We are busy preparing for another round of data collection for our TREC Measurement System project. We would like to re-introduce our TMS Coordinator and Regional Project Coordinators.
|Michelle Smith (Interior Health): In her role as the TREC Regional Project Coordinator for Interior Health she is engaged with TREC activities, including TMS data collection, program initiatives, and knowledge translation. Michelle is currently overseeing TREC’s Fraser Health region for Julie Melville while she is on maternity leave until July 2019. Michelle is also a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Clinical Research Department of Interior Health working with Dr. Dee Taylor (Interior Health Authority) and Dr. Colin Reid (University of British Columbia). Her work with Interior Health extends across various clinical, academic and community-based health research projects.|
|Jennifer Pietracci (Winnipeg): Jen is working with Dr. Malcolm Doupe at the University of Manitoba to oversee a number of exciting research projects pertaining to the Canadian long term care sector and related healthcare policies. She will soon be working with some TREC care homes on the Sustainability, Sustainment And Spread Study (SSaSSy) led by Dr. Whitney Berta, and will be overseeing the local research team completing data collection for the TREC Pain project led by Dr. Jennifer Knopp-Sihota. Additionally, she will work with a team and local decision makers to investigate appropriate methods for scaling-up healthcare interventions in the long term care sector so that we may one day apply learnings to initiatives such as the SCOPE project.|
|Alvina Ng (Edmonton): Alvina oversees and manages the research activities across all participating long term care facilities. She is also involved in other TREC projects and operations at the Coordinating Centre. For instance, she facilitates the external use of the Alberta Context Tool© worldwide. As the main contact person between the Coordinating Centre and participating regions, Alvina handles all incoming inquiries and requests.|
|Fiona Mackenzie (Calgary): Fiona is finishing up her role as the Calgary Zone Quality Advisor for the SCOPE (Safer Care for Older Persons (in residential) Environments) trial. In this role, she was responsible for delivering consultative coaching, support, mentorship, and quality improvement (QI) training to the frontline QI teams, based on their needs and the challenges they face. As the Calgary Zone Regional Project Coordinator, Fiona is supporting the re-engagement process for partnered TREC care homes as the TREC team prepares for the next wave of TMS data collection.|
|Kirstie McDermott (Edmonton): Kirstie is the Regional Project Coordinator for the Edmonton Zone. Like the other coordinators, she is actively preparing and planning for the third wave of data collection for the TMS project and will soon start to re-engage the 20 partnered TREC home located in the Edmonton area. She is also the Project Coordinator for the Trajectories project which aims to improve the final months for residents in long term care by monitoring quality indicators. Currently, she and the Trajectories team are interviewing residents and their family members about their experiences.|
|Julie Melville (Fraser Health): Julie will be back in the field this summer to help prepare for the next wave of TMS data collection. She is the Regional Project Coordinator in Fraser Health (Vancouver and surrounding areas). Her tasks are to continue to re-engage partnered TREC care homes in the region.|