Heather began her healthcare career in 2008 as a Licensed Practical Nurse in long-term care and hospice. Before going to school for her nursing she worked in seniors’ lodges and her desire to work with seniors grew. She has also worked for the Alzheimer Society of Calgary in their Club 36 program and as the administrative assistant. After nursing she received her master’s in leadership and ministry.
Heather is currently the Advocate Chair at Open Arms Patient Advocacy and is a presenter and member of the planning committee of Dying with Dignity Calgary. In all her roles, ensuring the resident or patient was treated with dignity and respect is extremely important.
Through Open Arms Patient Advocacy, Heather joined the Health Coalition of Alberta in 2022 and has been an active participant in member events. She is excited to work with the Health Coalition of Alberta to bring the concerns of patients, caregivers, and others forward and help support other organizations to bring the Relational Model Health to the forefront of care in the healthcare sector.