Kim Grier is Canada’s leading expert in dementia care and a Specialized Certified Trainer for the Virtual Dementia Tour®. Kim has over 25 years of experience in the fields of gerontology and adult education. She has worked with numerous long-term care organizations in Canada and the US, including the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia, Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Georgia Division of Aging Services.
An internationally-sought presenter on aging issues including consumer direction, supported decision making, dementia and guardianship, Kim is a certified Mental Health First Aid trainer. She is a past president of the National Guardianship Association (NGA).
Kim holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Gerontology from the University of Guelph and a Master of Education in Adult Education from the University of Georgia.
Véronique Maillot and Sylvie Hunt Biello have over 20 years of executive leadership and experience in the private medical, retirement and assisted living sectors in Quebec. As specialized memory care services providers, Veronique and Sylvie bring their extensive knowledge and practical insights to Virtual Dementia Training in Quebec.
Marg Patrick has been the Performance Improvement Coordinator for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent for more than 20 years. She currently trains and supports quality initiatives for Riverview Gardens, a 320-bed nursing home in Chatham, Ontario. A Certified Trainer for the Virtual Dementia Tour for over 10 years, Marg excels in helping participants translate their VDT experience into practice.
Margot Schulman transforms residential and commercial spaces by creating design solutions that foster empowerment, social engagement, and independence. Margot is the owner of Schulman Design, a full-service residential and commercial interior design firm that uses a humanitarian approach to transform spaces, fostering accessibility and well-being at every stage in life.
Marni Tory has over 20 years of experience in caring for seniors, and is dedicated to the highest quality of life and care for people with dementia and their families. Over her career, Marni has worked as a social worker, occupational therapist, long-term care dementia program manager, physical and cognitive capacity assessor and Life Care Planner. She has extensive experience in staff training, facilitating support groups, telephone and one to one counselling, functional and cognitive assessments and providing case management.