Cyber-Seniors is governed by a five-member Board of Directors.
Liz Snelgrove, General Manager, Interface Surgical Centres
Liz Snelgrove has over twenty-five years of experience in the both the private and public healthcare sectors. She is a graduate of Western University and has an MBA from the Ivey business school. Liz began her career as a program manager at the Sport Medicine Council of Canada. Through a chance meeting, she and Mark Tewksbury started a foundation and were able to raise one million dollars from corporate sponsors and subsequently awarded bursaries to over 100 young competitive swimmers over five years. Liz then left Ottawa to join Active Health Management where she rose to the position of Senior Director of Business Development. In 2015, Liz met an entrepreneur who was building a state-of-the-art medical facility and seniors’ retirement home in London. Liz joined the company as the Executive Director of Advanced Medical Group and Senior Care. Liz left her position there to pursue a run at politics. She represented the Conservative Party of London in the riding of London west in the 2019 federal election. Unfortunately, she was not successful and she returned to the healthcare sector joining Bayshore Home Health Solutions as an area director. Liz has been active with the Alzheimer’s Society in London, London Community Foundation, and London Chamber of Commerce. She is the proud mother of a daughter, Alexis, and a son, Jack.
Michael Lake, Senior Manager, Systems Design, Bayshore Specialty Rx
For over 20 years Michael has worked as an Information Technology professional for diversified national healthcare companies in Canada. Michael began his career in the healthcare sector in 1998 in a customer service and administrative capacity for ACTIVE Health Management, introducing him to the physiotherapy and rehabilitation spaces. Michael soon took on the responsibility of managing the organization’s information technology systems, and participated in the successful development and launch of web-based data collection systems for a customer base that was hesitant to adopt these new tools and skeptical of their promised benefits. When Centric Health purchased ACTIVE Health Management in 2009 to complement its Medical Assessments division, Michael remained a senior member of the new organization’s integrated IT team until his departure in 2019. Centric Health pursued an ambitious growth by acquisition strategy, adding Surgical, Specialty Pharmacy and Rehabilitation divisions to its healthcare portfolio. This afforded Michael the opportunity to work in a range of healthcare sectors and to learn many different technology platforms, applications and infrastructure systems. Despite his interest in and commitment to working in Information Technology, Michael describes the true highlight of his experience as being the years working alongside dedicated, passionate healthcare professionals, under the direction of visionary leaders. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph, and continues to work in technology related roles in the healthcare sector.
Tina Bishai, President, Dextra Healthcare Consulting Inc.
Tina is a results-oriented leader with over 15 years’ experience in senior executive positions in Healthcare Management. In her most recent corporate role, she led a $50 million dollar healthcare division with 1,100 clinicians in her role as Chief Operating Officer for Centric Health. Since that time, Tina has provided consulting for healthcare companies and non-profits through her consulting firm, Dextra Healthcare Consulting Inc. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, and a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from the University of Toronto.
Brenda Rusnak, Co-Founder and President, Cyber-Seniors
Brenda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. For over 30 years she served as the President and CEO of a healthcare company (specializing in senior care) in which she held controlling interest. In 2009, she sold her company and in 2014, she produced an award-winning documentary film (Cyber-Seniors), that has been broadcast in 40 countries and screened in over 500 communities world-wide. In 2015, Brenda co-founded the non-profit organization “Cyber-Seniors : Connecting Generations” in response to requests from community-based organizations to replicate the Cyber-Seniors model. In her current role at Cyber-Seniors, Brenda oversees all operations to ensure implementation of the organization’s mission across a diverse array of projects and staff.
Tess Finlay, HR Director, Cyber-Seniors
Tess is a communications specialist with a passion for global action and social change. After graduating from Humber College with an Advanced Diploma in Public Relations, Tess worked alongside three of Canada’s largest and most impactful charitable organizations – World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF), Free The Children and Environmental Defense Canada. Tess has assisted in the execution of various national marketing campaigns and PR events, developed integrated communications plans for major national campaigns and has implemented a number of highly successful partnership programs. Tess has played a key role in successfully growing Cyber-Seniors community engagement and expansion across North America, since its inception. She currently holds the position of HR Director at Cyber-Seniors where she oversees employee and volunteer recruitment and is responsible for the development and implementation of the new staff/intern on-boarding process.