The Good Samaritan Society, a Lutheran Social Service Organization, is a not-for-profit, registered charity with over 65 years of experience providing specialized health and community care services in innovative and caring environments.
The programs, practices and policies of The Good Samaritan Society and Good Samaritan Canada are managed by a team of top professionals who are not only extremely skilled but are passionate and dedicated to the vision, mission and values of the organization.
Dr. Katherine Chubbs is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Good Samaritan Society, Good Samaritan Canada and Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre Ltd.
Katherine is a registered nurse by profession and has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings as a frontline nurse and manager. Katherine has completed a diploma and Bachelor of Nursing degree, a certificate program in Northern Nursing, a Master’s degree in Health Studies-Leadership and is a Certified Health Executive. Katherine holds an executive Doctoral degree in Business Administration.
Before joining Good Samaritan, Katherine’s extensive career in the healthcare field included serving as the Chief Zone Officer in the south zone for Alberta Health Services, as Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for the Eastern Health Region in Newfoundland and Labrador, and as the Director of Professional Practice, Infection Prevention and Control, and Rural Services for Alberta Health Services.
Katherine is the former president of the Academy of Canadian Executive Nurses and the former chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter of the Canadian College of Health Leaders. She is an active volunteer for the Canadian College of Health Leaders, including acting as a national health leader mentor. In her spare time, Katherine likes to spend time in the community and can often be found helping out with various initiatives at her church, local shelters, and food kitchens.
Candice began her career with The Good Samaritan Society in 2007 as a Care Manager at the Good Samaritan Dr. Gerald Zetter Care Centre. Since then, she has served in various roles, including Site Manager, Regional Community Program Manager, Senior Director of Operations, and most recently, as Director of Operations for Alberta and Hospitality Services.
Candice is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Alberta, a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Management, and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Athabasca University. Candice is also a Certified Health Executive (CHE) from the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
In addition to her experience in continuing care, Candice’s background in nursing includes experience in medicine and public health. Candice has over 14 years of management experience in the continuing care sector in Alberta.
Edythe began her registered nursing career with a focus on community health. Through a desire to seek varied nursing experiences, she began a casual nursing position at Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre, and it was during this experience that she discovered her passion for seniors' health and the world of continuing care. A casual position soon evolved into a permanent role, leading to a career at Good Samaritan for 27 years, including new roles in clinical informatics and then as a Director of Quality Improvement and Risk Management.
Edythe is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Alberta and went on to complete a certification in Gerontological Nursing.
Edythe has extensive experience in both the continuing and acute care sectors, a long history in collaborative project leadership and partnerships, and is a recognized leader in quality and safety practices, and continuing care policy and standards. Edythe was instrumental in leading Good Samaritan to achieve Exemplary status through Accreditation Canada.
Edythe maintains volunteer roles on the board of directors of the Alberta Gerontological Nurse Association and the Canadian Gerontological Nurses Association. She is also an individual member of the Alberta Association of Gerontology.
Steve comes to Good Samaritan from Covenant Care and Covenant Living where he held the role of Vice President, People & Information Technology. In this role, Steve was instrumental in developing the core operational human resources and information technology portfolios. This included the development of an employee engagement strategy and the development of industry key performance indicators. Furthermore, he led the design of a growth and innovation framework aimed to enhance senior’s care and enterprise efficiencies.
As a candidate for the designation of Strategic Management Professional, Steve led the implementation of reinvigorating the alignment of the mission, vision and values of Covenant Care and Covenant Living. This involved engaging with leaders, staff and residents to find purpose and alignment to the organizations mission, vision and values.
Steve holds a graduate certificate in Executive Leadership, a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), a postgraduate degree in Environmental Health (BEH) and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Alberta. Additionally, he is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resources Management and a Certified Human Resources Professional in Canada.
Steve is currently the Vice-Chair of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) Board of Alberta.
Sindy has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta and obtained her Certified General Accountant designation in 2000. Sindy joined The Good Samaritan Society in June of 2004 as their Finance Manager and was promoted to the Director of Finance role in October 2011. Sindy's prior work experience includes 7 years auditing retail cooperatives and another 7 years working in various accounting roles in Alberta's oil drilling industry. Sindy also served on The Good Samaritan Society's Board of Directors from 2000 to 2003.
As a charity, The Good Samaritan Society raises funds to provide loving care and quality service to honour the diverse population we serve. Donations to our charity allow us to enhance the programs and services we offer to more than 6000 people.Donate Today