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Elder Abuse Ontario, is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, currently comprised of:
Adam Jones (Chair), John Johnson (Vice Chair), Tiffany Harding (Co-Treasurer),
Patricia Doyle (Co Treasurer), Lauren Bates, and Maide Yazar.
He has worked in several roles during his 14 years with Sykes Assistance Services’ Telehealth division, including front line Telehealth Ontario nurse, nursing management, workforce management in addition to his current roles of director, client relations and privacy officer.
John is a Partner at Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP. His areas of professional practice as an Ontario lawyer include Wills and Estates Law, Elder Law, Family Law and Litigation.
John has vast experience regarding the Ontario legal system and hands-on experience regarding the impact of legal matters on family issues. He is currently the head of the practice group for Wills and Estates with Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP. John is a Graduate from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law and he is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Tiffany Harding, a Financial Planner by profession, has over 20 years of experience helping individuals identify and achieve their financial goals and objectives. Tiffany is passionate about financial literacy, financial empowerment and giving back to the community. Tiffany has experience in strategic planning, governance, advocacy, cultural diversity, risk management, mentoring and leadership.
Patricia Doyle is a results-oriented business development professional with expertise in financial services. Self-motivated, treasury risk-management problem solver. Her passion to communicate objectively and effectively leveraged opportunities to personally advocate for elderly family within private care, hospital care, LHIN Home care and Long-Term Care. Education and action for older persons translates into a community with compassion, care and dignity for seniors.
A lawyer by training, Lauren Bates’s career has centered on public policy and law reform. She has held senior roles at the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Law Commission of Ontario, and Wellesley Institute. She has particular expertise in human rights and equity issues related to aging, disability and family caregiving.
Mike Garnett has founded multiple companies and won several awards over the course of his 15 year career. He is a frequent speaker on topics like disruptive technology, corporate venturing and entrepreneurship. Mike is originally from Ottawa Ontario, is an avid athlete and in his downtime plays hockey and basketball. In 2016 and 2017 he represented Canada at the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships.
Louise Stratford is a lawyer and a retired senior executive from the Ontario Public Service with many years of experience in the development and delivery of programs designed to protect and support vulnerable persons across the province. She has served as Ontario’s Public Guardian and Trustee and most recently, as Assistant Deputy Attorney General.
Maide is best known as a strategist in the areas of Strategic Facilitation and Strategy Formulation, Change Management, Governance, Accountability and Communication/Stakeholder Engagement, successfully developing projects in the business context within which the organization(s) is / are operating.
Maide is passionately committed a respectful and inclusive response to the needs of our aging population in Ontario, believing that how our society treats its elderly should be a benchmark of social justice. She lives in Toronto and has travelled widely in Ontario, making her familiar with its diverse geography, people
and seniors services delivery environments.