Dana Hardy

bio-DanaVP of Operations, Lifetimes Living Inc.

Dana joined the team in 2015 bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience acquired over her varied career that has been entirely devoted to seniors’ care. She leads the LLI team in enhancing both the resident and employee experience across 15 retirement communities in Ontario. Dana oversees and supports the regional and community leadership teams in the areas of operations, clinical services, change management, employee engagement and compliance with regulatory requirements. Passionate about building cooperative spaces where people feel heard and are respected, Dana thrives on finding solutions and improving processes and structures that support people’s success. Often described as kind, respectful and articulate, Dana values harmony, and operates on the belief that even the most difficult conversations can occur with dignity and respect.

Starting as a nurse’s aide while in nursing college, Dana has held various roles from Registered Nurse, Nurse Manager to Director of Care. Dana began her career with Responsive Health Management in 1997 moving to Revera where she was promoted to regional, corporate and national roles with a focus on clinical quality and risk management. Dana also holds a Masters’ degree in Leadership from Guelph University.

Committed to excellence in care and services, Dana is a member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO), a member of the Operations Committee of the Ontario Retirement Communities Association. (ORCA), chair of the Resident Care subgroup (ORCA) as well as member of the Quality Assurance Committee for the College of Nurses of Ontario. Dana enjoys public speaking in which she has been recognized for her facilitation and public speaking skills, leading to opportunities for her to present at a variety of internal and external conferences and workshops within Canada and the United States.

Dana was raised in rural Southwestern Ontario and moved to Kitchener, Ontario, in 1990, where she currently resides with her husband and three children. In her spare time, she is a self-described “hockey mom.” When not in the rinks, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, walking and reading.