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Meet Our Team

Our team is comprised of dedicated and qualified professionals who are committed to providing excellent service to our community members.

Mike Traub portrait

Years at Riverstone: 11

Mike Traub

Vice-President, Riverstone Retirement Communities

Mike Traub portrait

Years at Riverstone: 11

With a bachelor of commerce specializing in hotel and food management, Mike began his career managing luxury first-class hotels. Over the next 20 years, he built on that experience, extending his expertise to include managing a range of retirement residences, as well as a variety of other innovative properties. Mike has garnered a solid reputation as a respected and ethical operator, earning top ratings from the Ontario Retirement Communities Association.

Now, as Vice-President of Riverstone Retirement Communities, Mike is excited about the opportunity to make a positive difference in people's lives and offer the same quality of care that his own grandmother once enjoyed. He's proud to be managing a company that aims to be at the forefront of retirement living in the Ottawa area. It began with Oakpark, then expanded to Bridlewood Trails, Maplewood, Carlingwood and Stirling Park. But it won't stop there; drawings and plans for future developments are on the horizon. Riverstone, like Mike, is just getting started.

Snjezana Kulic portrait

Years at Riverstone: 3

Snjezana Kulic

General Manager

Snjezana Kulic portrait

Years at Riverstone: 3

Snjezana joined the Riverstone family in January of 2015. Snjezana has an excellent reputation and a wealth of experience in the Ottawa retirement industry. Over the years, she has worked in Long Term Care and Retirement Homes in different roles, such as; nursing, management, consulting and teaching. Snjezana has worked as a General Manager of couple of prominent Retirement Residences in Ottawa. She also has experience in teaching with two local colleges. Snjezana volunteers as a career mentor with Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization and is an RN certified in Gerontology. She believes in providing competent and compassionate care and services to residents through the team approach. Snjezana is excited to continue ensuring that our residents live in a supportive and safe environment that promotes independence and dignity within a continuum of care.

"My inspiration is our employees. Happy employees are those that are valued, respected and mentored on a daily basis. I believe that a strong team is a team encouraged to grow to its full potential. When all minds think alike, everything is possible. I am excited to ensure that our team is continuing to meet and exceed our residents' satisfactions here at Maplewood."

Diane Charlebois portrait

Years at Riverstone: 3

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Diane Charlebois

Marketing Manager

Diane Charlebois portrait

Years at Riverstone: 3

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Beginning her career in retirement communities in 2004, Diane holds a Bachelors degree with majors in Sociology and Psychiatry. She joined the Maplewood team in October 2015; proving her commitment to Maplewood residents daily.

A proud Optimist member, she enjoys helping people and working with seniors and youth in the community. Diane's larger than life personality is projected in every encounter and we are proud to call her part of the RIverstone family.

Rosalind Gyasi, R.N, BSCN portrait

Years at Riverstone: 3

Rosalind Gyasi, R.N, BSCN

Director of Care

Rosalind Gyasi, R.N, BSCN portrait

Years at Riverstone: 3

Rosalind Gyasi holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing from Ryerson University and is currently undertaking her Masters of Public Health with Nursing and Gerontology specialization.

Her nursing experience spans from acute care focusing on adult and gerontology population, to long term care, correctional nursing, and education. Rosalind is very passionate about nursing and strives to provide quality care to each resident in order to make a difference in their lives.

Through compassionate care, Rosalind strives to promote ongoing education among staff members to maintain overall knowledge and to follow best practice principals in providing care to the residents.

Rosalind is excited to work with the Maplewood team to provide quality, holistic and resident centered care as well as building positive relationships with residents and their families.

Emily Parenteau

Activity Director

Emily Parenteau portrait

Years at Riverstone:

Maplewood welcomed Emily to it's family in May 2018. She started her career in hospitality and customer service, working several years in this field before following her dreams and working with seniors. Her passion and dedication have allowed her to excel in her role as Activity Manager. Emily brings with her 3 years of experience in the retirement sector and many new and creative ideas that we know our residents will love. Known for her energy and enthusiasm, we are excited to welcome Emily to the Maplewood family.

Michelle Hamelin portrait

Years at Riverstone: 5

Michelle Hamelin

Office Manager

Michelle Hamelin portrait

Years at Riverstone: 5

Michelle has a background in business administration and human resources, and completed studies in business at Ryerson University and Queen’s University. She has worked in a variety of industries, including consumer packaged foods, steel manufacturing, and with one of Canada’s iconic retailers. She brings her focus on exceptional customer service and warm, supportive management style to Riverstone.

She is excited to be part of the Maplewood team and continuing our proud tradition of providing residents with exceptional care and amenities.

Kevin Desormeaux portrait

Years at Riverstone: 1

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Kevin Desormeaux

Chef

Kevin Desormeaux portrait

Years at Riverstone: 1

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Kevin went to culinary school at the age of 19, trained in baking and kitchen management. At 23 years old was certified inter provincial Red Seal Chef.
At 25 signed on with RCMP and worked in public service for 11 years, meeting culinary requirements of NCO's, commissionaires and Embassy functions.
Married a Director of Care whom convinced Kevin that there was a need for talented nutrition based Chefs in Retirement sector. Kevin has enjoyed his transition to this segment of culinary arts for the past several years.
Delivering high quality, nutritious, well presented food/meals to our residents has been one of the major highlights of Kevin's career.
In his leisure time, Kevin loves his grand kids, Rolling Stones and winding down at the cottage!!!

Stacey Trowers portrait

Years at Riverstone: 1

Stacey Trowers

Dining Room Supervisor

Stacey Trowers portrait

Years at Riverstone: 1

Stacey has worked in the retirement sector for over 10 years and has loved every minute of it. Her passion for food and the food industry is evident when she describes the meal options to our residents. With the dream of one day managing her own kitchen, Stacey enjoys working with seniors and thrives on providing each resident with superior service. She is warm, attentive, and is always smiling. Her versatility and leadership have made her an excellent addition to the Maplewood team.

Greg O'Brien portrait

Years at Riverstone: 2

Greg O'Brien

Environmental Manager

Greg O'Brien portrait

Years at Riverstone: 2

Greg O'Brien began his career in Property Maintenance in Dublin, Ireland over 20 years ago, and continued on the same path when he moved to Ottawa 15 years ago. As Environmental Services Manager he is responsible for the Maintenance department, Laundry and Housekeeping. He brings his wealth of knowledge and expertise to ensure that his department's day to day operations run smoothly and efficiently. Greg also oversees tradesmen and contractors as well as performs regular checks and repairs to maintain a safe and up to date building. Ensuring that our residents receive the highest level of service is Greg's objective. His positive and caring attitude, along with a bit Irish charm, helps to ensure that he meets his goals

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Testimonials

What our Residents are Saying

“Thank you so much for all that you do for my dad. You take such wonderful care of him; we so greatly appreciate all your kindness and support.”

– Deb & Family

“We have thoroughly enjoyed our two years here and have been completely happy with the services provided by your dedicated staff. We could not have asked for better. We look forward to receiving a continuation of the high standard of services maintained by the Riverstone family of retirement residences.”

– Elaine & Hugh

“Their caring and devotion to the residents is always evident and it provide us, the families, with much reassurance especially in difficult times. Thank you to everyone.”

– Sharon