A graduate of O'Gorman High School Timmins in 1963, where I was involved in the school council, choir, basketball team, track team, volleyball team and cheerleading squad. I entered St. Mary's School of Nursing in 1963 and graduated in 1966. This was a Catholic school of nursing run by the Sisters of the Assumption. My goal in entering the nursing profession was to help people. I have been involved in nursing for 51 years in many different capacities and I love my chosen profession. My Catholic education provided me a sound basis for this career choice. My goal in life is to reduce risk to patients in Canada through education and to ensure all students receive the same level of opportunities for education.
Profession: A Registered Nurse running my own consulting firm "Landers Consulting" since 2000 providing education, policy writing, auditing and design consulting.
A former employee of Timmins & District Hospital from 1967 to 2001.
Trustee Experience & Education: Trustee for North Eastern Catholic for 31 years and have served as Chair and Vice Chair. A member of the SEAC committee, Policy Committee, Joint Transportation and former chair of the Catholic Faith committee, and a member of Catholic School Council of O'Gorman High School. Trustee Provincial Involvement: Ontario Catholic School Association Director at present and for 18 years representing Region 1 of OCSTA which includes Sudbury Catholic, Nippissing Parry Sound Catholic, Huron Superior Catholic and North Eastern Catholic. I Chaired the Conference committee for 7 years, sit on the Budget/Financial Committee and Political and Legislative committee. Trustee National Involvement: Canadian Catholic School Trustee Association Director for Ontario for 10 years. Trustee Education: Received certificates for completing the following: 13 required Provincial Trustee education Modules, and for completing a Laurentian university OCSTA course, a. Yearly complete a minimum of 5 days of education sessions.
I am active in my parish, St Anthony of Padua, as a cantor, Eucharistic minister, lecturer, CWL member and a member of the church choir. I further assist with bringing communion to elderly shut-ins. I am also a Past President of the CWL.
I have been involved in Kidsport Timmins & Sports for Kids Timmins since 2000. I serve as President of Sports for Kids Timmins, a local charity. This organization raises funds to enable under privileged children to participate in sport in Timmins. Ministry Appointed Member of the College of Teachers January 2016 for a three year term. Medical Device Reprocessing Association of Ontario: THETA Chapter Treasurer and an education coordinator for the northeastern region. Former provincial executive member and Past President. An author of a Medical device Reprocessing Textbook that is being used nationally in colleges and courses being offered for students' performing medical devices reprocessing of medical devices.
A member of the Canadian Standards Technical Committee for Health Care for Medical Devices and Perioperative Services as a volunteer writing Canadian Standards for Healthcare for the last 20 years.
Accreditation Canada National Surveyor for healthcare facilities from 2012-2017.