OCTOBER 26-27, 2020

Speakers H-L

Todd Hanson

Todd Hanson

Principal, JSA l Architects Interiors Planners

Oral Session 17 – HOME- & COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES
Age Friendly, Accessible Cities and Towns: Improving Our Lives While Increasing Senior Living Development Opportunities
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Presentation 2: 3:35 pm – 3:55 pm
As principal at JSA Inc, Todd focused his career on tailoring environments to the emotional and physical needs of disparate users. “It wasn’t until I became disabled that I could truly appreciate all that I didn’t comprehend in regards to barriers and accessibility.” With the onset of a neuromuscular disease, he discovered the realities of mobility impairments. Today, using an iPad to speak, Todd has become a passionate presenter on creating a more inclusive society.

Anne-Marie Hill

Associate Professor, Research, Curtin University, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science

Oral Session 17: HOME- & COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES
A Peer-Led Model in A Novel Falls Prevention Education Program for Community-Dwelling Seniors: Perth Australia Together with Detroit Michigan, USA
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
3:15 – 4:15 pm
Presentation 3: 3:55 pm – 4:15 pm
Associate Professor Anne-Marie Hill (PhD, MSc, Graduate Diploma University Teaching, Post Grad Dip PT, B App PT,) is a full time research academic in the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science at Curtin University. She is an APA titled Gerontological physiotherapist (Australian Physiotherapy Association) and previous NHMRC early career fellow. She has already obtained over $6.9+M in research funding and has published widely in the field of falls prevention and physical activity for older people.
Loretta Hillier

Loretta Hillier

Program Manager, Osteoporosis Strategy in Long-Term Care and Research, Geriatric Education and Research In Aging Sciences (GERAS) Centre

POSTER PRESENTATION Poster #7 – Fracture Prevention: A New Tool for Fracture Risk Assessment and Management in Long-Term Care
Thursday, September 19, 2019
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Loretta Hillier, MA, has been involved in health services research and evaluation, and in particular health services for older adults for over 20 years. She is a Credentialed Evaluator with the Canadian Evaluation Society. In addition to her independent practice, she provides research and evaluation support to a number of initiatives of Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Sciences (GERAS) Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences Centre, and the Regional Geriatric Program central (RGPc), Hamilton. Loretta has evaluated a number of health services-related initiatives for older adults at local, provincial and national levels and across sectors. Loretta is currently the Program Manager for the Osteoporosis Strategy in Long-Term Care, facilitating research, evaluation, and knowledge translation of the Strategy’s various activities.
Shionne Hitchman

Shionne Hitchman

Research Assistant, Sinai Health System

Oral Session 11 – EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
Managing in the Face of Disasters: What Can We Do to Support Vulnerable Older Adults Before, During and After Disaster Strikes
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 2: 2:20 pm – 2:40 pm
Shionne is currently a research assistant for the Healthy Ageing and Geriatrics Program at Sinai Health System, in Toronto Canada. She received her Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences at Queen’s University. Her research is primarily focused on measuring levels of preparedness among older adults and the evaluation of programs that facilitate disaster preparedness among caregivers and health professionals.
Joanne Ho

Joanne Ho

Physician, McMaster University/GeriMedRisk/Schlegel Research Institute for Aging

Oral Session 7 – OPTIMIZING THE HEALTH WORKFORCE
Forging Collaboration and Improving Access To Geriatrics with eConsult: A Workshop for Clinicians Who Are “All Alone.”
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 2: 2:20 pm – 2:40 pm
Dr. Joanne Ho is an internist, geriatrician and clinical pharmacologist who researches adverse drug events in the older individual using observational research and systematic review methodologies. She attended the University of British Columbia for her medical undergraduate degree and then completed residencies in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and clinical pharmacology at the University of Toronto. Her Masters of Science was completed at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation during which time she participated in the Department of Medicine Eliot Phillipson Clinician Scientist Training Program at the University of Toronto. Dr. Ho recently completed a research fellowship with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute through the University Of Toronto Division Of Geriatric Medicine and she is also an examiner with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology. Dr. Ho is an adjunct scientist with ICES, and a Schlegel Clinical Research Scientist. Dr. Ho is an active medical staff member of Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener, ON where she provides inpatient geriatric medicine, internal medicine and clinical pharmacology consultation services. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine at McMaster University. Dr. Ho is the founder of GeriMedRisk, a geriatric pharmacology consultation and education service for clinicians in the Waterloo-Wellington Region.
Matthias Hoben

Matthias Hoben

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta

Oral Session 3 – The TREC (Translations Research in Elder Care) Program
Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC) – How longitudinal data can improve the long-term care system
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation 1: 11:00 am- 11:20 am

Workshop 15 – Seniors – Adding Life to Years (SALTY): Pan Canadian Research Informing Quality of Life for Older Adults Living in Residential Long Term Care
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
3:15 pm- 4:15 pm

Dr. Matthias Hoben has been trained as a Registered Nurse in Germany and holds a MSc and PhD in Health and Nursing. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. His major research focus is quality improvement and knowledge translation in long-term care (LTC). Specifically, his research has encompassed topics like oral health assessment and practice in LTC, and quality of end of life care.
Chris Hodgson

Chris Hodgson

Founder, The Pivt

Innovators’ Den
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Chris Hodgson is a CABHI Board member with 25+ years of experience building and growing companies in the Internet, retail and technology industries. He has been a founding member of two successful start-up ventures. Chris recently built a new Enterprise Partnership and Analytics team at RBC Ventures, a corporate incubator within Canada’s largest bank. Previously, Chris led the Canadian Retail, Telco and Tech business at Google – advising C-Level executives at Canada’s major brands on digital strategy, managing through the complexity of technical innovation and shifts in consumers behaviour. Chris is also the co-founder of KidStart – a VC-backed, UK based, consumer loyalty program – and held various roles at Computacenter, a FTSE 250 IT company based in the UK. Chris also spent four years at Accenture (UK) advising European communication and high tech clients on their business strategy.
Jiří Horecký

Jiří Horecký

President, European Ageing Network

2019 Global Ageing Network Workforce Summit
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Jiří Horecký’s biography coming soon.
Terence Huang

Terence Huang

Director of Director of Future Lab One, Quanta Research Institute

Workshop 10 – Global Innovative Solutions for Canadian Long Term CareDementia, A Complex Problem Requiring Comprehensive Solutions
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Terence Huang is the Director of Future Lab One at Quanta Research Institute and he also heads the User Experience group for the healthcare solution BU at Quanta Computer, the world’s largest computer ODM company. The particular Quanta team is dedicated to creating patient-centric solutions (such as smart devices and platforms for smart hospital, telemedicine, and remote home care) with advanced technologies and user-friendly designs to enable transformative, intelligent, more efficient, and cost-effective care delivery at the hospitals and to the homes. Through collaboration with care providers and global partners such as Baycrest / CABHI in Toronto, Terence and his colleagues strive to bring about world-leading innovations for a better future of healthcare for both geriatric and general populations.
Bella Iomdina

Bella Iomdina

Regional Manager Clinical Services, Revera LTC Inc.

POSTER PRESENTATION
Poster #4 – Wellness in Long Term Care: using Resident Assessment Instrument to Support and Evaluate Reduction of Use of Antipsychotic Medications
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Bella is a Registered Nurse who graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Master of Nursing degree. Bella has 17 years of experience in nursing, including teaching, administration, education, and research. Bella is a Regional Manager of Clinical Services in Revera Manitoba Long Term Care, with the focus on utilization of the Resident Assessment Instrument to support wellness and healthy aging.
Melanie James

Melanie James

Recreation Consultant, Schlegel Villages

Workshop 11 – The Futures So Bright – The Intersection of Technology and Aging
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
3:15 – 4:15 pm
Recreation Consultant at Schlegel Villages, she supports the Directors of Recreation and the village recreation teams along with some of the contract team members (i.e.; Horticulture Therapist, Music Therapist, Volunteer Co-ordinators, Social Service Co-ordinators and Chaplains). To help support the recreation team, she facilitates key education and training, leads the development and updating of organizational policies and procedures, introduces and supports new recreation and leisure opportunities.
Andrew Jamieson

Andrew Jamieson

Head of Talent and Capability, Benetas, Australia

Oral Session 1 – ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE CHANGE
From Training to Learning at Benetas – Our Journey
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:00 pm – 12:00 pm
Presentation 1: 11:00 am – 11:20 am

Andrew Jamieson is a learning and organisational development professional with over 20 years’ experience in a diverse range of industries. In 2014 Andrew joined Benetas to establish an organisation wide, contemporary learning and development function. His role now includes organisational development initiatives such as diversity and inclusion, succession planning, recognition and reward, employee engagement, clinical capability, and the Pastoral Care function. Andrew’s interests and expertise include learning technology, learning on demand, coaching, and change leadership.
Thomas Jelley

Thomas Jelley

Vice President, Sodexo Institute for Quality of Life

Workshop 13 – Best Practices Using the Five Senses
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Leads Sodexo’s think-tank on quality of life. Frequent speaker with businesses and academics in the UK, US, Brazil, Chile, Canada, Belgium, France, India and Singapore.

Related research:

  • Intergenerational learning in the workplace
  • Loneliness in healthcare and elderly care o dementia and quality of life
  • Working in proximity to those close to the end of life; euthanasia and physician-assisted dying
  • Key lessons from the OECD Better Life Index
Stephen Johnston

Stephen Johnston

Co-founder, Aging2.0

Workshop 10 – Global Innovative Solutions for Canadian Long Term CareDementia, A Complex Problem Requiring Comprehensive Solutions
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stephen Johnston is Co-founder of Aging2.0, a US-based global network for innovation in ageing, with 30,000 members across 91 volunteer-run local chapters in 24 countries. He is Founder of Fordcastle, a UK-based, globally-focused innovation consultancy that operates at the intersection of innovation and impact. He is the co-author of Growth Champions (Wiley, 2012) and serves on a number of non-profit boards. Stephen studied Economics at Cambridge University and has an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.
Pamela Kaufmann

Pamela Kaufmann

Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP

Oral Session 11 – EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
Anticipating and Managing Violence in Senior Care
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 3: 2:40 pm – 3:00 pm
Pam Kaufmann is a partner at the San Francisco law firm of Hanson, Bridgett LLP. For 30 years, she has devoted her practice to advising senior care and health care providers on issues ranging from tax-exempt law and corporate structuring to discrimination, end-of-life issues, dementia, legal capacity, mental health issues, and guns in senior care. Pam is a member and past Chair of the LeadingAge Legal Committee and a past director of LeadingAge California.
Dr. Janice Keefe

Dr. Janice Keefe

Professor, Mount Saint Vincent University

Workshop 15 – Seniors – Adding Life to Years (SALTY): Pan Canadian Research Informing Quality of Life for Older Adults Living in Residential Long Term Care
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Janice Keefe, PhD is Professor/Chair of Family Studies and Gerontology and Director of the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging at Mount Saint Vincent University and an adjunct Professor in Medicine, Dalhousie. She is Scientific Director of Seniors: Adding Life to Years (SALTY) a national team to improve the quality of life for residents in long term care in Canada (2016-20) and Lead Investigator on How approaches to care shape the pathways of older adult home care clients (2018-22) – both funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR). She recently chaired the Ministerial Expert Panel on Long Term Care for Nova Scotia. Dr. Keefe teaches in the MA and BA Programs in Family Studies and Gerontology and provides mentorship and supervision to many graduate students and post–doctoral fellows.
Heather Keller

Heather Keller

Schlegel Research Chair, Nutrition & Aging, Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging

POSTER PRESENTATION
Poster #3 – Enhancing Food in Long Term Care: Phase 1 Identifying Enrichment Opportunities
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Heather Keller RD PhD is the Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging at the University of Waterloo. Research programs cross the continuum of care and are focused on improving the nutritional status and food intake of older adults. Research in residential and long term care is focused on improving the nutritional and sensory quality of food, as well as enhancing the mealtime experience for residents, family members and staff.

Juliet Kerlin

Director of Research and Partnership, It's Never 2 Late

Workshop 11 – The Futures So Bright – The Intersection of Technology and Aging
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Juliet Kerlin has developed and managed programs that address the needs of elders since 2001. As the Director of Program and Research Partnerships at It’s Never 2 Late, she provides senior living organizations access to engagement technology projects, which deliver improvements to their residents’ quality of care and quality of life. Juliet also partners with research institutions to validate the benefits of engagement technology for older adults undergoing cognitive and physical decline. An accomplished regional, national and international speaker, she encourages senior living professionals to embrace the belief that wellbeing encompasses all the dimensions of personhood—mind, body and spirit—and that having fun is important for better health at every stage of life. Juliet holds a master’s degree in Gerontology and has served on the organizing committee of the LeadingAge Hackfest, advisory board of the Dementia Action Alliance and the Board of Directors of A Little Help.
Jaimie Killingbeck

Jaimie Killingbeck

Director of Quality and Innovation, Schlegel Villages

Workshop 12 – Developing a Practical Framework for Measuring Culture Change in Ontario Long-term Care Homes – A Pilot Project
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Jaimie Killingbeck began her journey with Schlegel Villages in 2003 as a Kinesiologist at the Village of Riverside Glen, and became the Program for Active Living Coordinator for the organization in 2011. In her role as Director of Quality & Innovation, she supports the villages with quality improvement and quality assurance initiatives. Jaimie is passionate about enhancing the experience of residents and teams and sharing her knowledge through clinical and educational support.
Dr. Emi Kiyota

Dr. Emi Kiyota

Founder and President, IBASHO

Workshop 4 – Are Secure Neighbourhoods in Long Term Care Helping or Harming?
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Panel – That’s Debatable – Challenges for Aged Care Providers of the Future
Thursday, September 19, 2019
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Emi Kiyota, Ph.D.
Dr. Emi Kiyota is the founder of Ibasho, socially-integrated, sustainable communities that value their elders. She is an environmental gerontologist and a consultant who implements person-centered care in long-term care facilities and hospitals globally. Her current interest is to create socially-integrated and resilient cities where elders are able to live in their communities and be engaged. She has published journal articles and book chapters and serves on the board of directors of Global Aging Network. She has been awarded fellowships to investigate this topic including the Loeb Fellowship at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, Rockefeller Bellagio Residency Fellowship, and Atlantic Fellowship for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute at UCSF.
Jill Knowlton

Jill Knowlton

Chief Operating Officer, Primacare Living Solutions Inc.

Workshop 1 – The Albert Project™: Can Virtual Reality Simulation Reduce Depression and Agitation in Long Term Care Residents with Moderate to Severe Dementia?
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Panel – Aged Care for the Future: Optimizing Models of Care
Thursday, September 19, 2019
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Jill Knowlton’s impeccable reputation as an experienced visionary leader and highly effective executor in Ontario’s LTC sector is built on 35 years of dedication and commitment to high quality compassionate care and service. As Chief Operating Officer for primacare™, Jill is responsible for daily operations and transformational change across the organization. A member of the OLTCA Board of Directors, Jill is frequently called upon to engage in collaborative projects with government, university and health-sector partners.
Anthony Laflen

Anthony Laflen

Director of Data Analytics, Consonus Healthcare / Marquis Companies

Oral Session 21 – ORGANIZATIONAL AND SYSTEM QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
Disrupting the Status Quo While Creating a Culture of Innovation. Transform Your Organization Data into Quality Outcomes and Operational Success
Thursday, September 19, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 3: 2:40 pm – 3:00 pm
As the Director of Data Analytics, Anthony applies his statistical background skills to helping facilities capture market share and demonstrate an ability to meet pay-for-performance measures. He has a knack for analyzing and transforming it into something accessible and indispensable, a vital tool for making timely corporate decisions and improving quality and service. An accomplished presenter, his topics include reducing readmissions, measuring market share, increasing census and revenues, visualizing complex data and understanding values-based marketing.
Susan LaGrange

Susan LaGrange

Director of Education, Pathway Health Services

Oral Session 4 – DATA TO DRIVE QUALITY
A Leader’s Guide: How to Successfully Incorporate the INTERACT™ 4.0 Quality Improvement Program to Reduce Unnecessary Hospitalizations
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation 1: 11:00 am – 11:20 am
Ms. LaGrange’s 25+ years of experience includes a diverse range of positions such as Director of Nursing, Administrator, and Consultant. Her successful career includes extensive leadership roles in which her knowledge and expertise have assisted organizations in regulatory, clinical and operational turn-a-rounds. She is a national speaker on health care and is a clinical thought leader. Ms. LaGrange is also a Certified INTERACT Champion Master Trainer.
Vicki Lau

Vicki Lau

Elder Life Specialist, Sinai Health System

Oral Session 1 – ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE CHANGE
Building on a BASE™ of Success: An Exploration of the Five Factors Influencing the Success of an eConsult Service in Long-Term Care
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation 3: 11:40 am – 12:00 pm
Vicki is the Elder Life Specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital where she is responsible for the MAUVE (Maximizing Aging Using Volunteer Engagement) program. Vicki is a Recreation Therapist and has worked with older adults in various settings including long-term care, geriatric psychiatry, palliative care, and in the community. She has previously presented about the MAUVE program at the annual NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) Conference and the annual TRO (Therapeutic Recreation Ontario) Conference.
Dan Levitt

Dan Levitt

Executive Director, Adjunct Professor, Tabor Village, UBC, SFU

Workshop 14 – Disrupt Aging: Five Innovative Lessons Learned from the Global Aging Network
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Dan Levitt is a world-renowned advocate and educator for advancing senior care and wellness in old age. He is a gerontologist; TEDx Speaker; Executive Director, Tabor Village; Adjunct Professor at UBC and SFU; and a board member of the Global Aging Network As n acclaimed professional speaker, he has delivered inspiring keynote speeches impacting thousands of people on four continents inspiring the transformation of the way seniors experience the aging journey.
Jessica Luh Kin

Jessica Luh Kin

Director of the Resident Experience, Schlegel Villages

Workshop 11 – The Futures So Bright – The Intersection of Technology and Aging
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Jessica is a key component of Schlegel Villages’ ongoing efforts to change the culture of aging.  She is the lead designer of the organization’s education events and conferences and co-chairs the organization’s Culture Change Support Advisory Committee. She also is the lead for LIVING In My Today, a Schlegel Villages signature program developed in collaboration with people living with dementia, family members, team members, leaders, and with community partners (e.g., MAREP and Schlegel-UW RIA) and Connect the Dots, a unique customer experience training program developed to provide team members with the service skills and knowledge required to create an exceptional and meaningful experience. Currently she sits on the ORCA Dementia Task Force and is a Pioneer Network Executive Board Member.
Heather Luth

Heather Luth

Director of the Resident Experience, Schlegel Villages

Workshop 4 – Are Secure Neighbourhoods in Long Term Care Helping or Harming?
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
As the Dementia Program Coordinator for Schlegel Villages, Heather focuses on working collaboratively to explore and develop practices to honour and support the well-being of persons living with dementia. Years of leadership in Recreation and Volunteer management have influenced her commitment to a relational approach that values each person’s story and strengths. Heather enjoys facilitating learning opportunities that empower care partners with relational skills designed to foster moments of meaningful connection and purpose.
Jan Luursema

Jan Luursema

Management Consultant, MaPaLaNa

Oral Session 18 – COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Future-Oriented Building Design for Citizens With Dementia, Based on Inclusion in the Built Environment
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Presentation 2: 3:35 pm – 3:55 pm
Managing professionals and managing organizations in healthcare and public housing are my specializations. My themes are: the future, strategy and cooperation and the associated development of people. In short ‘Entrepreneurship with people’. I have ideas about that, which I set out in plans and strategies. “Inspire, motivate and challenge people to get more out of themselves. I’m good at that. And in the meantime I know a lot about healthcare real estate!