Governing Board & Senior Leadership

The Bethany Group Governing Board sets the direction and vision of the organization. Its role is to provide leadership for the organization through a model of governance, which distinguishes its unique job from that of management. The Governing Board continually scans the spiritual, cultural, economic, and political environment in which The Bethany Group operates.

Members of the Governing Board consist of volunteers from in and around the community of Camrose.

The current Governing Board Members are:

  • Odell Olson, Chair 
  • Murray Candlish
  • Amber Davis
  • Alan Ford
  • Lynda Haarstad Petten
  • Alice Lindstrand
  • Brenda McDermott
  • Ina Nielson
  • Jack Ramsden
  • David Samm
  • Cheryl Smith

Should you need to contact any member of the Governing Board, please direct your correspondence as follows:

The Bethany Group
4612 53 Street
Camrose AB T4V 1Y6
Attention: Administrative Assistant to the Board

or call 780-679-2023


Chief Executive Officer
Mike Leathwood, CEO, is the only employee of the Governing Board. The primary focus of the Office of the CEO is to lead the organization by maintaining positive relationships with clients, staff, Housing Management Body partners, municipal & provincial governments, and the public at large. This includes internal and external communications, public relations and community engagement activities.

Director, Health Care Services
Carla Beck is responsible for the operations of all Health Programs, including Engineering & Maintenance, Food Services, Housekeeping & Laundry, and Education that support those areas.

Director, Corporate Services
Judy Lowe is responsible for Human Resources, Financial Services, Payroll, and Information Technology & Innovation.

Director, Housing
Alecia Magwood has overall responsibility for lodges and housing in the Camrose, Flagstaff and Wetaskiwin areas.

Director, Housing
Outi Kite has overall responsibility for lodges and housing in the Lacombe and Innisfail areas.

CEO Office
The CEO Office includes Michelle Wideman, Executive Assistant, Chantal Beesley, Communications, and Melodie Stol, Stakeholder Relations. 

Chaplaincy
Reporting to the CEO, Rev. David Eriksson oversees the Chaplaincy team who provide invaluable support to residents, families, and staff.