Janet Lambert New Executive Director of OLTCA

    MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 8 /CNW/ - David Cutler, Chair of the Board of Directors
of the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA), today announced that Janet
Lambert will assume the position of OLTCA's Executive Director effective
Thursday, January 10, 2008.
    "Ms. Lambert brings to the association an established record of public
policy and association leadership at the provincial, national and
international level," Mr. Cutler said. "We are looking forward to her sharing
this experience as she fosters the continued growth of our association and our
contribution as a healthcare sector partner."
    "I am excited to be joining OLTCA," Ms. Lambert said, "and I look forward
to working with our members, government and others in helping long term care
achieve its potential and contribute to an effective and sustainable
healthcare system in Ontario."
    Ms. Lambert joins OLTCA after serving as a management consultant in
Toronto and Washington D.C. Her 15 years of marketing and public policy
experience in the health pharmaceutical sector includes 4 years as President
of BIOTECanada, the Canadian biotechnology association. Ms. Lambert currently
serves on the federal Strategic Advisory Group on International Trade, the
Queen's University Council and the Board of the Canadian American Business
Council. She is a former member the Advisory Board of the Shirley E. Greenberg
Women's Health Centre and of the International Biotechnology Federation.
    Ms. Lambert is an MBA Graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business and
holds a Biology Degree from Queen's University.
    Ms. Lambert succeeds Karen Sullivan who has decided to pursue another
career opportunity after 20 years of outstanding service to OLTCA.

    OLTCA represents the private, not-for-profit, charitable and municipal
operators of 430 long term care homes that provide care and services to some
50,000 residents throughout Ontario.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Gilbert Heffern, Director of
Communications and Public Affairs, (905) 470-8995, ext. 25, (647) 999-8341
(cell), gheffern@oltca.com

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