Our People

Professor Joyce Simard

Founder and Honorary Chair

Joyce has many years of experience in health care settings as a social worker and dementia care specialist. She graduated with honours from Ithaca College in New York, USA and received a graduate degree from the University of Minnesota. Joyce has been in the long-term care industry since 1978, working with large healthcare organisations to provide services for nursing facilities and assisted living communities. She is recognised for developing innovative programs for people with all levels of memory loss and has developed “The Memory Enhancement Program” for people in the early stage, The Club for nursing home residents in the middle stage of a dementing illness and Namaste Care™ for people in the advanced stage of dementia. Joyce has authored numerous books, articles and chapters on dementia-related issues and is widely in demand as a speaker throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Board Member

Professor Joyce Simard

Founder and Honorary Chair

Rishi Jawaheer

Director

Gillian Hensley-Gray

Registrar

Dr Ladislav Volicer

Clinical Advisor

Dr Hanneke Smaling

Associate Director - The Netherlands

Our Champions

Christina Cosgrove

USA

Sara Karacsony

Australia

Sheila Gordon

Canada

Simona Bagarová

Czech Republic

Min Stacpoole

England

Lena Priniotaki

Greece

ElfaÞöll Grétarsdóttir

Iceland

Nicola Hayes

Ireland

Marta Zerbinati

Italy

Our Hospice Champions

Colette O’Driscoll

UK

Nicola Kendall

UK

Our Hospital Champion

Emily Brown

NHS

Asscoiates

Vennus Ho Yuen-wai

NCI Associates - Hong Kong

Agnieszka Sikora-Balicka

Poland

Our Partners