Lynn C. Voelzing RN BScN MBA, Chair, Nursing Programs, Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning- Board Chair Lynn has enjoyed a broad-based career contributing to quality patient care. After graduating from Conestoga College’s Nursing program, Lynn spent many years at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Critical Care, as a staff nurse and educator. As Cardiac Care Network Coordinator, Lynn contributed to the development of patient care standards for the cardiac invasive diagnostic and interventional programs. Subsequent positions as Program Manager and then Program Director at Grand River Hospital in Emergency and Critical Care provided Lynn with the opportunity to demonstrate success at team building and staff development. Lynn currently holds the position of Chair, Nursing Programs at Conestoga College where her commitment to excellence in patient care, standards of practice and continuous quality improvement continue to be her priority.
Cathie Miller NP-PHC BScN MA – Director/Past Chair Cathie is a Nurse Practitioner currently working at Trellis Mental Health and Developmental Services where she is developing the Nurse Practitioner role in an outpatient Eating Disorders program. Cathie enjoyed her years of nursing in the emergency department at Guelph General Hospital. As well she was involved in implementing and developing the advanced practice role for sexual assault nurse examiners, both pediatric and adult at the Guelph and Wellington Sexual Assault Care and Treatment Centre. As a primary health care Nurse Practitioner she has also works at the Guelph Community Health Centre. She has enthusiastically undertaken mentoring and preceptor roles for Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners in a variety of settings. Her interest in the health of woman and children has provided volunteering opportunities in education and health promotion for health care providers and public as well as volunteer work within care centers and shelters. Cathie’s love of the outdoors is expressed in her hiking and traveling.
Bill Davidson, Executive Director of Langs Farm Village Association – Board Treasurer Bill has been the Executive Director of Langs Farm Village Association since 1985. He has more than 25 years of experience working in community development and community-based projects. Bill began his work with neighbourhoods to offer programs to youth in the Southwood and Champlain communities as an employee of the former South Waterloo Housing Authority. He worked in partnership with community residents to establish the Preston Heights Community Group and also served on the Advisory Committees to begin the Christopher Champlain Community Centre and the Alison Neighbourhood Association. In his role of Executive Director, Bill has been instrumental in establishing a wide variety of services including the Community Health Centre, North Dumfries Community Health Centre Satellite, Diabetes Education Centre, Youth Drop-In Centre, and the 7th Inning Alternative Education Program for young people. Today, he oversees a multi-disciplinary team that consists of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers and Community Development Workers including preschool and youth staff.
Dianne Dal Bello RN BScN MScN APN – Board Secretary Dianne is a Nursing Faculty Member with the McMaster Conestoga Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Program. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario MScN Program, she went onto to complete the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Toronto. She worked as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in Gynecologic Oncology for 14 years before moving into her current academic role where she is teaching in Level One and Two of the BScN Program at Conestoga College. While working at the London Health Sciences Center, Dianne was a member of various committees such as Cancer Care Ontario Disease Site, Gynecologic Oncology Nursing Professional Practice. She continues to support the scholarship of teaching through her academic work and participation on committees including Faculty Development and Faculty Representative for McMaster Student Nursing Association. Dianne was born and raised in Cambridge where she currently resides with her husband and two children.
Heather Cross- Director
Giordano Modesto- Director
Sandra Hett- Director