By Jensen, Randy on September 12, 2020.
Southern Alberta Community Living Association (SACLA) has announced that Trenton C. Regier has been selected as the new chief executive officer. Regier assumed his new role on Aug. 17.
SACLA is a non-profit organization supporting individuals with developmental disabilities, facilitating inclusive, vibrant communities where people connect, contribute, and are valued, since 1980.
“I am honoured to have been selected as SACLA’s CEO; it is a privilege to be part of an organization that provides individually designed supports to adults and children with developmental disabilities to help them achieve their personal goals in life,” said Regier in a news release. “SACLA is an organization with a long and proud history. I will do my best to support employees to make a difference in helping people to fulfil their passion.”
Regier succeeds Sue Manery, who will be retiring from SACLA in the upcoming months. To ensure a smooth transition, Manery will remain with SACLA in a consultant role to the new CEO for the next few months with a formal retirement announcement coming soon.
“We are excited to have been able to recruit Trenton. His well-rounded 20-year career in health care has set him up with the necessary skills and knowledge to lead our team for the foreseeable future,” said Rick Weste, chair of the SACLA CEO Recruitment Committee.
“Serving as a leader in various aspects and roles within the health-care system, Trenton brings a unique perspective on the delivery of community-based services that will benefit our individuals and families,” added Anna Olson, chairperson of the SACLA board of directors. “I am excited to work with Trenton Regier as we continue to live out our mission and our vision, including creating possibilities and fostering relationships with individuals and families, which are two key foundational pieces of SACLA’s thinking and actions.”
Before joining SACLA, Regier served The Good Samaritan Society for the last three years as their Southern Alberta Director of Operations, then was promoted to Senior Director of Operations for Southern Alberta and the Interior British Columbia sites. He provided leadership and operational accountability for various programs, services and departments, including assisted/supportive living, continuing/long-term care, dementia care, hospitality, asset management, and maintenance.
Prior to the Good Samaritan Society, Regier worked 15 years for the former Cypress Health Region, now the Saskatchewan Health Authority, in multiple roles, starting as the manager of infection control/employee health/sterile processing, becoming a facility manager. From there, he was promoted to Director of Population Health and, finally, for the last six years, was the Director of Long Term Care and Integrated Health Services.
Regier is a registered nurse and his educational background includes a Bachelor of Nursing Degree from the University of Lethbridge. He also has received education and certification in Lean principles through John Black Associates, Infection Control, the Eden Philosophy of Care, ADKAR Change Management, Firefighting, and the fields of Emergency Medical Response and Infection Control.