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Executive Leadership

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.

Frances To, Director of Support Services

Having joined Villa Cathay Care Home since January 2019, Frances brings with her over 30 years of experience in acute care, long term care, complex care, assisted living and independent living. She oversees the daily operation of food service, housekeeping and laundry service. Her goal is to ensure quality delicious meals served to residents daily in a comfortable home environment. Her interest has always been in food and will devote her passion to create more wonderful meals for Villa Cathay residents.

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.

Joey Cheung – Director of Donor and Community Engagement

Joey joined Villa Cathay in December 2018, bringing with her a broad range of experience from working with non-profits, small businesses, governments, and the community.  She is focused on building meaningful relationships and successful partnerships for Villa Cathay, which will be instrumental to support the current and future fundraising initiatives and other long-term projects for Villa Cathay.  Joey is a proud UBC alumni.  You will see her in action in community events such the Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival Parade, Steveston Salmon Festival, Canadian Cancer Society events, and others!

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.

Resident Care Manager

Carren Choi, Resident Care Manager

Carren is a certified Registered Nurse who first joined Villa Cathay in 1993. She later went on to hold various leadership positions in other facilities before ultimately returning to Villa Cathay in March of 2020 as Resident Care Manager. Apart from being a co-chair of the Quality Improvement Committee, Carren works with the Director of Care in facilitating everyday resident care, services and family relations. Carren also works with the Social Worker in  resident’s admission and transition.

Recreation Therapist

Rikki Wu, Recreation Therapist

Rikki Wu holds a Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation from Douglas College and is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. Rikki plans, develops, implements, and evaluates recreation programs and social programs to meet residents’ physical, social, cognitive, spiritual, and emotional needs in Villa Cathay to help them maintain and improve their quality of life.

Judy Wong, Nurse Educator

Judy Wong graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She has always had a passion for working with older adults and comes with 7 years of experience in long term care facilities. Villa Cathay is deep rooted in Judy’s history as she used to participate in volunteer activities as a child in the local neighbourhood while being brought up by her grandparents, while fully equipped with the ability to speak and understand three Chinese dialects, she feels that Villa Cathay is “just like home”. She describes herself as a life-long learner and is always trying to learn something new and has plans to develop professionally in geriatrics by becoming certified as a gerontological nurse in the future. Outside of nursing, Judy describes herself as a noodle enthusiast and always looking for new ways to enjoy them.

David Louie, Director of Facility and Services

Electrician by trade, David Louie comes to Villa Cathay Care Home with over 20 years of experience in construction. Between extensive work on residential as well as commercial sites, Dave has acquired the diverse skill set to keep a building operating smoothly.  Despite having a background that includes work on large projects such as the Bentall 5 tower and Sky Train Millennium Line, no job is too small for Dave as he knows how meaningful a timely little fix could be for a resident or client. At Villa Cathay, Dave is able to combine his prowess for building maintenance and commitment to quality service in making sure everyone is happy coming home.

Want to join our team? Check out our current opportunities page or send your resume to [email protected]!