Our Team

Loyalist College’s Applied Research & Innovation Office is an innovation hub helping industry collaborate with academia.

Kalina Kamenova

Director of Applied Research

Dr. Kalina Kamenova is the Director of Applied Research at Loyalist College.

She is an experienced research leader with multi-disciplinary expertise spanning fields such as bioethics, research and applied ethics, global health, science policy and health law, science communication, deliberative public engagement, social innovation, and community-based and participatory research.

Kari Kramp

Senior Scientific Manager

Dr. Kari Kramp is the Senior Scientific Manager within the Applied Research and Innovation Office.

Dr. Kramp is the identified Head of Laboratory meeting all qualifications defined in the current Cannabis Act and works to ensure all operations/compliance and reporting obligations meet Health Canada and CRA requirements.  

Kurstin Salisbury

Manager, Operations

Kurstin Salisbury joined the Applied Research and Innovation Office (ARIO) at Loyalist College in January 2023, becoming Operations Manager for the Centre for Healthy Communities (CFHC) in January 2024. 

Carly Kelly

Senior Manager, Applied Research and Innovation

Dendra Hillier

Operations Manager, Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis

Home Share Loyalist is an alternative housing model that promotes intergenerational living for Loyalist students with a focus on international students and adults 55 years of age and older in the region. This program aligns with efforts in the region to be age friendly and supports policy efforts for aging in place and with Loyalist’s efforts to engage and support their students.

Dr. Kim Bergeron

Home Share Lead Investigator

Dr. Bergeron is a community-based researcher who collaborates with many disciplines (e.g., nurses, geographers, planners, social workers, rehabilitation therapists) to increase the quality of life for older adults living in Canada.

Her research and teaching on aging and health focuses on creating a more equitable, inclusive society where ageism is eliminated, and healthy aging programs are available.

Lori LaMorre-Slatter

Home Share Project Coordinator

Lori is a Registered Social Service Worker and is the Program Coordinator the Social Service Worker (SSW) program at Loyalist College.

In her role as Home Share Project Coordinator, Lori provides mentorship and monitoring of students and brings to this projecther extensive connection
to the community.

Rachael Ferrante

Home Share Loyalist Program Coordinator

Rachael is a graduate of the Social Service Worker program at Loyalist and is currently working towards her BSW and BA in Disability Studies through the University of Windsor.

She has extensive knowledge of the older adult community as she spent most of her career forming connections through her role as a community based personal support worker. Rachael’s role as the Home Share Loyalist Program Coordinator is to monitor communication from interested parties and the public, establish connections through careful review of applications, aide in the learning outcomes of the placement students within the program and help to facilitate meetings between chosen parties.