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November Breakfast - Dawn Harsch

  • Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre Hotel 11834 Kingsway Northwest Edmonton, AB, T5G Canada (map)

Dawn Harsch, RN, BScN, MBA is the founder, President and CEO of ExquisiCare Senior Living and also her newest company, “Care at Home by ExquisiCare”. ExquisiCare Senior Living is an alternative to institutional care, focused on providing the highest quality of professional and personalized care in a residential environment.  While Care at Home, brings that same focus of loving senior care and companionship to the seniors own home.  

In her role Dawn is responsible for setting the strategic direction of both companies.  Like many small business owners, she also oversees all the day to day operations.  Dawn earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing in 1996 and followed that with a Master’s in Business Administration in 2002, both from the University of Alberta.  

Dawn has worked in many areas of health care including home care, long term care, assisted living, mental health and acute care.  In her most notable role prior to leaving the public system, Dawn was the Director of the Northern Alberta Renal Program where she oversaw more than 700 staff and had responsibility for a budget of $50 Million. 

Dawn and her husband Cory are parents to three beautiful children.  Dawn was honoured by Avenue Magazine as one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2011. In 2013 she was named by Business In Edmonton magazine as one of Edmonton's Top 20 Future Visionary Business Leaders. She was featured on Global TV as a Woman of Vision in October 2014.  This past year, ExquisiCare was awarded a Mayors award for design of her Senior Living Homes.   Dawn is a Director on the Board of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.  She is a member of the Alberta Council of Aging, the Alberta Gerontology Association, the Alberta Gerontology Nurses Association, The Canadian Gerontology Nurses Association, and is a Registered Nurse with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta.