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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Saskatchewan - ORNAC Director



Term: 2021-2023




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 Bryant

RN BScN MN(Cand)


 Erin Bryant is a Registered Nurse and the current Leader, Specialty Education, Perioperative Services at Interior Health. Previously, Erin held the role of Perioperative Clinical Practice Educator at Royal Inland Hospital. Erin is currently pursuing her Master’s in Nursing and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus in 2017.

Erin began her career in perioperative nursing as a new graduate nurse and transitioned from front-line nurse into leadership to pursue her passion for education. Her academic interests include the advancement of perioperative nursing practice and the transition of new graduate nurses into complex care areas.

Outside of her work and studies, you can find Erin running after her three year old daughter, or enjoying the outdoors.

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Advanced Practice Seat- ORNAC Director

Sarah Davis 


Term: 2021-2023 

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Leadership Seat- ORNAC Director

CORL Chairperson

Carol Kirkwood


Term: 2020-2022

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