Current members of the Legacy Project's Advisory Board include:
Director, National Program Services
Girl Scouts of the USA, New York, NY
Ms. Bergerson, a former middle school teacher, heads program development for the 3.7 million youth members and adult leaders of the Girl Scouts of the USA. More than 50 million American women have been part of the Scouting experience, and that number continues to grow.
Bartlett Tree Experts, Toronto, ON
Mr. Bostock has worked and volunteered on many wildlife research projects in both southern Ontario and across North America, and has educational and practical experience in forest succession and habitat conservation. He is helping to preserve the Legacy Center arboretum.
Generations United, Washington, DC
With over thirty years experience working with national organizations including the YWCA and 4-H, Ms. Butts now heads the preeminent American intergenerational organization bringing together more than 100 national, state, and local organizations representing more than
70 million Americans. GU is the only national organization advocating for the mutual well-being of children, youth, and older adults.
Deputy State Superintendent, Academic Affairs
Oklahoma State Department of Education, Oklahoma City, OK
Dr. Caram received her PhD from the University of Oklahoma in Educational Leadership, Supervision, and Curriculum Development. She worked in school districts in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and North Carolina as a teacher, principal, director of elementary education, assistant superintendent, and deputy superintendent. She has served as Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations at Western Carolina University and at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has also provided leadership training and organizational consulting across the US.
Friesens Corporation, Altona, MB
Mr. Friesen's stewardship for more than twenty years has made Friesens one of Canada's leading independently-owned businesses, twice named by Deloitte and Touche as a Top 50 Best Managed Company. He combines considerable business acumen with a commitment to serving the community.
Mr. Manning is the former CEO and President of Bridges Transitions, a company dedicated to preparing students to manage life transitions. He is also a former teacher, counsellor, and administrator in the Central Okanagan School District.
Mr. Manning now works with education-related companies assisting in the design and development of their programs.
President and CEO
Bright Red Communications, Toronto, ON
With twenty-five years experience in marketing and advertising working on leading brands including Esso, Freedom 55 Financial, McDonald's, and Dove, Ms. McCallum also has a Masters degree in Social Work, which allows her to bring a community perspective to her work.
National Education Association, Washington, DC
The NEA is the largest American education association, with over 3.2 million teacher members. Ms. Merina heads a number of literacy initiatives, including Read Across America.
Harry R. Moody
Director, Academic Affairs
AARP, Washington, DC
Dr. Moody, with degrees from Yale and Columbia, is a respected leader in aging with meaning. He also serves as Senior Associate with the International Longevity Center (US) and is a Senior Fellow of Civic Ventures. He previously served as Executive Director of the Brookdale Center on Aging and Chairman of the Board of Elderhostel. He has written numerous scholarly articles and books.
Ian Ross Pelman
Thomas and Pelman, Barristers and Solicitors, Stouffville, ON
Practicing law for over thirty years, Mr. Pelman has enjoyed working with hundreds of families, often involving second and third generation members, and has a strong personal interest in the community goals of the Legacy Project.
Founder, The Intergenerational Schools
Physician, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, and
Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Visiting Researcher and Strategic Advisor in Innovation, Baycrest/University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
As a medical doctor, researcher, and professor, Dr. Whitehouse's work encompasses cognitive neuroscience, geriatric neurology, and environmental bioethics. His life passion and purpose is creating intergenerative learning communities committed to sustainable human flourishing. He researches and implements innovative care and life strategies for age-related cognitive challenges such as those associated with what he used to call "Alzheimer's." A well-known speaker (and listener) and prolific author, he has published in most of the leading medical and scientific journals, and has written and edited several books including The Myth of Alzheimer's.