Our incredible management team features four standout industry leaders who all share one common ideal: to provide customized, compassionate, exciting, and high-level care to all of Richview Manor’s residents.

Joseph Gulizia

President & CEO, UniversalCare Home Health

Joseph Gulizia

Joseph Gulizia has been involved in operating Long Term Care, Retirement Homes and Continuing Complex Care facilities since 1997. He has held various positions such as Administrator, Regional Director and Director of Operations, Managed Homes for a large publicly traded company.

As the Director of Operations, Managed Homes, he managed up to ten (10) homes with an annual operating budget of $80 million dollars. He is known for providing exceptional support and leadership to his partners and the communities he does business in.

Joseph has developed strong relationships with many health care organizations and since 2003 he has raised over $1.2 million dollars NET for their benefit.

His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at York University and a Certificate in Long-Term Care Administration from Ryerson University.

As President and CEO, Joseph focuses on bringing value to his partners/stakeholders and is able to ensure that their goals are achieved by leveraging UniversalCare’s Pillars of Success.

Magdalena Di Maria

General Manager


Bright, compassionate and personable, Magdalena brings many years of senior living experience to Richview Manor.

Magda has been working in the senior living industry for the last 9 years. She has been instrumental in the opening of Richview Manor and has held the Marketing Manager position since its inception. Magda’s skill set and knowledge have given her insight into how to build teams, exceed customer’s needs and maintain Richview Manor’s positive image and well regarded reputation in the community. She is respected by her peers and is well organized.

As the General Manager for Richview Manor, Magda oversees Richview Manor’s business operations including sales, marketing, customer service, business/brand development and human resources.

Magda has dedicated a considerable amount of time and energy in raising funds for many non-for profit health care organizations that share her passion in improving the standard of care seniors receive.

Nesa Bajraktari

Clinical Director


Nesa has been an Registered Practical Nurse for ten years, with professional experience in both long term care and retirement facilities, and has been with the UniversalCare Inc. family since 2013.

Before coming to Richview Manor, she worked as General Manager at one of the UniversalCare managed homes, where she was responsible for day to day operation and residents care. As well, she taught the Personal Support Workers certificate program at Humber College for 2 years.

As Clinical Director, she oversees all aspects of the Nursing Department, managing the team to provide exceptional care and services that our residents deserve. Apart from the immediate Richview staff, Nesa also works closely with families, CCAC, the pharmacy and physicians to ensure that residents are being taken care of and assessed continually, while still dealing with any acute medical needs.

You will find Nesa to be compassionate, approachable and a dedicated professional who is determined to ensure that our residents are properly cared for.


Anna Walpole

Marketing & Life Enrichment Coordinator

Anna_BioWith a fresh and spirited approach to life enrichment, Anna emphasizes programs that keep residents physically, cognitively and emotionally fulfilled and that confer a sense of community and belonging among the residents. Above all else, Anna believes that the activities offered should, not only be entertaining, but also be therapeutic and healing for residents who have cognitive, physical or emotional impairments. To exemplify this, Anna has structured several programs, which are geared towards retaining or bolstering cognitions and physical fitness. Apart from her in-house responsibilities, Anna also works closely with the community to direct events as well as to establish programs that will positively affect residents.

Anna’s qualifications stem from the variety and the complexity of her past experience and education. Anna is a Registered Social Service Worker, with educational experience in Volunteer Management, and has been working with seniors for more than fifteen years. Anna’s past experiences include working with seniors in the community, where she connected seniors to cultural, social and medical resources, as well as in in long-term care and in retirement living environments, including the management of an Alzheimer’s and Dementia Unit for four years. It is because of this wealth of experience that Anna feels that she can see residents holistically and understand their individual personalities and idiosyncrasies.


Carmelina Cicuto

Marketing Manager


Carmelina comes to us with over 15 years experience in both the public and private sector seniors industry. She began her career at Villa Colombo Community Services where she helped launched and manage a 24-hour emergency response line for Italian-Canadian seniors called “Telefono Amico”. Through her passion to help seniors, she embraced her skills in helping market lifestyle choices for mature adults over the years for leading Long Term Care and Retirement Home companies, where she worked as a Director of Social Services and as a Corporate Regional Community Relations Manager for the Region of Ontario. During her tenure she was recognized with awards in Leadership and General Excellence for her contributions.

Carmelina has flourished in the seniors industry during her career, however she takes pride in her position as a Sales & Marketing Instructor at Centennial College where she teaches adult students on a part-time bases, as well as her role as a volunteer in the community. She is an active member of S.O.S (Summit On Seniors) Committee for the City of Vaughan, where her passion allows her to be a voice for seniors issues in the community.

She enjoys helping people and makes an effort to ease transition for any senior looking to make the move to a better lifestyle choice.