Baptist Housing Nursing and Retirement Homes: Leadership Team | Baptist Housing

Our Team

We're proud of the over 1100 Team Members who serve our Residents. Our people are the heart and soul of Baptist Housing, and the care and compassion they show our seniors, family members and each other is nothing short of inspiring.

Meet the men and women who lead our team as leaders, board members, and partners:

Senior Leadership Team

Howard Johnson Howard Johnson - President & Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Johnson has over 30 years of senior management experience in senior housing and health care in British Columbia, Ontario and Prince Edward Island. He leads a team of more than 1100 Team Members caring for over 2100 seniors in 17 Baptist Housing residences in Victoria, Vancouver, Kelowna and the Interior.
Gordon Braun - Executive Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Braun provides leadership to the accounting and finance departments and oversees risk management, strategic planning and capital budgets for new projects.
Marc Kinna - Executive Vice President Operations & Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Kinna leads our operational teams in the Lower Mainland, the Interior and Victoria, where over 1100 Team Members serve seniors each day. His background is in operational leadership in regional and national organizations implementing transition and operational integration programs.
Ray Saucy - Vice President Spiritual Care & Special Projects. Mr. Saucy leads our Spiritual Care team in Vancouver, Victoria and the Interior. He provides leadership support and training on special projects.
Dayle Krahn - Vice President Property Maintenance & Development. Mr. Krahn is responsible for the maintenance of all Baptist Housing properties. With extensive experience in construction and land development, he is the lead project manager on development opportunities.
Deanna Bogart - Vice President Marketing & Communications. Ms. Bogart has extensive experience in strategic communications and provides direction on all marketing and communication initiatives.
Terri Griffing - Vice President Human Resources. Ms. Griffing has over 25 years of Senior Level experience in Human Resources and Labour Relations. She leads our Human Resource Teams in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna where over 1100 Team Members care for Residents daily.

Board of Directors

Baptist Housing is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary/Treasurer and six additional Directors.

Lorrie Wasyliw- Chair. Ms. Wasyliw has served as a Director since 1995. She is the Executive Director of W.I.N.G.S. Fellowship Ministries, a non-profit society providing shelter and support to women and children fleeing violence.

Dr. Garry Grams  - Vice Chair.  Dr. Grams has served on Baptist Housing's Board of Directors since 1990.  He is Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine at the University of British Columbia, and a Behavioural Consultant and Family Therapist in private practice.

Dawne Carroll - Secretary/Treasurer. Mrs. Carroll has served as a Director since 2003 and is a Director of Clinical Operations and Registered Nurse. 

Harold Bloomfield- Director. Mr. Bloomfield has served as a Director since 1993 and is a realtor. 

Dr. Larry Gustafson - Director. Dr. Gustafson has served on the Board since 2003. He is a Medical Health Officer and Program Medical Director for Residential Care and Assisted Living at Fraser Health.

Tom Irwin, LL.B. - Director. Mr. Irwin has served as a Director since 2003 and is a general practice lawyer.  

Ana Mak - Director. Ms. Mak has served on the Board since 2007 and is a professional management consultant.  

Dan Robinson - Director. Mr. Robinson has served on the Board since 2005 and is a businessman.

Mayette Baron - Director. Mrs. Baron has served on the Board since 2015 and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Allan Elander - Director. Mr. Elander previously served on the Board for 3 years and has sinced rejoined in 2016.

Margaret Hardy - Director. Ms. Hardy joined the Board in 2016 and is a retired professional business consultant.


Our partners are an integral part of our team. Together we are able to provide exceptional care to our Residents. We are blessed to have terrific relationships with all of our partners and are grateful for the contribution they make in the lives of our Residents.

In Care 

  • Family Members
  • Volunteers
  • External Practitioners
  • Vocational Students
  • Beacon Community Services
  • Greater Vancouver Community Services Society

In Service

  • Marquise Hospitality Inc.

In Resources

  • Government of Canada 
  • Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation
  • BC Housing
  • Capital Regional District
  • Capital Regional Hospital District
  • Vancouver Island Health Authority
  • Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
  • Interior Health Authority
  • Fraser Health Authority

In Education

  • Camosun College
  • Langara College
  • Okanagan College
  • ProCare Institute
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Sprott Shaw Community College
  • Trinity Western University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of British Columbia Okanagan
  • University of Victoria 
  • Vancouver Career College

In Volunteering

  • Mt. Boucherie Senior School
  • St. Patrick's School
  • St. Michael's Middle School
  • Waverly Elementary School
  • Cunningham Elementary School
  • Our Lady of Lourdes

In Research

  • University of British Columbia Okanagan
  • University of Victoria
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Interior Savings