Meet The Staff Team

Selena Lynne Eastman

General Manager/Director of Wellness

Selena comes to the Gardens of Haliburton with 15 years of nursing experience and 20 years in the health care field. She brings both management experience and strong nursing skills, and most recently served the Haliburton Highlands community as a palliative nurse. Her goal is the provision of quality care based upon the individual needs of the resident. Selena is working to create and maintain a caring and compassionate wellness team to serve residents in the Gardens community. In her personal life, Selena is a loving mother who takes great pride in her family. In her professional life, Selena is committed to providing the best possible care to her extended family, the residents of the Gardens of Haliburton.

Patti Lou Robinson

Director of Community Relations

Patti Lou Robinson (nee Vasey) has deep roots in Haliburton County. Both her paternal and maternal grandfathers helped to build the roads from Lindsay to Dorset in the early 1940’s. Her father, Gary Vasey, developed several lakes in the Haliburton area back in the 1960’s and sold cottages to residents that now call The Gardens home. The term ‘full circle’ comes to mind when mentioning Patti Lou’s role as Director of Community Relations.
She has called Lake Kashagawigamog home for the past 20 years, raising three children and deepening her own roots in the Highlands. Patti Lou has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters and sat on the Board of Directors for Community Living. From Community Food Advisor to helping manage the Healthy Snack Program in our county public schools, she has chosen roles that allowed her to touch other peoples lives in a positive way. Patti Lou said she is excited to be helping Seniors transition to the Gardens and is already enriching her own life through the relationships she is developing with our residents.

Alisha Lafleur

Assistant General Manager/Activities Director

Alisha has a diploma in Recreation & Leisure Services from Humber College and has extensive experience working in our local community in municipal recreation, community support programs and long-term care.
Alisha has a passion for supporting community based and senior’s recreation programs and is looking forward to offering engaging activities and community experiences to the residents of the Gardens.

Heather Inness

Office Manager

Heather is a life-long cottager at Kennisis Lake, settling permanently on Eagle Lake in 2009. After travelling and experiencing different fields of interest in her past, the recent passing of her father brought her focus to the retirement and care field. She understands the dedication of the profession, in regard to residents, their families, and their collective needs. Heather is very happy and honoured to be a part of the Gardens team!


Leeann Howard

Food Services Supervisor

Leeann comes to the gardens with 20 years of food service experience and 15 years management experience. She loves cooking and creating new dishes! She is passionate about creating flavourful menus and looks forward to ensuring the residents have the best dining experience here at the Gardens of Haliburton. In her personal life she practices photography and loves spending time with her family

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