I am a proud registered nurse of 30 years and have worked in various care settings within Island Health, most recently in Pandemic Response.
I am grateful to live on the traditional land of the W̱SÁNEĆ People with my husband and boxer Phoebe. We are semi-empty nesters as both children are attending post secondary institutions. My son is studying business and my daughter is playing Division 1 NCAA Ice Hockey. In my spare time, I enjoy many outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.
In 2002, on the Thursday of the Easter long weekend, I sustained a needle stick injury while at work. With a toddler at home and 6 months pregnant, I was terrified and did not know what to do. It was my union steward that advocated for me to receive testing and ensure the injury was reported. After a full week, I had still not received my test results and was very worried... Again, it was my steward that advocated for me to get the results (negative) and participate in the incident investigation. When I returned from my maternity leave, I decided to become involved in BCNU as I believed it is the best way to make positive changes in my workplace.