Meet the Team

Lora Whitney

Program Manager

Originally from southern Ontario, I lived in Geneva, Switzerland for 12 years before moving our family to Nelson in 2007. I am passionate about supporting seniors in our region, and look forward to working with the Team at Kootenay Seniors to implement even more Programs to benefit our aging population.

Joanne Motta

Transportation Coordinator

I am excited to join the Kootenay Seniors team where I hope to continue offering programs and activities for older adults living in our community. I bring an extensive background in leading activity programming ranging from yoga to creative visual arts and cognitive and memory aerobics. I am looking forward to increasing the opportunities for older adults to connect with accessible local transportation options, such as our volunteer driving program and connect with the broader community through regular offerings of the “Life After Driving” program. 

Coreen Gries

Home Support
Program Coordinator

I grew up in Manitoba moved to Nelson about 2 years ago to be closer to my family. I have always worked with seniors and feel very fortunate to be hired with Kootenay Seniors a job I am very passionate about.