Please join me in welcoming our newest team member: Dr. Pooja Mishra!

Pooja will be joining us Tuesday, September 5th as the Executive Director responsible for Long Term Care and Assisted Living. Working in dyad partnership with Dr. Ken Dueck, she will join the executive team in expanding our relationships with key stakeholders and leading clinical strategies to support resident and family centred care and aging in place.

Pooja is driven by her passion for helping and healing people. Over the last 20 years her career has focused on the care of seniors and vulnerable populations.  Pooja started her healthcare journey in India where she graduated from medical school and completed a residency in ENT surgery from a large multispecialty hospital. After a decade of practicing as a physician, she pursued and completed her postgraduate education in hospital administration. She used this education to broaden her healthcare leadership experience by working in different care settings such as primary care, ambulatory care, and community services.

Pooja comes to us with significant skills in continuous quality improvement, team building, collaboration, and negotiation.  Over the past seven years, she has been leading community programs like home health, home support, and palliative care in Canada.  She has led large teams and collaborated with multiple stakeholders to implement person and family centred care in community programs. Most recently she worked as the Director for palliative care, cancer care and the general internal medicine clinic at Richmond Hospital.

Pooja lives in Delta with her husband and two teenage kids (son 17, daughter 15). During her free time she can be found gardening, long distance running, and swimming.

Pooja sent the following message to be shared with the team:

“I am eager to join the team and be part of this tight knit community. I look forward to working with all of you and learning from all of you. I hope that over the course of a few weeks after I join, I get a chance to meet you all in person. Meanwhile, if you would like to connect with me please feel free to reach out”

We are excited to see Pooja apply her experience and first-class education to support Menno Place in reaching our goals.  She will be located in the MBS corporate office space, so be sure to drop by and say hello!