OCTOBER 26-27, 2020

Speakers M-O

Tanya Mac Donald

Senior Improvement Lead, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

Oral Session 21 – ORGANIZATIONAL AND SYSTEM QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
Accelerating the Spread and Scale of Innovations in Health in Diverse Contexts: Appropriate use of Antipsyschotics in Long-Term Care
Thursday, September 19, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 1: 2:00 pm – 2:20 pm
Tanya Mac Donald is a physiotherapist by training with a Master’s in Epidemiology and Community Medicine. She has extensive clinical experience in large teaching facilities and has been working in quality improvement in healthcare for the past 7 years.
Mohammad Mahoor

Mohammad Mahoor

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Denver

Workshop 18 – Social Connectivity: Enhancing Wellness Through Technology
Thursday, September 19, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dr. Mohammad Mahoor graduated with a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Miami, with undergraduate and master’s degrees from Iran. Dr. Mahoor is co-founder and president of DreamFace Tech, LLC, an organization that is committed to fully develop the “Ryan CompanionBot”, helping people with dementia. Dr. Mahoor has had his work published in numerous scholarly publications and has been interviewed by multimedia organizations such as Forbes online.

Tabassum Majid

Tabassum Majid

Executive Director, InteGrace Institute

Oral Session 6 – GLOBAL INSIGHTS
Effects of Personally Meaningful Music on Mood and Behavior in Individuals with Dementia
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation 2: 11:20 am – 11:40 am
Dr. Tabassum Majid has had both a personal and professional passion in caregiver-care recipient dyads in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias since she was a caregiver for her grandparents. A native Marylander, Dr. Majid received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County concentrating in an interdisciplinary approach to Neurodegenerative Disorders of the Aged. She then gained expertise in the pathology, imaging, and biology of dementia from both pre-clinical and clinical perspectives in Houston, TX, where she earned her PhD from Baylor College of Medicine in Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine. She then returned to Maryland to complete a fellowship at the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy researching care management decisions with caregivers and individuals with dementia.

Since her return to Maryland, Dr. Majid has taught, mentored, and supervised many undergraduate and graduate students in her capacity as an Adjunct Faculty member with the Interdisciplinary Studies department at UMBC and in her roles at the lntegrace Institute, where she is currently the Executive Director. Her research philosophy and body of work is currently helping to provide an evidence base to evaluate both health services and social programs tailored to the needs of both caregivers and their care recipients at the lntegrace Communities. The lntegrace Institute is a nationally recognized not-for-profit organization focused on participatory research, evidence-education, and meaningful partnerships for all those impacted by neurocognitive disorders. Dr. Majid is a member of the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Disparities Engagement Network convened by USAgainstAlzheimer’s and an appointed member of the Maryland Governor’s Council on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, which contributes to the development and implementation of the Maryland State Plan. Dr. Majid has several published scientific articles on her work and a book chapter on her personal story and continues to elevate the work of the Institute to be patient-centered and based in real-world outcomes for caregivers and professionals alike.

Jennifer Major

Senior Improvement Lead, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

Oral Session 21ORGANIZATIONAL AND SYSTEM QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
Accelerating the Spread and Scale of Innovations in Health in Diverse Contexts: Appropriate use of Antipsyschotics in Long-Term Care
Thursday, September 19, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 1: 2:00 pm – 2:20 pm

Jennifer Major is a Senior Improvement Lead with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. She has extensive experience in spread, scaling, and sustaining innovations in many provinces across Canada.

Gem Maravilla

Gem Maravilla

Quality Coordinator, Kensington Health

POSTER PRESENTATION
Poster #6 – Building a Culture of Quality – Quality Day at Kensington Health
Thursday, September 19, 2019
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm
Gem is a member of the Quality Team at Kensington Health. She has previous experience in customer service, office administration and standardized clinical documentation in health care. She has supported multiple healthcare organizations in implementing standard workflows through quality control of evidence-based checklists. Gem is currently the project lead for organizing Kensington Health’s annual Quality Day.
Maëlle Marchand

Maëlle Marchand

Improvement Lead, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI)

Oral Session 21 – ORGANIZATIONAL AND SYSTEM QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
Accelerating the Spread and Scale of Innovations in Health in Diverse Contexts: Appropriate Use of Antipsyschotics in Long-Term Care
Thursday, September 19, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 1: 2:00 pm – 2:20 pm

Maëlle Marchand is an Improvement Lead at the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI). She supports the Optimizing Practices, Use, Care and Services – Antipsychotics (OPUS-AP) program within the Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics collaborative. In 2017, she completed her master’s degree in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto and has worked as a data analyst and researcher prior to joining CFHI in 2018.

Darla Matheson

Darla Matheson

Director of Quality and Risk, Kensington Health

POSTER PRESENTATION
Poster #6 – Building a Culture of Quality – Quality Day at Kensington Health
Thursday, September 19, 2019
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm
Darla Matheson is an RN who has worked in Long Term Care for 22 years. She currently is the Director of Quality & Risk at Kensington Health in Toronto. She and her team work with the eight Kensington entities to improve care and services in the areas of community social support, long-term care, residential hospice, ambulatory health, eye tissue banking and diagnostic imaging. Building capacity for a quality culture is a goal of this team.
James Mayer

James Mayer

Manager, Health Innovations at the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation

Innovators’ Den
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

James is currently the Manager, Health Innovations at the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation. James is responsible for accelerating innovative solutions from around the world that will optimize the cognitive, emotional, and physical wellbeing of older adults. He brings significant experience in healthcare innovation, venture services, startups/early-stage companies, management consulting, and strategic planning across the healthcare continuum.

Kate McCormack

Kate McCormack

Executive Director People, Learning & Culture, Mercy Health

Oral Session 1 – ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE CHANGE
The Mercy Way – Small Household Living
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation 2: 11:20 am – 11:40 am

Having over 20 years’ experience in HR across retail, logistics and health, Kate holds a Graduate Diploma, Masters of Business in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from RMIT University/Grenoble Ecole de Management France, and has also undertaken Executive study at London and Harvard Business Schools. Kate is responsible for the People strategy at Mercy Health. She is passionate about workplace Diversity and Equity and is the recipient of many business awards.

Dr. Katherine McGilton

Dr. Katherine McGilton

Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institution - University Health Network.

2019 Global Ageing Network Workforce Summit
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Dr. McGilton is a Senior Scientist at Toronto Rehabilitation Institution – University Health Network. She holds cross appointments as a Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and the Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Toronto.

Her research program is focused on two primary interests:
1) the development and application of outcome measures in gerontological practice, and
2) development of intervention studies that focus on enhancing relationships between nursing staff and clients and between staff and their supervisors.

A former Career Scientist with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr. McGilton holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of Toronto.

Lynn McNeely

Senior Research Associate, SE Health

Oral Session 4 – DATA TO DRIVE QUALITY
Exploring the Profile of Personal Support Workers
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation 2: 11:20 am – 11:40 am

 

Lynn McNeely is the Manager of Health Workforce Information at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). She leads a team that collects and reports on health workforce in Canada at both record and aggregate levels. Prior to joining this team, Lynn has led projects that involve connecting business and IT systems in the access and use of standardized health information. Lynn is a Registered Nurse by training where she gained clinical experience in acute, ambulatory and community sectors.
Heather McNeil

Heather McNeil

Senior Research Associate, SE Health

Workshop 9 – Co-Designing Tools to Support Partnerships in the Dementia Care Triad with Care Providers, Caregivers and Persons with Dementia
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

POSTER PRESENTATION
POSTER #5 – Towards a Life Course Approach to the Organization & Delivery of Dementia Care: The Preferences, Strengths, and Need-based (PSN) Model of Dementia Care
Thursday, September 19, 2019
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Heather is passionate about partnering with older adults and caregivers to improve their quality of life through innovations in the systems that support them. As a Senior Research Associate, Heather’s role with the SE Research Centre is to lead the development and implementation of health services research projects within our priority research fields. Prior to joining SE Health, Heather completed her PhD in the University of Waterloo’s Health, Aging, and Well-being program. During this time, as a research associate with the Heather co-created the Seniors Helping as Research Partners (SHARP) Group to build meaningful partnerships with older adults and caregivers in the community. She has expertise in patient and community engagement, health innovation for older adults, patient experience, qualitative and mixed methods, and knowledge translation and exchange.  Her dissertation, The ECOTECH project, funded through the AGE-WELL Canadian Network Centre of Excellence focused on the engagement of older adults and their caregivers in regional health innovation ecosystems.

To create balance in her life, Heather enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking and practicing yoga. Follow Heather on Twitter @h_mcneilUW

Eric McRoberts

Eric McRoberts

Partner, RLPS Architects

Oral Session 12 – TRENDS IN RETIREMENT LIVING
Live Small to Live Big: Design Strategies for Big Living in Small Spaces
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 3: 2:40 pm – 3:00 pm

Eric has spent his entire career designing environments for seniors in the United States that are both residential and have strong connections to the outdoors. He understands the impact that thoughtful design can have on quality of life and wellness. He has served as a speaker and panel member at state, national and international conferences, and in 2010 was the national chairperson of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design for Aging Knowledge Community.

Jennifer Mendez

Jennifer Mendez

Associate Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Oral Session 5 – MODELS OF CARE AND PROGRAMS FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
The Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly – Model of Care in Michigan and Ontario
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation 2: 11:20 am – 11:40 am

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 pm – 4:15 pm
Presentation 3: 3:55 pm – 4:15 pm

Jennifer C. Mendez, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Internal Medicine and Director, Community Engagement Program at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Mendez received her doctorate in Educational Administration at Marquette University, Wisconsin and a Masters in Educational Administration from Philippine Christian University in Manila. Bachelors in Arts and Education are from the University of Karachi in Pakistan. Dr. Mendez focuses on aging, health and social issues in the Metro Detroit area.
Prof. Julienne Meyer

Prof. Julienne Meyer

Executive Director of My Home Life, City, University London, UK

2019 Global Ageing Network Workforce Summit
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Professor Julienne Meyer CBE is a registered nurse and qualified teacher, who leads Research and Development in Care for Older People at City, University of London. Julienne uses collaborative approaches to bring about whole systems change and reflect on the lessons learnt from attempts to improve practice. Her style of working is evidence-based, relationship-centred, appreciative, and action oriented. Over the last 20 years, she has worked in a variety of different settings (health, social care, and housing; general and mental health; primary, secondary and tertiary care) and across a number of traditional boundaries (public and private; policy and practice; research and education). She is best known for her work in care homes and is Executive Director of My Home Life Programme (MHL) a UK-wide initiative to promote quality of life for those living, dying, visiting and working in care homes for older people (www.myhomelife.org.uk). MHL is led by City, University of London in collaboration with Age UK and has the support of the Relatives and Residents’ Association and all the national provider organisations that represent care homes across the UK.

Julienne has an international reputation for expertise in action research, qualitative methods and aged care. She is Vice Chair of the Global Ageing Network and holds Visiting Professorships with the University of South Australia and Griffith University, Australia. She is a member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee for Translating Research into Elder Care (University of Alberta) and Better Health for Residents in Care Homes (University of Bradford.

Nationally she is the Co-ordinator of the National Care Home Research and Development Forum, was an invited commissioner on the Commission for Residential Care and Commission of Hospital Care for Frail Older People, and is currently collaborating with the King’s Fund on their Care homes, housing, health and social care: learning network.

Raquel Meyer

Raquel Meyer

Manager, Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care at Baycrest

Oral Session 2 – ONTARIO CLRI: INNOVATIVE LEARNING
Virtual Learning Environments to Transform Workforce Supply and Expertise in Seniors Care
Presentation 1: 11:00 am – 11:20 am
and
Significant Learning Through Geriatric Internships – A Retrospective Analysis
Presentation 2: 11:20 am – 11:40 am
and
Family Fortune: A Serious Educational Game to Foster Family Engagement in Care Planning and Effective Team Resource Allocation
Presentation 3: 11:40 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Raquel Meyer RN PhD manages the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care at Baycrest with a focus on design and evaluation of educational innovations to enhance interprofessional care. Her nursing career includes 15 years with University of Toronto’s Nursing Health Services Research Unit where she completed her doctorate and an early career research award. Her expertise integrates the areas of educational innovation, human resources, leadership, health policy and care delivery models.

Jennifer Moles

Jennifer Moles

Manager, Innovation Procurement, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Oral Session 22 – CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY
Supporting Aging Through Technology
Thursday, September 19, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 1: 2:00 pm – 2:20 pm
Jennifer is Program Manager at OCE and her recent efforts have focused on innovation adoption while helping to build institutional capacity in Innovation Procurement. She brings over seventeen years of program management experience, providing strategic and operational leadership to deliver on outcomes, managing over $50M in program funding in health and education technology innovations.

Prior to joining OCE, in2011, Jennifer was intimately involved in the early development and subsequent evolution of the Health Technology Exchange (HTX), supported by the Government of Ontario, that facilitated connections in the Medical and Assistive Technologies. She played a key role in securing over $30 million in programming funding to support commercialization activities in the sector.

Jennifer holds a Mini-MBA from McGill University, a Post-Diploma in Marketing Management from Centennial College, and a Diploma in Advertising from Cambrian College.

Jane Mosley

Nursing Professor, George Brown College, Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing

Oral Session 2 – ONTARIO CLRI: INNOVATIVE LEARNING
Virtual Learning Environments to Transform Workforce Supply and Expertise in Seniors Care

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation 1: 11:00 am – 11:20 am

Jane Mosley RN, MScN is Faculty at Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing George Brown College and Adjunct Lecturer at University of Toronto Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. Jane has extensive experience as a healthcare executive most recently as Vice President, Chief Nursing Executive at Women’s College Hospital, a role she held for over 7 years. She has a passion for seniors’ care and supporting long-term care staff with innovative educational experiences.

Alfiya Mukharyamova

Alfiya Mukharyamova

Research Assistant, Sinai Health System

Oral Session 1 – ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE CHANGE
The Maximizing Ageing Using Volunteer Engagement Plus (MAUVE+) Program – Delivering Enhanced Patient Care and Improving Quality of Life through the Structured Use of Volunteer Services

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation 3: 11:40 am – 12:00 pm

Alfiya is a second-year medical student at McGill University in Montréal, Quebec. She enjoys volunteering and working with older adults and is interested in pursuing a career in Geriatrics. She started her involvement with the MAUVE+ program as the Savlov/Schmidt Summer Scholar in 2018.

Cyrelle Muskat

Cyrelle Muskat

Director, Quality Transformation & Performance Improvement, Seniors Quality Leap Initiative

Oral Session 23 – Enhancing Quality of Life Through Person-Centred Approaches
Taking a collaborative, Resident-Centred Approach to Social Engagement in Long Term Care

Thursday, September 19, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 2: 2:40 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Cyrelle Muskat is the Director of Quality Transformation at Baycrest. She is also the Manager of the Seniors Quality Leap Initiative, a quality improvement consortium comprised of 15 long-term care facilities across Canada and the United States. In this capacity, she leads SQLI’s strategy execution, including the design and implementation of a novel improvement approach for long-term care. Cyrelle has a MHA from Dalhousie University, a Certificate of Quality Improvement and is Lean certified.

Roger Myers

Director, Quality Transformation & Performance Improvement, Seniors Quality Leap Initiative

Oral Session 5 – MODELS OF CARE AND PROGRAMS FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
The Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly – Model of Care in Michigan and Ontario

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation 2: 11:20 am – 11:40 am

Roger Myers joined PVM in 1992 as CEO, a non-profit founded in 1945, serving over 5,500 seniors in 33 communities. His responsibilities include strategic leadership, governance, advocacy and collaborations. Past Executive Director of Masonic Pathways (1984-1992). Other positions: CEO at Brent General Hospital, Administrator-Boulevard Temple United Methodist Retirement Community etc., Mr. Myers serves on national, state and local boards. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Administration degrees from Western Michigan University.

Ric Myers

Ric Myers

Director of Sales, Willow Valley Communities

Oral Session 12 – TRENDS IN RETIREMENT LIVING
Live Small to Live Big: Design Strategies for Big Living in Small Spaces

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 3: 2:40 pm – 3:00 pm

Ric is the Director of Sales at Willow Valley, a life plan community located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He has over 25 years of operational, sales, hospitality and real estate experience from communities in the west and across the eastern United States seaboard. Ric is passionate about exemplary customer service. Ric regularly speaks to living big in small spaces to his residents and prospects, using his home as a case study.

Francis N. Njuakom

Francis N. Njuakom

Director, Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance (CDVTA) Cameroon

Workshop 16 – Empowering Elders Through Home Based Care in Cameroon
Thursday, September 19, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Francis Njuakom Nchii is a Cameroonian and holds certificates in social work, community development, social gerontology, advocacy and leadership. Director of Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance (CDVTA), Cameroon’s leading eldercare organization, Francis serves on the Board of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) and a Commonwealth association for the Ageing Ambassador. He served as coordinator of Nouvelle Planete Swiss projects in Cameroon for 10 years (2008-2018). Francis has chaired and presented papers on ageing issues in many international conferences across Europe, Australia, USA and Africa. He was awarded the Sheila McKechnie 2008 International Campaigner Award at Number 10 Downing Street, London, by Gordon Brown, the then UK Prime Minister and in 2017 awarded the Positive Ageing Image Award, by LeadingAge Georgia, USA. 4 years ago, the government of Cameroon conferred on him the status of ‘Knight of Cameroon National Order of Valour’ for his over 24 years of community development leadership at the grassroots level in Cameroon. Francis is married & has 3 girls and 2 boys.
Ruth Neeman

Ruth Neeman

Principal, LWDA Design INBc.

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

Principal and director of the Senior Environments Design Studio at LWDA, with over 35 years of experience focusing exclusively on environments that enable elders and support aging with dignity.

Ruth’s interest in the impact of appropriate environments on well-being of elders, has led her to serve as the Co-Chair of the Design for Aging committee of the Boston Society of Architects, contributing to education and exchange of ideas among architects, designers, scientists, regulators and owners.

Prof. Dr. Katharina Oleksiw

Prof. Dr. Katharina Oleksiw

FH-Prof. Dr, Senior Lecture of Nursing Science, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

Oral Session 16 – SERVING DIVERSE POPULATION
What Do You Know About the Needs, Rituals and Taboos of Other Cultures in Terms of Urinary and Fecal Incontinence?
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Presentation 1: 3:15 pm – 3:35 pm

• since 2012 professor for care sciences at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Kärnten
• 2009-2012 professor for nursing and classification at the West Saxon University of Applied Sciences of Zwickau
• 2002 PhD of Philosophy at the University of Oldenburg
• 1989 Diploma of Adult Education at the University of Oldenburg
• 1978 Nurse

Jill Oliver

Jill Oliver

Community Ethicist, William Osler Health System

Oral Session 10 – DEMENTIA AND SEXUALITY
Sexual Activity & Ethics in Long-Term Care: When is it your business?
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 2: 2:20 pm – 2:40 pm

Dr. Jill Oliver is a Health Care Ethicist whose expertise focuses on consent, capacity, substitute decision making, and end-of-life issues as they arise in long-term care settings. Jill has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo, an Academic Fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Ethics from the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, and has also completed internships in Clinical Ethics at both Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, and William Osler Health System. Jill is currently leading the PoET (Prevention of Error-based Transfers) Project, an Ethics Quality Improvement Project for William Osler Health System.

Cheryl Osawabine-Peltier

Cheryl Osawabine-Peltier

Administrator, Wikwemikong Nursing Home

Oral Session 16 – SERVING DIVERSE POPULATIONS
Supporting the Health and Well-Being of Indigenous Residents in Long-Term Care

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Presentation 3: 3:55 pm – 4:15 pm

Cheryl Osawabine-Peltier has experience in the tourism, childcare, property management and long-term care industries. Over the last five years Cheryl has been working for her home community as the Administrator of the Wikwemikong Nursing Home. Previously Cheryl worked as the Rental Property Manager and has been a member of the Health Services and Governance Committees. She was also previously a Board Member for the Police Services, serving as its President. Cheryl is currently a member of the Ontario Caring Advisory Circle which guides the Ontario CLRI’s Supporting Indigenous Culture in Long-Term Care initiative.