Provincial Directors


British Columbia - ORNAC Director

Jeannette Hill  RN, BScN

Term: 2021-2023



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Alberta - ORNAC Director

 Bryana Hahn RN, BN

Term: 2021-2023 


(Provincial Council President ORNAA
Operating Room Nurses Alberta Association)


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Saskatchewan - ORNAC Director 

 Valancie Pierce RN BEd BScN

Term: 2022-2023

(Provincial Council President -Saskatchewan Operating  Room Nurses Group)


 Valancie completed her Bachelor of Education in 2000. After teaching for 7 years, she decided to switch directions and returned to university. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2009 which she quickly followed up with taking a perioperative course in 2010. In 2020 she accepted a position as a Clinical Nurse Educator. She loves learning and challenging her knowledge. When Valancie is not in the operating room, she loves being outdoors in her garden or paddling in a canoe.

 Red Person 2021

Manitoba - ORNAC Director




Angela Russell

Ontario -  ORNAC Director

Angela Russell RN, BN, CPN(C)

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) RN, BN

Term: 2021-2023


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New Brunswick - ORNAC Director

Alex Bogle BN, RN, BSc, CPN(C)

Term: 2022-2023


 Alex has been a Perioperative Nurse for 3 years, having recently taken on the role of Spine Service Resource Nurse in 2021 and completed his CNA Perioperative Certification. He graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 2019 with a Bachelor of Nursing first division, and in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science first division. He began serving as a Board Member of the Kennebecasis Valley Food Basket in 2021. He is passionate about promoting excellence in Perioperative Nursing and working with ORNAC to promote the Perioperative Nursing community.


 Phuong Nguyen

Nova Scotia - ORNAC Director

Phuong Nguyen, RN, BScN, CPN(C)

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, RN, BScN

Term: 2022-2024

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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. 

 Red Person 2021

Newfoundland & Labrador - N&LORNA

Joanne Peddle, RN, BScN, MN, CPN(C)

Term: 2022-2024



 Red Person 2021

 Advanced Practice Seat -ORNAC Director

Sarah Davis, RN, BN, RNFA, CPN(C)

Term: 2022-2023

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Education Seat -ORNAC Director


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                           Janelle Head

Leadership Seat- ORNAC Director

Janelle Head, RN, BScN, CPN(C)

Term: 2022-2024 

Janelle has been a perioperative nurse for 9 years. She has served as a perioperative staff nurse, clinical nurse educator, and OR nurse unit manager for a busy, regional hospital in northern Alberta. Janelle is currently studying with Athabasca University in Masters of Health Studies - Nurse Practitioner. She is passionate about incorporating advanced practice nurses into the perioperative setting. Janelle looks forward to serving your perioperative community.
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