With more than 20 years experience in community based healthcare, Steve Perry is the Chief Executive Officer of Carefor Health & Community Services, a not-for-profit home health care and community support services organization that offers a diverse basket of services across Eastern Ontario.
Comprised of a multidisciplinary team of 1,500 dedicated staff, Carefor delivers services that include nursing (in home and clinics), therapies, personal support services, adult day programs, assisted living, retirement home and respite care, specialized supportive housing, palliative care and residential hospice, non-urgent medical transportation, meals programs and many others.
Steve assumed a lead role in a number of integration projects at the organizational and program levels including the amalgamation of three not for profit organizations to create Carefor, the establishment of a regional collaborative involving more than 20 agencies coordinating non urgent medical transportation and the acquisition and repurposing of vacant institutional facilities to establish vibrant, new, client-focused 24/7 residential care services.
In addition to his experience leading the delivery of community based healthcare, Steve has been a member of the federal and provincial public service and has also been employed in the construction, manufacturing and financial services industries.
At a governance level, Steve has served as a volunteer board member in the not for profit community and primary health care sectors, and he has been actively involved with a number of associations and regional committees fulfilling the roles of Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer during these various assignments.
With a BA from the University of Ottawa and an EMBA from the University of Fredericton, Steve has also studied with the Telfer School of Management, Athabasca University and Algonquin College.
Married with two children, Steve and his family cherish spending as much time together as possible travelling, spending summers at their cottage, participating in family related sports and activities or just being together at home.