Council Members

Robin Laird, Council Chair

Education:

  • 2012, Masters in Health Studies, Athabasca University
  • 2005, BN, University of New Brunswick
  • 1992, RN, PEI School of Nursing
  • Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma Training

Experience:

  • 2015-present, Director of eHealth, Clinical Operations, Health PEI
  • 2008-2015, Wait Times Coordinator, Health PEI
  • Casual RN at Souris Hospital, Colville Manor and QEH ER
  • 2005-2008, UPEI First Clinical Nursing Instructor, Riverview Manor & KCMH
  • 2006, Health Promotion Nurse, Southern Kings
  • 2000-2008, In-Patient and Emergency Room Nursing, KCMH
  • 1992-1999, Med-Surg, John Peters Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas

Professional Activities:

  • Member, ARNPEI Professional Conduct Review Committee
  • Member, ARNPEI Nursing Education Program Advisory Committee
  • Participated in jurisdictional review session for Canadian RN Exam

 

Kevin Ryan (Kings)

Education:

  • 2015, BScN, University of PEI
  • 1994, BA, Acadia University

Experience:

  • Jan 2016-present, ER, KCMH
  • 2015, Gills Lodge

 

Trevor Cudmore (Queens)

Education:

  • 2012, BScN, University of PEI

Experience:

  • Aug 2015-present, Resident Care Coordinator, Garden Home
  • Jun 2014-Aug 2015, Director of Care, Andrews of Summerside
  • Jan 2014-Jun 2014, Casual RN, PCH & QEH ER Departments
  • 2012-Jan 2014, RN, University of Alberta, Northern Lights ER Departments

Professional Activities:

  • PEI Gerontological Nursing Association Board - Education Committee Lead
  • Past Student Representative, ARNPEI Council
  • Past Board Member, Canadian Nursing Students Association

Valerie Hughes (Queens)

Education:

  • 1986, BN, University of New Brunswick

Experience:

  • Oct 2014-present, Nursing Supervisor, QEH
  • Apr 2006-present, Nurse Manager, ICU/CCU/PCU, QEH
  • Apr 2003-2006, Nurse Educator, ICU/CCU/PCU, QEH
  • Mar 2000-2001, Staff Nurse, OR, QEH
  • Jan-May 1998, Clinical Instructor, UPEI
  • May 1989-1999, Staff Nurse, ICU/CCU, QEH
  • 1987-1989, Casual at QEH
  • 1986-87, Obstetrics, DECH

Professional Activities:

  • Chair, Resuscitation Faculty of Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Member, Steering Committee for CCENP (Critical Care/Emergency Nursing Program)

 

Bethany MacIsaac (Prince)

Education:

  • 1998, BScN, University of PEI

Experience:

  • Public Health Nursing
  • Ambulatory Detox, East/West Prince
  • OPD/Acute Care, Community Hospital
  • Float and Medical Floor, PCH
  • High Risk Antepartum/Postpartum, Foothills, Calgary

Professional Activities:

  • MAST
  • BRIDGE,
  • Triple P Parenting facilitator
  • Minimal Intervention facilitator for the Province

Megan Smallwood (Prince)

Education:

  • 2015, NP, University of Toronto
  • 2005, MN, University of Manitoba
  • 2002, BScN, University of PEI

Experience:

  • 2016-present, NP, Provincial Geriatric Program
  • 2015-2016, NP, Beach Grove Home
  • 2003-2015, RN, Cancer Treatment Centre
  • 2002, 2006-2008, RN, Unit 1, QEH

Professional Activities:

  • Certification in Oncology Nursing
  • Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association

 

 

Public Representative 

Thelma Johnston

Thelma joined ARNPEI Council in 2018 as a public representative. Her formal education includes a Certificate in Public Sector Management, Dalhousie University, a Certificate in Gerontology from Mount Saint Vincent University and a Certificate in Management for Women from UPEI.

Thelma retired as the Director of Vital Statistics in 2012. Since that time, she has been the Coordinator for Hospice of Southern Kings Country. She coordinates and trains hospice volunteers, coordinates client intake and does fund raising. She is also a member of the integrated Palliative Care Team for Kings County. Thelma also sits on the Provincial Palliative Care Quality Committee as a Patient Family Advisor.