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Meet the Team

At OARC team work means everything.  We openly share our successes and challenges, and through our strength-based approach, are able to successfully improve our customer service, products and operations.  Working in a culture of positive mutual respect, Board and team members work together to address important Residents’ Council issues along side our long-term care home community partners.

Dee LenderDee Lender is Executive Director for OARC.  Her passion for optimizing relational care in the long-term care community drives her to build meaningful, honest, powerful connections with people.  Whether she is interacting with people who live or work in long-term care, or people who work for stakeholder organizations or the Ministry of Health, she values spending the time needed to truly understand respective positions on issues and lived experiences.  Above all perspectives, Dee holds residents’ voice as the primary contributor to making pertinent, relevant and meaningful decisions in the LTC sector, whether it’s at the home level or at the highest level of government.   

Dee holds a B.A. from McMaster University in Gerontology and Psychology and is P.I.E.C.E.S. certified.  She has called the long-term care sector her professional home for almost 30 years, serving people in the capacities of Family and Resident Services Coordinator, Educator, Counselor and Consultant. 
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Josie Lee Gibson

Josie-Lee Gibson
Director of Education and Community Engagement
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  • Residents’ Council Support
  • Education Leadership, Programming and Delivery
  • Residents’ Council and Community Liaison
Melissa McVie

Melissa McVie
Education and Communications Manager
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  • Residents’ Council Support
  • Education Facilitator
  • Social Media
Julie Garvey

Julie Garvey
Administration and Finance Manager
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  • Finance/Budget
  • Board Support
  • Communications
Jennifer Langston

Jennifer Langston
Client Relations/Support Manager
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  • Residents’ Council Support Intake
  • Education/Events
  • Office Management

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