Our Toronto senior living management team

The Symphony Management Team

Lisa M Brush, MBA CMA CPA

President, CEO & Founder

Ms. Brush is the CEO, president and founder of Symphony Senior Living Inc. Ms Brush has over 20 years of experience in the senior housing industry across Canada and the United States. Ms Brush has been directly involved in ground up development, operating large portfolios of property throughout North America and dealing with the capital markets and large financial transactions.

Ms. Brush is a passionate businesswoman who defines success – with a strong track record of unparalleled leadership, whom, over the course of her career, has led organizations to achieve significant growth and profitability whilst ensuring the fundamental values of quality care is delivered to her residents. Ms. Brush has built her industry expertise by succeeding in the following positions: Chief Executive Officer for The Steeves and Rozema Group of Companies (S&R), Vice President of Operations for Sunrise Senior Living Inc, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of Sunrise REIT and SVP of Senior Housing Operations and Development for Ventas Inc (NYSE: VTR).

Symphony Senior Living


Lisa Brush is the CEO and Founder of Symphony Senior Living
Aaron D'Costa is the Chief Operating Officer at Symphony Senior Living

Aaron D'Costa

Chief Operating Officer

Aaron brings 26 years in senior living with a background in marketing and operations, as well as on capital side. Aaron has spent his entire career in senior housing. He began in operations with Marriot Senior Living, then spent time at Sunrise Senior Living and Pathways. He also owned his own successful consulting agency for eight years focused on sales, marketing and operations. Most recently, Aaron held the position of Director Senior Living Acquisitions with Virtus Real Estate Capital. As well, Aaron holds an MBA, is a Certified Marketing Professional, and is completing his Certified Dementia Practitioner in early 2017.

Anathea L. Collar, SPHR

Vice President of Team Member Services

Ms. Collar has over 15 years of experience in Human Resources, benefit plan development, compensation, and organizational structure. Ms. Collar has most recently been an Assisted Living Administrator and prior to that spent 12 years as the VP of Human Resources and 2 years as the Executive Director of an inpatient hospice organization in Michigan. Ms. Collar has experience in both for profit and not for profit organizations and integration of multiple cultures in to one. Ms. Collar was recognized for her work as a recipient of the 2011 HR Executive of the Year (for Non-profits with 100 - 500 employees) given by the American Society of Employers.

Brandi Sharp

Assistant Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Brandi brings 15-years experience in senior living, with community and corporate marketing roles. She most recently was a regional sales and marketing director with Life Care Services and had former community and regional-level positions with Brookdale and a hospice agency. Creative and engaging, Brandi’s style is to roll up her sleeves and dive into the details in telling the Symphony story.