To ensure the success of the DOC/ADOC Leadership Certificate Program, professionals and subject matter experts have been engaged to provide input from the field relative to essential senior nurse leader skills and attributes, as well as to recommend content and focus for inclusion in the program. This feedback was collected using the following techniques:

Preliminary Steering Group

Adhoc steering group of practitioners and training leaders compiled key program parameters and components for consideration in the training program.

Program Advisory Committee (PAC)

Formal group of respected leaders and specialists represent a broad range of experience as nurse managers (from relatively new managers, to those who have moved into more senior positions), with varied backgrounds in long term care and related senior care sectors (both OANHSS and OLTCA).

Program Advisory Committee Members

  1. Vala Belter: Administrator, Algonquin Nursing Home, Mattawa
  2. Heather Campbell: Director of Care – The Wynfield, Oshawa
  3. Candace Chartier: Chief Operating Officer, OMNI Health Care
  4. Gwen Chiu: Past Director of Care – Belmont House, Toronto
  5. Shawn Gadsby: Director of Care – St. Joseph’s Villa, Dundas
  6. Sandra Kuchmak: Director of Clinical Services, Leisureworld
  7. Donna Locke: Acting Director of Care – Belmont House, Toronto
  8. Cathy Oulton: Director of Care – Garry J. Armstrong LTC Home, Ottawa
  9. Maureen Shantz: Senior Manager of Resident Care for the Region of Niagara
  10. Holly Tesselaar: Director of Care, Twin Lakes Terrace, Sarnia

List of Contributors

The following Homes and people provided valuable feedback relative to program content and format:

Mary Lake, DRC, Fairmount
Margaret Catt, DOC, Temiskaming Lodge
Rachel Berger, DOC, Winbourne Park LTCC
Jack Willet, Administrator, Great Northern Nursing Centre
Laurie A. Walton, Ex.Dir. Resident Nursing Services, F. J. Davey Home
Jacqueline Cassels, Health Services Team Leader, Christie Gardens
Linda Facey, DOC, Moira Place
Nancy Houston, DOC, The Village Ridgetown
Amy, RN, DOC, Chateau Gardens
Michele Bishop, RN, BScN, Ed. (Occ. Acting DOC), Steeves & Rozema Group of NHs
Ann Henderson, DOC, Bob Rumball Home for the Deaf
Melanie Sarrazin, DOC, Pinecrest Nursing Home
Anne Morris, Clinical Services Director, Chapleau Health Services
Beryl Belliveau, VP Resident Care, St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa Inc.
David Mastrangelo, DRC, Villa Colombo
Gabriela Hornea, RN, Director Of Resident Care, Regency Park LTC Home
Debora Costa, DOC, Mariann Home
Laura Campbell, Manager Resident Care, Afton Park Place
Susan Jaunzemis, Admin/DOC, Fordwich Village Nursing Home
Leila Carnegie, Administrator/Director of Care, Suomi Koti
Sarah Gillis, Acting DOC, Extendicare Lakefield
Sean Adams, DOC, Thunder Bay Interim LTC
Alice, DOC, Hayhoe
Linda Chaplin, President & CEO, St.Patrick’s Home of Ottawa
Kim Stevenson, DOC, St Patricks Home
Lianne Wennick, DOC, Providence Manor
Carmen Miller, DOC, Copernicus Lodge
Diane L Rainville, DOC, Au Chateau
Anita D’Hondt, DOC, Chateau Gardens Elmira
Mary Ellen Luukkonen, Chief Nursing Officer, Blind River District HC
David Goddard, DOC, Meadow Park London
Tracey Tait, DOC, Millennium Trail Manor
Dianne Hurren, DOC, RN MS, Salvation Army Ottawa Grace Manor
Debra Green, Acting DOC, Rideaucrest Home
Gail Bouwmeester, D.O.C., Eden House Care Facility
Michelle Tosh, DOC, Leisureworld Elmira
Deanna Gray, ADOC, Ritz Lutheran Villa
Tracee Givens, Administrator, Elgin Abbey
Shelagh Nowlan, VP LTC, Providence Care – Providence Manor

Provincial Survey

This on-line survey was distributed to all Administrators and DOCs working in long term care in Ontario (July 2010). Solicited feedback was requested regarding essential content and skill components for the program.

For survey results click here