We are champions for Senior Friendly Care

Meet our Team

Dr. Barbara Liu, MD, FRCPC

Executive Director

Barbara is a practicing geriatrician, professor, and geriatric division director at the University of Toronto. She leads the RGP with her expertise in systems thinking, interprofessional education, and geriatrics. Through her clinical work and administrative leadership, she is deeply committed to the vision of “Better health outcomes for older adults living with frailty”.

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Marlene Awad, MHA

Director of Operations

Marlene’s operational management role calls on her experience and skills in corporate governance, fiscal management, policy development, and performance. She enjoys engaging with partners, and her collaborative style enriches meeting facilitation and negotiations.  She is inspired by evidence and new ways of delivering care that enhances patient experience and outcomes.

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Kerri Fisher

Coordinator of Education Services

Kerri contributes her expertise in the delivery of educational events and program support to build capacity across specialized teams of healthcare providers. She coordinates program activities and communications, and reports on finances and workload activity. She is motivated by improving operational processes and in seeing positive learning outcomes as a result of educational events.

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Wendy Zeh, RN

Project & Quality Manager

Wendy uses her expertise in quality improvement and communications to help healthcare providers change the way they provide care. Her forte is developing and providing practical supports, like newsletters with “quick win” change ideas, ready-to-use implementation tools, and coaching for healthcare teams. She is inspired by the continuous improvement that results when teams are supported.

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Alekhya Johnson, MPH

Knowledge-to-Practice Manager

Alekhya applies her knowledge of implementation science, proposal writing, and stakeholder engagement towards creating implementation supports for health providers. She is currently collaborating with system partners to find the best way to encourage physical activity in community-dwelling older adults living with severe frailty. She is particularly interested in the science and practice of sustaining change.

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Sangita Singh, O.T. Reg. (Ont.)

Senior Friendly Implementation Coach

Sangita has worked in knowledge translation and implementation roles for nine years. She uses her training and expertise in content development and knowledge translation to develop knowledge products that are learner centered, and support knowledge to practice implementation. She is a firm believer and advocate for collaborative practice and developing processes that enhance knowledge exchange.

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Nandini Saxena, MSW

Strategy Lead

Nandini uses her expertise in knowledge exchange, stakeholder engagement, and system improvement to support initiatives designed to transform how specialized geriatric service providers and nurse-led outreach teams deliver care. She enjoys collaborating with stakeholders to develop effective change initiatives, writing strategic communications, and monitoring the implications of Ontario’s healthcare system change for our work. She is inspired by collaborative change processes that result in sustainable improvement.

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Caitlin Brandon, MSc

Project Manager

Caitlin applies her experience working in various interprofessional environments to coordinate and manage numerous clinical committees, bringing together clinicians from across the GTA. She enjoys fostering new collaboration opportunities, and facilitating quality improvement projects. She thrives on using her creativity to problem-solve and is inspired by the varied ideas that come out of the collaborative process.

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Sarah Mak

Office Coordinator

Sarah serves as the primary contact for RGP office logistics and provides administrative support to the Executive Director. She enjoys applying her skills in problem solving, organization, and event coordination. With a background in Applied Science, she has over 5 years of experience providing administrative support to patients and providers in various health service settings.

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Liis-Ann Klein

Service Development Coordinator

Liis-Ann is responsible for data collection/analysis, strategic communications, event planning/management, and administrative support. She has experience liaising with public and private organizations, government agencies and senior management as well as co-designing initiatives with marginalized populations.  She is inspired by collaborating with various areas to deliver practical solutions that assist those in need.

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Shirley Li, MHI

Information Coordinator

Shirley is the team’s sole information technology specialist. She has extensive experience with the development and maintenance of websites and document sharing portals, such as SharePoint as well as custom-built web-based sharing portals.

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