Meet our Team
Welcome to Orchard View by the Mississippi
Most people say that it’s the people that make the home, and at Orchard View by the Mississippi that is definitely part of our success and the comforts of our home. We are proud, dedicated and enthusiastic members of the Management Team. Let us introduce ourselves.
Joe Price- Executive Director
Joe’s focus is to have the best of the best. He comes from a vast background in Hospitality, Food and Beverage and Customer Service, which enables him to establish high standards in which to follow. Over his 32 years of being in business, he excels in producing professional and exceptional teams who are always striving to exceed expectations and reach their goals. Joe is always on the lookout for those that show potential and then coaches and mentors them to success.
When Joe is away from work, he loves traveling with his family, playing or watching a good game of rugby, and a trip home to Toronto to watch his Leaf’s. (we don’t hold that against him!)
Michael Morin – Activity Director
Michael is a dynamic manager that helps to keep our residents and staff engaged and happy. Her attention has been with seniors and specialized in the engagement of those that live with Dementia. During her 9 years of working in Retirement Residence, she has a well-rounded understanding of seniors.
She has a keen eye and mind for details that put the finishing touches on everything she touches. Michael’s creativity, resourcefulness, organizational skill and energy sets the perfect stage for all the programs, activities and events that she fills our days and months with.
Michael grew up in the Ottawa & surrounding area. Her love of dogs brought her to become a foster home for Freedom Dog Rescue which is close to her heart. Her dogs become part of her programing and offer “Puppy Therapy.aka.. snuggles”. Besides her dogs, she loves her Grandpa and large family, French fries and bursting into song at random times.
Lisa Doering – Resident Care Coordinator
Lisa has been a RPN for more than 30years. She has extensive experience in working with seniors in Hospital, Emergency and Long Term Care home setting in the Ottawa Valley. Lisa is a facilitator of resources for care and services for the well-being of the resident and the families. She connects our residents with the LIHN, PT, OT, Geriatric Psych. Lisa has developed a strong network of people and resources to support the ever-changing needs of our residents. Her dedication to being the best drives those around her.
When not engaging with families and our residents, Lisa loves to be in the outdoors, canoeing through nature and finishing her day with a bonfire, a good book and her cat.
Jason Beseau – Environmental Services Manager
Jason returned to our team bringing back his attention to detail and expertise of years of construction, maintenance, running his own business. He has knowledge of both commercial and residential standards. He focuses on ensuring the integrity of the home and the happiness and safety of the residents and staff.
When he is not at work, you will find him playing with children, helping his neighbours and spending quality time at his cottage.
Lana Windsor – Office Manager
Lana comes with 40 years of administrative experience that ranges from human resources, billing, customer care and so much more. Her attention to detail provides us with reassurance that all her projects are accurate and well researches. She connects well with residents and loves listening to their stories. Lana has a heart of gold and always seeks the best for our Residents and their family members.
Lana has found a new love of clamping with her family, doing crafts with her grandchildren. She is a wizard on her cricket and helps us to create beautiful pieces for our home.
Karen Roy – Kitchen Manager
Karen has been promoted internally and has risen to the challenge. She has been our baker and chef for 3 years. The residents know when she prepared their meals, as she always adds her special touch or shall we say taste. Karen has worked in the industry for 10 years and brought along expertise that she is sharing with her team.
Julie Munro – Marketing Director
Julie comes with 25 years of experience working with seniors, customer service and telecommunication. Julie has the passion for always making things better. Should that be in a residents’ life, with staff member or even in the operations side of OVM. She can multi-task and can wear numerous hats with poise and enthusiasm. Julie was the first addition to the OVM when it first opened and being an Almontonian, Julie’ has knowledge and personal resources to help in any situation. She is passionate about helping seniors and their families receive the support that they need and want. Julie works with the team and the families to ensure that the transition to a new home is smooth.
On her off time, she is the vice Chair of the AGH-FVM Foundation Board. You will find her at hockey rinks around Ontario or sitting by a fire and enjoying the outdoors. Julie can never turn down the change ot dance, a good joke or decorating for season. Her specialty is bows.