Margaret has been a member of the Board of Directors at Perley Health since 2011 when she joined the Quality of Life and Safety Committee as an Adjunct Advisor and as a full Board member in 2013. She has just completed her term as Chair of the Shepherds of Good Hope and has taken up her new role of Chair of Perley Health's Board of Directors. Margaret is a Registered Nurse who has held numerous senior health care positions while receiving multiple awards and special accreditations over an outstanding career. Although she worked in Nepal and Montreal early in her career, Margaret has had a long-term relationship with Ottawa especially with the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group where she held a variety of posts since 1989. Her most recent position was Vice-President Professional Practice and Chief Nurse Executive at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group from 2005 to 2012.
Margaret holds a Bachelor of Science, Nursing from the University of British Columbia, a Master of Science, Nursing from McGill University, and received her Acute Care Nurse Practitioner designation from the University of Toronto.
She is very active, including board memberships and advisory groups. She has been active in the research domain and has published many important papers and publications. Her special interest has been psychiatry and mental health in particular with older adults. In 2012, she was awarded the University of Ottawa School of Nursing Recognition Award.