Provincial Council Directors and Specials Seats


Marlene Skucas

British Columbia - PRNABC
Perioperative Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia

Marlene Skucas 
RN, CPN(C)

Term: 2015-2017

PRNABC

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Marlene has 30+ years of perioperative nursing experience. She presently is employed as the Operating Room Unit Manager at Cranbrook Regional Hospital in British Columbia. She has been an active member on the local and provincial level boards for many years. She helped develop the posters and a pamphlet advertised on the PRNABC website for attracting new members and was the recipient of the PRNABC recognition award in 2012. Marlene is looking forward to working with the energetic group on the ORNAC board.


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Alberta - ORNAA
Operative Room Nurses Alberta Association

Darlene Rikley
RN

Term: 2016-2018

ORNAA

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I have been in Perioperative Nursing for 25 years. I am presently employed at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. Throughout my career, I have gained vast knowledge in many areas of Perioperative Nursing, Rural and Urban experience, with experience in every different specialty. I have been a staff nurse, Program Manager and Clinical Nurse Educator. I was fortunate enough to sit on the Canadian Standards committee for 4 years which was an excellent opportunity. I have always wanted to be involved in the National Board with ORNAC and I look forward to the next two years.


Margaret Farley

Saskatchewan - SORNG
Saskatchewan periOperative Registered Nurses’ Group

Margaret Farley
RN, BScN, CPN(C)

Term: 2015-2017

SORNG

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Margaret began a career in the OR as an operating Room Technician (ORT) from the Winnipeg General Hospital (WGH) in the very early 1970’s, graduated from the St. Boniface General Hospital (SBGH) School of Nursing in the late 1970’s, and achieved a degree in nursing from the University of Saskatchewan (UofS) before retiring form full time work in the acute care setting. She has a certificate from the Vancouver Community College (VCC) in Sterile Processing Theory, achieved Perioperative certification in 1995 and has maintained it to the present. She currently works part time for the Perioperative Nursing Programs, School of Nursing, Saskatchewan Polytechnic Institute in Regina SK.

Margaret is the current president of the Saskatchewan periOperative Nurses Group (SORNG) and in the past has been an ORNAC Board member & member of the Executive.


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Manitoba - MORNA
Manitoba Operating Room Nurses Association

Kim Goodman
RN, CPN(C)

Term: 2016-2018

MORNA

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Kim started her nursing career after graduating from Red River College in 1988. She has spent 24 of her 28 years of nursing experience as a perioperative nurse at the Health Science Center in Winnipeg. She currently has her CPN(C) and has been President Elect for MORNA since 2014. Kim is looking forward to her upcoming role as President of MORNA as well as being a new board member of ORNAC.


Linda Whyte

Ontario - ORNAO
Operating Room Nurses Association of Ontario

Linda Whyte  
RN, CPN(C)

Term: 2015-2017

ORNAO

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Linda is a past and current executive member of both the Operating Room Nurses Association of Ontario (ORNAO) and Operating Room Nurses Association of Greater Toronto (ORNGT) and long standing member of the ORNAO Provincial Conference Planning Committee. Linda has worked in nursing for 30 years, 20 of those years were spent in the operating room of a paediatric trauma/teaching hospital, as a staff nurse, charge nurse, research nurse and informatics nurse. Linda spent 5 years working at a large regional health centre, MOHLTC and Cancer Care Ontario as a perioperative nurse consultant and clinical informatics nurse. Currently, Linda is employed as a clinical informatics nurse and project manager for Perioperative Services at a ST. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON. One of Linda’s many passions is medical/surgical mission work and she has participated in many missions both with No Boundaries (a team comprised primarily of the Hospital for Sick Children staff) and the International Children’s Awareness (ICA). Linda is the current president and a founding member of the Friends of African Nursing (Canada), a not for profit charity providing Perioperative Nursing education to nurses in Africa.


Josée Sauriol

Quebec - CORNQ
Corporation of Operating Room Nurses of Quebec

Josée Sauriol
RN, CPN(C)

Term: 2015-2017

CIISOQ

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Born in Montréal, Josée worked for Environment Canada as a Meteorological Technician. In 1988, she decided to refocus her career and registered for the Bachelor of Nursing program at the University of Montréal, from which she graduated in 1991. Having worked mainly in intensive care, she also gained experience in obstetrics, in the emergency ward and in management. In 2005, after having completed the short program in perioperative care, she redirected her professional interests toward surgery. Since then, she has worked in operating rooms in three provinces. She has been CPN(C) certified since 2008. Wishing to increase her knowledge of pathological processes and treatments, she completed the ‘‘Oncology Nursing Distance Education Course’’ from the Cross Cancer Institute in Alberta in 2011. Josée has worked as a clinical staff nurse at the CHU-Université Laval and is registered in the RNFA program. She has been president-elect of the CIISOQ since October 2014 and is a member of the ORNAC Board.


Chantal Pelletier

New Brunswick - NBORN
New Brunswick Operating Room Nurses

Chantal Pelletier
RN, BN, BSc

Term: 2016-2018

NBORN

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Chantal began her perioperative career as a new grad in 1987 at the Chaleur Regional Hospital. She worked for 19 years as a perioperative nurse specializing in Ophthalmology, Plastics, ENT and Maxillo-facial. She had CPN(c) in 2003. She left the OR in 2007 to become a Staff Educator but came back in 2013 as the Nurse Manager. Chantal has been part of NBORN since the nineties and is looking forward to assuming her new role as New-Brunswick Director on the ORNAC board.


Ida Berry

Nova Scotia - ORNANS
Operation Room Nurses' Association of Nova Scotia

Ida Berry
RN, CPN(C)

Term: 2015-2017

ORNANS

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Ida has been working as a Peri-operative Nurse for 19 years and is currently a Resource Nurse with CDHA - Victoria General Site, Halifax. She has held Peri-op Certification for 16 years. As a longtime member of the Operating Room Nurses Association of Nova Scotia (ORNANS), she has held both the Secretary/Treasurer and Regional Presiding Officer role with the Halifax Chapter and is currently ORNANS President-Elect.


Aletha MacNevin

Prince Edward Island - ORNPEI
Operation Room Nurses of Prince Edward Island

Aletha MacNevin
RN, BScN, CPN(C)

Term: 2016-2018

 

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Aletha has been a Registered Nurse for 10 years, with the last 6 years as a Peri-operative Nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown PEI. She has had her Peri-op Certification for 4 years. As a member of the Operating Room Nurses Association of Prince Edward Island (ORNPEI), she is currently the ORNPEI President. Aletha is looking forward to be working at the national level with the ORNAC board.


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Newfoundland & Labrador - N&LORNA
Newfoundland & Labrador Operation Room Nurses' Association

Tina Parrill
RN, BN, MN, CPN(C)

Term: 2016-2018

NLORNA

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Tina has been a Perioperative Nurse in St. John’s, NL for 10 years. She has worked with both paediatric and adult patients in her career and is currently the Care Facilitator for Thoracic and General Surgery at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital. Tina is passionate about perioperative nursing professional development and has completed a Masters in Nursing along with Perioperative certification. As well, she has travelled to Haiti with Team Broken Earth on several missions to not only provide basic health care to the people of Haiti but to also contribute to the education of Operating Room nurses at Hospital Bernard Mevs. Tina has held several positions on the N&LORNA Executive and is excited to be the Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial Director with the ORNAC Board.


Kristina Cruess

Education Seat

Kristina Cruess
RN, CPN(C), BScN, MST, MPA

Term: 2016-2018

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Kristina Cruess has been a perioperative nurse for over 20 years at Quinte Health Care (QHC) in Belleville, ON. She has experience as a clinical OR nurse, peri-operative educator and a peri-operative manager. Kristina has a keen interest in teaching and learning with experience in teaching elementary curriculum and post-secondary health courses. Kristina has spent the majority of her professional life in post-secondary educational programs and with the support of her colleagues at QHC and wonderful family has been successful in completing 2 under graduate and 2 graduate degrees and her RNFA certification. Kristina now wishes to use her knowledge of education, OR nursing and policy development to contribute to her profession. She is excited and honored to be participating on the ORNAC Board of Directors. Kristina's most proud of her husband of 21 years, Brad; her son Brock, and two daughters Kennedy and Kate.


Anita Esson

Advanced Practice Seat

Anita Esson
RN, BScN, RNFA, CPN(C)

Term: 2015-2017

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Coming Soon!

 

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Leadership Seat

Laurie Dawn Boyer
RN, BScN, MEd, CIC, CPN(C)

Term: 2016-2018

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Laurie Dawn Boyer is a seasoned Perioperative Nursing Professional, currently employed as the Operating Room Informatics Specialist at Health Sciences North in Sudbury. Laurie Dawn is a member of the CORL executive in the role of Website Liaison. Laurie has experience in staff, educator and leadership roles in Surgical Services, Infection Prevention & Control, Quality, Patient Safety, and Post-secondary Education. An early adopter of Lean methodology in healthcare, Laurie Dawn is passionate about connecting people with each other and the information and skills needed to understand our collective work and fuel improvement.

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