Provincial Directors


British Columbia - ORNAC Director

Jeannette Hill


Term: 2021-2023




Alberta - ORNAC Director

Provincial Council President ORNAA
Operating Room Nurses Alberta Association

 Bryana Hahn RN

Term: 2020-2022


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Lisa Bolton

Saskatchewan - ORNAC Director

Provincial Council President SORNG
Saskatchewan periOperative Registered Nurses’ Group

Lisa Bolton

Term: 2021-2023


My name is Lisa Bolton, I am the provincial Director (Saskatchewan) for the ORNAC board.  I was born and raised in small town Hafford, Saskatchewan, daughter of a registered nurse.  My mother made me swear I would never be a nurse, and having no interest in that line of work, it was an easy promise to make; but not so easy to keep as I graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1995 with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing.  I’ve spent almost 24 years of my almost 26 year career  in the Operating Room.  I feel blessed to have found the area of nursing that feels like home to me.  I have worked as an OR nurse in both Swift Current and Saskatoon, SK.  My experiences in the OR have been vast; I’ve resourced Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, General Surgery, and Anesthesia, been a preceptor for fourth year nursing students and for students of the perioperative program, been an educator, been an instructor of the perioperative program, and through all of this a consistent rule follower and general stick in the mud. 

I was a member of our provincial OR association for many years off and on when kids and my volunteer work wasn’t overwhelming.  Then in 2014 when it looked like our provincial group was ready to fold, I offered that if Margaret Farley (past president) would take on the president role again, I would be president elect and learn the job from her. That was supposed to be a six year commitment, which has turned into what will be a ten year commitment, and through that came my opportunity to be the provincial ORNAC director. 

All I ever wanted to do was help people. Now my passion has grown to promoting the value of the perioperative registered nurse in this great country.  There are so many ways that we can do more and be more in our jobs; we just need the desire, the opportunity, and the encouragement to push us to the next level.



Manitoba - ORNAC Director

Term: 2020-2022



Angela Russell

Ontario -  ORNAC Director

Angela Russell

Term: 2021-2023


Graduated from University of New Brunswick with a Bachelors in Nursing 1999.
George Brown College Perioperative Diploma 1999.
Canadian Perioperative Certification 2006.
ORNHAD executive member 2010 - 2019.
Vascular Service Resource Nurse 2013- present.
In my spare time, Wife to Dion, Mom of Caleb & Rachel, Hobby baker and Director with Thirtyone!


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 Quebec - ORNAC Director  

Kathy Yemenidjian (Kat)


Term: 2021-2023


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New Brunswick - ORNAC Director

 Heidi Kelly RN

Term: 2020-2022




 Phuong Nguyen

Nova Scotia - ORNAC Director

Phuong Nguyen


Term: 2021-2023


A graduate of Dalhousie University, Phuong earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International, a nursing honor society.  She then spent approximately 10 years working at the Halifax Infirmary Operating Rooms in various capacities. 

Learning is a lifelong journey, and novice learners in particular must be supported and nurtured. Phuong fits well into the current role as a perioperative nurse educator running the Halifax Surgical Skills Centre within the QEII Simulation Program since 2019.

Phuong has an extensive volunteer background, one of her latest volunteer commitments is being a Halifax Project Coordinator for the Hearts of Freedom project, funded by the Government of Canada and supported by Carleton University. The project outcome is to preserve the historical memory of the refugees from the countries of the former Indochina and the dissemination of the record of their experiences as widely as possible in Canada and globally.

In addition to commitments with ORNAC, Phuong is an active contributor with the Perioperative Exam Review Committee with the Canadian Nurses Association.

Phuong likes to keep herself busy and enjoys working at the Emergency Medical Care Inc since the beginning of the pandemic as a casual 811 COVID Registered Nurse. During her downtime, Phuong loves to paint landscapes, where one of her paintings was a runner up for most voted (locally) People’s Choice award; runs long distance and was invited to participate at the Timex National 10k Championship in Toronto in 2012 and again in 2013; and maintains her native language, Vietnamese.  


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Prince Edward Island - ORNAC Director

Provincial Council President -ORNPEI
Operating Room Nurses of Prince Edward Island

Julie Bell


Term: 2020-2022

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 Julie Bell was born and raised in Newfoundland. After completing high school, Julie entered directly into the Nursing Program at the University of Prince Edward Island, graduating in 2001 with a BScN. Julie started her career working on a medical/ surgical floor that provided services to a wide variety of patients including burn victims, oncology patients, post op orthopedic patients, cardiac step down, and a variety of medical needs. In 2010, Julie moved to critical care and ICU. In January 2013 Julie moved to the Operating Room setting and remains a passionate Perioperative Nurse. to this day. 

Jenn Sutton

Newfoundland & Labrador - N&LORNA

Jennifer Sutton

Term: 2020-2022


Jenn graduated from the Center for Nursing Studies with a Bachlors of Nursing Degree in 2007.Graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Master of Nursing in 2013. 
Registered Nurse Cardiac Critical Care 2007-2016;Operating Room Registered Nurse 2016-2018. Regional program coordinator for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery 2019. 
Division Manager for Perioperative and Adult Perianesthesia Unit 2019- present. 

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Education Seat -ORNAC Director

Erin Robertson


Term: 2020-2022

Erin currently practices as a Perioperative Services Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in an academic teaching hospital in Toronto. Erin has spent 11 years as a staff nurse in the operating room and one year as the hospital Patient Flow Coordinator prior to entering her current role. Erin has just returned to her CNS role after a two and a half year secondment working with Information Services to plan, develop and implement the new perioperative clinical documentation system. Erin completed her post RN BScN (with honours) and her Masters of Nursing: Leadership in Education and Health Policy. Erin is active in her regional association, the Operating Room Nurses of Greater Toronto (ORNGT), having served as a Program Committee member, Program Convener and President. Erin has been a member of the ORNAC Standards since 2017 and served as the committee CoChair for the 2019 edition. Erin is currently serving as ORNAC Education Director. Erin is passionate about ensuring that perioperative Registered Nurses remain patient and family focused, using evidence to inform practice and working to make sure Perioperative Registered Nurses remain an integral part of our patients’ perioperative experience. 

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Advanced Practice Seat- ORNAC Director


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Leadership Seat- ORNAC Director

CORL Chairperson

Carol Kirkwood


Term: 2020-2022

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