Management Team

Stephen Schneiderman
Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer since 1985, Stephen has directed the daily operation of the Home. A veteran administrator with over 40 years of Jewish Community experience, he oversaw the Lodge's first Accreditation in 1988 and the move to the new 100-bed facility, The Joseph and Inez Zelikovitz Long Term Care Centre, in 2000. Stephen received his education at McGill and a diploma in Long-Term Care from the Canadian Hospital Association. He is a past member of the Executive of the Ontario Association of Non Profit Homes and Services and currently sits as the Ottawa West representative for Long Term Care on the Community Care Access Forum. The Forum is part of the Local Health Integration Network for the Champlain Region.


Morag Burch
Director of Nursing

As Director of Nursing, since 1994, Morag has been responsible for overseeing the Lodge's largest department with close to 100 full-time staff under her direction. Under her guidance, she has helped facilitate significant changes to policies that address the increased demands that arise from the complexity of care with more challenges expected on the horizon. This includes the introduction of catheters, oxygen and feeding tubes, with more changes expected on the horizon.

Morag has worked in long-term care nursing for well over 30 years in numerous capacities both in For-Profit and Not-for-Profit settings and began her training at the Liverpool United School of Nursing, followed by education in Long-Term Care Senior Management, Palliative Care and RAI/MDS.


Karin Bercovitch

Chief Financial Officer


Eugene Silvea
Director of Environmental Services 

As Director of Environmental Services, Eugene is responsible for the laundry, housekeeping, maintenance and overall upkeep of the entire Lodge.  Along with the daily supervision of 20 staff members, he is also involved in the planning and supervision of major capital expenditures. Eugene has been an environmental manager for the last 10 years after leaving management in the retail sector.  He received his education in Long Term Care through the Ontario Hospital Association.


Joanna Abrams
Director of Social Work, Program and Support Services

As Director of Social Work, Programs and Support Services since 1986, Joanna is responsible for the admissions, transfers and discharges of all residents. Joanna works directly with the Community Care Access Centre which has the ultimate responsibility with respect to admissions to all long-term care facilities. Included in her responsibilities is the orientation of new residents and their families as well as ongoing counseling and support. Joanna oversees a number of professional staff in Therapeutics, Recreation, Pastoral Care and Volunteers. Joanna has Bachelor degrees in both science and social work from McGill University, and training in psycho-geriatrics and palliative care.


Patricia Haas
Director of Food Services

As Director of Food Services, Patricia has been working at the Lodge since 1997. She oversees the dietary needs for all residents and is responsible for providing almost 500 daily Kosher meals and snacks for the residents, community and visitors. Included in her duties is the management of the Lodge's Café as well as the catering of special events and functions. Patty works closely with the Lodge's consulting dietitian to ensure that the meals are both pleasing and appropriate for the geriatric palate. She ensures that the menu and all three kitchens meet the stringent rules of Kashrut. She is a Certified Member of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management and has a Chef de Cuisine Certification.

Marilyn Adler
Recreation Program and Volunteer Manager

As the Manager of Recreation and Volunteers Program, Marilyn has been working at the Lodge since 2000. Under her direction the Lodge has anywhere from 3 to 6 therapeutic recreation programs per day including planning, implementing, scheduling and supervising a range of therapeutic programs to meet the physical, intellectual, psycho-social and cultural needs of the residents. This schedule extends to weekends and evenings. Marilyn is also responsible for arranging outings to events, recruiting talent and volunteer manpower to both develop new opportunities and enhance the programs offered. She ensures that volunteers are recruited, screened, oriented and trained and works with the other departments to determine volunteer placement. Marilyn previously worked at what is now the Jewish Eldercare Centre in Montreal and has a Special Care Counseling designation.


How to reach us

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Schneiderman

613-728-3900 Ext. 118


Director of Nursing:

Morag Burch

613-728-3900 Ext. 120


Director of Environmental Services:

Eugene Silvea

613-728-3900 Ext. 116


Director of Food Services:

Patricia Haas

613-728-3900 Ext. 716


Director of Social Work, Program and Support Services:

Joanna Abrams

613-728-3900 Ext. 114


Chief Financial Officer:

Karin Bercovitch

613-728-3900 Ext. 119


Recreation Program and Volunteer Manager:

Marilyn Adler

613-728-3900 Ext. 121


Coordinator of Therapeutics:

Jackie Lyons

613-728-3900 Ext. 104


Pastoral Care:

Rabbi L. Teitlebaum, Coordinator of Pastoral Service      


Consulting Rabbi - TBA



LTC Foundation Office

613-728-3900 Ext. 111 or direct at 613.728.3990


Mitch Miller, Executiver Director, LTC Foundation


Cathie Slatford, Finance/Resource Development Officer









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