Our Team

Dr. Neel Chadha, MD, CCFP

Co-Owner, Physician

Dr. Neel Chadha is a dedicated family physician who specializes in senior care. He has extensive knowledge of ailments affecting the senior population, including dementia, arthritis, congestive heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Dr. Chadha completed medical school in Calgary and carried out his family medicine residency training in Perth and Ottawa. Early in his career, he gained experience working in eight retirement homes and two long-term care homes. He also worked at five hospitals, including the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.

As a child of immigrants, Dr. Chadha feels grateful for the freedoms, opportunities and lifestyles, Canada has to offer and to the generations of people who worked tirelessly to achieve them. His passion for helping seniors led him on the path to improving the standard of care—and the lifestyles—offered in retirement homes.

Wit Lewandowski, BSc. Pharm. BCGP

Co-Owner, Pharmacist

Wit Lewandowski is a registered pharmacist who graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) from the University of Toronto, College of Pharmacy. He owned and operated Rideau Pharmacy in downtown Ottawa for over 25 years before selling it to focus on the retirement home sector. In order to stay current with developments in the pharmaceutical field, particularly in the area of senior care, he continues to work as a pharmacist on a part-time basis.

Wit has successfully developed and operated two previous retirement homes: Rideau Gardens, a 121-unit, full-service retirement home in Ottawa and Quinte Gardens, a 239-unit, full-service retirement home in Belleville.

Wit has always been passionate about senior care and is one of the few pharmacists in the country with the professional designation of Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP). Wit is also passionate about mentorship and Dr. Neel Chadha credits him with being a “superb mentor” throughout the project.

Shauna Vaillancourt

Executive Director

Shauna comes to Lanark Lifestyles with over 19 years experience in various aspects of retirement residences. Having worked for both large corporations and small companies, she’s excited to join the tightknit team at Lanark Lifestyles where Residents come first.

Shauna has always been drawn to working with seniors which she discovered when, as a teenager, she volunteered as a Candy Striper at a long-term care home.

Although born and raised in Sarnia, Shauna moved to Ottawa in 1998 and has lived in Carleton Place, with her family, since 2003.

Amanda Gordon

Senior Living Advisor

Amanda is a seasoned expert in the field of retirement living having spent the past 12 years working for one of the big corporate retirement living companies. While Amanda enjoyed working for the company, commuting into the city for hours a day was getting to be too much.

Amanda’s forte is full continuum of care buildings like Lanark Lifestyles and is happy to speak to anyone about the variety of care options we offer.

Amanda, her husband and their 2 Golden Retrievers live on a little hobby farm in McDonald’s Corners. Amanda is really looking forward to working with the seniors and the other community stakeholders to make sure that all the seniors in Perth and the surrounding areas are supported

Rebecca Wolfgram, RPN

Director of Care

Rebecca, a registered practical nurse, has worked in the Retirement sector for over 16 years, more recently, the last 6 years as a Director of care.  She started working with seniors at a young age and developed a passion and commitment to ensuring our senior population received quality services, including exceptional care.

Rebecca and her care team will endeavor to make a positive impact in seniors’ lives that will result in the Lanark Lifestyles community being the home of choice for seniors in Perth.

Rebecca lives in Perth with her family and is thrilled to join the Lanark Lifestyles team. She will strive to provide our seniors and their families with the quality care and services that are in line with our resident first philosophy.

Karen Wilson RPN/ORT, PSW.

Life Enrichment Manager

Karen grew up in Perth and has strong ties to the community and an extensive knowledge of the Perth area. Her passion is working with seniors. She is ardent about making sure our elders are respected and heard.

Karen has spent the last 7 years working with seniors and their families. She brings with her a background in nursing, having just obtained her Personal Support Worker Certificate from Algonquin College, Perth Campus. She enjoys lively discussions on many topics. She also brings an understanding of the importance of fitness and will ensure that everyone is up and moving!

Karen enjoys being an active participant in her community and looks forward to working alongside our residents as a vibrant member of our team. Karen loves meeting and getting to know new people and looks forward to the challenge of making meaningful connections with our residents.

Craig Domville

Food Services Manager

Red Seal certified Craig Domville was born in Halifax but trained and apprenticed in Toronto and went on to become an award-winning Executive Chef. You may have seen him in Gourmet magazine or several newspapers such as The Star and The Globe and Mail.

After moving to the Ottawa area and expanding his resume at places like The Four Seasons and NAC, Craig was drawn to the retirement home industry and achieved the highest satisfaction score county wide.

While he’s not busy creating in the kitchen, Craig enjoys spending time with his two wonderful daughters and is a competitive scratch golfer.

Diamond Uriarte

Environmental Services Manager

Diamond is originally from the Philippines but in 1987 he immigrated to Rhode Island USA where he obtained his Degree in Architectural Drafting Technology before moving to Canada in 1992.

Once settled in Ottawa, Diamond was employed with the YMCA-YWCA for 27 years as supervisor of Program Services, maintenance technician, and then Coordinator of Facility and Physical Plant Operation.

Diamond managed the housekeeping and maintenance departments for all areas of the building including shelter floors, offices, health and wellness, childcare and pool areas.

In his spare time Diamond enjoys woodworking and carpentry but can also often be found fishing or boating in the nice weather and cheering on his favourite teams in hockey (Go SENS Go!) and soccer. 

Ready for a new lifestyle?

If you have questions, or would like to reserve your space now, please contact us.

Phone: 613-706-6606

Email: info@lanarklifestyles.ca

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