Our Team

A premier residence needs a premier team. In developing Legacy, we started with a superb central location, then engaged architects and consultants with experience in senior housing. Most importantly, we talked with local seniors themselves, listening to their preferences and advice. Then we turned to The Lumina Group to help us plan Legacy Senior Living. Every staff member on the Legacy team is trained to deliver caring, professional service that will surpass your expectations.

Vice-President, Jason Wertman

Jason has been managing all aspects of the real estate portfolio for the Wertman Group for the last fifteen years- from restoring and maintaining residential properties to commercial leasing to being heavily involved in the construction of the projects.  Jason has been involved in the Leo Wertman Residence from inception through construction and is now overseeing the day to day operations.  While new to the retirement living industry, he has a wealth of knowledge in creating and maintaining high quality living spaces and is eager to keep Legacy Senior Living at the pinnacle of perfection in luxury retirement accommodation.

Assistant General Manager, Amber de Souza

Amber de Souza has over 15 years of experience as a Senior Operations and Sales Manager in the luxury hotel, hospitality and retirement industry. In addition to overseeing the day to day operations at Legacy , Amber also leads the Concierge Team and Chauffeurs Her goal is to cultivate excellence through building a community and culture that is welcoming and offers an exceptional experience for the residents and employees. Amber puts her heart and mind into what she does and is always available to address any questions or concerns residents may have at Legacy.

Wellness Navigator, Rose Ahmad, LPN

Rose is a Licensed Practical Nurse with over 10 years of experience as a Health and Wellness Manager in the retirement industry thanks to her education in Mental Health Nursing. Her keys to success are providing compassion, empathy, and dedication to bettering the lives of the people around her. Rose’s goal is to empower residents by giving them the wellness services needed to lead their own independent and creative lives. Rose is passionately ready to create an active community that enhances the lifestyles of everyone around her. She is proud to be part of Legacy’s community and looks towards making every effort to satisfy the residents’ needs.

Executive Chef, Rob Cleland

Rob brings a wealth of expertise from the hospitality industry. He takes great pride in bringing the finest cuisine each day. Rob is responsible for managing all daily kitchen operations, oversees food preparation and production and ensures all sanitation and food safety guidelines are met around the clock . He designs all menus, suggests ingredient alternatives and implements practices and training to increase the overall performance of the Food & Beverage Department. He will be in the dining room regularly to enlist feedback.

Maitre d’, Suzanne Samson

Suzanne is a powerhouse. Her friendly, welcoming demeanor and dedication makes her the perfect Maitre’ D. With over 30 years in the hospitality industry, her wealth of knowledge in food and beverage service is impressive. Suzanne has worn many hats over the course of her career including server, bartender, lounge and restaurant manager and owner of a highly successful restaurant. Her diverse background in the service sector together with extensive experience in senior care makes her an exceptional member of our team. With her gracious personality, attention to detail and commitment to your satisfaction, she will always ensure that your dining experience meets and exceeds your expectations.

Sous Chef, Audy Oreiro

From keyboards and screw drivers to tongs and pans! Prior to migrating to Canada in 2005, Audy worked as a computer technician and programmer in the Philippines. However, he soon found his real passion in cooking. “Seniors have a big spot in my heart and I’ve enjoyed cooking for them for more than 10 years. Preparing meals for our senior residents requires passion and creativity in how to enhance the natural flavors of food without relying on salt. It gives me so much joy and a sense of accomplishment to see residents enjoying nutritious, healthy dishes. You can always talk to me about food preferences; I’m here to make everyone happy to the best of my ability.”

Recreations & Programs Manager, Sandy Samra

Sandy Samra has 9 years of experience in the retirement residence industry with skills in administrative and resident service work. Sandy’s responsibly as the Programs Coordinator is to design, organize, and run community-based social programs that nourish and fulfill the lifestyle of our residents. She is always open to including new activities and outings to better cultivate an open and fun experience for everyone involved. Sandy enjoys spending her free time with her dog and 2 cats in addition to talking all about them! Her warm and vivacious personality makes her the ideal person to supports and lift residents to new heights of social connectedness.