Cheryl-Ann Hassan has been the executive director of the Alzheimer Society - Victoria County, in the city of Kawartha Lakes, since 1999.
She designed and manages public education and client services for individuals and their caregivers with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, with primary focus on the needs of those in rural communities.
chairs the Haliburton
, Kawartha, Peterborough and Northumberland Dementia Network and actively participates in service provider activities locally, regionally and provincially.
As a volunteer on the Leadership Development Team of the United Way of Kawartha Lakes
has been one of the facilitators in strategic planning sessions for several non-profit agencies, other sectors and service groups.
She has worked with Canadian Mental Health Association Victoria on several special projects related to community support.
She was the clinical director of a 26-bed residential addiction recovery home in Toronto from 1996 to 1998.
expanded the services to include a day program model for socially and economically deprived individuals with addictions while minimizing the negative impact on resident care.
From 1985 to 1996 she held two key positions at Providence Healthcare in Scarborough.
She was the director of mission, philosophy and values for 10 years and conjointly director of public relations for two years.
A member of the institutional ethics committee for 10 years, she was the vice-chair and chair for two years each.
joined with the ethicists, the board, physicians, and senior management in the design and implementation of the first process to assist and support residents and their families in the sensitive area of advance care directives and concepts of care.
She holds a Master of Education and certification in several disciplines.
moved to Lindsay from Scarborough in 1998 with her
husband and two sons.