Cathleen Ferguson

President

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

Term: 2019-2021

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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.

Cathleen Ferguson

President Elect

Lyanne Faucher-Sinclair
RN, MN, CPN(C)

Term: 2019-2021

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Treasurer

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

Term: 2018-2020

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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.


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Secretary

Rana Sleiman
BScN, RN, CPN(C)

Term: 2019-2021

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Heather Dow

Executive Director

Heather Dow
CAE, CPhT

 

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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.


Barb Mushayandebvu

Past-President

Barbara Mushayandebvu
RN, CPN(C)

Term: 2019-2021

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Barbara has been a staff nurse at the Peter Lougheed centre in Calgary for 18 years, with a short detour of 2 years (2014 – 2016) in Ottawa working at the Queensway Carlton Hospital and 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. Barbara was the first nationally elected president elect in 2015. 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.


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