Menno Place announces new CEO Karen L. Baillie

Abbotsford B.C.

menno-Place-imageMenno Place , one of BC’s largest campuses-of-care for seniors, announced the appointment of Karen L. Baillie as CEO, effective May 21, 2013.

Baillie brings more than 30 years of experience in geriatric care and service to seniors to her new role, having previously served as executive director of Laurel Place, a 215-person residential care facility in Surrey, B.C. Prior to that, she was executive director at Vancouver’s first campus of care, Haro Park Centre.

Karen L. Baillie replaces Keith Anderson who has served as interim CEO of Menno Place since November 2012.

“I am thrilled to be a part of Menno Place,” says Baillie. “We are providing leadership in a critical area of health care for British Columbians.”

Baillie is a registered nurse with a BSc in nursing from the University of British Columbia, a fellow in health administration (with distinction) from the Canadian School of Management, and a master of health administration from Hawthorne University, Utah. She also holds a certified health executive designation from the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL). Baillie currently chairs the BC Lower Mainland chapter of the CCHL.

Baillie has chaired the program advisory committee of the Vancouver Community College (VCC) – Continuing Care Program Advisory Committee for 16 years and is a member of the VCC BSN program advisory committee. On Mar. 9, 2011, Baillie was recipient of the prestigious Surrey Women in Business Award in the professional category.

Baillie has a passion for serving seniors. She believes strongly in lifelong learning , is passionate about faith-based service, and acts as a volunteer educational consultant, preceptor, and mentor for a number of students besides working in her full time position and doing accreditation surveying.

About Menno Place

Menno Place is one of BC’s largest campuses-of-care providing residential care, assisted living, home support and independent living to 700 residents in six buildings on 11 acres. Founded in 1953 by the Mennonite Benevolent Society, we have been privileged to serve the physical, emotional, spiritual and relational needs of thousands of residents and their families. In 2013, we celebrate 60 years of providing care to such residents in our community. Our goal is to continue to provide a vibrant community built on generosity, respect, mutuality and Christian compassion.

—Menno Place release

 

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