The Hamlets Vernon Team
The Hamlets Team
Our team of highly trained and experienced team and healthcare personnel understand the needs of seniors and young adults and are hand-picked to ensure our residents are always treated with the utmost dignity and respect. Our team and our philosophy for health and happiness are reasons our assisted living and long term care communities are the preferred places to be. Contact us to find out which long term care community is right for your or your loved one.
Mark is the General Manager with The Hamlets at Vernon. He joined The Hamlets at Vernon in October 2018. Originally from Ontario, Mark and Karin raised their family in a small hamlet outside of Barrie. In 2011, as empty nesters, they moved to BC, lived in the Fraser Valley and then chose to put down roots in the Okanagan.
His career includes 27 years of experience primarily consisting of management roles in manufacturing and food processing industries. In 2015 he transitioned to Long Term Care, as the Director of Finance and Operations at a Seniors Care Home in Abbotsford.
Mark is passionate about his leadership role and is determined to make a positive environment for the residents and team members. His mission is to create a comfortable home atmosphere where team members and residents are family.
Angela Stephens is the Director of Care at The Hamlets at Vernon. She joined our Hamlets family in October 2021.
Angela was born in White Rock, BC but has called Lake Country home since her early teen years.
Angela has been a dedicated nurse for the past 25 years, graduating with distinction from Okanagan College with her LPN. Angela has remained a lifelong learner and has continued her education, receiving a number of healthcare related certificates and completing her Health Sciences degree through Thompson River University.
Beginning her career in a hospital setting, working in acute care, oncology, respiratory and the surgical unit; allowed Angela the opportunity to practice her skills in a wide variety of clinical experiences. Angela shift gears and worked at the Round Lake Treatment Centre, working with people with acquired brain injury, PTSD, addiction and was a member of the Opioid Crisis team in Vernon. Angela brought all this knowledge and relevant experience with her as she transitioned into working in care homes; where she has experience in Transitional Care, Complex Care, Dementia Care and Assisted Living.
Outside of work, Angela can be found spending time with her husband and three children enjoying the outdoors. It is nature that rejuvenates the soul and refreshes the mind for Angela. If not in nature, she also enjoys cooking for her family and listening to Ted Talks.
Although Angela has enjoyed all areas of her career, she finds working with seniors the most rewarding. She values the opportunity she has to provide supportive and compassionate care while advocating and having empathy for the changes that come with aging and adjusting to life in a senior community. Angela treasures the stories, wisdom, and the teachings of older adults. Seniors care give her the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in someone’s life.
Mathieu joined the Hamlets family in September of 2018 as the Support Services Manager.
Originally from Quebec, Mathieu has lived the majority of his adult life in Western Canada (in both Alberta and British Columbia). Growing up in Quebec, Mathieu spoke only French, so the decision to move to Western Canada came with added complications. Determined to overcome this obstacle, Mathieu drove west and began his journey.
After graduating with his Red Seal Chef Certification, Mathieu quickly excelled in the hospitality industry working for multiple restaurants and hotels, eventually making his way into Catering where he developed into the management role.
Mathieu, his wife (Michelle) and their children (Benjamin, Leah and Jillian) have called Vernon home, since 2014. With the move to Vernon, Mathieu was given an opportunity to work in Senior Retirement. Mathieu quickly realized that this industry would be a perfect match for him. It would allow him the opportunity to interact with seniors and allow him a schedule that works well with his young family.
Mathieu is grateful for his team and the opportunity to make the residents happy; not only with special events and functions but also with their daily meals.
Kim has been with The Hamlets family since 2012 and has worked at sites in both Alberta and British Columbia. As the Community Relations Manager, Kim has a strong connection within the community.
Originally from New Brunswick, Kim has spent much of her adult life away from her hometown; living in a variety of cities, three different provinces and also in the USA. A well-rounded education with a BA, BSc. and Teacher Certification; Kim brings with her a wide knowledge base and experience within the education system, hospitality industry and Senior Retirement.
Kim has taken on many roles within The Hamlets organization and has enjoyed the growth and development that this has allowed for her. She also takes pride in mentoring new team members both locally and at other sites.
Kim and her husband Mike moved to the Okanagan in 2017, when she was given the opportunity to be part of the opening leadership team for The Hamlets at Vernon. They have both become very involved in their community. For Kim, one of the best parts of working for The Hamlets is; you are not just an employee, you are part of the Hamlets family.
Lucy is the Recreation Manager with The Hamlets at Vernon, joining our Hamlets family in March 2020.
Originally from Vancouver, Lucy has called Vernon home for more than 34 years. Outside of our Hamlets community, Lucy can be found spending time with her husband and two children.
Lucy’s Human Kinetics Degree, Sports Science Diploma, and Life Skills Certificate, have all played a significant role in her ability to lead the Recreation team in a person-centered care approach.
Before joining the Hamlets family, Lucy’s work experience included managing an Acquired Brain Injury program, working as a Wellness Coordinator, owner of a Life Coaching company and an Instructor at Okanagan College. Both inside of The Hamlets and on her own time, Lucy is drawn to helping people, whether it is creating audio mediation programs, developing interactive activities, or focusing on wellness challenges; she is always looking to find ways to enhance the lives of those around her.
For Lucy, Keeping busy, being purposeful, and having fun are important elements for everyone and her role at The Hamlets allows her the ability to experience this, not only in her own life, but also in the lives of those within our Hamlets family.