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Council & Committees

Valerie Hughes

Valerie Hughes

Council Chair

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)
Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan

(Kings)

Education:

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

Experience:

  • September 2018 to present, Unit 9, QEH
  • Jan 2016-September 2018, ER, KCMH
  • 2015, Gills Lodge
Bethany MacIsaac

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

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
Thelma Johnston

Thelma Johnston

Public Representative

Thelma joined CRNPEI 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 fundraising. 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.

Shirley Urquhart

Shirley Urquhart

Public Representative

Shirley joined CRNPEI Council in 2018 as a public representative. Her formal education includes a Diploma in Nursing from Toronto General Hospital and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Mount Saint Vincent University, as well as Palliative Care, Frontline Leadership and Foot Care Courses.

Shirley retired as a Family Practice Nurse from the Dalhousie Family Medicine Clinic in Halifix, NS in 2009. She relocated to PEI in 2009 and is very active in her community including membership in a community choir and is an active golf enthusiastic.

Phyllis Horne

Public Representative

Phyllis joined CRNPEI Council in 2019 as a public representative. Her formal education includes a Masters of Education in Leadership and Learning and an Inclusive Education diploma from UPEI.

Phyllis was an educator for 38 years, during which time she was a classroom teacher, a resource teacher and an administrator. She also sat on numerous committees. She was the President of the PEI Teachers’ Federation from 2007-2009. Since retiring from the education field, Phyllis served as a member of the Health PEI Board from 2010-2013 and then served as the Board Chair until 2018.

Mark MacKenzie

Christine Drummond

Council Chair-Elect

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