Julian Quinton, Chair
BA, MBA, Dip. PTM
Julian Quinton is Director of Audit Governance and Reporting for Scotiabank. He has over a decade of experience at the director level with Scotiabank in multiple fields such as communications and reporting, business planning, strategy development, customer experience design and marketing. He also has 20 years of combined experience in performance consulting and employee training, including many years as an instructional designer in the healthcare insurance industry.
Julian completed his MBA and holds a BA Degree (with double majors in Clinical Psychology and Communication), HR Management Diploma and certificates in Management Accounting and Digital Marketing. He is a registered assessor of adult learning (South Africa), licensed for Facet5 personality testing and completed his certification as an employee coach through Horn Consulting Toronto.
Michael Dwyer, Treasurer
B.Comm, CPA, CMA
Michael’s diverse cross-sector experience includes public accounting and the fields of investment, electronics, food and beverage, transportation and logistics and high-tech data collection and distribution. Now semi-retired, his most recent position was as Controller for exactEarth Ltd., a leader in the field of global Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) maritime vessel tracking, located in Cambridge, Ontario. Michael worked closely with the Project Managers who developed global maritime satellite systems. Over his career, hel has worked in the private and public sectors for organizations with annual sales ranging from $9 million to $100+ million.
Dr. Andria Bianchi, Director
Dr. Bianchi is a Bioethicist and Clinician-Scientist at the University Health Network in Toronto, Ontario and an Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health of the University of Toronto.
Andria completed her PhD at the University of Waterloo where her research focused on the ethics of sexual consent and people with dementia. She has presented on this and other topics regarding people with dementia at national and international conferences.
Andria is a bioethicist member of the Joint Centre of Bioethics-University of Toronto and serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Practicing Healthcare Ethicists. She is also the lead ethics columnist for Canada’s healthcare newspaper, Hospital News.
Dr. Lee Anne Davies, Director
Lee Anne holds a PhD in Aging, Health and Wellbeing and an MBA in Information Management Technology. She established Agenomics® to help businesses and governments understand the demographic shift that Canada is experiencing. Lee Anne has many years of experience leading client strategy at a major Canadian financial institution, as well as transformational change within health authorities and crown corporations. She has authored articles on finances and aging, written a book, “When Life Bites you in the Wallet” and been interviewed for radio, TV and print to discuss the challenges families and seniors face when making legal and financial decisions, particularly when dealing with cognitive decline. Her professional certifications including project management, change management and information privacy. Lee Anne is currently applying her expertise to organizational redesign in British Columbia’s public sector.
Henrietta, Van hulle, Director
RN, BN, MHSM, COHN(c), CRSP, CDMP
Henrietta Van hulle is Vice President of Client Outreach with Ontario’s Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA). She has over 25 years experience in the health care sector and occupational health and safety. She has a Bachelors in Nursing degree and a Masters of Health Service Management. She also has her Canadian Registered Safety Professional designation and is a Certified Occupational Health Nurse, an Infection Control Practitioner and Internationally Certified Disability Management Practitioner. She speaks at provincial, national and international conferences on the subject of workplace violence prevention, bullying, disability management and Healthy Work Environments.
Catherine Brookman, Director
BSc, MA, Ed.D
Catherine is a gerontologist who specializes in the social, biological and psychology of the elderly. A health care consultant for over 25 years, she provides expertise in health care organizational management, program development and evaluation, research implementation and translation into better health care practices. She is a dynamic authority on Ontario’s Personal Support Worker (PSW) occupation, her primary research interest. She is past Executive Director of a Community Health Centre and Community Organization, past Board Member of the Ontario Community Support Association, the Public Health and Safety Association for Government Services and the Seniors Health Knowledge Network. She has published in peer-review journals and presents at academic and healthcare sector conferences.
Lillian, Hung, Director
Lillian is an Assistant Professor in Nursing at the University of British Columbia and a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Vancouver Coastal Health. She examines how technology and environment impact the care experiences of persons living with dementia. Her research is practice-based and patient-oriented. She is committed to working collaboratively with inter-professional practitioners to find practical solutions to address pressing problems in care settings. We’re proud to say that Lillian is also a GPA Master Coach.
Lillian publishes papers with persons with dementia and family partners in a wide range of prestigious medical and social science journals, including The British Medical Journal (BMJ), BMC Medicine and Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice.
Latest Publication: Hung, L., & Mann, J. (2020). Editorial virtual special issue for COVID19 – Using touchscreen tablets for virtual connection. Dementia. May 7 https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301220924578
Patricia Harrington, Secretary
In addition to her Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees, Patricia also studied nursing for a year and a half. She has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare management roles. Her first management position was as the Director of a provincial personal emergency response service and call centre offering supportive daily calls to people living alone. She then managed a home care branch in Halifax, until heading back to long-term care as the Director at an Adult Residential Centre. An exciting career change took Patricia to New Brunswick where she has since worked in various leadership roles that have supported the older population. As a Past Chair for the Aging Well Network, Patricia connected with many organizations that supported independence in the older population. Both career and volunteer work, particularly her role as a co-facilitator for a caregiver support group, have kept Patricia connected to people living with dementia and their care providers. She became aware of Gentle Persuasive Approaches® (GPA) a few years ago, while interviewing a person who had obtained their GPA certificate. She felt immediately that GPA was a missing piece to much-needed education for all people working in settings that supported those living with dementia. Currently, Patricia is the Executive Director at Westford Nursing Home in Port Elgin, New Brunswick, where she sees Gentle Persuasive Approaches supporting residents every day.
Heather MacNeil, Director
Heather is a results-driven Human Resources professional with over 25 years of progressive corporate experience with Bank of Montreal. Following her early retirement 12 years ago, she founded her own company and his enjoying being of service as a career and life transition coach and leadership facilitator. A strategic thinker, effective communicator and passionate leader of change, she excels in fast-paced changing work environments, corporately and in an array of charitable and community organizations.
Heather has 30 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector. She currently sits on the Board of ART for Cancer Foundation. Her involvement with the provincial (Ontario) and national Alzheimer Societies spanned 10 years, during which she advocated for education, research funding and a national dementia strategy. She was a member of the research committees at both levels as well as ASO’s Federation Task Force.
Heather is an accredited Facet 5 Psychometric Facilitator and holds certificates in Mental Health First Aid and Anxiety Management & Treatment.
Ciera MacIntosh, Director
Hons B.A., J.D. (Juris Doctor)
Ciera works in Family Law at DeLong Law Professional Corporation in Brantford, Ontario. She was called to the Ontario Bar in June, 2017, after completing her articles with a full-service firm in the Niagara Region. Ciera attended York University to complete her Honours Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and French Studies, graduating magna cum laude. After teaching English in France and providing client service in the tech industry, she earned her Juris Doctor degree.
While in law school, Ciera was involved in extracurricular activities and gained valuable practical experience, serving as an executive member to the Osgoode Law Italian Canadian Association, the Osgoode Hall French Club and the Osgoode Hall Family Law Association.During her second year, she was selected to act as a Dean’s Fellow to first year students in Torts Law. She was also asked to participate in the Anti-Discrimination Intensive Program. As part of this program, she spent a semester working full time as a law student intern at the Human Rights Legal Support Centre. Last year, Ciera’s research paper, “A Call for Review of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act,” was published in two separate parts in RegQuest.
Are you interested in a position on our Board?
If you are interested in serving on the AGE board, contributing your time, skills and expertise to help our mission of enhancing the care of older adults, please email our AGE Executive Director, April Morganti.