Toronto Central Palliative Care Network Team Members
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S. Lawrence Librach, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Dr. Librach’s involvement in Palliative Care began in 1978. Dr Librach is now the W. Gifford-Jones Professor in Pain Control and Palliative Care at the University of Toronto, where he also holds the position of full professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Librach is also an associate in the Joint Centre for Bioethics and the Centre for Studies in Pain at the University of Toronto and the Buehler Centre for Aging at Northwestern University in Chicago. He was the physician leader of the national Educating Future Physicians for Palliative and End of Life Care Project (EFPPEC) and education consultant to the Education in Palliative & End of Life Care (EPEC) project in the USA. He is a member of the Board and Past President of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association.
Dena Maule is posesses a background in Family Studies with over 20 years as an Executive Director in the 'not for profit' sector. She is currently the Executive Director of Hospice Toronto and has served as a member of the Toronto Central LHIN Senior's Advisory Council as the Palliative Care representative.
In 1985, she co-founded the first non-profit organization in Ontario to provide skill training and on-the-job support for persons with cognitive disabilities. She later served as the Executive Director for several years. Prior to returning to organizational management, she worked independently, and provided assistance to organizations on initiatives that included strategic planning, community economic development, and a national study with a focus on home-based employment. In her consulting role, she authored a guidebook on the "Telework Trend" and also co-authored "An Exploration of Community Economic Development for People with Developmental Disabilities".
Mary Jane Esplen,
Karen Fan, B.Sc.