The strong sense of community at Swan Evergreen Village is grounded in the remarkable relationships between our residents and our team. We have a hand-picked team of highly trained, enthusiastic professionals. Our team members share a passion for caring we call the “Origin DNA”. Swan Evergreen Village’s team truly enjoy their work and are committed to making a difference in the lives of seniors each and every day.


General Manager


Lisa Wood brings to Origin over 35 years of management expertise.  Referred to as an “agent of positive change’ by those who work along side her, Lisa leads with an inspiring spirit and a propensity for creating uplifting and engaging environments for seniors and those who serve them.  With a career focused on bringing out the best in others, both staff and residents have described Lisa as someone who is genuinely interested in making a difference while having some fun along the way. 


Assistant General Manager

Cathy Russell is pleased to represent Swan Evergreen Village by Origin as Assistant Manager.  Her aptitude for customer service and understanding of all aspects of community living have been integral in Cathy honing her career to make a difference within the community.  You may see her delivering laundry, working an event, or discussing resident satisfaction.  Cathy has experience in the industry that ranges from administrative leadership, support services guidance to business office management.  She demonstrates a strong work ethic that promotes team work and resident engagement.  She is proud to be a part of the Swan Evergreen Village team bringing her personality and industry experience which benefits the vast numbers that have come to know her.  In Cathy’s words “I’m here to lend a hand and get great pleasure from being of service.  Serving within this Origin Community is a privilege I embrace.”


Director of Care

Ben Giang - Director of Care

Ben Giang started his career with Origin as an RN Educator at Origin’s Whitehorn Village in NE Calgary. Over the course of his career Ben, an experienced Registered Nurse, has served in the role of Case Manager for the Integrated Supportive Facility Living Team with Alberta Health Services where he coordinated services and care for residents in assisted living communities throughout the Calgary region. He has worked as a lab instructor with Mount Royal University where he was able to share his passion and expertise mentoring new health care professionals. In addition Ben also provided nursing services to those living with chronic disease.

Ben’s compassionate personality drives him to ensure that residents receive safe, quality resident focused care. As director of Care at Swan Evergreen Village, Ben provides support for seniors and their families transitioning into supportive living and assisting them with all the activities of daily living, Ben’s past experience leading multidisciplinary teams and supporting seniors and their families ensures Swan Evergreen residents are provided with the highest quality care and services.  Ben has an exemplary record of performing to legislative standards and he has been pivotal in leading Origin in the development and implementation of our best practices policies and procedures.  You can feel his passion for caring in everything he does for his residents and his team.


Origin is the management company entrusted by the owners of Swan Evergreen Village since opening to oversee day-to-day operations. Origin’s operational philosophies and staff training systems are the result of over 25 years of experience in the senior’s housing industry. We take a wholistic approach where each resident is nurtured both body and soul. We listen and work closely with each resident and their family to help craft solutions that are centered on individual needs and desires.

Origin Active Lifestyle Communities is a Canadian company committed to ensuring our employees are thoroughly trained and well prepared for the important responsibility of servicing the often complex needs of our residents.

Caring is our passion and it shows in what we do every day.

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