Chief Executive Officer & Founder
With over 25 years of experience in the senior housing industry, Lisa Brush created Symphony Senior Living, a Canadian based company in 2008. Over her career, she has been directly involved with ground-up development and has managed many large portfolios in both the private and public sectors. Moreover, Lisa is a passionate businesswoman who defines success with a strong track record of unparalleled leadership. 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).
There are two things in this world Lisa cannot live without, her kids and her dog….maybe three the Ocean… She has two kids, Jocelynne who is 23 and Daniel who is 18. Lisa is also a mother to Louis Brush, our Chief Canine Officer and loves to travel with him wherever she goes. Lisa is an avid scuba diver and PADI Instructor, that loves the ocean for its peace and tranquility….keeping us in this Moment!
Nick Hogan, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Nick is responsible for corporate finance, including accounting, budgeting, and audit. In addition to finance, Nick oversees the IT function and risk mitigation strategies. Nick is a passionate leader focused on serving the needs of the customer, his team members and company partners.
Nick joins Symphony Senior Living Inc having experience in a diverse set of industries with a focus on driving a great customer experience. Prior to joining the company, he held controllership positions at Modern Niagara and Thales where he was responsible for the finance function. Before becoming a professional accountant Nick spent a decade as an entrepreneur focused on driving quality products and a great customer experience.
Nick graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Specializing in Accounting. In his free time he enjoys cycling, skiing, and spending time with his wife, two young boys and their dog.
Vice President Operations
Mario has over 30 years’ experience in upper management with a strong background in business, finance and hospitality.
He has successfully held leadership positions in various industries from private golf clubs as a general manager through to senior living community operations.
Mario joined Symphony in 2011 as an executive director in Alberta. After he grew that property to a steady 100% occupancy with strong NOI; he was promoted to a regional position overseeing, 5 very large properties in two provinces. Today he is responsible for overseeing the Symphony Senior Living Sales and Operations and consistency of execution in the properties.
Regional Business Manager
Susan had been working as the Business Office Coordinator at Symphony Senior Living Kanata. She has recently joined the Ottawa Regional team as the Business Office Manager. She has been working with Symphony Senior Living since 2013. Before she started with Symphony, she had spent the past ten years living aboard in the USA, the UK and Belgium. She has extensive experience working in the Federal Government as Finance and Administrative Coordinator.
Susan is a very caring and compassionate member of the Symphony team and has a home with her husband, Norm and their two cats. In the summer months, you will find Susan in her garden.
Marketing and Public Relations Manager
Jocelynne is a graduate from The University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto, with a Honours Bachelor’s degree and a diploma majoring in media and public relations. She has been with Symphony since 2014 assisting in everything from administrative work during her summers off to balancing social media monitoring full-time. Currently she is using her media savviness to fully promote Symphony Senior Living on all platforms of social media.
Jocelynne has also previously worked as a makeup artist to a high-end salon in Yorkville, Toronto and enjoys the world of makeup as a hobby as well. She has since moved to Ottawa to work for Symphony full time! She has always been a big city girl who loves to travel and never seems to just stay put in one spot.
Chief Canine Officer
Louis Brush became a part of the Symphony team in 2010 at the very ripe age of 8 weeks. He is now a full-grown bundle of energy at 11 years old. He battled through some tough times as a puppy when he became very ill and almost passed away just weeks after he came home. Luckily, he was rushed to one of the best animal hospitals in the country and he was able to pull through. Now, he is a whooping 10 pounds of love and is a registered service dog.
Louis has toured all of the Symphony properties multiple times, each property he goes to he greets our residents with love and affection. Residents and staff love when Louis comes to stay at the properties as he always brings his best attitude to work everyday. He is also a world wide traveler who has visited many places in the United States, Canada and even Europe! Some of his favourite snacks include duck, lamb, and the occasional stray sour candy that drops to the floor.