Stacey Hawkins, Director, System Planning, Implementation & Evaluation
Stacey is a gerontologist serving as Director, System Planning, Implementation & Evaluation at Seniors Care Network. Stacey leads Seniors Care Network’s growing applied research and evaluation portfolio. She supports various program and project-work with the team, employing her skills in grant-writing, program development/planning, research, and evaluation. She serves as the administrative lead for the Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM) Nurse Program in the Central East. Stacey also supports program and team-based development work in the Network, including competency-based, continuing professional development, knowledge transfer, and performance analytics.
Stacey participates on a number of national, provincial, and regional committees, as well as various geriatric-oriented communities of practice. Stacey’s previous professional work was in the community and social services sectors, working with seniors experiencing complex, functional challenges. Stacey is currently acquiring her PhD in the Aging, Health and Well-Being Program at the University of Waterloo. Her primary research interests examine the social dimensions of formal and informal caregiving for persons with young-onset dementia, and the intersections of social and health environments. Stacey is an impassioned advocate for persons with dementia and cognitive challenges.