Board of Directors


Lynda Colley – Chairperson

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Lynda Colley is a former federal public servant. Before joining the public service, Lynda practiced law as a commercial litigation lawyer in Toronto and in Ottawa. She is a long standing volunteer with The Dementia Society in public policy work and on its Speakers’ Bureau. Her mother had Alzheimer’s disease.


Michael Lupiano – Vice Chairperson

Mike Lupiano_2015Mike Lupiano is a partner in a boutique executive search firm in Ottawa. Additionally, Mike has 30 years of experience as a leader and executive in international technology companies, focused on Human Resources. Mike brings a broad range of volunteer and not-for-profit experience from various local organizations in positions including on Boards of Directors, and as a fundraiser and mentor.  Mike has had several family members afflicted with various forms of dementia.




Ian Moffitt – Past Chairperson

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Ian Moffitt is a former Senior Private Banker and Team Lead with Scotia Wealth Management. He started as a Teller and worked his way up to his present position. Ian has extensive operational and management experience within the bank. He also brings with him a wealth of volunteer experience including: Board Member for the Perth and Smiths Falls Hospital and a member of the Major Fundraising Committee for the Capital Campaign for the Smith Falls Hospital. Ian has participated in the Children’s Hospital Telethon, the National Capital Marathon and numerous other fundraisers.



Margaret Egan – Treasurer

Marg Egan_McCayDuff_2015Margaret Egan is a partner with the accounting firm McCay Duff LLP. Marg has spent her career here developing a personalized approach to resolving each client’s unique issues and concerns and is a trusted advisor that helps her clients make sound financial decisions. Marg has extensive experience with charitable organizations and has had an active role in community organizations for many years and is proud to serve as the Treasurer of The Dementia Society.

 Eric Williams – Secretary

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Eric Williams is a Senior Partner in the law firm Williams Litigation Lawyers. He was called to the Bar in 1974. His areas of practice are negligence, appellate law, corporate commercial litigation and other complex matters. Eric has been voted by his peers as one of “Canada’s Best Lawyers” in four categories: Corporate Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Appellate Law and Bet-the-Company Litigation. Eric’s legal expertise will be a great asset to The Dementia Society.


 Cynthia MacKay

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Cindy MacKay is the Fundraising and Promotions Coordinator for The Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre. Cindy successfully led key fundraising events at the Centre that resulted in record funds raised. Her broad range of event planning and management, marketing, community and private sector experience is an asset to the Board. Cindy’s varied volunteer and educational experience includes work at the Carefor Day Program at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre. She studied Psychology and General Studies at Carleton University and Developmental Service Work at Algonquin College.


Randy Whitcroft

15_RandyWhitcroftRandy Whitcroft is an executive with over 25 years of business development and management experience. His career has been predominantly working with technology companies and is currently a Sr. Account Manager with Oracle Canada. Before taking on his current role, Randy was the President of Syntapa Corporation and before that had spent over 12 years consulting with both small and medium companies from all across North America to help them grow their revenues and profit margins. Randy continues to be an active member within both the business and charitable community supporting various organizations and causes.


Linda Assad-Butcher

Linda Assad-Butcher is an experienced executive with extensive management experience in the public and not-for-profit sectors. She has significant governance experience on boards in the healthcare, education, community and social services sectors as board chair and director. Linda retired from her Director’s position at La Cité collégiale in 2006. In 2006, she was appointed by the Government of Ontario as a founding member of the board of the Champlain Local Health Integration Network where she served for five years. She also sat on the Liaison Committee between the Champlain LHIN and le Réseau des services en français de l’est de l’Ontario. Linda is currently a Board member of Saint Paul’s University and is a member of several boards and committees. Her husband had dementia.


Linda Hunter

Linda Hunter is an executive health care leader who previously worked as the Chief Nursing Officer and VP of Resident Care at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre. Linda is a Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors at Queensway Carleton Hospital. She is also on the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association Board Quality and Safety Committee and lends her expertise to the Steering Committee of 100 Women Who Care Ottawa. Her areas of expertise include organizational change, performance measurement, quality and process improvement, patient safety and group facilitation. Linda is a registered nurse with a Master’s degree – with over 32 years in the health sector. She completed her executive leadership training at Queen’s University and finished the Champlain LHIN Senior Leadership Course. Linda is a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, at the University of Ottawa.