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Our Team


2017 Board of Directors

Lutheran Homes Kitchener-Waterloo


Randy Gondosch – Chair


Marcon Custom Metals Inc.

Kitchener, ON

Geoff Bellew – Vice-Chair

Senior Strategic Advisor


Kitchener, ON

William Hett - Treasurer


Parkway Consultants

Kitchener, ON



Glenn Smith – Secretary

Vice-President, Enterprise + Innovation


Kitchener, ON

Rev. Riitta Hepomaki – Bishop’s Representative

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

Kitchener, ON

Julie Dopko

Director of Human Resources

Unitron Canada

Kitchener, ON



John Neufeld

Executive Director

House of Friendship

Kitchener, ON

Peter Winkler


Former Publisher & General Manager

Metroland Media (Fairway Group)

Jeffrey Wong

Partner & Patent Agent


Kitchener, ON



David J. McKee

Retired Lawyer

Formerly - Vice-President and Associate General Counsel

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada

Waterloo, Ontario





Management Team


Debby Riepert

Chief Operating Officer

519.893.6320 ext. 250

Susan Box

General Manager, Retirement Living 

Studios and Terraces

519-896-3112 ext. 232

Mihaela Carapcea

Director of Care – TVS

519-896-3112 ext.300



Richard Chabot

Finance Manager

519.893.6320 ext. 315

Mary-Kay Chomitz

Adult Day Program Coordinator

519.893.6320 ext.235

Steve Clendenning

Activities Director – TVS

519-896-3112 ext.248



Carmela Dixon

Nutrition Manager – TVS

519-896-3112 ext.247

Heather Jackson

Social Worker

519.893.6320 ext.292

Steve Kovacevic

EHS Facility Manager

519.893.6320 ext.239



Hedi Lee

Horticulture Manager

519.893.6320 ext. 252

Miller Longanilla

Director of Resident Care  - TVCC

59.893.6320 ext. 304

Judy McKnight

Volunteer Coordinator – TVCC

519.893.6320 ext.310



Krista McParland

Nutrition Manager - TVCC

519.893.6320 ext.230

Maria Menounos

Program Director

519.893.6320 ext.245

Elora Paulenko

Assistant Director of Resident Care

519.893.6320 ext. 306



Debora Ritchie

Marketing and Development Manager

519.893.6320 ext. 303

Brenda Vanderham

HR Manager

519.893.6320 ext.224

Erin Logher

Admissions/Resident Accounts

519.893.6320 ext. 241



Eleanor Caruana

Spiritual Care Provider

519.893.6320 ext. 231





Lutheran Homes Kitchener-Waterloo

Lutheran Homes Kitchener-Waterloo, Outreach Services Program in support of Re-Imagining Church through Property Redevelopment and Renewed Mission. Called to love and honour the church and community, by assisting congregations to unlock their property assets for greater service, it’s a calling LHKW takes to heart.


Outreach Services

With a proven track record in community care LHKW is once again responding to a need and opportunity that is real and growing in significance.


We know communities are being shaped by a confluence of demographic aging, shrinking traditional main stream church congregations—and related pressures on financial and congregational  vitality, a shortage of affordable housing and emerging social needs particularly for the frail, elderly and low income citizens, those LHKW is specifically called to serve. 


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