Patricia Boucher, Masters in Health Services Management, COHN(C), CRSP, CDMP, has over 35 years of experience in the community and health care sector, spending the last 20 years as a senior health care executive. She has a Masters degree in Health Service Management, is a Canadian Certified Occupational Health Nurse, a Canadian Registered Safety Professional and a Certified Disability Management Professional. She was the former Vice President of Prevention Services in Ontario’s provincial prevention system and the former Program Manager for the Return to Work Coordinator Program at Mohawk College. She is currently the Executive Director for the Advanced Gerontological Education (AGE) Inc., a national not-for-profit social enterprise who develops, evaluates and disseminates dementia curricula and education to health and community care organizations across Canada.
Patricia Boucher is an expert in the field of occupational health and safety, organizational wellness, disability prevention and disability management. Patricia has participated in many research and evaluation projects with Ontario’s prevention system focused on employee safety, organizational wellness and culture change. In her current role as the Executive Director of AGE, she is actively involved in research focused on the impact of dementia education on caregivers in the health and community care sector. She has participated in many research and and expert panels on various topics including workplace violence prevention, disability management and prevention, and the psychological safety of employees and has authored many health, safety and wellness resources/curricula. She has spoken at many provincial, national and international conferences.