Research Institute for Aging
Research Institute for Aging

Our Team

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Leadership Team

Tina Mah

Executive Director

Tammy Cumming

Senior Director, Operations and Planning

Michelle Stillman

Senior Director, Programs and Impact

Richard Hughson

Senior Director of Research

Hilary Dunn-Ridgeway

Senior Director, Community Relations

Alison Kernoghan

Director, Research and Knowledge Mobilization

Christine Pellegrino

Director, Dementia Programs

Meredith Kerr

Interim Director, Ontario CLRI

Noel Gruber

Director of Communications and Public Relations

Shira Ginsler

Fundraising and Development Manager

To contact us, visit our Contact Us page. To learn about our Researchers, visit the Meet our Researcher page.

Board of Directors

Ronald P. Schlegel

Ronald P. Schlegel

O.C., PhD, LL.D., F.C.A.H.S., Founder

Chair of the Board

Read our Strategic Plan

RIA Members:

The Board of Directors meets quarterly to provide strategic oversight, set priorities, and identify opportunities for the RIA.

  • Dr. Cathy Morris, MD, Community Representative
  • Elizabeth Witmer, BA, Community Representative
  • Geoff Fernie, PhD, P.Eng, Emeritus Scientist, Toronto Rehab Institute – University Health Network; Professor, University of Toronto
  • Heather Keller, PhD, RD, Professor and Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition and Aging, University of Waterloo (Schlegel Research Chair/Specialist representation)
  • James Schlegel, MAcc, CPA, CA, President and CEO, R-B-J Schlegel Holdings Inc.
  • John Milloy, DPhil, Community Representative
  • John Tibbits, PhD, President and CEO, Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
  • Lili Liu, PhD, Dean, Faculty of Health, University of Waterloo
  • Michelle Chrétien, Associate Vice President Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
  • Paul Brown, Chief Operating Officer, Schlegel Villages Inc.
  • Dr. Samir Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC, FCAHS, AGSF, Director of Geriatrics, Sinai Health System
  • Dr. Sidney Kennedy, MD, FRCPC, FR Psych, Executive Director, Homewood Research Institute; Professor, University of Toronto
  • Steven Mock, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo
  • Tina Mah, PhD, Executive Director, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging
  • Dr. Tom Stewart, MD, FRCPC, Community Representative
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