GPA National Advisory Committee – AGE

GPA National Advisory Committee

The GPA National Advisory Committee (GPA NAC) was set in place to provide important stakeholder feedback to inform development and enhancement of the GPA curriculum. To enrich the scope and reach of our curriculum, committee members come from all aspects of geriatric healthcare, coast to coast.

Each year we review the committee to ensure we are reflecting a rich and varied collaboration. If you are interested in the possibility of joining the committee in the future, please contact Michele Bliss, AGE Clinical Education Specialist, at


Craig Smith, RSW, MSW, GPA NAC Chair
Geriatric Assessor CCAC Cornwall
Cornwall, ON

Lisa Wauchope,  GPA NAC Vice Chair
Director of Senior Care
Toronto, ON

Janet Aucoin, RSW, MSW
Challenging Behaviour Resource Consultant (CBRC), Continuing Care, Nova Scotia Health Authority, NS

Angèle Bénard, RSW/TSI
National Director of Family Services & Community Development
Huntington Society of Canada
Kitchener, ON

Anita Bergen, BN, MSc
Manager of Resident Safety, Quality Improvement, Staff Continuing Education, Seniors’ Health
and Continuing Care, Saskatoon Health Region
Saskatoon, SK

Tracy Danylyshen-Laycock, B.S.P.E., M.S.W., R.S.W., current Ph.D
Behavioural Consultant
Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon Health Region
Saskatoon, SK

Geneviève Laferrière
Project Coordinator/Coordonnatrice de project
Réseau franco-santé du Sud,
Ancaster, ON

Tracey Leslie, BRec, CGN
Manager of Recreation Therapy and Volunteer Services, Retirement Concepts, Nanaimo
Seniors Village
Nanaimo, BC

Jennifer Lyle, BSc, MHA
Executive Director, SafeCare BC Health & Safety Association
Burnaby, BC

Maureen Montemuro, RN, MHSc, GNC(C)
Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

Bob Spicer, MA
PRC North Bay Regional Health Centre
North Bay, ON

Vivian White, RN, BN, GNC(C)
Regional Education Coordinator
Western Health
Stephenville, NL