Medicine Quality and Practice Committee
Mary is a mother of five and grandmother of twelve and an avid golfer since she moved to Port Hope in 2011. Mary loves to read, garden and knit. Mary’s husband of 45 years died in 2009 of Frontotemporal dementia. Since 2011 Mary has been a volunteer for the Association for Frontotemporal Dementia, moderating a monthly teleconference for caregivers of dementia sufferers in the United States and Canada.
Mary worked as a Registered Nurse in full and part time positions for 24 years. In 1988 Mary completed a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and continued to work in that field for the next 23 years. Mary is a clinical fellow of The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist and is a Cerified Couple and Family Therapist registered with The Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Mary worked with individuals couples, families and groups having established private practices in and gaining experience in multiple Canadian cities, as well as Singapore, as she followed her late husband’s career.
Mary moved to Port Hope in 2011 when she remarried an old friend and college mate of her late husband who had also lost his wife of 45 years to Frontotemporal Dementia. Mary now spends her time following her favourite pursuits, improving her golf game, and making up for travel time lost in years past. An inaugural member of NHH’s Patient and Family Advisory Council, Mary is a member of the Medicine Quality and Practice Committee and lends her experience to a number of other hospital projects, including the conducting of real time patient experience surveys.