About Trillium

Founded in 2003 by Omar Lalani and his uncle, Trillium Communities is rooted in family and a deep respect for the elderly. Omar’s goal was to provide seniors with the highest standard of care, improving their quality of life and maintaining their independence and dignity at every age. The standard was set: all Trillium homes had to be centrally located with a warm, welcoming and safe atmosphere and a reputation for giving unparalleled, personalized care. And, without exception, all caregivers and staff must share in Trillium’s approach to resident-centred care, respect, collaboration and choice.

Today, true to its roots, Trillium remains a local, privately-owned business with locations in Victoria, Colwood, Nanaimo, Shawnigan Lake and Abbottsford, serving 500 seniors in B.C.

Meet Our Senior Management Team

Omar Lalani, President & CEO

From the time he was 12 and tall enough to see over the counter, Omar worked at his family’s stationery store, operating the cash register. He witnessed, firsthand, from his mother’s interactions with her customers what excellent customer service was all about: caring. She knew all of her customers by name and always went above and beyond to accommodate their every request. She taught him the importance of respect, a value instilled in Omar today, and her dedication to quality service has had a lasting effect on Omar and how he operates his business today.

Omar received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria in 2002, after which he founded Trillium with his business partner and uncle, a man with 35 years experience in the hospitality industry. They have established a reputation as a warm, welcoming, safe community of seniors homes, offering an unparalleled model of resident-centred care. Omar helps cares for over 600 seniors across British Columbia.

Kris Coventry, Chief Operating Officer

A highly inspirational leader in the health care field, Kris has held senior management positions with some of Ontario’s leading health care providers. An effective communicator, Kris has an innate ability to connect with people from all constituencies with confidence and a natural warmth.

As the proud mother of three amazing young women, Kris’ unwavering work ethic is tempered by ensuring a balance exists between her professional world and her family priorities. In her rare moments of spare time, Kris can be found perfecting her golf game, enjoying outdoor pursuits and chocolate!

Brenda Tomlinson, Vice President of Quality and Operations

Brenda is an experienced Health Care professional with over 18 years of providing person-centred care in healthcare delivery and expertise in healthcare management.  She holds a master’s Certificate in Business Management.  Brenda joined Trillium Communities ten years ago beginning her tenure with us at Bevan Village in Abbotsford.  She has a demonstrated history of working in Assisted Living and Long Term Care along with developing a collaborative relationship with all stakeholders and the Health Authority.  She is highly skilled in Project Management, Sales and Marketing, Customer Service, Quality Assurance, Operations and Employee Engagement.

Spencer Young, Controller

A member of the Trillium team since 2007, Spencer is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years of accounting experience. Before transitioning to Trillium, Spencer worked in independent living, hospitality, hotel management, not-for-profit organizations and a variety of small businesses.

Katherine Haupt, Director of Community Relations

Katherine is well versed in senior living having not only extensive career experience but lived experience as well.  Having navigated the decision making and moving process with a loved one, Katherine’s lived experience brings a depth of compassion and understanding to her role with Trillium Communities.  Katherine is a gentle soul with a passion and endless appreciation for the complexities of later in life transition.  She brings forward a positive and reassuring approach and ensures that families and residents will always feel well cared for. Katherine loves people and will joyfully engage in conversation with the goal of putting all at ease. “It’s the way you make people feel that they will remember”. In her spare time, Katherine loves coffee dates with her grown children, sailing, classical music, reading and long walks.

Victoria Pollock RN, Corporate Clinical Nurse Lead

Victoria completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at McGill University before heading off to London, England where she worked at Royal Free Hospital and Caring Cross Hospital for 5 years, including home care and ICU. Victoria also volunteered in Malawi, Africa for 3 months and travelled globally during her time in the UK.

Returning home to Vancouver in 2012 Victoria started working as a kidney transplant coordinator at St Paul’s Hospital.  In 2016 she relocated to Vancouver Island and joined the Trillium Communities Team at Acacia TY Mawr while continuing to work towards her Masters in Nursing at UVIC.

Victoria is the mother to 2 young beautiful children and a loving care giver to her own mother.

Adrienne Grange, Registered Dietitian

Adrienne Grange is a registered dietitian (RD) in good standing with the College of Dietitians of BC.

She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Nutrition and Food from Ryerson University in Toronto and has completed a post graduate comprehensive dietetic internship with the Southeastern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program in Kingston, Ontario.

Working as a dietitian, Adrienne has strong understanding of human nutritional needs as it related to health and chronic disease. Her dietetic experience covers many areas of nutrition including diabetes management, heart disease, weight management, kidney disease, oncology, geriatric nutrition, rehabilitation/stroke, and dysphagia. In addition, Adrienne also has more than 15 years of hospital and residential food service experience in operations, menu development, and food service systems management.

Adrienne has an affinity towards the aging population and thoroughly enjoys working with the residents of Trillium Communities. She believes in providing optimal nutrition through healthy balanced foods, while also meeting individual preferences and nutrition goals.