Gerry Myles Appointed Acting Administrator;Dr Brian Taylor as President/Chair

Media Release

May 10, 2021 – The Board of Directors of the Golden Dawn are pleased to introduce Gerry Myles as Acting Administrator of the Senior Citizens Home in Lion’s Head. Dr. Brian Taylor will take on the joint President/Chair role.

“It’s a crucial time for strong leadership at the Golden Dawn as we continue to operate in this pandemic while beginning the important work of planning for redevelopment.”, says Taylor. “Golden Dawn has been an anchor institution in our community for decades and will continue to be a beacon of care into the future. We’re pleased to officially welcome Gerry to this new position.”

Gerry has a long history with the organization, having spent some of his early years in the original nursing home in the renovated Williams’ Hotel with his parents and founders of the Golden Dawn, Reverend Sherman and Geneva Myles. Gerry brings management experience and passion to the leadership team and is deeply committed to the staff, residents, their families and caregivers. 

“Spending most of my adult life serving the Golden Dawn organization in various capacities, I am very much looking forward to contributing to the day to day operations as well as the future redevelopment of this organization, which I hold close to my heart.”, says Myles. “Golden Dawn is surrounded with an exceptionally committed Board of Directors and staff, which makes this decision an easy one.”

The Administrator role was vacated by Barbara Sterling earlier in January with Gerry stepping in to provide administrative support to the facility on an interim basis while the Board mounted an extensive search for an experienced and qualified Administrator. 

After serving as President of Golden Dawn for many years and most recently elected in 2020, Gerry will be replaced by Dr. Brian Taylor, a Director of the Board since 2018 and current Board Chair. 

The Board of Directors also includes Pamela Loughlean (Treasurer/Secretary), Aimo Manninen (Director), Jack Schenk (Director/Past President), and Dr. Trace MacKay (Director).

With Gerry taking on a management position and having two long-serving board members step down in 2020, the Golden Dawn is looking to add some new members to the Board of Directors in 2021. 

“We are looking for dedicated team players who are passionate about senior care, housing, creating an engaged workforce, and community-building.”, says Trace MacKay, Chair of the governance committee. 

Ideally, prospective directors would have some experience with charitable/non-profit boards, a legal or financial background, and an interest in fundraising. 

Director candidates would be making a 3-year commitment if elected to the Board. Interested individuals can contact Dr. Brian Taylor at [email protected] to express interest or gain more information about joining the Golden Dawn leadership team.