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The SIIP Team

Backbone Support

The Research Institute for Aging (RIA) serves as the SIIP backbone organization. We have brought together individuals and groups across Waterloo Region to identify needs and opportunities within the community and work together to create solutions. RIA provides project management and communications support, coordinates the evaluation strategy, and facilitates the development of a community-led collective impact plan.

Backbone Support Team

Name Role
Dana Zummach Project Manager
Nathan Honsberger Evaluation Coordinator
Courtney Hicks Graduate Student Researcher, Program Coordinator

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Community Advisory Group

Members of our Community Advisory Group (CAG) provide expert advice to guide project activities, serve as champions to promote awareness of the project, and contribute to planning for sustainability.

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SIIP Community Advisory Group and backbone team members, February 14, 2020

Community Advisory Group Members

Name Role Organization
Joe Bell System Administrator, Learning Services Waterloo Region District School Board
Nancy Bird Owner and Coach Hearts Rising Coaching and Consulting
Jim Bowman Director, Community Services City of Waterloo
Cait Glasson President and Communications Liaison Coordinator Spectrum
Jane Hennig Executive Director Volunteer Action Centre Waterloo Region
Cynthia Martin Officer, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Waterloo Regional Police Services
Carrie McAiney Schlegel Research Chair in Dementia and Scientific Director, MAREP Research Institute for Aging
Jane McKinnon Wilson Geriatric System Coordinator Canadian Mental Health Association, Waterloo Wellington
Heather Montgomery Practitioner in Residence Wilfrid Laurier University
Will Pace Executive Director Community Support Connections
Gail Roth Manager of Programs and Services Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington
Kathleen Vanderlinden Member Waterloo Region Dementia Advisory Group
Scott Verhoeve Executive Director Business and Education Partnership of Waterloo Region
Don Wildfong Executive Director Fairview Seniors Community