Team and Board Members

Meet the Team and Board Members Behind Tabor

Leadership Team

David Thompson
Interim Executive Director, Tabor Village

As a health care executive David has decades of experience in leading care, quality and innovation and is astute in operational management and capital budgeting. During the pandemic he has been an advisor at Fraser Health in long term care and assisted living in leading outbreak prevention and supporting post-outbreak performance in addition to co-leading vaccination planning and roll out.

David was recently a Vice President at Fraser Health and previously Vice President, Seniors Care and Chief Quality, Safety and Performance Improvement Office at Providence Health Care.

He has a Master of Health Science, Health Administration from the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Canadian College of Health Leaders as well as a Surveyor with Accreditation Canada.

Susanne Fehr
Director, Human Resources, Tabor Village

Susanne chairs the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee at Tabor. With Susanne’s background in customer service, her goal is to serve Residents as personal Clients and to provide Care from the Heart. Susanne has been with Tabor Home since 2007. She has her Building Service Worker Certificate with WHMIS training and graduated with her Management Certificate at UFV.

When not at work you will find Susanne bike riding with her husband, traveling and creating family memories with her three adult children.

Myrna Earle
Interim Director, Care Services, Tabor Village

For the past decade, Myrna has been a clinical leader at Tabor Village in a variety of roles and currently leads infection prevention and control, clinical practice, move ins, care planning, palliative care and all aspects of nursing care. Tabor Village is delighted that Myrna will be taking on this role a leadership position she has previously led and has demonstrated a commitment to quality of care and dedicates herself to ensuring quality of life for all older persons who call Tabor their home.


Janette Wisk, CPA, CMA
Interim Director, Finance, Tabor Village

Janette brings with her 30 years experience in accounting within private companies, not-for-profits including long term care, municipal government and public practice. She has extensive experience developing, preparing and analyzing financial statements, management reports, and budgets on an accurate and complete basis. She has strong analytical and reconciliation skills used to drill down to the facts required for decision making and well as is proficient with numerous computer systems and applications.

Since 2007, Janette has been a Charted Professional Accountant (CPA) and possess strong skills in leading people as the point person making decisions about the operations of finances, embracing and leading change, with an innovative approach to serving others and thrives in a continuous quality improvement working environment.

Francisco Alvarenga
Food Services Coordinator, Tabor Court

Executive Chef, Francisco Alvarenga, is responsible for the efficient, high quality food service provided for Tenants of Tabor Court. Francisco ensures that meals prepared meet both Tenant needs, and conform to established facility standards, policies and procedures. 

Prior to joining Tabor Village, Francisco was an Executive Chef in various hotels and faith-based organizations inc. the Ramada Renaissance - Montreal, Willingdon Church - Burnaby and Young Life at Rock Ridge Camp. Francisco completed the 3-year Executive Chef Program at McGill University in 1984.

Vanessa Aparicio
Recreation Coordinator, Tabor Village

Leading a team of talented Recreation Aides, Vanessa plans, implements, and evaluates purposeful recreation and leisure, which improves Residents' well-being and overall quality of life. At the basis of all her Therapeutic Recreation Programming is the fundamental value of person-centered care.


Al Gerbrand
Buildings & Grounds Manager, Tabor Village

Al oversees all maintenance for Tabor Village, with many items falling under his area of oversight, from equipment repair to making sure the lawns are cut. He ensures that all maintenance meets or exceeds established facility standards, policies, and procedures.

Before joining Tabor Village, Al spent 3 years at Blackwood Home Hardware, 8 years at Columbia Bible College as their Director of Facilities & Grounds, and 5 years in the mission field working as General Director of Children’s Haven International.

In 2008, Al received “Facilities Management Professional” designation from IFMA. Al is looking forward to a long and fruitful career at Tabor Village.

Gloria Moorhouse
Support Services Manager, Tabor Village

Gloria Moorhouse works collaboratively with Tabor’s Executive Chef, Francisco Alvarenga, to ensure the provision of exceptional food and service throughout Tabor Village.  Gloria’s goal is to provide home cooked, nutritious meals that both appeal to our resident population and contribute to their overall health. 

Gloria earned her Diploma in Nutrition Management from the Can. Healthcare Association in Ontario. 

Gloria and her husband Dennis live in Chilliwack. Together they enjoy travelling, camping, and spending time with their three daughters and two grandchildren.

Rhoda Wassing
Quality Coordinator and Care Advocate, Tabor Home / Valhaven 

Rhoda has worked at Tabor Village for over 5 years and brings 43 years of experience as an LPN in Acute Care, a Physician’s Office, Community nursing, and in Complex Care. 

Rhoda oversees the RAI-MDS process and participates on the Fraser Health Residential Care Services InterRAI Committee. She is the lead for Point Click Care, a documentation program and Surge Learning, our staff education program. 

When Rhoda is not busy at work, she enjoys spending time at home knitting, sewing, travelling with her spouse and enjoying her two grandchildren.

Board of Directors

VICTOR J. MARTENS
Chairperson 

Victor J. Martens, member of Ross Road Community Church, serves as the Board Chair and on the Governance and QA & Safety Committees. A graduate of MBBI (now CBC) and UBC, Vic embarked on a career of training in food processing and agriculture at BCIT. He took early retirement after 32 years at BCIT in teaching and administration. As a Professional Agrologist, he is a consultant in food safety management systems and serves as volunteer advisor to projects for the Canadian Executive Services Organization. He leads small group studies and a volunteer choir in his church. He is married to Diane, a retired elementary school teacher, with two married sons.

JAKE KONRAD
Board Vice-Chair

Jake Konrad, member of Ross Road Community Church, serves on the Audit Finance and Long Range Planning Committees of THS as well as the board. His committee involvements have mainly been in building construction, renovation, maintenance and in finance. Jake graduated from UBC with a degree in Civil Engineering. After two years working for a soils and foundations engineering consulting firm, he started his own company building homes in Vancouver. Wanting to raise his family in the Fraser Valley where he and his wife Helen grew up, he moved to Abbotsford. His firm expanded to include land development, commercial, industrial and civil construction. Jake has served as president and director of the Fraser Valley Homebuilders’ Association, director of the New Home Warranty Program and director and chairperson of Tabor Home Society. Jake is married and has three sons and six grandchildren.

Hildegard Bandsmer

To bring joy to seniors is a passion for Hildegard. Her time on the  Board has provided rewarding opportunities for personal growth and service to promote excellence in elder care, and in governance.

A graduate of UBC (B.Ed.), Hildegard taught elementary classes with focus on special needs children, music, and art, then was Children’s Pastor at Central Heights. Governance experience came through executive positions on local, provincial and bi-national church boards.

Being retired gives Hildegard time for volunteering, keeping active, making music, and for spending time with husband Rudy, three children and their families. 

Sandra McGladdery

Sandra McGladdery photoSandra is a member at large and serves on the QA and Safety Committee and the Board. After more than 30 years as an RN, Sandra has a deep concern for the elderly and their families.

Sandra worked 10 years at Tabor Home where she advocated for Resident Centered Care. Sandra also worked in Health Sciences at UFV, coordinating Home Support/RCA and LPN programs. Sandra holds a BSN from UBC and a Diploma in Gerontology from SFU.

Sandra and her husband Bill enjoy living in the Fraser Valley where they attend Mountain View Evangelical Free church. They enjoy the outdoors and spending time with their 5 children and 6 grandchildren.

Vic Spenst

Vic and his wife, Laverna, are members of Sevenoaks Alliance Church and share a large family of children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. His 50 years of church service included youth and music ministries. The past year included being on the Tabor Long Range Planning Committee and Board of Directors.  Vic served on the Board of Garden Park Towers, responsible for Building and Security.  He has 40 years of Construction Management overseeing all phases of construction that included projects for government and private sector clients and he is Gold Seal Certified with the Canadian Construction Association. 

CAROL WIEBE

Carol Wiebe, a member of Bakerview Church, serves on the board and governance committee. As a graduate of MBBI [now CBC], and with a Bachelor of Education Degree from Simon Fraser University, as well as with a diploma in Special Education from UBC, she spent some 40 years in elementary education, largely in the area of learning assistance, and managing programs for children with special needs. She served as President of the Abbotsford branch of the British Columbia Learning Assistance Teachers’ Association. As a charter member of Bakerview church, she has served in a variety of capacities including education, music, and board/committee work over the years. Together with her husband Paul, they have 3 daughters and 2 grandchildren.

ELFRIEDA NIKKEL

Elfrieda Nikkel , a member of the Bakerview MB Church, joined the Tabor Board after 25 years as a professional marriage and family counsellor. She is a graduate of MBBC (now CMU), U of Winnipeg (BA, B.Ed.) and the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon (Master’s in Pastoral Counselling). After years of teaching school, raising four sons and serving as the Dean of Women at a Bible College in Saskatchewan, she pursued her career in counseling. Her life of service has included women’s ministries, leading workshops, mentoring pastor’s wives, serving on church and conference boards as well as working together with her husband James in the field of church planting and international assignments. She has volunteered for an internet ministry, Thoughts About God, for the last ten years as a writer and mentor. Travelling to visit her four sons and their families in Switzerland, Ireland, Ontario and Manitoba continues to be a highlight for her. A growing interest in helping people to flourish in their senior years prompted her to accept the invitation to join the Tabor Board.

IMRAN DANIEL

Imran Daniel is a member of Northview Community church. He holds a BA and Hospitality Mgt. diploma as well as being a M. Div. candidate at Regent College. He speaks 4 languages, and coaches U17 boys soccer.

 


DEBBIE DICK

Debbie Dick is a member of Central Heights MB church. She is a retired Registered Nurse with a BCIT Nursing diploma and 35 years at Langley Memorial Hospital in acute & extended care. She is a leader for a women’s support group at Central Heights and has served on Tabor’s Quality & Safety Audit committee for the last year.