A registered nurse for over 30 years, Pam has held progressive leadership positions at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). She has worked as a policy advisor for the Ministry of Health and in academia. Pam is a strengths-based, solution-oriented Executive who values people and innovation. She is a change leader who strives for excellence in all she does and continues to strengthen health care systems in collaboration with others.
Pam is a collaborator on various research projects. Currently she is a co-PI in a CIHR/SSHRC grant “Transforming Nurses’ Work Environments through a Strength-Based Leadership and management Training Program.” Previously she has been engaged in projects that advance our understanding of nurses’ work environments, implementation of best practices in clinical care, children’s pain experiences, and the introduction of advanced practice nursing roles in health care settings.
- 1987: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
- 1993: Master of Science (Nursing Administration), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
- 1995: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Diploma, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
- 1994-2004: Clinical Nurse Specialist - Nurse Practitioner, Burns and Plastic Surgery, SickKids
- 2004-2012: Associate Chief, Nursing Practice, SickKids
- 2012-2015: Chief, Professional Practice and Nursing, SickKids
- 2020: Inaugural Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Nursing
- 2016 to present: Past President, Canadian Association of Paediatric Nurses
- 2014: President’s Circle Award, SickKids
- 2014: Founding Board Member International Institute of Strengths-Based Nursing and Health Care
- 2011: J&J Wharton Nurse Executive Fellowship
- 2010: Notable “90” Honour Roll, Lawrence S. Bloomberg, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
Canadian Paediatric Nursing Standards Advisory Group. Canadian Paediatric Nursing Standards (2017)