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Senior Management Team

We believe our employees are all integral parts of the care staff team regardless of role. Without them, we could not achieve our mission, ensure our values, and realize our strategic goals.

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CEO

Joyce d'Entremont

Phone: 902-665-4489 Ext. 801 / jdentremont@mountainsandmeadows.ca

Joyce d’Entremont is the CEO for Mountains and Meadows Care Group. Mountain Lea Lodge is a home for 107 long term care residents, and the Meadows Community is a 34-bed facility for persons with different abilities, and includes a Community Program. Recently Joyce assumed the additional responsibility as CEO of Harbourside Lodge in Yarmouth. 

Joyce has been a Registered Nurse for 36 years, and has worked in both acute care and the community. Her past work experience includes working as a staff nurse in the Intensive Care Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital; VON Supervisor, Digby County; Hospital Based Care Coordinator, Yarmouth Regional Hospital; and Director of Nursing for South West Nova District Health Authority (Yarmouth, Digby and Shelburne Hospitals). In 2015 Joyce took the position of CEO/Administrator of Mountains and Meadows Care Group. 

Joyce sits at many provincial tables advocating for the senior population and persons with disabilities. She is the Vice-Chair of the Continuing Care Council, Chair of Diverse Abilities N.S. and Board Chair for Health Association Nova Scotia to name a few.

In 2018 Joyce was the recipient of the Leadership and Innovation Award from the College of Health Leaders, Atlantic Chapter. The nomination for this award came from her Leadership Team and Board of Governance.

 

Joyce prides herself on advocating for a person-centered Philosophy of Care that focuses on the individual’s history, honouring their personality and specific preferences in activities of daily living. The focus is on the person rather than illness, disability or facility routines. The person’s voice is heard and their opinion is included in every decision made with regards to his/her care. 

 

Joyce leads by building relationships with all those around her, and by empowering everyone to reach their full potential. 

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Clinical Dietitian / Director of Support Services

Kelley VanDerVoort

Phone: 902-665-4489

Kelley has always been fascinated by the body’s ability to break down food into nutrients that fuel us. Food fills our stomachs as much as it fills our souls by bringing us together to enjoy a meal. This is what led her to delve deeper into the subject and eventually build a career around it. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition at St. Francis Xavier University, Kelley went on to complete her Masters of Applied Human Nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University, and a Dietitians of Canada Graduate Dietetic Internship through The Moncton Hospital, to become a Registered Dietitian. She worked in acute care before starting at Mountains & Meadows Care Group in 2015 (service delivery to Mountain Lea Lodge and The Meadows Community).

As Clinical Dietitian, Kelley oversees all nutrition functions for the health and wellbeing of our residents and clients which includes: menu development, medical nutrition therapy, swallowing assessments, biomarker monitoring, and resident/client/employee education. As the Director of Support Services, Kelley, and her amazing team, ensure the safe and efficient provision of Dining and Environmental Services within our homes. This role involves policy development using best practice for infection prevention and control and food safety, fiscal and human resource management, and strategic planning.

“People who love to eat are always the best people”.

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Senior Director of Finance & Operations

Mark Muise

Phone: 902-665-4489

Mark has 25 years’ experience as a professional accountant and takes pride in being a good steward of the resources of not-for-profits. He has been with Mountains and Meadows Care Group since November 2016 and is very proud of accomplishments achieved to date. Mark enjoys serving the residents and clients of MMCG.

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Executive Assistant / Family Liaison & Billing

Pat McClafferty

Phone: 902-665-4489

Pat’s career started in 1990 as an Administrative Assistant for the Municipality of Annapolis County and then for the Province of NS until moving to Alberta in 2007 where she worked for the City of Leduc. But home is where the heart is and she returned in 2017 and accepted the position of Executive Assistant / Family Liaison which has been the most rewarding position in her career. Pat takes pride in her role as Executive Assistant to the CEO. The joys of seeing the residents and working with their families feeds her heart and soul daily.

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Senior Director of Resident Care, Mountain Lea Lodge

Terese Andrews

Phone: 902-665-4489

Terese has worked in Long Term Care for over 36 years advocating for this most vulnerable sector. She began her career working as a CCA before going back to school for her RNs. Her career advanced quickly as she moved to the Director of Care for over 25 years, then to Director of Facility and Resident Care, which she held for 5 years. 20 months after leaving her last position, she was approached to work at Mountain Lea Lodge. Terese accepted the position in June of 2022 and is enjoying working with a dynamic team of health care professionals.

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Human Resources Coordinator

Paula Joudrey

Phone: 902-665-4489

Born and raised in the Annapolis Valley, Paula values clean air, family, neighbours, lifelong friends, and her remarkable coworkers! Paula received her Bachelor of Secretarial Arts from Mount Saint Vincent University, completed her Rehabilitative Care Worker training in 2012, and became a Small Options Counselor in 2019. This year she completed her Human Resource Management Course with NSCC. Her lifelong passion is to continue to build a challenging career with honesty and loyalty; using her knowledge, skills, and abilities. Paula’s wish has always been to leave this world better than she found it. She has immersed herself in volunteering in her community, from 4-H and Girl Guide Leader to school softball coach, hockey treasurer and “Mom” to the girls’ sports teams. Recently, being co-chair of the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee has given her the opportunity to learn new skills. Her First Aid Instructor certificate and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Instructor are her most recent achievements, giving her the ability to actively provide co-staff with the skills and knowledge to better support the participants within Mountains and Meadows Care Group. Her leisure time includes walks along the local trails with her dogs, sitting on the deck with a good cup of coffee, a great book, and online studies. “I may not be perfect, but I won’t give up until I am better!”

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Director of Conway Workshop Association

Joanne Frost-Trimper

Phone: 902-665-4489

As a special needs foster parent for over 20 years, Joanne is a strong advocate for those with different abilities. Becoming a member of the team at MMCG has given her the chance to work with an amazing group of people. During Joanne’s time with the organization, she has moved from the position of Senior Payroll Clerk to Director of The Conway Workshop Association. She views her new position as an amazing opportunity for her to further advocate for those with different abilities.

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Director of Disability Support Services / Social Worker

Mirelle d'Entremont

Phone: 902-665-4489

Mirelle graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Social Work from Laurentian University. She started her career as a bilingual social worker with the Department of Community Services (DCS). After being with DCS for 9 years, she worked as a case manager, supporting children and adults with developmental delay. In 2022, Mirelle returned to her hometown in Clare, Nova Scotia. She began working with Mountains and Meadows Care Group in May 2022 as the Community Transition Coordinator for Disability Support Programs. Since then, she has transitioned into the role of Director of Disability Support Programs. Being employed with Mountains and Meadows Care Group has given Mirelle the opportunity to advocate for our participants to the fullest, while utilizing a person-centred approach to ensure that their voices and choices are heard. In her spare time, Mirelle enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach and cottage, and reading books.

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