Board Members

Jason Reeves

Jason Reeves - Board Chair, Registrant

Jason Reeves of Kentville, Nova Scotia, has been a licensed practical nurse for over 25 years and currently works with Shannex Enhanced Care as a regional education coordinator for the South Shore, Annapolis Valley and Dartmouth regions. A graduate of the Nova Scotia Community College, Jason has worked in a wide array of acute and community nursing settings including public health, mental health, medical, surgical, emergency and as an educator. Jason first became involved with nursing regulation as a member of the CLPNNS Complaints Committee before becoming a Board director as both Vice-Chair and Chair where he was instrumental in the creation of one nursing regulator. As the current Chair of the NSCN Board of Directors, Jason hopes that his energetic passion for nursing regulation will influence the organizational journey in nursing excellence.

 

Anne-Marie Delorey

Anne-Marie Delorey - Board Vice-Chair, Public Representative

Anne-Marie DeLorey is a semi-retired human rights, labour and governance lawyer. Throughout her career, Anne-Marie has advised on international projects in governance, human rights, gender and democracy-building in many places, including Tunisia, Kenya, Uganda, the Philippines and more. She served as an advocate with the Ontario Nurses Association for 10 years, is a founding member of the British Columbia Health Coalition and has worked on policy and campaign development with community health workers in Canada and abroad. Anne-Marie also brings a small-town perspective to the NSCN Board, living in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, with her wife of 30 years.

 

Betty Thomas

Betty Thomas - Public Representative

Betty Thomas is the consummate volunteer with experience on municipal, provincial and federal boards where she is committed to the goal of making our society a better place for all Nova Scotians. Betty has demonstrated her commitment to the community as the Board of Directors President on the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia, Library Boards Association of Nova Scotia, Black Cultural Society, and the East Preston Lioness Club. She was also Chair of the Community and Race Relations Committee for HRM and President of the Telephone Employees Union. Betty received a “Notice of Motion Resolution” by Honourable Leo Glavine in the Nova Scotia Legislature for her exemplary volunteer service in April 2018. Before her current role on the NSCN Board, Betty was a member of the CLPNNS Board for three years. 

Chanda MacDonald

Chanda MacDonald - Registrant 

Chanda MacDonald, a graduate of the St. Francis Xavier University nursing program, has been a registered nurse for 19 years with a successful background in critical care. Currently a Clinical Educator with the Nova Scotia Health Authority in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Chanda demonstrates the values of integrity, compassion and reverence as a registered nurse and is committed to ensuring the best quality of care is delivered to the public. She has dedicated much of her career to the support of new nursing graduates as they enter the nursing profession and brings her experience in policy development for quality practice competencies to her role on the Board. Proud to be part of the NSCN Board, Chanda spent two years a member of the CRNNS Council and is dedicated to the integrity and professionalism of the NSCN Board.  

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Claudia Hynes - Registrant 

Claudia is a licensed practical nurse at the IWK Health Centre and has vast experience working on a range of health system committees and other organizations that demonstrates her passion for working collaboratively to build safer health care with the best possible health outcomes for patients.

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Krista Smith - Registrant 

Krista, a registered nurse, is Director of Integrated Health – Eastern Zone Critical Care and Respiratory and Acute Medicine at Nova Scotia Health. Krista believes in the value of strong communication skills, challenging self-awareness and working with others to positively impact change and progress.

Michael Gillis

Michael Gillis - Public Representative

Michael Gillis of Baddeck, Nova Scotia, has a professional background as a Registered Professional Forester and a strong family connection to the profession of nursing having had both an LPN and RN in his household. Michael brings a unique perspective to nursing regulation as a family member who has seen the personal side of nursing at home. Michael comes to the Board with a wealth of board knowledge having held positions on the Nova Scotia Primary Forest Products Marketing Board, the Nova Scotia Federation of Woodland Owners and currently as a member of the Cape Breton Privateland Partnership. Before becoming a NSCN Board member, Michael was a member of the CRNNS Council for the past five years.

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Paulette Anderson - Public Representative

Paulette Anderson of Plymouth, Nova Scotia, has extensive board experience and currently serves on the Nova Scotia Law Foundation Board, Midwifery Regulated Council, the Review Board of the Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act, and as Chair of the Complaints Review Committee of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. Through her 16 years of board experience, Paulette understands the importance, expectations and commitment required of the public representative – a key role in protecting the public we serve. Paulette brings a rural perspective to the NSCN Board and is dedicated to ensuring self-regulated professionals succeed for the benefit of all Nova Scotians. Before becoming an NSCN Board member, Paulette was a member of the CRNNS Council and served on the CRNNS Complaints, Professional Hearing and Fitness to Practice Committees.

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Rachel Sullivan - Registrant 

Rachel, a registered nurse, is a Health Services Manager at Nova Scotia Health and has a track record of successful collaboration with others leading to quality improvement initiatives and changes that improve patient care.

Susan Nasser

Susan Nasser - Public Representative

Susan Nasser, MSW, MPH, Halifax, is a retired social worker with a solid foundation in health profession regulation. Susan served on the Board of Examiners, the Regulatory arm of the Nova Scotia Association of Social Workers (now the N.S. College of Social Workers), for four years, and subsequently was the Association’s Executive Director. Although much of her career unfolded in the not-for-profit sector, she also spent time at Dalhousie, first coordinating off-site BSW and MSW programs in Cape Breton, then working on several interprofessional initiatives in the Faculties of Dentistry, Health and Medicine. Susan has kept busy in her retirement, volunteering on Boards and advisory groups, daily swims and learning how to ride a horse. Susan served as a public representative on the CLPNNS Board for three years before her current role on the NSCN Board.  

Theresa MacDonald

Theresa MacDonald - Registrant 

Theresa MacDonald has been a frontline licensed practical nurse for over 20 years. She is currently practicing in the acute care sector of the Nova Scotia Health Authority surgical inpatient unit at the Aberdeen Hospital. She has previous experience with long term care as well as home care. A member of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia since 2017, Theresa has also been a valuable member on several Board Committees. She takes pride in her daily work as a nurse to ensure that the safety of patients is always maintained as the top priority. As a Board member, Theresa is also committed to educating all stakeholders, including the public and nurses about the role of NSCN and the mandate it is built upon. Before her current position on the NSCN Board, Theresa spent over two years as a CLPNNS Board member.