Cathleen Ferguson

President

Cathleen Ferguson 
RN, BScN,RNFA,CPN(C) CNOR

Term: 2015-2017

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Cathleen is the Manager of Perioperative Services, St. Martha’s Hospital, Antigonsih, Nova Scotia where she has worked for over twenty years.Cathleen has been an ORNAC Standards committee member from 2011-2015. She was elected to the role of ORNAC President Elect in 2013 and served as the Chair of the Nominating Committee from 2014 to 2015.


Barb Mushayandebvu

President Elect

Barb Mushayandebvu
RN, CPN(C)

Term: 2015-2017

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After 14 years working at the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary, Barbara moved to Ottawa and is presently a staff nurse at the Queensway Carlton Hospital after a short tour at the Civic campus of The Ottawa Hospital. She has Perioperative Nursing experience in all surgical specialties and has been Clinical Leader and Clinical Nurse Educator. She served as ORNAA president from 2010 – 2012, ORNAC journal editorial committee chair from 2009 – 2015, ORNAC board member representing Alberta from 2009 – 2012 and co-chair of the 2015 ORNAC national conference. She has worked in several OR environments in Zimbabwe, South Africa, and the UK, bringing to the ORNAC Board a global perspective on Perioperative Nursing practice.


Rupinder Khotar

Past President

Rupinder Khotar
RN, BSc, CPN(C)

Ex officio

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Rupinder is the OR Nursing Supervisor at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC. She has been an OR nurse since 1992 and worked as one of the educators of the Providence Health Care (PHC) Perioperative Nursing Program for 10 years before taking over her present role. She is the past Chair of the ORNAC Standards Committee , served as President Elect from 2011-2013 and as ORNAC President from 2013-2015.


LizBeck

Treasurer

Elizabeth (Liz) Beck  
RN, CPN(C)

Term: 2016-2018

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Her nursing career started in 1978 on graduation from The General Hospital School of Nursing in St. John’s, NL. In 1979 she moved to Halifax and in 2000 to the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia where she currently resides. Her nursing experience is varied with about 18 years of both Emergency and Critical Care and from 1995, Peri-Operative. Elizabeth became involved with ORNANS in 1997 after completing the peri-operative post graduate distance program from the VG in Halifax serving a 2 terms on the board; one as secretary, the other as treasurer. Though retired from her full-time position at the Valley Regional Hospital, she remains on staff as casual and is experiencing some Canadian travel nursing.


Jane Radey

Secretary

Jane Radey 
RN, RNFA, CPN(C)

Term: 2015-2017

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Jane is employed as a full time Registered Nurse First Assistant at Muskoka Algonquin Health Services – Huntsville Hospital in Ontario. She graduated from the Canadore College School of Nursing in 1989 and after working for a year on a medical ward, she took her OR and PACU courses and has worked in Surgical Services at her hospital ever since. She became an RNFA in 1999 and started working full time in this position in 2012. Jane has been involved extensively in her regional perioperative group, ORNASCO as President and as Secretary, in the Ontario provincial perioperative group, ORNAO as a Board Member and as Secretary, in the Ontario RNFA group as Secretary, and in the national RNFA group, RNFANC as Newsletter Editor. She looks forward to serving as the Secretary of ORNAC and learning about the issues facing perioperative nurses across Canada. 


Heather Dow

Executive Director

Heather Dow

 

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I have extensive experience in the role as Executive Director and Conference Manager for several medical, educational and legal not-for-profit Associations nationally and internationally. I have been involved with Not-for-Profits and Charities for over 20 years with a large portion of that activity directed towards member recruitment and retention, by-laws and governance, policies and guidelines, advocacy, financial management and communication.

I am fluent in both English and French (born and raised in a French community in the Ottawa Valley and have worked in France as an interpreter) and I have functional Spanish language skills.

I am honoured and ready to serve as the next Executive Director of ORNAC and look forward to working with all of you as we take the Association to the next level. It is a privilege to be associated with an organization that, for over 30 years, has been the national voice for Perioperative Registered Nurses across Canada.

With an excellent Board of Directors that is firmly committed to ORNAC’s mission, a highly professional and dedicated staff, an array of outstanding organizations with whom we cooperate, and our affiliation with special interest groups, ORNAC is well-positioned to face the challenges that lie ahead.


 Sue Burns

Executive Assistant

Sue Burns
Membership, Social Media and Communication

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Sue Burns, BSc Physical Education (Honours), is the Executive Assistant of Membership, Social Media and Communication. She is bilingual and has many years’ experience in website design and maintenance, database development, membership services, and membership development. Sue was formerly the administrative director of Paddle Canada and currently holds volunteer positions as the Treasurer for the Kingston Volleyball Club and the Kingston District Volleyball Officials Association.


Sebrina Vandor 

Executive Assistant

Sebrina Vandor

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Previously employed with a Fortune 500 fashion company as a Production Coordinator, Sebrina Vandor prides herself on her excellent communication skills, attention to detail and budget management.  Fluent in English and French, she has also held the distinguished position of Coordinator of Official Languages in a Formation with the Department of National Defence.

Sebrina takes pleasure in overseeing multiple logistical aspects of events and meetings.  Her goal is to ensure ORNAC’s vision and needs are thought through and executed to satisfaction.


 

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