OCTOBER 26-27, 2020

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Gabriela Sanchez

Gabriela Sanchez

Shareholder, Lane Powell PC

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
Gabi Sanchez is a shareholder at the Portland, Oregon law firm of Lane Powell PC. She has devoted her career to understanding the challenges faced by long term care, senior housing, and home health and hospice providers. Gabi takes great pride in offering integrated services to her clients, providing compliance, regulatory, and risk management advice. Gabi is a director of the Oregon Health Care Association and serves on the Oregon Health Care Association Legal Committee.

Karen Scanlan

Vice President, People and Culture, Extendicare

2019 Global Ageing Network Workforce Summit
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Karen is a seasoned professional, with over 15 years as a leader in Human Resources including extensive experience in a variety of service-based organizations. Starting as a consultant with a global HR firm, Karen has always appreciated the value of an inspired workforce and has devoted her career to building talent and engagement. She has a strong reputation for creating partnerships and is particularly committed to building robust relationships between HR and Operations. In her role as VP People and Culture, she leads our HR strategy with a clear mandate to support the development of an engaged, committed, qualified and cohesive workforce. Karen’s most recent position has been with Right To Play, a global organization that educates and empowers children in the developing world. She holds a BA with a background in adult education, and is finishing her Masters in International HR.
Lori Schindel Martin

Lori Schindel Martin

Associate Professor, Ryerson University

Oral Session 10 – DEMENTIA AND SEXUALITY
Dementia, Intimacy and Sexuality
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 1: 2:00 pm – 2:20 pm
Dr. Lori Schindel Martin, RN, PhD is a mixed methods researcher, educator and advanced practice nurse. Lori joined the school of nursing at Ryerson University as an Associate Professor in August 2006. Lori’s program of scholarship focuses on the development of humanistic and person-centered health care practices and policies aimed at helping staff support older persons with dementia during episodes of responsive behavior.
Prof. Wilfried Schlueter

Prof. Wilfried Schlueter

Professor, Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau, 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 1998 professor for Management and Organization Techniques in Healthcare Management at the West Saxon University of Applied Sciences of Zwickau

Experience:
• 30 years as consultant and trainer for non-profit organisations (change management; concept development; personal development; quality management)
• 2001-2012 as director of the European Association for Directors of Residential Care Homes for the Elderly (E.D.E.)
• Research in different fields: dignity, quality, training, personal development

Joseph Schmidt

Joseph Schmidt

Vice President of Business Development, SOMPO Digital Lab

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

Based in San Francisco, Joe is Vice President of Business Development at SOMPO Digital Lab, the innovation group of SOMPO Holdings, a thirty-two billion dollar insurance and healthcare conglomerate headquartered in Tokyo.  Prior to joining SOMPO in 2016, Joe led marketing and public relations at enterprise software companies Salesforce and PeopleSoft in Tokyo and Silicon Valley.  Joe was born and raised in Japan and has an MA in Japanese Literature from the University of Washington.  As a family caregiver, Joe has direct experience with Japan’s long-term care insurance system.

Sarah Schoeder

Sarah Schoeder

Director of Wellness, Eaton Senior Communities, Inc.

Workshop 18 – Social Connectivity: Enhancing Wellness Through Technology
Thursday, September 19, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sarah Schoeder graduated from North Dakota State College of Science’s nursing program. Sarah has over 35 years of experience in geriatric health care working, including her work with nonprofit organizations, such as PACE, to improve outcomes for older adults. One of Sarah’s main roles at Eaton is creating and maintaining the wide array of community wellness partnerships, such as the Colorado Geronotological Society’s iPad program, by bringing services on-site for the benefit of residents.
Rich Schutt

Rich Schutt

Board Chair, Global Ageing Network & Chief Executive Officer of Providence Life Services, Illinois, USA

Workshop 6 – CEO Roundtable
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Richard C. Schutt is the Board Chair of the Global Ageing Network and the Chief Executive Officer of Providence Life Services, headquartered in Tinley Park, Illinois, USA. Mr. Schutt has been with Providence Life Services over 35 years, where he has the responsibility for overseeing operations, finance, marketing, development, and administrative divisions. Mr. Schutt was a past Board of Directors Chair of the national association, LeadingAge, formerly known as AAHSA.  He has served on his local church and school boards. He is also the past-chair of the State LeadingAge affiliate in Illinois. He is President of Providence Management, which owns a Technology Company and Development Company. In addition, Mr. Schutt is the past-chair of an alliance of long term care agencies in Chicago, known as Symbria. Mr. Schutt has a Master’s in Health Administration from Governors State University where he has taught courses in Nursing Home Administration and Concepts of Long-Term Care. During his tenure as Chair of LeadingAge the Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) was established. Mr. Schutt and Providence Life Services have continued to participate in the leadership of the CAST Commission. Mr. Schutt has been involved with the Global Ageing Network, formerly the International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, since its inception.
Robin Scully

Robin Scully

Director of Wellness Center, Lasell Village

Oral Session 19 – THE EMERGING WORKFORCE
Living and Learning with Dementia
Thursday, September 19, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 3: 2:40 pm – 3:00 pm
Robin Scully is a Registered Nurse with a master’s degree in Elder Care Management from Lasell College. For the last nineteen years, she has been the Wellness Center Director at Lasell Village, a Life Plan Community in Auburndale, Ma. where she directs care for the Independent community and supervises the operations of the Studios, the communities supported living housing. In October of 2016, Robin received the National Leading Age award for Leadership in Long-Term Services and Supports Nursing. She enjoys counseling residents and families, working on the employee fun committee and various other committees.
Femada Shamam

Femada Shamam

CEO, The Association For The Aged (TAFTA)

Workshop 3 – Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration in Long-Term Care: A South African Perspective
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Femada Shamam has been working in the field of elder care and support for 18 years. She has a background in social work and commerce and this combination keeps helps her understand the needs of older people while at the same time ensuring that service delivery is effecient, effective and sustainable. She is currently the CEO of the The Association for the Aged, an NPO that caters to the needs of approximately 5500 older people.

Jennifer Sharman

Project Consultant, PACE Burlington ON

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
Dr. Sharman is a biological anthropologist whose research examined variability in human skeletal rates of aging. After working for local government in the UK, she became keenly interested in the challenges associated with an aging population, particularly in light of social inequality, health and disease. With the Compassionate Community Burlington project, Dr. Sharman was working to build community capacity and education around end-of-life care and is currently working on the PACE Burlington project.
Stuart Shaw

Stuart Shaw

General Manager, Village Baxter

Oral Session 11 – EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
Rebuilding a Reputation After Disaster Strikes
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 1: 2:00 pm – 2:20 pm
• Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA)
• Member Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD)
• IAHSA (now Global Ageing Network) Foundation Member

Previously employed in public and private Hospitals and Commonwealth and State Government administration.
Presenter at international, state and local conferences and advisor to a number of not for profit Boards for strategic and business planning. Presenter on weekly radio station on seniors topics.
Past President of many industry associations.

Dr. Samir Sinha

Dr. Samir Sinha

Director of Geriatrics, 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

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

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

Dr. Samir Sinha is a passionate and respected advocate for the needs of older adults. Dr. Sinha is the Director of Geriatrics at Sinai Health System and the University Health Network in Toronto and the Peter and Shelagh Godsoe Chair in Geriatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital. He is also an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Family and Community Medicine, and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

Michael Skaff

Michael Skaff

Chief Operating Officer, Jewish Senior Living Group

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
Michael Skaff is the Chief Operating Officer for the Jewish Senior Living Group, based in San Francisco, Calif, which serves the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living, Moldaw Residences and the Jewish Home & Senior Living Foundation. The Jewish Senior Living Group builds on San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living’s 148-year history of compassion and innovation with new environments, programs, and services that reflect the needs and opportunities of older adults today. Previously, Skaff was the Chief Operating Officer for the Masons of California, a 150+ year old healthcare and membership organization, where he led the Technology, Communications and Member Services teams.

As Chief Information Officer of LesConcierges, Skaff led customer-facing technology product strategy and operations, Product Development, Professional Services and two other departments. The company helped drive ultra-high net worth cardholder loyalty for the world’s largest financial institutions before ultimately being acquired by AccorHotels, the world’s fifth-largest hotel group. He also served for over four years as the CIO of the San Francisco Symphony and ran Technical Services at Bare Escentuals, Inc., a $2.4 billion public cosmetics company acquired by Shiseido.

Skaff serves as an advisor to technology, media and venture capital firms, and has served as a guest lecturer at San Francisco State’s business school. He has been named one of the Top Social CIOs on Twitter for four years in a row by the Huffington Post, and one of the Top 20 Most Innovative Midmarket CIOs by CRN, and was just nominated to the Business Transformation 150 by Constellation research, for his work in transforming healthcare.

Katie Smith Sloan

Katie Smith Sloan

President and CEO of LeadingAge

2019 Global Ageing Network Workforce Summit
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Katie Smith Sloan is president and CEO of LeadingAge. Guided by the mission to be the trusted voice for aging, Sloan advances the organization’s strategic priorities to increase impact through advocacy, enhanced member value and generates ideas to improve our current system of services and supports. As LeadingAge’s President and CEO, Katie Smith Sloan seeks common ground with other stakeholders to address ageism and to promote innovation.

Sloan also serves as the executive director of the Global Ageing Network, an organization with a presence in over 50 countries committed to improving the quality of life for people as they age throughout the world.

Sloan serves on the Board of Directors of the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) based in Toronto, HelpAge USA, the Long Term Quality Alliance (LTQA) and ValueFirst, a group purchasing company serving the aging services field. She is also co-chair of Dementia Friendly America, a multi-sector collaborative with a mission to foster dementia friendly communities.

Sloan has a master’s degree from the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College.

Lisa Sokoloff

Lisa Sokoloff

Manager, Training & Simulation, Baycrest Health Sciences

POSTER PRESENTATION
POSTER #1 – Project ECHO Care of the Elderly-Long-Term Care
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm
Manager, Training & Simulation at Baycrest’s Centre for Education and Knowledge Exchange in Aging. A registered Speech-Language Pathologist with CASLPO she has worked with adults and geriatrics since 1989. She has published and presented internationally in the areas of speech pathology, swallowing disorders and education. Lisa has Lecturer status in the Department of Speech Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and also teaches at Humber College in the OTA/PTA program.
Armin St. George

Armin St. George

CEO, Crosswater Digital Media LLC

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

Armin St.George is co-founder of Crosswater Digital Media, an award winning creative production facility, founded in 1991. His strong marketing and storytelling background has overseen the company’s growth in radio and TV production, film scoring, and patient education content to VR/AR/XR production and distribution. The company has gained a solid international reputation for its focus on research based immersive therapeutic and training applications for Medical and Higher Education, Healthcare, Vocational, and Industrial sectors.
Brent Stebbins

Brent Stebbins

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

With over 25 years’ experience as an Architectural Designer, Brent works with clients to transform their objectives into innovative design solutions. Brent has compiled a diverse portfolio including award-winning designs. An NCARB Registered Architect and a member of the AIA, Brent serves as an Advisor and guest critic to the School of Construction and Design Technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Brent’s passion for studying architecture continually refines his skillset and design vision.

Kim Stelmacovich

Kim Stelmacovich

Director of Quality Transformation, Revera Inc.

Workshop 17: Revera’s Corporate Journey to Reduce Falls with Injury
Thursday, September 19, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kim Stelmacovich is the Director of Quality Transformation at Revera, where she provides leadership, strategic guidance and operational support to advance Revera’s quality agenda across the enterprise. Kim brings extensive experience to this role; building successful local, National and International partnerships, aligning with stakeholders, modernizing services, facilitating the culture change and promoting the learning systems required to implement and sustain evidence-based improvements to care and service.

She is a contributing author to Dr. G. Ross Baker’s research: High Performing Healthcare Systems: delivering Quality by Design (2008) and hascompleted a multitude of courses in quality improvement through organizations such as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Kim holds a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of Toronto Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, where she is Adjunct Faculty. She also holds a Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy from Western University. She is Chair of the Quality Committee for Safehaven Project for Community Living, Toronto.

Jackie Stone

Jackie Stone

Vice President Sales Consulting, Varsity

Oral Session 12 – TRENDS IN RETIREMENT LIVING
When Your Story Meets Their Story: A Powerful Collaboration
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 1: 2:00 pm – 2:20 pm

Jackie has more than 28 years of experience as a senior living sales and marketing professional. She has performed sales, marketing and operations roles within several communities, and as a consultant has worked with nearly 100 senior living communities of all shapes, sizes and levels of care across the United States. Jackie has pre-sold greenfield projects and expansions, performed sales and marketing audits, spearheaded research projects and been a vital contributor in strategic planning initiatives.

Dr. Robyn Stone

Dr. Robyn Stone

Senior Vice President of Research, LeadingAge and Co-Director, LeadingAge LTSS Center, UMass Boston

2019 Global Ageing Network Workforce Summit
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
8:00 am – 5:30 pm

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

Robyn I. Stone, Dr.P.H, a noted researcher and internationally recognized authority on long-term care and aging policy, is Sr. VP for Research at LeadingAge and Co-Director of the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston. She has held senior research and policy positions in both the U.S. government and the private sector. She was a political appointee in the Clinton Administration, serving in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Disability, Aging and Long-term Care Policy and Assistant Secretary for Aging. Dr. Stone is a distinguished speaker and has been published widely in the areas of long-term care policy and quality, chronic care for the disabled, aging services workforce development, low income senior housing and family caregiving. She serves on numerous provider and non-profit boards that focus on aging issues. Dr. Stone is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the National Academy of Social Insurance. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) in 2014.
Lisa Thomson

Lisa Thomson

Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Pathway Health Services, Inc.

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

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 2: 2:20 pm – 2:40 pm

Lisa Thomson is the Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at Pathway Health. She has over 25 years’ experience in healthcare settings. She has extensive experience in leadership and oversight of daily operations. Lisa is a sought-after national thought leader in the health care arena. As a Keynote speaker and has presented globally, nationally and regionally. She has written numerous articles and has been published in national communications across the health care provider continuum.
Sue Thomson

Sue Thomson

Chief Executive Officer, McLean Care Ltd

Oral Session 22 – CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY
Steering Seniors in The Right Direction – Learn How Our Hector-VR Driving Simulator Is on The Road to Success

Thursday, September 19, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 2: 2:20 pm – 2:40 pm
Sue Thomson (RN,BHealthManagement) has over 20 years’ experience in the health and aged care sectors. Sue is the CEO of McLean Care, an award winning not-for-profit organisation that delivers residential and community-based aged care services to over 1200 people in an area of more than 185,000 km2. Sue chairs a number of industry and business groups and is passionate about innovation in the sector and equity of services for people living away from major metropolitan cities.
Andre Vandenberk

Andre Vandenberk

Chief Innovation Officer, VitalHub Corp.

Workshop 7 – Mobilizing Long-Term Care Frontline Staff for Better Outcomes
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Andre brings that rare combination of proficiency in both strategic and tactical sides of IT and healthcare to his role as Chief Innovation Officer at VitalHub. Andre is responsible for driving the innovation and progressive design of the VitalHub product platform with 35+ years of knowledge and leadership experience. In the 1980s, Andre studied business at the University of Western Ontario and computer science at the University of Alberta.
Jonas Vanderzwan

Jonas Vanderzwan

Medical Director, WeedMD

Oral Session 14 – THE EVOLUTION OF CANNABIS USE IN SENIORS CARE
Navigating a New World: The Future of Medical Cannabis and Seniors

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Presentation 1: 3:15 pm – 3:35 pm
Dr. Vanderzwan is a physician with over 15 years of primary care experience and recently served as lead physician of a London, Ontario medical cannabis patient assessment clinic. In his time at the clinic, Dr. Vanderzwan has treated well over 1000 patients with medical cannabis. Recognized in Canada as a medical cannabis educator and specialist, he has been actively providing medical staff with guidance on cannabis prescribing protocols, cannabis pharmacology, physiological effects and assessment tools.