Meet the Team

Coreen Gries

Program Manager

Originally from Winnipeg Manitoba Coreen has been with Nelson Cares Society for 5 years as Home Support Coordinator for the Kootenay Seniors Program. Coreen has recently been appointed as Program Manager and has a commitment to enhancing senior care.

Jesse Woodward

Program Assistant

Jesse has worked in front line, community building work here in Nelson for the past 10 years. He has experience in local municipal governance, food bank management, event planning and outdoor farmers market operations. He has a Masters in Sustainable Environmental Management. He is now the Program Assistant at Kootenay Seniors and is excited to help develop and support local senior’s care.

Karin Bayoff

Volunteer Driver Coordinator

With a background as an emergency support worker at Nelson Cares, Karin now works as the Transportation Coordinator at Kootenay Seniors. In her current role, she oversees the volunteer driver program and actively contributes to the creation of events and programs for the well being of seniors in the community.