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.
Scott has been a Registered Nurse in Alberta for the past 29 years. Over that time, he has held a number of different positions as both a front line nurse in the Emergency Department to various administrative and leadership positions within Alberta. Scott was the Executive Director of the Cross Cancer Institute located in Edmonton. He then moved to a seconded role within Alberta Health as a Clinical Advisor to various departments within that Ministry. Most recently, Scott was the Senior Provincial Director of the Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network as well as the Emergency Strategic Clinical Network for Alberta Health Services.
Scott has completed his Bachelors of Science in Nursing as well as a Masters in Business Administration. He has recently been certified as a Canadian Health Care Executive. Scott has a passion for evidence-based healthcare and supports change in care delivery to ensure safe and quality care for Canadians.
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.
Karen holds a degree in Theology from Taylor University and was consecrated as a Lutheran Diaconal Minister in 2004. Engaged in team ministry at a parish for 15 years Karen joined The Good Samaritan Society (GSS) and Good Samaritan Canada (GSC) as a chaplain in 2012, serving in various care homes in Edmonton and area. She was promoted to Director of Mission Effectiveness in 2016.
Prior to joining GSS/GSC Karen represented Diaconal ministry for The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada for eight years on the Diaconal of the Americas and Caribbean (DOTAC), an international committee for Diaconal Ministers. She also served on many national and synodical leadership committees within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC).
Additionally, Karen sits as a member of the Western Canada Examining Committee, a body to examine candidates for ordained and diaconal ministry within the ELCIC.
Karen has a passion for the mission, vision and values of GSS/GSC based on the parable of The Good Samaritan. As a Christian, not for profit healthcare provider, we have a unique identity that is important as we strive to live out our core values by providing healthy relationships, a hospitable environment and by modeling servant leadership. Called to ministry within GSS/GSC, Karen hopes to inspire staff and volunteers working in our care homes to become extensions of God’s love to the residents and families who come to live at GSS/GSC.
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