Manager, Communications and Corporate Initiatives
Kate Cooke works closely with the Executive Director and Scientific Director in managing Board and Committee operations and corporate governance issues, and serves as the Network’s Communications Manager. She joined CFN in late 2012, with over 25 years’ management experience spanning corporate, government, academic and not-for-profit sectors, including Queen’s University, Empire Life, Manulife Financial, BMO Financial Group and provincial and municipal government. In addition to strategic integrated communications planning, her expertise includes government and media relations, event planning, compliance, operations management, award-winning advertising and marketing communications, incentive programs and sales promotion. Like many in the Network, Kate has a personal interest in issues related to care of older adults and the near elderly, and previously used this interest to launch a service helping healthy older adults to continue to thrive at home. Kate is a graduate of Western University and St. Lawrence College.