Fiscal Year 2019 / 2020

Jennifer McCue — President & Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer is a registered nurse, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a Masters of Science in Health Services Administration. She is a fellow of the Ivey Business School Community Shift program. Prior to joining Bethany, Jennifer held several administrative and leadership roles throughout her healthcare career including providing operational leadership for several multimillion-dollar health care projects. She worked with Health Canada during the Kananaskis G8 Summit, providing leadership for the planning and provision of health care to the G8 leaders and their families attending the summit.

Jennifer is a member of the Board of Directors of the Alberta Continuing Care Association, the Christian Health Association of Alberta and the Bethany Care Foundation. She is co-chair of the CCHL Chapter Advisory Committee. Jennifer also volunteers as a mentor for the University of Calgary, Scholars Academy Mentorship program.

Nancy Hughes — Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer

Nancy Hughes is the Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer at Bethany Care Society, one of Western Canada’s largest voluntary, not-for-profit providers of health, housing and community services for seniors and persons with disabilities. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree and Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree from the University of Calgary and a Master of Health Services Administration degree from the University of Alberta.

With over 30 years of experience in healthcare, Nancy has a keen interest in the development and implementation of innovative service delivery models with a particular emphasis on access management, resource utilization and system and business process redesign. She has been involved in several large capital projects, including design and commissioning of the South Health Campus and of Bethany Riverview — Bethany Care Society’s newest purpose built centre for dementia care.

Doreen Lee – Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Doreen is an accomplished Chartered Accountant with a CPA designation. She completed her articling at Calgary’s KPMG. Prior to joining Bethany, Doreen’s previous professional experience included owning a restaurant on Vancouver Island called the Blue Ginger Restaurant and assuming the role of the Director of Finance at Glenmore Christian Academy, a local private school.

As Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Bethany, Doreen is responsible for the organization’s financial oversight including reporting, planning, treasury and budgeting. She stewards Bethany’s financial resources to support the execution of the organization’s strategic plan.

Lisa Watson — Vice President & Chief People Officer

Lisa is an accomplished HR executive and lawyer with Bachelors Degrees in Arts (Psychology) and Law from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and is an active member of the Law Society of Alberta and CPHR Alberta. Prior to joining Bethany, Lisa held several senior HR leadership and legal roles for a multi-national public company based in Calgary, and worked as both in-house legal counsel and lawyer for other corporations and law firms in Canada and Australia. Lisa is known as a passionate, positive and inspiring leader, coach and mentor to executives, senior leaders and employees.

Gail Urquhart – Acting Executive Director, Bethany Care Foundation

Gail brings over 25 years of experience to Bethany Care Foundation as an accomplished fund development professional and executive leader. She has worked with a variety of charitable organizations in the wildlife conservation, healthcare and cultural heritage sectors to help raise over $300 million. As a consultant to the charitable sector since 2013, Gail provides strategic leadership to charities as they look to grow their fund development capacity. She has a passion for mentoring fundraising teams and guiding the development of programs that focus on authentic donor engagement.

Dana Penner — Executive Director, Clinical Operations

Dana is the Executive Director, Clinical Operations at Bethany Care Society, one of Western Canada’s largest voluntary, not-for-profit providers of health, housing and community services for seniors and persons with disabilities.

She holds Bachelor and Master of Nursing degrees from Athabasca University. In addition, she possesses national certification in Gerontological Nursing from the Canadian Nurses Association.

With 25 years of experience in healthcare, Dana has focused her interests on the development and implementation of service delivery models that support optimal quality of life and quality of care for seniors and those with disabilities. She has been involved in the planning, commissioning and operation of several innovative specialty programs including the Alternate Level of Care and Young Adult Programs at Bethany Calgary, as well as our newest capital project, Bethany Riverview.