|Brant||Susanne Mt. Pleasant||Iroquois Lodge|
|Haldimand-Norfolk||Colleen Lackey||HNHB LHIN (Previous CCAC)|
|Jane Coulson||Community Addiction Mental Health Services of Haldimand-Norfolk|
|Halton||Andrea Pohl||Halton Region|
|Hamilton||Jennifer Kodis||Hamilton Health Sciences|
|Dr. Maxine Lewis||St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton|
|Niagara||Sandra Robinson||Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre|
|Wendy McPherson||Niagara Health System|
|Waterloo-Wellington||Dr. Amra Noor||St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph; Guelph General Hospital|
|Audrey Devitt||Waterloo-Wellington Geriatric Systems Coordinator|
|Dr. Sadhana Prasad||St. Mary’s General Hospital|
|Rotating Representative||Waterloo Wellington LHIN (Previous CCAC)|
|Community Older Adult Representatives|
|Older Adult Representative||Florine Cove|
|Older Adult Representative||Mary Buzzell|
|Regional Geriatric Program central|
|RGP Chair||Dr. Sharon Marr|
|RGP Director||Jane McKinnon Wilson|
|RGP Education Coordinator||Kristy McKibbon|
|RGP Steering Committee Administrative Support||Lily Consoli|
Composition of RGPc Steering Committee
The committee structure ensures that all regions are represented equitably. This gives a voice to all the regions and allows each local area to communicate their unique needs more effectively.
Rationale for Membership on RGPc Steering Committee
The number of representatives on the Regional Steering Committee is based on the population of adults 75 years of age or older in 2000 for each regional area. For example, there were 8,051 people aged 75 or more in 2000 in Brant, while there were 31,489 in Niagara and 23,498 in Hamilton (Statistics Canada/96).
Based on this population data, there is one representative from each region with less than 15,000 adults aged 75 or more in 2000. Each region with more than 15,000 older adults aged 75 or more will have two representatives. Each region will nominate representatives from their local committees to represent them on the Steering committee. With representation from each of the different communities in our region, we also need to ensure we have representation from programs in the community across the continuum of care. Ad hoc committees may be struck as required to attend to specific, time limited tasks.The programs to be considered for representation on the Regional Steering Committee include:
- Acute Care
- Long Term Care
- Community Care Service Providers
- Primary Care
- Complex Continuing Care
- Dementia Networks
- Universities, Community Colleges and Educational Programs
- Geriatric Psychiatry
- Geriatric Medicine
Expectations of membership
Individuals on the RGPc steering committee will be expected to link with their appropriate regional committees and key organizations and have the confidence of the region to speak on their behalf. Information about pressing practice/policy issues should be brought forward to the RGPc Steering committee for discussion and planning.
Size of Steering Committee
The Steering Committee will have a minimum of 11 voting members from the regions. The Management team will attend but will be non-voting. In the event of a tie, the Chair will cast the final vote. A quorum is 50% plus one voting members.
The RGPc accountability structure is as follows: All RGPc staff are accountable to the Chair. The Chair is accountable to the RGPc Steering Committee, which is accountable to the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network. RGPc Breaking News newsletter is circulated on a monthly basis to facilitate information sharing with steering committee members and broader community.
It is our goal to be open and responsive to our membership and Executive. We will seek regular feedback from our members to assess their impression of our progress and also to determine if the needs of our members are changing so we can adapt to these changes.