Our Team

Life at The Waterford is vibrant, active, supportive and so much fun—just like our team.

Operating Team

The Waterford General Manager

Tania Dusevic, CPHR

General Manager
Tania is a highly dedicated, professional, and resident-centred leader. She brings years of experience in seniors' care and human resources to The Waterford, and is committed to excellence in Independent Living and BriaCare™.

The Waterford Care Centre Director of Care

Lara Fares, RN

Director of Care
Lara has been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years and has 13 years of experience as a Director of Care and nurse educator. She is the recipient of recognition and appreciation awards from Burnaby MLAs for her commitment to, and service in, hospice and palliative care.

The Waterford Recreation Manager

Brenda Hodson

Recreation Manager
Brenda ensures that our residents always have the opportunity to partake in exciting bus trips, daily fitness programs, attend social hours, and be part of in-house book clubs, gardening clubs and games. She implements recreational opportunities that fit with each persons' mobility and cognitive abilities.

Rodrigo Prado, CCC, CS, BHM

Manager Culinary Services/Executive Chef
After starting his career as a chef at Walt Disney World in Florida, Rodrigo trained with the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America (CIA). He returned to his home country of Brazil and became an award-winning chef, a partner in a prominent restaurant, and created a unique culinary program for Brazilian students in the CIA. Rodrigo is Certified Chef de Cuisine (CCC), holds a Bachelor of Hospitality Management (BHM) and is a Certified Sommelier (CS) he is also a member of the World Association Chefs Societies and Canadian Culinary Federation. He loves the opportunity to create fine dining experiences that are the highlight of our residents' days.

Our Philosophy

Our team works together to create a space that nurtures body, mind and soul, so residents can live independently in a relaxed and caring atmosphere, with like-minded seniors who share the desire for companionship and an active lifestyle.

The Bria way of operating is personal, resident-centred, compassionate and dynamic. Our vision is to be the leader in providing supportive, safe homes in which our residents live their lives to the fullest.