Chair, Allan J. Klassen
Allan J. Klassen, Senior Vice President, Calgary Housing and former President and Managing Partner of ALBI Homes Ltd., has been engaged in the housing industry for the past 25 years.
Allan has spent many years giving back to the industry he loves. In 2004, he became the President of the Calgary Region Home Builders’ Association and in 2005 the President of Calgary Home Builders Association–Alberta.
Allan has been recognized over the years with numerous association awards including the “George Frieser Award” and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association Hall of Fame.
In 2010 Allan became a board member with the Alzheimer’s Pro-Am Hockey tournament. Shortly after he became involved with this important cause Allan's father John was diagnosed with dementia, and eventually succumbed to the disease in 2012.
This life changing experience strengthened his resolve to support the Alzheimer’s community and has been a catalyst in the launch of Gordie Howe Centre for Alzheimer’s Research and Education Society. Today Allan sits as the chair of the not for profit society as well as the chair of the main fund raising initiative, the Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S Pro Am hockey tournament.
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Jay has spent the last 23 years providing specialized wealth management solutions at Scotiabank. His previous roles in Commercial Banking and Domestic Banking provided him with a comprehensive understanding of the financial solutions offered through Scotia Wealth Management.
Jay is also a fully accredited Farm Advisor with the Canadian Association of Farm Advisor’s designation. He has strong ties to the hockey community and a passion for golf, fishing, surfing and snowboarding. In addition to sitting on the board of Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S., Jay lends his time and support to the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre and Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter charities in the local community.
Brad Lohman, VP Operations, Manor Village Life Centers
Mr. Lohman holds a Bachelor of Nursing Science (Hons), and Masters of Nursing/Health Administration from Charles Sturt University, Australia.
His passion and interest in the area of Geriatrics has lead him to be involved in the design development of the Alzheimer and Dementia Resource Clinic (ADRC).
Brad plans, implements, monitors, and evaluates all aspects of operations including supervision, support and coaching of the Canadian management team. He also develops and ensures that each community meets financial expectations and maintains high resident and family satisfaction.
Additionally, Mr. Lohman oversees plans and implements the ongoing Manor Village portfolio management strategies and participates in examining opportunities for expansion, marketing, planning and architectural elements for new communities.
Morgan Tingle, LL.B., MBA,
General Counsel & Development Manager, Statesman Group of Companies
After graduating from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters in Business Administration, Mr. Tingle practiced with Canada’s largest national law firm before pursuing his own law practice focused on real estate development, corporate securities and finance.
Mr. Tingle has advised many clients through the real estate development process and has acted as both legal counsel and developer. Mr. Tingle’s practice also focused on structuring both equity and debt financings on behalf of public and private companies alike. At Statesman/Manor Village, Mr. Tingle oversees all legal operations for the company as well as participating on the Senior Management team in directing Statesman’s developments from concept through construction to completion.
Dr Lorraine Venturato
Dr Lorraine Venturato is an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary, and holds the Faculty of Nursing Chair in Gerontology. She is also co-leads the Hotchkiss Brain Institute’s Dementia and Cognitive Impairment Neuro-Team.
Dr. Venturato's passion for working with older people has led her to explore innovative approaches to meeting the challenges faced by the aged and their caregivers. Her research program focuses on: workforce development, health systems and models of care and creative age / creative care research. Her clinical research focuses on quality of care and models of care for people living with dementia.