Menu
A A A
Property List

Our Team

We are here with one common goal, to satisfy the needs and enrich the experiences of each and every Signature Retirement Living resident by providing an enviable level of quality service and value along with exceptional care, experiences and properties. We act with integrity, honesty and fairness and are supportive of each other’s efforts in ensuring that our goal is achieved.

staff-6

Steve Strong

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Strong comes to Signature Retirement Living with over 13 years of experience in the seniors housing industry, including positions with Long Term Care,Independent Supportive Living and Assisted Living operating companies. Prior to joining Signature, Mr. Strong acted as Vice President, Operations at Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT,with direct oversight of 70 retirement communities, along with national programs pertaining to Food Services, Life Enrichment, Resident Care and Policies & Administration.

staff-1

Kathie Koebel

Vice President Operations

Ms. Koebel started her career as a Registered Nurse in Kitchener, Ontario and was quickly promoted to Chair of the Nursing Advisory Council and the Professional Practice Council while simultaneously managing several surgical
departments. 12 years ago she moved to the retirement industry and joined Central Park Lodges (of Retirement Residences REIT, now Revera), first as an Executive Director and then as VP, Operations with a portfolio of 45 Ontario residences. Ms. Koebel was an ORCA regional President for two years and held the chair of the Waterloo Region Elder Abuse Committee. In 2007, Ms. Koebel then joined V!VA Retirement Communities as Chief Operating Officer. With such an extensive and varied background, she is a valued member of the team and advises on various business and senior matters.

staff-2

Adam Fineman, MBA

Director of Sales and Marketing

Mr. Fineman joined Signature Retirement Living in February 2011. As a proven sales and marketing strategist, Mr. Fineman has worked with several Senior Living providers across North America to help drive low cost qualified leads to their sales teams. Through these efforts, he has played an integral role in helping to identify the gaps between sales and marketing, to bring forward viable solutions and to cement accountability. In addition to managing the Signature Retirement Living brand; Mr. Fineman’s responsibilities within Signature include developing a unique sales and marketing program for each retirement property and working closely with the properties to best meet the needs of their residents and the particular markets to which they cater to.

Kerri Sharp

Regional Director of Operations

Kerri started working with Older Adults when she was in high school as a dietary server at a Retirement home in Oakville. Knowing this field was her passion she moved on to study Gerontology and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University in Hamilton. After graduating Kerri managed a home care agency and then made a successful move to Chartwell Seniors Housing wearing many hats during her 10 year career there, most notably converting twin apartment towers into an integrated, 320+ suite independent living community. She developed programs including food services, recreational activities, and healthcare amenities for her residents. In 2013 Kerri moved to Signature Retirement Living to open Walden Circle Retirement Community in Clarkson and together with her team reached occupancy in two years. In Kerri’s new role as Regional Director of Operations she will be supporting the Ontario properties to ensure a high level of resident and employee satisfaction and engagement and to maintain the quality standards Signature properties are proud to provide.

staff-3

Jennifer Olson

Regional Director of Care Operations

As the Regional Director of Care Operations, Western Canada for Signature Retirement Living, Jennifer Olson is responsible for providing leadership to ensure effective, efficient and safe clinical care services. Her role is to create, implement and manage all clinical related and quality improvement initiatives including policy and procedure development and education curriculum to ensure that Signature Retirement Living is providing high quality services to our residents and is operating in compliance with health contracts and related standards and licensing requirements.

Jennifer received her Nursing Degree from University of Calgary and then moved on to earn her Masters Degree in Nursing from Athabasca University. During her career she has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings such as: general medicine, trauma, surgery, intensive care, and cardiology. Soon after her career started, she realized her love of senior’s health and delved into the fascinating world of continuing care. Since that time, Jennifer has worked in a variety of different capacities including: RN Educator, Director of Care, Regional Practice Educator and Quality & Risk Manager, Western Canada, and Clinical & Quality Manager. Her various roles have seen her be an instrumental piece in the successful submission of Affordable Supportive Living Initiative Grants as well as the commissioning of Supportive Living Level 3, 4, and 4D communities throughout Alberta. She has earned her certification in gerontology from the Canadian Nurses Association and is an active participant in the Canadian Gerontology Nurses Association and the Alberta Gerontology Nurses Association.

Lana Photo

Lana Madani

Regional Sales Support

Mrs. Madani joined Signature Retirement Living October of 2011, and brings with her over 8 years of experience in Sales and Marketing in the Senoir Housing sector. During her career, she has had the opportunity to work in several properties throughout Ontario; always with a focus on ensuring that the value proposition of the property and sales strategy were aligned. With a solid track record in sales, Mrs. Madani primary focus is multi-faceted as she is a proven relationship builder, trainer and sales professional; all required as the foundation for a successful building. Mrs. Madani’s boundless passion can be felt throughout the various properties she works with, and it is clear that she has found the perfect fit with Signature.