Dialog Health eJourney's Board fuels the reflection on trends and best practices in health and social care across the world and thus recommends which themes of innovation should be explored in depth through new eJourneys. Meet our board below!
Katie Smith Sloan is president and CEO of LeadingAge. Guided by the mission to be the trusted voice for ageing, as LeadingAge’s President and CEO, Katie Smith Sloan seeks common ground with other stakeholders to address ageism and to promote innovation. Katie Sloan also serves as the Executive Director of the Global Ageing Network, an organization with a presence in over 50 countries committed to improving the quality of life for people as they age throughout the world. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) based in Toronto, HelpAge USA, the Long Term Quality Alliance (LTQA) and ValueFirst, a group purchasing company serving the aging services field. She is also co-chair of Dementia Friendly America, a multi-sector national collaborative with a mission to foster dementia friendly communities.
Since 2013, Alison Verhoeven has been Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, the independent peak membership body and advocate for the Australian healthcare system and a national voice for universally accessible, high quality healthcare in Australia. From 2008 - 2013, Ms Verhoeven held Senior Executive positions at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Australia's national health statistics agency. She has broad experience in health, education, corporate governance and communications, and has worked in both the private and public sectors in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, and Europe
Pascal Champvert is Director of two home services and of three nursing homes in the suburbs of Paris (« Val de Marne » area). He is the President of the Association of Directors at the Service of the Aged (AD-PA). As such, he sits in various organizations: CNSA (National Fund for Solidarity and Autonomy), CNRPA (National Committee for Retirees and Aged Persons), Evaluation Agency ... Pascal Champvert is also Vice-President of the European Ageing Network (EAN). He is also the author of the book « Prendre soin de nos aînés, c’est déjà prendre soin de nous » (translation: Taking care of our elders is already taking care of us).
Judy Martin is based in Australia. She has over 30 years of experience in various areas of Seniors living and Health including Indigenous health and Aged Care Management. Judy Martin has managed & established a number of Australian Government programs in the Health, Seniors Living, and Community services sector and held a position as Director of Nursing for a large Aged Care provider. She held a National (Australia) Training management role implementing initiatives like the « SAGE » study tour programs that she managed and lead for 14 years, with over 300 facilities and organisations visited across the globe. Judy Martin has held the role of Business Development Manager for one of Australia’s peak industry associations (Aged Care). She brought the biannual international Aged care conference (IAHSA GAN) to Australia. She currently serves as Vice Chair and founding board director of Commonwealth Association of Ageing (CommonAge). She has been a GAN Board member for 2 years and elected to the Global Ageing Network (GAN) Board as current Chair and Telstra Business Woman Awards Finalist have been recent highlights of Judy’ Martins career.
Passionate about human longevity, Carlos André's interest in elderly care sparked in medical school. After becoming a geriatrician he dedicated the last 15 years to elderly care and also is working to improve the health care system and facilities for ageing people.
With a background in social work and management, Femada has been working in the field of elder care for the past 21 years. Having been involved in the direct provision of support services, she has a deep understanding of the needs, challenges and despair experienced by older people. She is currently the CEO of The Association For The Aged (TAFTA), a Durban based non profit organisation in South Africa. Tafta is one the largest non profit organisations in the country supporting more than 5500 older people through its basket of services. On the global platform, Femada is currently the vice chairperson of the Global Ageing Network and is a Board member of the Commonwealth Association for The Ageing (CommonAge).
With a background in Psychology and Anthropology, David Stevens has worked closely with government and organisations within Australia and Internationally on standards, service development, quality, risk and governance exemplary practice. His passion for multi-generational and multi-cultural inclusion is evidenced in his work internationally across diverse communities, including local indigenous groups. He is a well-respected and sought-after expert on Human Service Standards across multiple sectors, both in Australia and Internationally. As an entrepreneur, David Stevens is constantly seeking new ways to improve efficiencies and standards in Human Services, by providing thought leadership, encouraging a focus on person centred approaches, encouraging the use of innovative technology, and supporting co-operation and the communication of ideas globally.
The mission of The Global Ageing Network is to connect and support care and service providers worldwide to enhance quality of life for ageing.
The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is Australia’s national peak body for public and not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare providers. Founded as the Australian Hospital Association in 1946, the AHHA has become a perennial fixture in the national health conversation, maintaining its vision for an effective, innovative and sustainable health system where all Australians have equitable access to healthcare of the highest standard when and where they need it.