Karen L. Biggs (Baillie), BScN, RN, MHA, CHE, FCCHL

Karen L. Biggs (Baillie), BScN, RN, MHA, CHE, FCCHL

Chief Executive Officer

Karen has more than 41 years of experience in geriatric care and service to seniors. She served previously as Executive Director of Laurel Place, a 215-person residential care facility in Surrey, BC. Prior to that role, Karen was the Executive Director at Haro Park Centre, Vancouver’s first campus of care.

Karen is the Past President for the Board of BC Care Provider and a Fellow with the Canadian College of Health Leaders. She is a director on the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and represents the affiliate sector as a director on the BC Health Occupational Health and Safety Society. She is the recipient of the 2015 Chapter Award for Distinguished Service for the Canadian College of Health Leaders, BC Lower Mainland Chapter. In 2011, Karen was awarded the prestigious Surrey Women in Business Award in the Professional Category.

Kathrin McMath, MAL, CHE, CPA, CMA

Kathrin McMath, MAL, CHE, CPA, CMA

Chief Operating Officer

Kathrin’s experience in healthcare accounting spans 14 years in both private sector and non-profit facilities in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, where she held Controller and Director of Finance positions. She also serves as a director of the BC Financial Healthcare Professionals Society and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Fraser Valley East Chapter. Kathrin was appointed as CFO of MBS in 2008. She moved into the position of Executive Director, Finance and Operations in 2012. Since April 2021, Kathrin has been serving as the Chief Operation Officer.

Jeanette Lee, BA, MA, CPHR, CHE

Jeanette Lee, BA, MA, CPHR, CHE

Director, Human Resources

Jeanette Lee has held a number of senior Human Resource positions over the last fifteen years specializing in Employee Engagement, Training and Development and Occupational Health & Safety. She obtained her MA in Leadership and Management from Briercrest Graduate School in 1998 and her Certified Human Resources Professional designation in 2000. She is an active member of the BCHRMA. She serves as the Not-for-Profit Employer Representative on the Board of Safe Care BC. Jeanette was appointed Director of Human Resources at MBS in February of 2013.

Sharon Simpson, BA

Sharon Simpson, BA

Director, Community Enrichment

Sharon Simpson has been a senior communications consultant for 10 years with a focus on strategic communication planning and implementation. Founder and principal in an online marketing communications company, she provided direction for clients in a wide range of industries including real estate, university education, film, agriculture and non-profit organizations. Sharon has been serving as a Director at Menno Place since November 2011.

Pearl Nucich

Pearl Nucich

Executive Assistant

Pearl joined Menno Place in June 2013. She has many years experience in healthcare, including 5 years with Fraser Health Residential Care. Pearl provides administrative support to the Executive Team and the Board of Directors.

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