Leona recently retired from her position as a nurse with Alberta Health Services, South Zone. During her 42 years as a nurse, she worked in a variety of healthcare settings in front line patient care and management roles and was involved in all aspects of patient care (planning, delivery and monitoring). Her management roles were in home care, acute, continuing care and at one point, she was the director for four rural hospitals. Now, Leona is extremely active in her community and is currently the president of the Brooks Rotary Club. She also serves on several boards, including: the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) Education Standards Advisory Committee, Brooks & District Museum, and her church board. In her free time, Leona feeds her passion for travel and is a grandmother to two teenage granddaughters who keep her active and smiling. Leona also supports a family member with dementia who resides in a care facility.
Leona joined the Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC) in November 2017. She joined the PFAC because enjoys being involved and informed about health service delivery and has a particular interest in quality assurance.