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Meet The Team

Maret Cox – Executive Director

Maret Cox

Maret came to Kingsway Arms in January of 2008, with nearly 25 years experience in the retirement home industry. After one year at a Kingsway facility in Hamilton, she moved to Aurora to head up the newly purchased Kingsway Arms in Aurora. She has made the care and comfort of seniors her life’s work and hopes to continue for several more years.


Pat Wiwchar – Marketing Director


Pat joined the Kingsway Arms team in January, 2011, after deciding on this facility as the residence of choice for her parents. Pat’s background includes a career in the co-ordination and facilitation of programs with the medical technology field. She also has extensive experience in administration and creative event planning. Her attention to detail and her personable demeanor allows for a smooth transition to our home.


Melissa McDonald – Resident Care Coordinator

Melissa McDonald

Melissa started her career at the Aurora Retirement Centre 22 years ago after completing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and English. She has had a variety of positions within our facility and is now Resident Care Co-coordinator while pursuing an RPN degree. Melissa wears many hats and multi tasks with incredible ease allowing for sense of harmony within our facility. She thoroughly enjoys coming into work and it shows in her smile and contagious laughter.


Natalia Kojemiako – Social Director

Natalia Kojemiako

Natalia joined our company in April, 2012. Her background includes a teacher’s degree from Russia and a diploma from college as a Community Service Worker as well she has worked in retail as a floral designer and an event assistant. Natalia endless energy, creative mind, patience and sense of humor warms the hearts of our residents as she continues to implement new programs.


Maria White – Office Manager

Maria White

Maria came to Kingsway Arms Came to Kingsway Arms 3 1/2 yrs ago as administrative assistant after working a number of years for a nursing service organization. Maria was born in San Miguel, Azores, grew up in San Paulo, Brazil and speaks fluent Portuguese. She is not only the face of Kingsway Arms Aurora; she is smart, articulate, caring and the perfect asset to our team.


Mariela Palij – Food Service Manager

Mariela Palij

Mariela has a diploma in Restaurant and Hotel Management and comes from a background of food and restaurant management. She brings 20 years of experience to this facility, 8 years with our team. She is a skillful chef with an eye for detail. Mariela thoroughly enjoys our residents and goes beyond to make sure they are happy.


Vince Norris- Maintenance Manager

Vince Norris

Vince had his start in retirement home maintenance at our Hamilton location. After several years of service in that location, a full time opening in Aurora brought him to the area. He has great skills and is willing to assist any resident at any time with their issues, large or small and often brings his faithful sidekick, Buttons, his Bichon Frise, to visit.


Carol Jeffreys- RN Manager

Carol is our new RN Consultant. She lives in Aurora with her husband and has one child. Carol graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. After working as a VON nurse in Toronto and York Region she became a CCAC Co-coordinator overseeing a number of Retirement Homes including ours. Carol recently retired, or so she thought, it didn’t take long before we brought her to us.

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