Shirley has a strong professional and personal alignment with the values of respect, compassion and confidence in the demonstration of excellence. As Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Health Care, Shirley brings more than 29 years of experience in Senior Care and Housing, providing financial, operational and strategic direction within Retirement Living and Long Term Care Homes. She believes it is a privilege and responsibility to create possibilities and choice in safe environments for people in all communities.
She is in her sixth year as a Director on the Board of the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) With experience on the Governance, Advocacy and Finance Committees.
It is her privilege to be in her fourth year as a member of the Board of Governors at Hillfield Strathallan College. She is an Alumna of HSC and a Parent of Alumni. She has been a member of the Alumni Executive, Parents' Guild, and the Strategic Planning Steering Committee. She currently sits on the Finance Committee.
She actively participates within the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant, Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) sitting at various Quality and Strategic Planning tables.
Shirley is a member of Burlington’s Joseph Brant Hospital’s Campaign Cabinet, whose goal of raising 60M is becoming a reality, as they rebuild the current hospital.
She is honoured to be a part of igniting the possibility and building stronger communities as she is the current Co-Chair of the 2016/17 Campaign Cabinet of the United Way Burlington & Greater Hamilton.
She holds a BSc. in Biology from the University of Western Ontario, a BA from McMaster University in Gerontology and is a Certified Long Term Care Home Administrator.
Shirley resides in Burlington with her husband Rob. Their two children are currently attending university. She encourages and supports youth participation in sports, wellness, giving back and paying it forward. Shirley is an avid sports fan and enjoys travel.
Shirley serves on the Finance, Nominating and Risk Management Committees.