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.
James Roy – Environmental Services Manager
James is a recent addition to our team and he brings with him 12 years of construction, maintenance, project management skills. He has knowledge of both commercial and residential standards. He focuses on long term solutions that are done the right way. He has a particular interest and enjoyment in working with seniors.
When he is not at work, you will find him playing hockey, spending time with his family of two young girls, practicing his piano playing.
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.
Stephen Gervais – Dietary Director
Stephen has more than 42 years of culinary experience from around the world. With food being a focal point of our residents, He pays special attention to meeting their needs and preferences. Including many of the staples of a rural diet and adding international variations keeps our residents happy and healthy. He connects with the residents on a daily basis by visiting each table during meal time.
When is not working he enjoys spending time with his family and brushing up on his Chinese and dutch language skills.
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.