Board Of Directors

  • Lynda Colley
    Lynda Colley Chairperson

    “I am so grateful for the support
    our family received from
    DSORC and I know firsthand
    how essential the service is that
    the Society provides to families
    in our area.”

  • Mike Lupiano
    Mike Lupiano Vice Chairperson

    “The Dementia Society has the
    staff and the experience to help
    families and caregivers with
    much needed guidance, during
    an extremely difficult emotional
    phase of life.”

  • Margaret Egan
    Margaret Egan

    “I joined the board of directors
    because I had a family member
    with Alzheimer disease and the
    cause is very close to my heart.”

  • Cynthia MacKay
    Cynthia MacKay

    “In 2005 my husband’s Opa was
    diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
    Luckily I was able to connect
    with the DSORC and was
    reassured right away. I am proud
    to be part of this group.”

  • Linda Assad-Butcher
    Linda Assad-Butcher

    “I joined the Dementia Society
    Board because after caring for
    my husband who had dementia
    for 10 years, I felt I could bring
    my experience as a caregiver to
    good use. ”

  • Paul Morton
    Paul Morton Treasurer

    “My dad had dementia for seven years, and The Dementia Society was a huge help for our family. I want to do as much as I can to help other families in Ottawa who are going through a similar experience.”

  • Louise Laramée
    Louise Laramée

    “As a cardiologist, I spent my career looking after vascular disease. My mother had dementia and I am very grateful for all the support, programs and expertise of The Dementia Society. She was fully supported in French, her mother tongue.  I joined the Board because I wanted to give back in any capacity that I can.”

  • Zaineb Al-Kutoby
    Zaineb Al-Kutoby

    ” I had several family members who lived dementia, it was not easy but we all can learn for each other experiences.”

  • Francis (Fred) Gariepy
    Francis (Fred) Gariepy

    “My involvement with The Dementia Society springs from the great support my Mom and our family had when she was diagnosed with dementia at age 80. She has since passed away but we are all passionate about serving the community in memory of a great mother, grandmother, friend and all around wonderful human being.”

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