Sheila retired and moved to Nelson in 2016 after spending most of her adult life in Saskatoon, SK. Although she grew up in Toronto, she received a diploma in Nursing in Vancouver and her undergraduate and Masters’s Degrees in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan. As a Registered Nurse, she spent her entire career in the community. First as a Home Care Nurse, then moving into management roles. Her work in rural communities led to a keen interest in Primary Health Care, an integrated approach to health access, keeping the individual at the centre of the care team. She believes that healthy communities resulting from intersectoral collaboration, including all aspects of social services, not just health care, will improve the community’s health. As Director of Primary Health Care, her portfolio included chronic disease management, community health centres, and community development. Sheila was instrumental in introducing licensed Nurse Practitioners to the primary health team. She was involved at the provincial level in bringing licensed Midwives into the province of Saskatchewan. Before retiring, Sheila was seconded by the SK—Ministry of Health to lead the re-designing of the Framework for Primary Health Care in the province. Sheila has had experience sitting on community boards through her professional position and volunteering. She currently is the Chair of the Board of Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History. Her involvement with KCDS Board began 3 ½ years ago as a Director, and she is now the Chair of the KCDS Board. She is committed to the mission and vision of KCDS in offering opportunities to those who need options for training, re-training, and support for job selection. Sheila’s personal interests include snowshoeing, x-country skiing, hiking, and paddling, along with her husband and dogs.