Public Services Lead

Biography

I currently oversee the TWU Public Health team and the University’s pandemic response, a new role created in 2020. Prior to this, I was splitting my time as the Health Services Clinical Lead here in the Wellness Center, and as a Communicable Disease nurse for Fraser Health. My nursing career began as a student at TWU (School of Nursing, Class of 2009), and initially I became a pediatric nurse with plans to work in the ER and critical care. However, a stint serving in Haiti during the Cholera epidemic of 2010 left a lasting and haunting impression of the importance of primary prevention and population health. In 2012 I transitioned to public health nursing and haven’t looked back; adding a graduate degree in 2014 as well as teaching Public Health and clinical instructing here at TWU as I moved through various roles in Fraser Health. I love working with my colleagues and students across the university to support the health and wellness of our Trinity community, and in turn supporting the extended communities in which we serve and exist. Life outside work looks like my husband, the most wonderful man you’ll ever meet, and our daughter Annie who arrived in January 2020 – she is by far the very best of our family already! We love to cook and travel when there’s not a raging global pandemic; I love cats and all things Queen Elizabeth II and since college I have found going for a run really can fix almost anything in life and if not, Diet Coke is definitely the answer.

Research & Scholarship

Education

BSc Nursing, TWU, 2009; Master’s in Public Health (MPH), Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2014

Affiliations & Memberships

BC College of Nurses & Midwives

Expertise

Public & Population Health, Communicable Diseases & Immunizations, Health Communications, Child & Adolescent Development, Pediatric Nursing