Brian is Interim President and CEO of Cogniciti. Brian is a healthcare executive with more than 20 years of experience in the Ontario health system. He is currently Vice President Finance and CFO at Baycrest. Brian has provided oversight of Financial, Diagnostic, IT and Facilities services in two world-leading academic health centres: Baycrest and the Hospital for Sick Children.
Brian is a Chartered Accountant who trained and worked with Price Waterhouse in both the UK and Canada. He holds a CA designation both in Canada and the UK and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Birmingham in the UK. Brian is also Board Treasurer at Accessible Media Inc., a world-leading not-for-profit provider of media services for the vision-impaired.
Raymond King is the Interim Director, Business Development for Cogniciti Inc., a private sector digital health firm formed in 2010 by Baycrest Health Sciences to help reshape the world of brain health. He has over 25 years of experience in the development of domestic and international market opportunities. He is highly adept at planning, structuring and executing business/strategic development programs for dynamic, growth-orientated, internationally-focused organizations.
Mr. King has been actively involved in promoting the strength of Canada's world-leading medical expertise in both paediatric acute care and geriatric post-acute care. Through this work, he has actively sought out and facilitated international collaborations that have advanced Canada's reputation for excellence in research and clinical care, while developing partnerships that have allowed such expertise to be utilized in the advancement of healthcare models around the world.
Mr. King has an MBA, with a focus on international strategic development, from McGill University. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in Modern European Political History from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Commerce in International Finance from the University of Calgary.
Caitlin Johnston is a seasoned veteran in the healthcare space, specifically for the marketing and delivery of services to aging adults. She brings to Cogniciti a deep understanding of the challenges that face this population, and the know-how to develop and commercialize solutions to those challenges.
Caitlin's role as an Operations Manager for Cogniciti is two-fold: she manages the day-to-day business operations and continues to develop international partnerships and strategies to grow Cogniciti's trial-ready Research Registry.
Prior to joining Cogniciti, Caitlin worked in program management and business administration within the Canadian long-term care sector for over four years. She then went on and founded Memory Mats, an innovative approach to memory recollection tools. Caitlin is also the founder of Purple Elephant, a non-profit organization whose mission includes changing the way young people think about Alzheimer's disease on a global scale and developing an innovative approach for the delivery of in-home caregiving relief for young people whose lives have been impacted while caring for their loved one with Alzheimer's disease.
Justine Reaume uses Cogniciti's Brain Health Assessment tool to tackle the growing problem of clinical trial recruitment. Volunteer recruitment is the largest expense of all Alzheimer's disease drug trials, due to increasing difficulties in recruiting and retaining the right volunteers. Through the use of Cogniciti's effective pre-screening model, Justine is able to identify older adults at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. Her passion lies in finding a treatment, cure or prevention for one of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time.
As Community Engagement Specialist, Justine is dedicated to growing Cogniciti's next generation of Community Engagement Officers, who in turn connect with communities and build relationships to deliver Cogniciti's Brain Health Workshop across North America and the United Kingdom. As the first point of contact for many workshop participants, Community Engagement Officers focus on providing a unique memory-screening experience to older adults. They help answer the question “Is my memory normal or should I see my doctor?” and provide older adults with the best brain health tips in science today.
Justine began her work with Alzheimer's within long-term care. She has over four years of experience working with older adults facing Alzheimer's and other dementias. While she loved her work in long-term care, she was determined to change the future of Alzheimer's. She is hopeful that Cogniciti's recruitment solution will push clinical development forward to find a solution this epidemic needs.
Holly Reslier was introduced to Cogniciti while working as Director of Marketing and Recruitment at a Clinical Research Site. After seeing a Brain Health Workshop in person for the first time, she realized what a powerful and innovative recruitment process was being developed and wanted to be a part of the revolution. While collaborating with Cogniciti, Holly helped to further improve the site hand-off process, and together they accelerated the flow of patient referrals, gaining attention from both Sponsors and CROs. Holly’s role as Regional Engagement Specialist allows her to draw from her experience in Clinical Research and Patient Recruitment to develop creative solutions to transform the outdated methods of patient recruitment and retention.
Holly saw first-hand the devastating effects Alzheimer’s disease has, not only on the individual but the entire family. This experience inspired her to get involved in finding solutions to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease, while also supporting the families affected.
She has worked in the healthcare industry for over eight years, which included working with older adults through home health care services, administering memory evaluations, and volunteering with the Alzheimer’s Association. Holly’s favorite part of patient recruitment is making connections with older adults and helping them improve their quality of life. Being on the Cogniciti team also allows her to fulfill her passion of being on the frontline of important new brain health discoveries.