrick has always had an interest in construction, plumbing, electricity, and general repairs, making him an ideal candidate for the Maintenance Director position he has occupied since January 2016 at the Wales Home. Since then, he has additionally taken on the roles of Head of Housekeeping and Laundry. Patrick finds working at the Wales Home challenging in the best way possible, where camaraderie and team efforts are part of the daily routine.

Chantal Richer

Chantal Richer

Director of Quality and Administrative Services

Chantal Richer

Chantal Richer

819-826-3266, extension 274

Chantal was born in Montréal and raised on the South Shore. She studied Occupational Therapy at the Université de Montréal, obtaining her degree in 1991. She practiced as an Occupational Therapist from 1991 to 2002, specializing in senior care, psychiatry, and rehabilitation. In 1995, she moved to the Eastern Townships and, in 2014, she earned her Master's Degree in Organizational Management and Development from the Université de Laval. After finishing her career as an Occupational Therapist, she worked as a clinical coordinator, chief of staff, and assistant director in the rehabilitation centre in Sherbrooke for the CIUSSS de l'Estrie CHUS.

Activities


Caroline Hadlock

CHSLD Activity Coordinator

chadlock@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 263



Carol Ann McElrea

Home Activity Coordinator

cmcelrea@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 244

 Administration


JEAN-MARC DUMONT

Purchaser

jdumont@waleshome.ca 
819-826-3266, extension 227



JOANNE GOORTS

Head of Food Services

jgoorts@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 259



COURTNEY GRAINGER

Fundraising & Communications Coordinator

cgrainger@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 251


 
AMANDA GUNTER

Staff Scheduler & Orientation Coordinator

agunter@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 225

 


PAULINE JUBINVILLE

Executive Assistante

pjubinville@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 253



Willow Burns

Clinical Scheduler 

wburns@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 265



Chase Clifford

System
Administrator

cclifford@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 264


 
REBECCA TAYLOR

Accounting Assistant

rtaylor@waleshome.ca 
819-826-3266, extension 270

  

 

Erica Vander Wal

Health Services Assistant

evanderwal@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 248



Kristie Wright

Receptionist

kwright@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 221



Eilleen Naredo

Human Resource Officer

enaredo@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 275

 

Head Nurses


Catherine Frank

Head Nurse – Norton 1 

cfrank@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 232



Camille Pearson

Head Nurse – Résidence

cpearson@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 283



Rebecca Stevens

Head Nurse - Norton 2 

rstevens@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 284



Sarah Jones

Head Nurse - Norton 3

sjones@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 273



JosÉe Caron

Head Nurse - Central

jcaron@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 272

Maintenance


allen baldwin

Maintenance

maintenance@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 281



serge jeanson

Maintenance

maintenance@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 280



casey smith

Maintenance

maintenance@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 282

Social Work


ZACH FRY

Human Relations Officer

zfry@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 254



véronique guay

Social Worker

vguay@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 254

Therapy


Kimberly Bailey

Occupational Therapist/Planetree Coordinator

kbailey@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 241



nadia boissonneau

Physiotherapy Technologist

nboissonneau@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 241



EDITH BOURASSA

Physiotherapy Technologist

ebourassa@waleshome.ca
819-826-3266, extension 241