Our People

The Team

Andrew Holland, Administrator

Andrew Holland, Administrator


Andrew Holland has proudly served as the Administrator and Chief Administrative Officer of East Cumberland Lodge since January of 2020. A dynamic and innovative leader, Andrew strives to elevate the lived experience of ECL residents through high quality practice and a continuous aim to improve long term care at all levels of delivery. An active member of the healthcare community, Andrew sits as an executive on the Board of Directors for the Nursing Homes of Nova Scotia Association, is Co-Chair of the Long Term Care Administrators Group (Northern Zone), and the Zonal Representative for Long Term Care Nova Scotia. In addition to this, Andrew has been a course instructor for the Leadership in Continuing Care Administration program at Dalhousie University since 2021.

Prior to assuming his leadership role at East Cumberland Lodge, Andrew successfully completed a Master of Health Administration degree from Dalhousie University along with a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Decisions in Health Administration and a Certificate in Interprofessional Healthcare Education from Dalhousie. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, is a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario, a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders, and is currently in the process of concluding a Fellowship with the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Andrew enjoys living on our beautiful East Coast with his wife, their son, and mini schnauzer Paisley. When he’s not in the office, Andrew can be found spending time with family and friends, losing more balls than he cares to recount on the golf course, and planning his next foodie adventure.

Stephanie Tannahill

Stephanie Tannahill, Director of Resident Care


Stephanie received her Bachelor of Nursing Degree in 2018, from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has been fortunate enough to spend her nursing career thus far in long term care. Stephanie has a passion for providing compassionate quality care to the geriatric population.

Stephanie became Director of Resident Care at East Cumberland Lodge in August, 2022.   Prior to joining the ECL team, Stephanie was a unit manager at Gables Lodge LTC Facility.

Jennifer Jamieson

Jennifer Jamieson, Assistant Director of Resident Care


Jennifer graduated from A.J. MacMaster School of Nursing in 1990. She has performed many roles at ECL including CCA, RN, Director of Resident Care, and is currently the Assistant Director of Resident Care.

Gayle Boudreau

Gayle Boudreau, Director of Food Service and Maintenance


Gayle has worked at ECL since 1988. In 1998 she took over Food Service and Maintenance, including EMO Co-Ordinator. She is a Certified Journeyman Cook and her goal is to serve nutritional homecooked meals and provide residents with a safe, home-like atmosphere.

Kevin Strathearn

Kevin Strathearn, Director of Environmental Services


Kevin had a successful career in manufacturing for over 40 years, and decided it was time for a change. He accepted a position with ECL in September of 2020 and is very happy to have made the move. Along with the caring staff, he finds it very gratifying and rewarding be able to contribute to helping the residents have a comfortable home.

Jill Blaikie

Jill Blaikie, Director of Recreation


Jill grew up in Pugwash and her and her family have resided in Wallace since 1996. She completed her Bachelor of Recreation degree from Dalhousie University in 1994 and has worked in long term care since 2006. It is her mission to bring meaningful leisure programs to people of all ages and abilities. She was thrilled to become part of the ECL team in 2017.

Heather Spicer

Heather Spicer, Director of Finance


Heather has been involved in the business world for 30 years.  She is also a Continuing Care Assistant, and has worked as a CCA at East Cumberland Lodge as well as with VON.  She returned to East Cumberland Lodge in 2022 as the Director of Finance.

Barbara Tower

Barbara Tower, Executive Assistant


Barb has been in the Administrative field for 30 years and has a health administrative background. Barb graduated from the NSCC Continuing Care Assistant program in 2016 . She worked as a CCA between administrative positions. Barb has been with ECL in the Administrative Assistant role since 2018.

Charlotte Harrison

Charlotte Harrison, Scheduler

Charlotte is currently the Scheduling Clerk here at East Cumberland Lodge. She has held this position since 2019 when she joined the team. A proud graduate of Oulton College where she studied Business Accounting.  Before turning her attention to the accounting field, she worked in the administration field for a few years. She also studied at Nova Scotia Community College where she took the Office Administration Information Management and Office Information Technology.



Chair – Jerry Langille

Jerry is a Lawyer by profession, currently retired.  He has been associated with East Cumberland Lodge for many years, having family members who have lived at ECL and both of his two children worked at East Cumberland Lodge while completing their education. His legal background, as well as experience on other boards and committees is an asset to the Board, the community, and East Cumberland Lodge.

Board Members

  • Shirley Blair – Citizen
  • Marney Gilroy – Citizen
  • Jennifer Houghtaling – Councillor
  • Peter Lewis – Citizen
  • Walter McCormack – Citizen
  • Alan Webb – Citizen