Provincial Directors

Julie Cinel

British Columbia - ORNAC Director
 Provincial Council President PRNABC

Perioperative Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia

Julie Cinel


Term: 2020-2021


Julie is an Associate Teaching Professor- Thompson Rivers University

Julie states, " I believe OR Nurses need strong leadership and advocacy at the systems level to promote a stronger workforce, and quality work environment. I am a nurse educator and have a passion for the promotion of Advanced Practice Nursing roles and the potential for role expansion in the perioperative specialty."


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Alberta - ORNAC Director

Provincial Council President ORNAA
Operating Room Nurses Alberta Association

Randi Galenzoski

Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) AB Director

Term: 2020-2022


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Lisa Bolton

Saskatchewan - ORNAC Director

Provincial Council President SORNG
Saskatchewan periOperative Registered Nurses’ Group

Lisa Bolton

Term: 2019-2021


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.


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Manitoba - ORNAC Director

Provincial Council President MORNA
Manitoba Operating Room Nurses Association

Dawn Affleck

Term: 2019-2020


My career in perioperative nursing was born in 1996 as I was accepted into an ORNAC approved perioperative course offered by the former Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST).  Following this, I worked as a general duty staff nurse in the operating room while working on my post-diploma Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing in 2005 (BScN).  I obtained my CPN(C) in 2009 followed by a Master in Nursing: Leadership and Education from the University of Saskatchewan in 2017. In addition to general duty perioperative nursing, I held the clinical educator and perioperative instructor position at the Brandon Regional Health Center for over 10 years. In 2017, I joined the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba as the OR Team Manager, which I currently fulfill. I have been an ORNAC member for many years and currently hold the roles of the Manitoba Operating Room Nurses Association (MORNA) president as well as serve on the ORNAC board as the Manitoba Director.  I am very proud of my relationship and membership with ORNAC and look forward to serving our ORNAC members within this dynamic and amazing organization.

Angela Russell

Ontario -  ORNAC Director

Angela Russell

Term: 2019-2021


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: 2020-2021


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New Brunswick - ORNAC Director

Provincial Council President NBORN
New Brunswick Operating Room Nurses

Sharon Hollett

Term: 2020-2021


Sharon has been a perioperative nurse for twenty years.  Starting in the main operating room at the Saint John Regional Hospital, she eventually migrated to the cardiac OR where she finally found her niche.  Ten years later, Sharon began work as a perioperative nurse educator for the three smaller hospitals within the Saint John zone.  This morphed into a manager position in the OR at Saint Joseph’s Hospital for three years.  Although Sharon enjoyed her time at Saint Joseph’s, she really missed her work directly in the operating room with critically ill patients.  So, she returned to the cardiac OR.  Sharon was introduced to NBORN by a close colleague, and has had an interest in NBORN and ORNAC ever since.  Certified in perioperative nursing in 2003, Sharon continues to enjoy her work. 


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Nova Scotia - ORNAC Director

Provincial Council President ORNANS Director
Perioperative Registered Nurses Association of Nova Scotia

Tanya Vandale

Term: 2020-2022


Tanya graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia with a BScN in Nursing in 1999. Tanya's career has included travel nursing in the US before taking the Perioperative Nursing course in 2005. She has since been employed in the Adult surgery OR at the IWK Health Centre as an OR nurse. She has also held the position of Clinical educator for OR/PACU since 2011. Tanya served as the ORNANS secretary from 2015-2019 and is excited to be representing Nova Scotia as an ORNAC Board member.

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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
Newfoundland & Labrador Operating Room Nurses' Association

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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