Editorial Advisory Board

Editorial Advisory Board


Barb Shellian, RN, MN

Director, Rural Health
Alberta Health Services Calgary Zone
Canmore, Alta.

Shellian is a visionary nurse leader whose contributions to the advancement of nursing in the interest of the public span her professional nursing career. She was president of the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (1995-1997) and served on numerous committees at the forefront of policy changes affecting nursing. She has also been active in CNA, serving on committees and as a board member and president (2016-2018). Shellian played a significant leadership role in the establishment of the Canadian Association for Rural and Remote Nursing, serving as its inaugural president (2004-2006). She was co-chair of the International Council of Nurses’ rural and remote nursing network and is acknowledged internationally for the work she has done to raise awareness and improve the practice of nurses working in rural and remote settings.

Editorial advisory board members

Glennie Aromin, BSN

Orthopedics Unit
Alberta Health Services
Edmonton, Alta.


Certified Global Nurse Consultant
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Renée Descôteaux, RN, MScN

Chief Executive Nurse
Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)
Montreal, Que.
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BScN student
McMaster University
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Stephanie Gilbert, RN, BN, CRN

Territorial Specialist of Public Health
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Yellowknife, NT

Jennifer Jackson, RN, PHD

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary
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Jennifer Karach, NP

Nurse Practitioner (family, all-ages)
Nexus Primary Care Clinic
Nanaimo, BC

Tess Kroeker, RPN, BHs, MBA

Chair, Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing Program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and the Correctional Service of Canada
Abbotsford, B.C.
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Kimberly LeBlanc, PhD, RN, NSWOC, WOCC (C), FCAN

Academic Chair, Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University
Affiliate Faculty, Ingram School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
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Sherry Mullett, BA, LPN

Eastern Health
St. John’s, N.L.

Joanne Petersen, RN

Staff Nurse
Assiniboia Union Hospital, Saskatchewan Health Authority
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Lucy Reyes, RN, MN, B.SC.

Research Assistant
University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine

Tracie Risling, BA, BSN, MN, PhD

Associate Professor
Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary
Calgary, AB
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Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University

Abigal Safo-Adutwum

BScN Student
York University
Patient Assistant, North York General Hospital, Orthopedics Unit

Gillian Strudwick, RN, PhD

Chief Clinical Informatics Officer and Independent Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ont.
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Shawna Tohm, BSN, CTAJ™, RN

Community Health Nurse
Government of the Northwest Territories
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