By MorinvilleNews.com Staff
Morinville – The Sturgeon Foundation will have a new executive director beginning Sept. 26. After an extensive search for the right person, the foundation’s board have selected Dennis Magnusson to take on the role.
Magnusson will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Sturgeon Foundation and to ensure the foundation’s mission to provide affordable, supportive living for seniors and other clients within a respectful and secure social environment is adhered to.
The new executive director brings more than 30 years of experience in health care administration and business acumen to the Sturgeon Foundation. Magnusson is certified with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives and received his certificate in Health Administration from the University of Saskatchewan in 1975.
Having served as a senior executive for both rural and urban health care providers, the foundation believes Magnusson understands the unique challenges and opportunities facing the Sturgeon Foundation. Magnusson will be working closely with a volunteer board of directors and will provide strategic analysis and advice to executive committees.
Sturgeon Foundation is a non-profit management body established in 1962 by Ministerial Order to provide subsidized housing for seniors. The Foundation is governed by a board of directors which consists of representatives from the City of St. Albert, Sturgeon County and the towns of Bon Accord, Gibbons, Legal, Morinville and Redwater. The Sturgeon Foundation manages seniors housing facilities in all these locations, offering two different living options: Independent Living (Self-contained units) and Supportive Living (Lodge units).