Debbie Gleason, General Manager

Deb Gleason is a health care professional.  After receiving her Registered Practical Nurse certificate from St. Vincent’s Hospital in Ottawa, Debbie spent 37 years working in the Long Term Care and Assisted Living field.  She began her career at Marianhill LTC Home in Pembroke, Ontario for six years before being asked to manage the Ottawa Valley’s first Assisted Care facility at St. Mary’s in Deep River.

After 17 years at St. Mary’s, Marianhill moved the Program to Fairfields in Eganville and shortly after that to Riverview Apartments in Petawawa.  Debbie coordinated those two programs for the next fourteen (14) years.  Debbie is a strong advocate for Seniors and is dedicated to helping them achieve their goals.  She is married with two grown boys of whom she is extremely proud.

Deb loves the outdoors, whether it be boating and swimming in summer or snowshoeing in winter.  She is committed to living a healthy lifestyle.”


Nicole Burchell, Director of Care

Nicole Burchell is a registered practical nurse with over fifteen years experience in the nursing profession. She began her career as a nurse in Nova Scotia and is very knowledgeable, respected and competent in many aspects of nursing.  She has worked in a hospital setting, for a family doctor, a plastic surgeon and also has many years experience in community nursing. Her passion is enriching the lives of her residents and maintaining or improving their overall health. She is dedicated, hard working and loves coming to work to support all her wonderful residents. She and her family moved to Petawawa six years ago and fell in love with the area. When not at work she loves to travel to warm destinations, watch comedies and spend time with her family.


Tiana Knox, Sales and Marketing Manager

Tiana was born and raised in the Valley with entrepreneurial parents Don and Shirley of Middlestadt Bakery and Granary Restaurant.  After two dedicated years with Riverview Heights as a receptionist, Tiana’s exceptional personality lead her into her current role as the Sales and Marketing Manager. Tiana is most proud of the special place that Riverview Heights has become for so many residents and would not hesitate to have her own mom and dad call Riverview Heights “Home”, when not at work she enjoys quality time with her husband and two daughters on their hobby farm raising fancy chickens and lots of dogs.

Dave Jonas, Maintenance Manager

Dave Jonas is an energetic people person who enjoys helping others.  He has a wide variety of skills in the maintenance field which is beneficial to the duties that he is assigned.  He enjoys this position as he interacts with the residents always trying to make their day a bit more enjoyable.  In his down time, he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, travel and in the summer kicking’ it back at the cottage.


Pam Penner, Recreation Manager

Pam has been working in activation for 10yrs holding a certificate in recreation programming.  Prior to working at Riverview she was the recreation programmer for a retirement home in British Columbia.  She made the move to Ontario from BC to be closer to her granddaughter and family.  She is known for her boundless energy and passion for making our residents smile.