Meet The Team

Deb Wallace

Executive Director

Deb Wallace has been at Elgin Lodge for the past six years. Deb is a graduate of Laurier University with diversified experience in a number of fields. Motivated and compassionate about working with seniors Deb has been part of the Kingsway Arms team for several years.


Denise Smith

Activity Director

Denise Smith is the Activity Director at Elgin Lodge. Her background is both recreation and social work. This makes it a perfect fit playing with Seniors on a daily basis. After 12 years of working at Elgin Lodge and living in Saugeen Shores she would never live anywhere else!


Paul Vitez

Maintenance Manager

Paul Vitez has been the Environmental Coordinator for over 2 years at Elgin Lodge. He prides himself on the appearance inside and out of the building. From pool maintenance to lawn and everything in between he keeps our building beautiful and running smoothly!


Debbianne Power

Office Manager

Debbianne Power, has been with Elgin Lodge for 5 years. She comes with a wealth of experience, she obtained in the financial services industry. Debbianne manages an extremely busy front desk, and is always ready to help you find your way. On the personal side, Debbianne has been married to Marty for 32 years and they enjoy their 2 great kids, Calissa (19) & Cody (16).


Monique Niklaus

Marketing Director

Monique Niklaus is the Marketing Director at Elgin Lodge. Her background is primarily in Marketing and has been for the last 7 years. Not only does she host a great event she can also take you on a detailed tour of the facility. Growing up and living in Saugeen Shores for most her life she knows most of our residents on a personal basis!


Rosemary Handy

Registered Nurse

My name is Rosemary Handy. I am a registered nurse and have twenty years experience. I have worked in various locations across Canada and have worked in different settings such as: doctor’s offices, hospitals (ER and med/surg), long term care, community care, and was a Professor for Colleges/Universities teaching the clinical aspect of the Bscn, RPN and PSW programs in Ottawa. I also was a supervisor in a community care setting.

I am married and have three wonderful children. I also have two grandchildren, and one on the way. I am originally from Newfoundland but due to the nature of my husband’s job have lived all across Canada, including Inuvik, NWT.

I am very happy to have the opportunity to join the team at Kingsway Arms.


Debra Atkinson

Dietary Manager

Debra has been at Elgin lodge for over 11 years. She enjoys working with Seniors because they are always the ones with the best stories! She knows her way around the kitchen and plans a delicious menu weekly. On a personal level, Debra has 2 children Kayla 6, and Dillon 4.