In 2012, Samantha joined Perley Health as Assistant Program Manager and is now Manager, Resident Care, Rideau Building. She has spent much of her 25-year nursing career as a staff nurse; working in various settings, retirement homes, acute care, but with a focus in long-term care.
Samantha graduated with Honours from the Practical Nursing program at Algonquin College in 1997. She participated in the Classification Project with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care three times, gaining insight and experience into documentation. She served for six years on the Discipline Committee at The College of Nurses of Ontario. In 2017, she successful completed the Leadership in LTC certificate from Conestoga College. Samantha has recently been reappointed to the Inquiries, Complainants and Reports Committee for another 3-year term at the College of Nurses of Ontario.
Samantha was awarded the WeRPN “Award of Excellence and Innovation 2021” for exemplary contributions to Nursing practice in Ontario.
Samantha is the mother of three children and lives in Ottawa with her husband, both of whom are active volunteers in their community.