Special Thanks

Gail and Mary would like to thank the following individuals who have supported us along our Nurses’ Voices journey. You were incredibly generous with your time and your advice.

Claudine Bennett, RN, MScN

Director, Public Health Essential Services
Region of Peel

Anna Bergen, RN

Senior Nurse Consultant
Territorial Health Services, Department of Health and Social Services
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife, NWT

Claire Betker RN, PhD, FCAN

Scientific Director – National Collaborating Center for Determinants of Health
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Anne L. Coghlan, RN, MScN

Past Executive Director & CEO
College of Nurses of Ontario

Erin Cook, RN, MSN

Associate Director, Support Program for the Autonomy of Seniors, Montreal
CIUSSS West-Central Montreal
Montreal, QC

Charissa Cordon, RN, MN, EdD, CHE

Chief of Nursing Practice
Hamilton Health Sciences

Cheryl Cusak RN, PhD

Executive Director, Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
President, Community Health Nurses of Canada

Judy Boychuk Duchscher RN, PhD

Director, Nursing The Future
Kamloops, BC

Dzifa Dordunoo PhD, RN

Assistant Professor | School of Nursing
Adjunct Assistant Professor | Health Information Science
Affiliated Researcher | Fraser Health Authority
Affiliated Researcher | UVic Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health
Coalition of African, Caribbean and Black Nurses in BC

Marie Edwards, RN, PhD

Associate Professor
College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
Helen Glass Centre
University of Manitoba

Sarah Flogen, RN, PhD

Project Lead, Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP)
Nursing Program
Canadian Nurses Association
President-elect, Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses

Mélanie Gauthier, N., BScN, M. Int. Care N., CNCC(C)

Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses

Lorelei Gibson RN, BSN, MN, CPMHN(C)

Regional Lead (interim) – Specialized Ccommunity Service Programs (SCSP)
Health System Improvement Team
Mental Health & Substance Use Network
Kamloops, BC

Tim Guest RN, BScN, MBA

Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Nurses Association
Ottawa, ON

Susan Hagar RN, BCAP

Founder and CEO, Nurse on Board

Christine R. Halfkenny-Zellas, P.Mgr, CIM

Chief Operating Officer
Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses

Aden Hamza, RN, MScN, inf.aut

Lead, Policy
Canadian Nurses Association

Cathy Harley RN, MBA, IIWCC

Chief Executive Officer,
Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy & Continence Canada
Ottawa, ON

Alex Harris RN, MN/MHSc, PhD, CHE

Manager, Professional Practice
Investigator, Institute for Better Health
Trillium Health Partners,
Mississauga ON
Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Toronto, ON

Cynthia Isenor, RN MScN

Health Services Director
Central Zone Critical Care,
Nova Scotia Health, Halifax NS

Margot Latimer RN, PhD

Research Chair, Indigenous Health Nursing
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS

Nancy Lefebre RN, MN

Senior Vice President, SE Health

Pat Mandy RN

Past Chair, De dwa da dehs ney>s
Aboriginal Health Center, Hamilton, Ontario

Shannon Maier, RN, BScN, MSc QIPS

Program Director, Inpatient Medicine
Interim Program Director Flow & Operations
Trillium Health Partners
Mississauga, ON

Annette Martin

Past Director of Development
Canadian Nurses Foundation

Petrina McGrath, RN, PhD

Health System Executive,
People, Quality, Practice & Chief Nurse Executive
Lakeridge Health,
Durham Region, ON

Claire O’Gorman, RN, MPH

Knowledge Translation Specialist, National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Dipti Purbhoo, RN, MHSc

Executive Director
The Dorothy Ley Hospice
Toronto, Ontario

Nancy Purdy RN, PhD

Associate Professor
Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing
Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

Sarah Quan RN, MN

Project Manager, IEN Integration Project
Hamilton Health Sciences

Joy Richards, RN PHD

Vice President Patient Experience & Chief Health Professions
University Health Network, Toronto ON

Ashley Robertson RN

Medical Team Lead – Assisted Self-Isolation Site
The Alex, Calgary, AB

Lori Schindel Martin, RN, PhD

Past President,
Canadian Gerontological Nurses Association

Victoria Schmid , RD, MHS

Chief Executive Officer
SWITCH BC (Safety, Wellbeing, Innovation, Training & Collaboration in Healthcare)
Vancouver, BC

Shiyen Shu, Msc.OT, H.BSc, PMP, CYT

Executive Coach, Leadership Expert, Speaker, Podcast Host
Toronto, ON

Gillian Strudwick RN, PhD

Chief Clinical Informatics Officer
Center for Addiction and Mental Health
Toronto, ON

Tracy Thiele RPN (Reg. Psychiatric Nurse), MN, PhD(c)

Manager of Nursing Initiatives, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Winnipeg, MB
President, Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses

Shawna Tohm RN

Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut
Yellowknife, NWT

Lucie Tremblay, inf., MSc, ASC,CHE

Director of Nursing
CIUSS West-Central Montreal,
Jewish General Hospital,
Montreal, QC

David Tu, MD

Family Physician, Clinic Coordinator, Vancouver Native Health Clinic
Clinical Associate Professor, Dept of Family Practice, University of British Columbia

Michael Villeneuve, RN, MSc, FAAN

Past Chief Executive Officer,
Canadian Nurses Association
Ottawa, ON

Amy Vodarek, RN MScN

Certified Executive Coach
Founder, Insight Edge Learning and Leadership
Toronto, ON

Philippe Voyer, Inf., PhD

Université Laval
Quebec, QC

Meghan Wankel BA, MA

Program Coordinator, Pre-Arrival Supports and Services
CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses

Anne Whelan

President and CEO
Seafair Group
St. John’s, Newfoundland