The Third Age Network is administered by an Executive Committee and a Board of Directors. The makeup of the Executive Committee , as of December 7, 2018 is as follows:
President: Nancy Christie
An association manager in the disability field, Nancy Christie retired in 2001.Her involvement with TAN was initially with Living and Learning in Retirement at Glendon. She has been involved with TAN since its inception.
Vice President: Cathy Spark
Cathy Spark, is a member of the Board of the Academy for Lifelong Learning, chairs their Communications Committee, and is the Academy’s webmaster. She has extensive experience in the engineering sector, and, for more than 35 years, has developed effective brand positioning, change management, and strategic communication strategies in Canada and internationally.
Secretary: Loretta Fines
Loretta Fines worked as an elementary school teacher specializing in Special Education, and volunteered as an Information Counsellor at a Women’s Centre. She is Past President of Learning Unlimited Etobicoke and a member of TAN’s Curriculum Committee.
Treasurer: Carole Langford
Carole Langford is a past president of Living and Learning in Retirement and a founder and current president of Third Age Learning-York Region.
Directors at Large on Executive Committee:
After a career as a financial professional, Gaby Arato became an instrumental part of the Niagara Community as one of the founding board members of Lifelong Learning Niagara. He is a member of the Niagara Aging Strategy Leadership Council which answers the needs of older adults living in the Niagara Region. For recreation, he plays classical mandolin with a small local Klezmer band in St. Catharines.
Louise Pope was involved in the start-up of Third Age Barrie and is chair of their Executive Committee. Before retiring she was in management in community health and social services, and more recently, was fund developer at a local community living agency.
During her time with the Hamilton Third Age Learning program, Michelle Gold became involved in integrating Baby Boomers into the program, and subsequently led the April 2018 TAN Forum on that same topic. In addition to being a thoughtful and well-researched presenter, she has expertise in organizational improvements, and engaging people in effective networked action and collaboration.
Sandra Kerr is the director of programs for 50 Plus in the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University. She is well known in the lifelong learning community in North America.
Board of Directors:
|Member Organization||Representative||Term Ends|
|Academy for Lifelong Learning, Toronto||Doug Wilson||2020|
|Lifelong Learning Mississauga||Sandy Leppan||2021|
|Georgian Triangle, Collingwood||David Green||2019|
|Living and Learning in Retirement, Toronto||Linda Somers||2020|
|Third Age Learning, Burlington||Sharon Gibbons||2021|
|LIFE Institute, Toronto||Barb Atlas||2020|
|Society for Learning in Retirement, London||TBA||2021|
|Third Age Barrie||Louise Pope||2019|
|Third Age Learning, Guelph||Bill Chapman||2019|
|University of Toronto Senior Alumni Ass’n||Maureen Somerville||2020|
Third Age Network, c/o Programs for 50+,
The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education,
350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3