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Staff Leadership Team

Szuchi Lee, Executive Director (Administrator)

Inspired by the Society’s founding principle of social justice for the underserved, Szuchi Lee joined Villa Cathay Care Home in 2011 and became its second Administrator.  Prior to Villa Cathay Care Home, Szuchi was an Education Coordinator in the Residential Care Practice Team at Vancouver Coastal Health, providing support to 56 residential care facilities within the region.   She is a Social Worker by professional training and has worked as a Case Manager for the geriatric population at Vancouver Coastal Health.  Szuchi is passionate about senior care and sees the delivery of quality residential care a way to affirm that our society values basic human rights and dignity.  She received her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington in 2002.  She has been registered with the BC College of Social Workers since 2005 and earned her clinical designation in 2008.

Gracy Leung, Director of Care

As the Director of Care of Villa Cathay Care Home, Gracy Leung oversees the daily operation of the Nursing department and ensures the delivery of high quality care and services for the residents.  She joined Villa Cathay Care Home in 1993 and has had positions including Care Aide, Registered Nurse, Assistant Director of Care and finally Director of Care in 2008.  Gracy holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of British Columbia and also attained her professional credential in Gerontology as a CNA Certified (Gerontology) Nurse from the Canadian Nurses’ Association in 2003 and has successfully recertified since.

Selina Zhou, Director of Finance

Selina Zhou has 15 years of extensive experience in financial management, auditing and taxation.  Prior to joining Villa Cathay, she served in various senior financial or leadership roles in public accounting practice, publicly traded companies and large conglomerates.  Selina was a Senior Auditor at KPMP LLP and provided assurance and tax services to non-profit organizations and large corporate clients in BC.  Her expertise includes organizational structure, financial system improvement, treasury and regulatory compliance.  Selina is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a U.S. Certified Public Accountant with the state of Illinois.  She also holds a Bachelor of Economics degree.

Cathy Tong, Assistant Director of Care

As the Assistant Director of Care, Cathy Tong provides clinical direction and supervision to Nurses and Care Aides, coordinates and assists the Director of Care with a variety of care related and administrative activities.  Cathy has been with Villa Cathay for 14 years.   She is currently registered with the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC) and has been certified as a Canadian Nurses Association Certified Nurse since 2003.

Jovy Wong, Clinical Dietitian

Jovy Wong graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics Degree with Honors.  She received her internship training from Vancouver Island Health Authority and had training in community, clinical and food service administration in different health care settings in Kamloops and Vancouver Island.  Jovy provides nutritional assessment, counseling, and care planning to all residents of Villa Cathay Care Home.  Jovy works closely with residents and families toward nutritional wellness and health maintenance to achieve the resident’s desired quality of life outcome.

Cindy Chiu, Administrative Dietician

Cindy Chiu brings extensive experience working with seniors.  Her volunteer work with seniors and interest in food led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Nutrition and Health, majoring in Dietetics, from the University of British Columbia.  Her sense of adventure brought her to an internship with Vancouver Island Health Authority where she travelled up and down Vancouver Island to complete training in community, food service, and clinical dietetics.  In her current role at Villa Cathay, Cindy looks after all aspects of kitchen operations to ensure residents are provided with nutritious, culturally appropriate and tasty food.

Catherine Yau, Social Worker

Catherine Yau joined Villa Cathay as its first Social Worker in 2006.  Before coming to Villa Cathay, she was the coordinator of the crisis line for CHIMO Crisis Services, Richmond, and there she set up an additional telephone service that outreached to isolated seniors in that community.  Catherine has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from UBC, and is registered with the BC College of Social Workers. Before she emigrated from Hong Kong in 1994, she was a government social worker in medical social work and in family services.

Gisella Oh, Activity Manager

As the Activity Manager, Gisella Oh supervises the delivery of various activity programs to meet the physical, social, cultural, and spiritual needs of the residents.  Gisella also takes on the responsibility as a volunteer coordinator who recruits, liaises, and engages community members and volunteer groups to support the psychological and recreation needs of the residents.  She has served residents in Villa Cathay Care Home for more than 3 decades.  Gisella is currently a member of the British Columbia Association of Leisure Practitioners Association of British Columbia (LPABC).

Kevin Yee, Environmental Services Manager

Kevin Yee graduated from the Morrison Hill Technical Institute in Hong Kong.  He specialized in electrical and mechanical engineering craftsmanship with over 15 years of experience.   Kevin joined the Villa Cathay family in 2000 on the Maintenance Team and now serves as the Environmental Services Coordinator striving to provide comfort and safety to all of our residents.

Ian Li – Clinical Project Manager

Martin Addison – Director of Philanthropy

Carmen Lee, Executive Assistant

Carmen is an energetic individual who graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing and Communications.  Since then she has been involved with numerous non-profit organizations, where she helped develop marketing plans, organize events and manage their social media platforms.  On a daily basis, you will find Carmen chatting with her 134 new grandparents that she has become a family with since she started working at Villa Cathay.

David Louie, Building Operator

Brian Tse, Executive Assistant

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