Executive Biographies

Olga Giovanniello M.Ed, C.Dir.
Board Chair

Olga has over 30 years Human Resources experience leading and implementing HR strategies in large, complex organizations and is the Executive Vice President of People and Culture at Sienna Senior Living Inc.  Her focus and that of her team is the Team Member experience so that Sienna Senior Living can ensure that the residents enjoy and experience “the warmth of human connection”.  Prior to joining Sienna Senior Living, Olga was at Canadian Tire Corporation where she was most recently Senior Vice-President, Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness.  In this capacity she was responsible for the leadership of the HR function for the Company.  Olga also spent ten years at Sears Canada in various HR and business roles including Vice-President, Financial Services.  Her HR career began at TD Bank where she spent 10 years in management positions and senior HR roles.

Olga has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Education degree from the University of Toronto.   She holds the Chartered Director (C.Dir) accreditation from McMaster University and is Chair of the Trillium Health Partners Foundation Board.

 

Kasia Czarski
Interim President & Chief Executive Officer

Kasia Czarski - Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

Kasia is a creative executive with career experience in public and private business, and not for profit sectors. Her core expertise is strategy, marketing and customer experience. Kasia has held CEO and senior/vice president roles at the Alzheimer’s Society – Ontario, Foresters Financial, Heart and Stroke, and Speedy Muffler.

Kasia’s board experience includes positions on numerous industry associations, including the American Fraternal Alliance, LIMRA, Canadian Marketing Association, and the CMA Ethics and Privacy committee. She recently joined the board of the Ontario Caregiver’s Organization. She has also served as the president of the Foresters Prevention for Child Abuse charity, as well as varied roles with Children’s Miracle Network, Kaboom Children’s Playground, Heart and Stroke, and within her children’s schools.