Management Team

Ted Cohen
Chief Executive Officer

 Ted Cohen is an accomplished leader with a diverse background and proven record of accomplishment in the not-for-profit, health care and municipal sectors through periods of complex change.  Prior to joining the Bess and Moe Greenberg Family Hillel Lodge, Ted was the administrator of the Peter D. Clark Long Term Care Home. At Peter D. Clark Home, Ted oversaw the transformation of many of its programs and services resulting in improved results for its 216 residents.

Prior to working at Peter D. Clark Home, Ted worked for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in a variety of leadership roles. Ted's professional background also includes work as a management consultant and leading fundraising campaigns for organizations in the education and hospital sectors.

Ted has also maintained a lifelong commitment to volunteerism and has assumed leadership roles in local, provincial, national and international boards and governing committees.  Currently Ted is on the Board of Advantage Ontario and is a member of the International Facilities Management Associatio's Credentials Commission.

 

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.

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

Tracy Picken
Director of Environmental Services 

 Tracy has over 25 years of strong customer service, project management and communication skills which have been developed through hands on experience and overseeing building and equipment maintenance services, inventory and procurement in fast-paced production environments. Tracy headed up a 20-person Procurement and Maintenance team with HLS Linen Services, a commercial linen cleaning and rental business serving Hospitals, Long Term Care and other health related facilities. Her chief responsibility there was to keep the production plant and equipment running safely, effectively and efficiently, with minimal down time.

 

Lisa Rossman
Director of Social Work, Program and Support Services

Lisa holds a master's degree in Social Work and nearly 10 years of experience supporting Jewish seniors and their families, first as Social Worker and subsequently as Manager of The Thelma Steinman Seniors Unit with Jewish Family Services (JFS) of Ottawa.  In her previous role with the JFS, Lisa supervised a multidisciplinary team of staff in the delivery of seven distinct senior support programs, encompassing counselling, educational and ongoing support to Jewish senior clients and caregivers coping with transitions including grief, living situations, dementia and caregiver burnout. Her responsibilities with the JFS have enabled her to work closely over the years with many of our own staff and residents here at the Lodge.

 

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.

 

Shari Cooper
Human Resources Manager

Shari Cooper is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from York University, coupled with a diploma in Human Resources from Sheridan College, and more than 20 years of human resources management experience across multiple industries ranging from small not-for-profit and owner/operator to large multinational organizations.

In her role as Human Resources Manager, Shari is accountable for development, delivery and oversight of HR programs and services for the Bess and Moe Greenberg Family Hillel Lodge and the Jewish Federation of Ottawa.  She provides expert advice in all areas of HR to support these two organizations and ensures their respective strategic missions and business objectives are met through best practice in line with current legislation. 

 

How to reach us

Chief Executive Officer

Ted Cohen

613-728-3900 Ext. 118

tcohen@hillel-ltc.com

 

Director of Nursing:

Morag Burch

613-728-3900 Ext. 120

morag@hillel-ltc.com

 

Director of Environmental Services:

 Tracy Picken

613-728-3900 Ext. 370

 tpicken@hillel-ltc.com

 

Director of Food Services:

Patricia Haas

613-728-3900 Ext. 716

patricia@hillel-ltc.com

 

Director of Social Work, Program and Support Services:

Lisa Rossman

613-728-3900 Ext. 114

 lrossman@hillel-ltc.com

 

Chief Financial Officer:

 

613-728-3900 Ext. 119

 

 

Recreation Program and Volunteer Manager:

Marilyn Adler

613-728-3900 Ext. 121

marilyn@hillel-ltc.com

 

Human Resources Manager

Shari Cooper

613-728-3900 Ext. 113

shari@hillel-ltc.com

 

Pastoral Care:

Rabbi L. Teitlebaum, Coordinator of Pastoral Service   

lteitlebaum@gmail.com      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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