Touching Lives Campaign Team

Louise Pitre

Honourary Co-Chair

Canada’s first lady of musical theatre

“Knowing that my mother had a good home at Foyer Richelieu was very important to me, especially since I was often far away for my career commitments. My brother, sister and I are grateful that our mother was comfortable, kept busy and had friendships within a warm francophone setting. This campaign is a worthy cause, as the expansion of Foyer Richelieu is very good news for other families who need excellent long-term care for their loved ones.”

Doug Rapelje

Honourary Co-Chair

Past Director of Senior Services, Niagara Region and Chair, Maison Richelieu

“I have spent my adult life as an advocate and change agent to meet the needs of our growing older population. It is a privilege to support Foyer Richelieu’s Touching Lives fund raising campaign. The redevelopment of Foyer Richelieu will increase the bed capacity, meet today standards and reduce waiting times to get the needed care they deserve. Foyer Richelieu has provided compassionate care to residents and families since 1989. I urge our community to join the Touching Lives Campaign by financially supporting this needed expansion.”

Milan Plentai


Senior Investment Advisor, National Bank – Plentai Lewis Wealth Management Group

“I am a strong believer that it is essential to give back to the community in which we work, live and raise our families. It has been my privilege to serve on the boards of the Foyer Richelieu Welland and Fonds Foyer Richelieu, and I am honored to be Chair of the Touching Lives Campaign. Please join me as a donor to help build a new state-of-the-art long-term care home that will help generations of seniors.”

Staff Campaign Team

Sean Keays Chief Administrative Officer

Gérald Lachapelle Director of Finance

Daniel Keays Director of Development

Lyn Russo Campaign Advisor