"I am continually struck by the professionalism, high level of caring and exemplary caregivers that I have met from Home Instead. My mom couldn't live without them, and neither could I.
As President, Alice oversees and manages all areas of the business. She has over 20 years' experience working in and providing counsel to health care and seniors care companies.
Prior to acquiring Home Instead Senior Care, Alice was the Vice President of Public Relations and practice lead for Colour Creative Persuasion. Before Colour, she was Vice President, Business Development and Marketing for Heritage Gas and previously General Manager for Stericycle.
Outside of her practice, Alice has actively engaged in a number of initiatives to build a better community. She is a shareholder and board member of Chebucto Pockwock Lake Wind Field Limited. She also serves on Committees for the IWK Health Foundation, Saint Mary's University and Thyroid Cancer Care Nova Scotia. She served on the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Board of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and was a member of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce's Provincial Affairs Policy Committee.
Alice has a BBA from St. Francis Xavier University and an MBA from Saint Mary's University.
As the Client Service Specialist, some would say Brittany is always on the phone. In many cases that assessment would be correct. Brittany, as the main point of contact for potential client inquiries usually speaks first with clients on the phone. She also oversees the placement of CAREGivers with clients and works hard to ensure the right CAREGiver is chosen for the client. Brittany juggles scheduling and client relations.
Brittany graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a Certificate in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology. Her personal experience with her grandfather's Alzheimer's disease, made her realize the need for professional care and assistance.
Brittany loves yoga and is a shopalcoholic when it comes to adorable outfits for her dapple miniature dachshund, Enso.
As Staffing Advisor, Ellen works to ensure all aspects of the office are running smoothly. She manages employees' schedules, and also assists the client services team in identifying compatible personalities when matching CAREGivers with clients.
Ellen graduated from Saint Mary's University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology and Criminology. Her interest in social work as well as her personal experience with her grandfather's advanced dementia attracted her to the field of professional care and assistance.
When she is not working, Ellen enjoys decorating cakes, watching horror films, and visiting animals at local shelters.
As Staffing Advisor, Deena helps in managing CAREGiver
schedules while keeping in mind client needs, to assist in making the perfect
fit. As a graduate of Dalhousie University focusing in psychology, Deena enjoys
finding CAREGiver/client matches that will provide a comfortable,
successful relationship. As well, Deena is completing her Disability Management Certificate at Dalhousie
University, and is eager to apply those skills on the office Occupational
Health and Safety Committee.
When Deena is not working, she enjoys spending her time with
friends or relaxing by a pool or ocean. Deena volunteers as a General
Representative for the Nova Scotia Research Ethics Board, and enjoys the
challenge and interesting content of this position. Deena is as well a former
member of the World Youth Choir and Nova Scotia Youth Choir, and loves to spend
her free time singing and playing piano!
As Office Coordinator, Kandace works to ensure all aspects of the office are running smoothly. She manages employees’ schedules, and also assists the client services team in identifying compatible personalities when matching CAREGivers with clients.
Kandace completed Eastern College’s Medical Administrative program and attended Mount Saint Vincent University for three years of a Bachelor of Arts. When she joined Home Instead Senior Care on a work placement initiative her administrative talents were quickly utilized.
Kandace, a former member of MSVU’s Basketball team, still plays basketball weekly in a women’s league, loves to hit the gym, and enjoys spending time with her grandmother. Kandace also enjoys a good scare and thoroughly loves horror movies.
Jim is the Accounting Manager and views his job as a new chapter on his career path. A graduate from Mount Saint Vincent University’s Bachelor of Business Administration program he received a Gold “V” award recognizing his commitment and contribution to the University community. He brings to this position extensive accounting experience gained, over the years, from working in the automotive, hospitality and residential property management industries.
He provides timely and accurate information to staff and clients and works within the administrative team to help achieve continued growth and profitability for Home Instead. Jim is a traveller at heart and enjoys planning vacations with his wife and fine-tuning his cooking skills.
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