Our Experts

Our Experts

Tanya Pol
Administrator, McCormick Home

Tanya PolTanya Pol, McCormick Home Administrator, has worked in long-term care for more than 25 years and is passionate about promoting resident-centred care in a warm and caring environment. She attended the University of Guelph and received an Applied Science Degree with a major in Gerontology. She also obtained her Long-Term Care Management certificate through the Canadian Healthcare Association in 2007.  Tanya also served as a surveyor for CARF (Commissions on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), an international accreditation body.  As the Administrator, Tanya oversees the operation of the home to ensure all needs are being met and that the daily operation is in compliance with the Long Term Care Homes Act, 2007 set out by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
  • Ministry of Health inspections
  • Accreditation
  • Admissions/placement process
  • Quality indicators

Karen Johnson, MSW, RSW
Director, McCormick Dementia Services


Karen Johnson is the Director of McCormick Dementia Services, which operates Ontario’s largest adult day program specializing in dementia care.  Karen earned Masters and Bachelor of Social Work degrees from King’s University College, and she has several years of experience working with the older adult population in long-term care homes and community service settings.  Karen is passionate about working with those who have dementia and understanding their related behaviours, as well as supporting formal and informal caregivers. She is also the Chair of the SWLHIN Adult Day Program Network and Co-Chair of the London and Middlesex Behavioural Supports Ontario Geriatric Cooperative.

McCormick Care Foundation Long Term Care 2016
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February 1, 2016

Areas of Expertise:
  • Behavioural management related to dementia
  • Senior’s mental health
  • Dementia care
  • Caregiver support
  • Community support services
  • Horticultural therapy

Steven J. Crawford, MBA, CPA, CA
CEO, McCormick Care Group
Steve Crawford

Steven joined the McCormick Care Group as CEO in the spring of 2000.  Prior to this position, Steven was Vice President, Finance for Cuddy Food Products, a food processor located in London.  Steven moved to London and joined the Cuddy group of companies in 1992.  He served in various capacities, including as Director of Tax and Treasury, Cuddy International and as General Manager, Cuddy Food Products.  Prior to joining Cuddy, Steven worked as a Senior Manager, Tax at KPMG in Waterloo, and after articling with KPMG in Ottawa, he received his CA designation in 1985. Steven completed his MBA in 1998 on a part-time basis at Wilfrid Laurier University while working at the Cuddy Group of Companies.  Prior to that, Steven completed a Bachelor of Business Administration at Wilfrid Laurier University in 1984.

Steven is currently a member of the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Long-Term Care Homes Network Council and a member of the OLTCA’s Financial Liaison Committee.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Dementia research
  • Educational partnerships
  • Health care in the non-profit sector
  • Ministry funding for long-term care
  • Non-profit governance

To speak with any of our expert representatives or for more information on our programs or services, please contact Monica Fleck, Director of Communication, at mfleck@mccormickcare.ca or 519-432-2648 ext. 2405.