V!VA Leadership Announcement
Published on October 26, 2021
We are thrilled to share some very exciting news regarding V!VA Retirement Communities’ leadership team that will support our growth and improve our ability to serve our Team Members and Community Members, while maintaining our Orange Dot Values.
As of November 1, 2021, the following promotions will take effect:
ELI MARDER to CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
As President of V!VA Retirement Communities since 2012, Eli has guided the company through nearly a decade of stable growth. His vast experience in seniors housing, construction, development, and investor relations has contributed to V!VA’s reputation for quality and integrity.
DANNY JOSEPH to PRESIDENT
As Director of Marketing & Sales and member of V!VA’s leadership team since 2008, Danny has played a vital role in developing V!VA’s culture while building a distinctive brand, driving revenues, and helping the company expand to 10 locations. His strategic orientation and creativity have positioned V!VA as an innovator in the sector.
MICHELLE CHISHOLM to VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE
As Director of Operations and member of V!VA’s leadership team since 2010, Michelle has provided hands-on support to V!VA’s operational communities while managing the opening of six new locations, and recently spearheading the company’s pandemic response. Her wealth of hospitality experience and passion for customer service have driven V!VA’s reputation for retirement living excellence.
MONICA DASHWOOD to VICE PRESIDENT, REAL ESTATE ACQUISITIONS & DEVELOPMENT
As Director of Development and member of V!VA’s leadership team since 2008, Monica has led the company’s on-going expansion into new markets. Her breadth of experience and collaborative approach have established V!VA as a leading developer of retirement communities in Ontario.
KIMBERLY EASTHOPE to VICE PRESIDENT, PEOPLE & ENGAGEMENT
As Director of Human Resources and member of V!VA’s leadership team since 2018, Kimberly has played a major role in supporting V!VA’s Team Members, while leading employee engagement efforts. Her strategic focus and empathetic approach greatly contribute to V!VA’s reputation as a workplace of choice.
“On behalf of our investors, Team and Community Members, I am very pleased to have these leaders in place for the next step of V!VA’s journey as we continue to fulfil our purpose of Making Today Great! That these roles have been filled from within gives me great satisfaction and speaks to not only each individual’s talent, but the commitment V!VA has to its people,” shared Eli Marder.