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
|Dana Zummach||Project Manager|
|Courtney Hicks||Graduate Student Researcher, Program Coordinator|
|Emily Lambe||Project Officer|
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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.
Community Advisory Group Members
|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|