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:

  • Jack Ramsden, Chair 
  • Cheryl Smith, Vice Chair
  • Brenda McDermott, Secretary
  • Elizabeth Bagdan
  • Amber Davis
  • Lynda Haarstad Petten
  • Sharon Mickla
  • Scot Lorenson

If you are interested in applying to join our Governing Board, please fill out this form: Board Member Application

If you are interested in applying to join our Foundation Board, please fill out this form: Foundation Board Member Application

Completed applications can be emailed to or sent to the mailing address below.

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: Executive Assistant

or call 780-679-2023

 Chief Executive Officer
Carla Beck, 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, Corporate Services
Judy Lowe is responsible for Human Resources, Financial Services, Payroll, and Information Technology & Innovation.

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

Director, Housing
Shannon Holtz has overall responsibility for lodges and housing in the Camrose, Flagstaff, Lacombe, Innisfail, and Wetaskiwin areas.

CEO Office
The CEO Office includes Michelle Wideman, Executive Assistant; Abby Pasychnyk, Communications Advisor; and Melodie Stol, Stakeholder Relations. 


Reporting to the CEO, Pastor Kevin Schwartz oversees the Chaplaincy team who provide invaluable support to residents, families, and staff.