Who We Are
Lisa M. Brush
Founder & CEO
With over 25 years of experience in the senior housing industry, Lisa Brush created Blue Lotus Senior Living, a US based company in 2020. Over her career, she has been directly involved with ground-up development and has managed many large portfolios in both the private and public sectors.
Moreover, Lisa is a passionate businesswoman who defines success with a strong track record of unparalleled leadership. Ms. Brush has built her industry expertise by succeeding in the following positions: Chief Executive Officer for The Steeves and Rozema Group of Companies (S&R), Vice President of Operations for Sunrise Senior Living Inc, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of Sunrise REIT and SVP of Senior Housing Operations and Development for Ventas Inc (NYSE: VTR).
There are two things in this world Lisa cannot live without, her kids and her dog….maybe three the Ocean… She has two kids, Jocelynne who is 26 and Daniel who is 21. Lisa is also a mother to Themla and Louise Brush, two chihuahuas who are our Chief Canine Officers.
Lisa is an avid scuba diver and PADI Instructor, that loves the ocean for its peace and tranquility….keeping us in this Moment!
Nick Hogan, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Nick is responsible for corporate finance, including accounting, budgeting, and audit. In addition to finance, Nick oversees the IT function and risk mitigation strategies. Nick is a passionate leader focused on serving the needs of the customer, his team members and company partners.
Nick joins Blue Lotus Senior Living having experience in a diverse set of industries with a focus on driving a great customer experience. Prior to joining the company, he held controllership positions at Modern Niagara and Thales where he was responsible for the finance function. Before becoming a professional accountant Nick spent a decade as an entrepreneur focused on driving quality products and a great customer experience.
Nick graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Specializing in Accounting. In his free time he enjoys cycling, skiing, and spending time with his wife, two young boys and their dog.
Vice President of Canadian Operations
Mario has over 30 years’ experience in upper management with a strong background in business, finance and hospitality.
He has successfully held leadership positions in various industries from private golf clubs as a general manager through to senior living community operations.
Mario managed a property in Alberta to a steady 100% occupancy with strong NOI; he was promoted to a regional position overseeing, 5 very large properties in two provinces. Today he is responsible for overseeing the Blue Lotus Marketing and Operations and consistency of execution in the properties.
Jocelynne Brush, CAPM
Marketing and Public Relations Manager
Jocelynne is a graduate from The University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto, with a Honours Bachelor’s degree and a diploma majoring in media and public relations.
She has been with Symphony since 2014 assisting in everything from administrative work during her summers off to balancing social media monitoring full-time. Currently she is using her media savviness to fully promote Blue Lotus Senior Living on all platforms of social media.
Jocelynne has also previously worked as a makeup artist to a high-end salon in Yorkville, Toronto and enjoys the world of makeup as a hobby as well. She has since moved to Ottawa to work for Blue Lotus full time! She has always been a big city girl who loves to travel and never seems to just stay put in one spot.