Our Board and Management
Judith is a retired Registered Nurse and achieved her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nursing at the University of Victoria. During her career she was an Emergency Room nurse, a Nurse Manager, a Clinical Educator and a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gerontology for Island Health. Her roles placed her in positions of leading committee work, developing policy and procedures, and collaborating with community health care resources.
Larry was raised in Port Renfrew, and graduated from BCIT with a diploma in Pulp and Paper Technology. He worked in Prince George for the same Pulp and Paper manufacturing organization for 38 years, in a variety of positions. During his last eight years there, he was responsible for Quality and Customer Service, an exciting position that allowed him to travel extensively between Europe, Asia, Australia and North America.
His passions are his family, his son, his wife of 50 years, two grandchildren, travelling, and staying healthy and active. In retirement he and his wife have enjoyed Dragon Boat racing, Ball Room dancing, golf, and cycling both here and in Europe. He is very grateful for the journey that he and his wife have been given in life and have a desire to give back to the community. Volunteering at the Glenshiel has been a perfect opportunity to do this. Throughout his work background, he brings to the board an understanding of conflict resolution, experience dealing with unionized workers, and an appreciation of people of different cultures and ethnicities.
Ellen Stensholt was a lawyer for twenty-seven years with the Department of Justice. She was the Senior General Counsel at Public Works and Government Services for fourteen years, responsible for managing the provision of legal advice on public procurement and real property; before that she had been the General Counsel, International Trade Law, Foreign Affairs and International Trade, responsible for providing legal advice on international trade law.
Ellen has been involved in community activities both in Canada and abroad for many years. She has been a member of the Board of the Glenshiel Housing Society since 2011 and has been the Vice-President since 2018. She began as a volunteer with Diabetes Canada in Ottawa in 2004 and continued to be involved with Diabetes Canada when she moved to Victoria in 2010. She has been a Director of Diabetes Canada since 2014 where she has been involved in advocacy on behalf people with diabetes, both provincially and federally. Ellen is the Immediate Past President of the Canadian Club of Victoria and is a member of the Parish Council of Holy Trinity Anglican Church.
After a career working first with older adults in community health care and then in affordable housing, Marilyn Carroll is in a unique position to recognize the importance of a community like The Glenshiel which offers supportive housing that is both affordable and strives to be the very best.
She explains, "Being on the Board gives me the opportunity to use the skills that I have developed through my work and years of volunteering and to contribute to this community of elders that is both thriving and vibrant."
Hilary C. Woodward
Hilary Woodward joined the Glenshiel Housing Society board in 1997, and currently serves as the Treasurer. A chartered professional accountant with more than 25 years' experience in the BC public sector, Hilary holds a bachelor's degree in commerce and is in the process of obtaining her Chartered Professional in Human Resources certification.
She is currently the executive financial officer for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, a position she has occupied since 2013. Before joining the Legislative Assembly, Hilary held a variety of senior leadership roles at several provincial organizations, including chief financial officer for the Ministry of Health from 2011 to 2013. Hilary currently serves as a trustee with the Teachers’ Pension Board of Trustees, and as a board member with Discovery School Society, an independent school for children with learning disabilities.
Barb has lived and worked in greater Victoria for the majority of the last 27 years and joined the Glenshiel Board in February of 2018. The expertise and perspective Barb offers to the Board are her many years as an Human Resources professional.
Barb has a long and varied work history in human resources with a number of public sector employers and regions in the province – from the Ministry of Transportation and Highways, the Motor Vehicle Branch, the Ministry of Forests, the BC Public Service Agency in the Lower Mainland as Regional Director of Client Services, back to Victoria as the Regional Director of Client Services, on to the Vancouver Island Health Authority as the Executive Director of Human Resources. She currently is the ED of Human Resources at Camosun College, where she has been since 2013.
During her career Bev worked at the local and federal government levels in health care and management. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Victoria and a Masters of Education (Administration) from the University of Western Ontario.
She is retired. Her and her husband enjoy travelling and cycling. Other interests include yoga, hiking and reading. She joined the Glenshiel Housing Society Board in 2019.
Glenn’s first experience as a caregiver was attending grade school for 8 years with his profoundly epileptic older brother, basically he was his support and they mostly had a good time. Spending 6 years in the Navy, he fell in love with being a First Aid Instructor Trainer. After leaving, he went on to study nursing, even receiving a bedside nursing award upon graduation, but wanted to explore beyond just one ward, leading him to enter the BC Ambulance Service. During his 35 or so years there, he earned a M.A in Leadership at Royal Roads University, and became the first Quality Assurance coordinator for Air Ambulance programs. He could "probably walk the halls of the Glenshiel" from memories of so many trips to help our residents as a Chief Paramedic.
He brings decades of experience and training in emergency preparedness, disaster planning and management, his thesis research in conflict management and communication, as well as a passion for art and family. His ever-expanding family includes five granddaughters, a grandson, three sisters, three daughters from his late wife Patricia, and two more adult daughters from his darling Gail.
Jackie was struck by the “home” feeling when she first stepped inside The Glenshiel. She started in August 2019 and is delighted to have joined this warm community. She has a deep caring for people and has chosen to work for non-profits for over two decades: The Mustard Seed, Victoria Women’s Transition House and Our Place. She has also been involved in the community serving on several different non-profit boards as she loves our community and connecting and supporting others. As her parents and others she cares about have aged, her awareness of resources for seniors has increased. The Glenshiel is one of those vital resources to have the affordable rates with meals, activities and housekeeping.
Born and raised in Ontario Jackie and her family (husband, son and daughter) moved to Victoria over 25 years ago and there is no turning back. She loves walking and picnicking by the ocean, reading and a good laugh.
Heather Cantelon is the Accountant/Assistant Manager for The Glenshiel Housing Society. She moved to Victoria on Canada Day 2017 from Red Deer, Alberta. She started with The Glenshiel in February of 2018. Heather has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
She has one son, Brandon, who currently resides in Vancouver where he works as the General Manager of a restaurant. She is a lover of animals and has had horses, cats and dogs over the years. Sophie Loren is her 19- month old Morkie. Sophie has been coming to The Glenshiel since she was 10 weeks old. She loves people and the residents are very fond of her and the feeling is mutual. The intent is to have her become a certified Therapy dog in the future!