CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PAEDIATRIC NURSES 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 2021/22



Bonnie Fleming-Carroll, RN(EC), BSc., MN.

President, CAPN

Currently, Bonnie Fleming-Carroll is the Associate Chief of Nursing and Interprofessional Education at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and a Paediatric Nurse Practitioner caring for children with asthma and their families. She has been a passionate paediatric nurse for the past 30 years. She has a passion for building capacity in healthcare providers, systems and processes that support children’s health locally, nationally and internationally. Most recently Bonnie provided leadership for the development of Canadian-specific Paediatric Nursing Standards through a national e-delphi process and focused on revitalizing a pan-Canadian Network of Paediatric Nurses as the President of the Canadian Association of Paediatric Nurses (CAPN).

Contact information: bonnie.fleming-carroll@sickkids.ca



Karen Breen-Reid, RN, BScN, MN.

Finance Officer, CAPN

Ontario Representative

Karen Breen-Reid is Manager, Interprofessional Education with the Learning Institute at SickKids Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. She has designed and delivered education programs for SickKids nurses and interprofessional staff, as well as community partner education programs for over 30 years. She has over 35 years of experience in paediatric nursing; in a broad range of specialties and education expertise in curriculum development, leadership, mentorship and collaborative communication at SickKids, and internationally in Qatar, Ghana, and South Africa. She has authored and co-authored peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, clinical standards, competencies and policies related to nursing practice, education and care of children with complex medical needs. She has been involved in various roles with CAPN since the 1990's and is excited to have been involved in the development of the Canadian Paediatric Nursing Standards and the Certification exam with CNA. Karen is a three time recipient of the SickKids Grace Evelyn Simpson Reeves Award for Nursing Excellence, as well as the 2008 Leadership Award in Nursing Education from the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.

Contact Information: karen.breen-reid@sickkids.ca





Kim Pike, RN, BN, MER

Communications Officer (Internal), CAPN


Kim Pike has been a Registered Nurse for 28 years and has worked much of my career in pediatrics, primarily Neonatal at the pediatric hospital in Newfoundland, The Janeway Children's Hospital and Rehabilitation centre.

She became involved with CAPN prior to its rejuvenation. She was invited to be a part of the development of the Pediatric Nursing Standards. She has always had a passion for quality care and improvement. It was very rewarding for her to be a part of creating the bar for all pediatric nurses across the country. While she has stepped away from the bedside into various management positions, she continues to advocate for pediatric care, encourage and empower others to do the same.

She is happy and proud to be the Newfoundland representative on the CAPN board and the internal communications officer.






Karina Magalhaes

Education Officer

Ontario Representative

Karina Magalhaes graduated from the University of Toronto Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing in 2018. Before that she completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Queen’s University. Karina started her career at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario where she spent two and a half years providing care to children on the Multiorgan Transplant Unit. Karina continues to work in multiorgan transplant at The Hospital for Sick Children and also currently works for Durham Public Health, Whitby, Ontario where she is working to help combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Karina is passionate about improving health outcomes for children and families through continuous education and looks forward to connecting with other passionate paediatric nurses across the country.  

 

Contact information: karina.magalhaes@sickkids.ca

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May Mansourian

Professional Practice Officer

Ontario Representative

May Mansourian is a Clinical Support Nurse at the Hospital for Sick Children in the Neurosurgery, Neurology and Trauma Department. She became a certified Neuroscience Nurse with the Canadian Nurses Association in 2019 and is an active member of the Neuroscience Nursing Education Committee and Nursing Practice Council. She also teaches nursing students as a Clinical Instructor with the University of Toronto. Her role with CAPN is the Associate Professional Practice Officer.



Karen Fleming RN

Education Officer

Ontario Representative

Karen Fleming has been a Registered Nurse for 19 years and has been in Paediatrics since the very start. She has been the Clinical Nurse Educator for Paediatrics at North York General Hospital for the past 5 years and has a deep passion for excellence in education, especially for nurses so we can be confident and competent in the provision of care that is safe, holistic, evidence informed and forward thinking. Karen has recently completed her Certificate for Nursing Education in the Practice Setting through UofT and has obtained her Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator designation through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Karen is a former member of PedNIG and is very excited to be a part of CAPNs education team, so we can collaboratively work with nurses across the nation to amplify, standardize and excel in paediatric nursing care, research and education.





Angie Shewchuk, MN RN CNCCP(C)

Membership and Marketing Officer

Alberta Representative

Growing up in a family full of medical professionals made nursing an easy career choice for Angie, and working in paediatrics was the second natural decision. 22 years later, Angie has had the opportunity to work in pretty all areas of the Alberta Children’s Hospital (Calgary) and the Stollery Children’s Hospital (Edmonton) as both an RN and NP. Most of her career has been spent in Critical Care or working with medically complex children and their families. Currently, Angie has transitioned into a Quality Improvement role and is enjoying improving care from a systems viewpoint. Angie enjoys being outside in the mountains as much as possible with her husband, 2 young children and their dog. Angie is eager to work within the Membership and Marketing portfolio to increase communication with our members and help build a thriving association.





Lydia Alblas

Membership and Marketing Officer

Ontario Representative

Lydia works as a pediatric oncology/hematology Registered Nurse at Sick Kids – The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, ON. As a CAPN Board Member,  she is filling the role within the Membership and Marketing Portfolio. She graduated from Lakehead University (Thunder Bay, ON) in 2018 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In her final term at Lakehead University, she had the opportunity to complete a 6-week international clinical rotation at the Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand. In January of 2020, she had the opportunity to volunteer with Nurses for Cambodia to provide health teaching, first aid treatments, and the delivery of medical supplies to children and families in need. As  she is now working full-time as a pediatric Registered Nurse, she is looking forward to working within the Membership and Marketing Portfolio to further develop awareness of the CAPN community and its benefits. 




Louise Rudden, RN (EC), MN

Professional Practice Officer

Ontario Representative

Louise Rudden is a Pediatric Nurse practitioner at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in the inpatient specialized orthopedic and developmental rehabilitation (SODR) unit. She has expertise in leadership, care coordination, process improvement, LEAN methodology, pain management, NP role development and program planning and implementation. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator, and is certified as a LEAN yellow belt coach. Louise completed a Master’s of Science in Nursing – Paediatric Nurse Practitioner degree at the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Ryerson University and a Registered General Nurse Certificate with the Trinity College Dublin, St James’ Hospital, School of Nursing, Ireland.




Jaime Sieuraj, RN

Policy and Political Action Officer

Jaime Sieuraj graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Nursing in 2005 and the University of Victoria with a Master of Nursing, with a focus on nursing education, in 2015. She started her career at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, Alberta on the pediatric unit and has been a pediatric nurse ever since. Jaime continued her career in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta before becoming a Clinical Nurse Educator for the acute care inpatient units at the Stollery. She spent some time as a Clinical Safety Leader for the Edmonton Zone, where she was able to explore systems level thinking and developed a passion for patient safety. Currently Jaime is the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Quality and Patient Safety at the Stollery Children's Hospital.







Shannon Scarisbrick

Policy and Political Action Officer

Vancouver Representative

Shannon Scarisbrick graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2001 with a Bachelor of Music, then took another path completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Vancouver Island University in 2005, and a Master of Nursing with a focus in Nursing Education from the University of Victoria in 2015. Shannon began her career in at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital working on the Pediatric Unit, then took specialty education from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 2009 in Neonatal Nursing and worked in the Pediatric/Neonatal Relief Pool. She then worked as the Regional Pediatric Educator for Central/North Vancouver Island, and currently works as the Pediatric Nurse Clinician for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. When Shannon is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, and running.




Racheal Martens, RN, BScN, CpedN(C)

Saskatchewan Representative

Racheal is a RN on Acute Care Pediatrics at the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital, and holds casual positions with Saskatoon Home Care and Prairie North Public Health. She is an active member of Saskatchewan Union of Nurses in three locals and serves as the Nursing Advisory Committee Chair for Saskatoon Home Care. She is also involved with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Assosciation as a member and Workplace Representative for Saskatoon Home Care. Prior to nursing., Racheal completed her Bachelor of Human Kinetics and worked with various sports teams and associations in BC. Racheal graduated with distinction from BCIT in 2009 with her BScN. During her studies she worked at BC Children’s in the ER and on Acute Medicine at Vancouver General before moving across the country to work on General Surgery/Vascular floor at the Halifax Infirmary from 2010-2013. She fell in love with pediatrics at IWK on the Med-Surg/Neurosciences Unit in 2013 where she stayed until 2018. In the fall of that year she moved again, settling in Saskatchewan with her husband have two young children. She is awed and inspired by children on a daily basis at home and in the workplace.








Jill Woodward, RN

Alberta Representative

Jill Woodward, RN, BSc (Hons), MA Executive Director, Inpatient Care, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB

Jill is a Registered Nurse specializing in paediatric nursing and she has worked in paediatrics for over 25 years in the UK and Canada. I hold a BSc (Hons) in Nursing (Children) from Staffordshire University UK, and an MA in Health Care Ethics & Law from Manchester University UK. She moved to Calgary with my family in 2001 and has worked at Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) since then in many different roles, from bedside RN/Charge Nurse, to management roles in inpatient areas, specialty clinics and PICU. Her current role as Executive Director at ACH has operational responsibility for Inpatient Units, Emergency Department, PICU, NICU and Surgical Services. She is also the lead Executive Director for Paediatrics in the Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services. She has a passion for promoting, facilitating and supporting the safest environment for patients, families and staff in our healthcare setting and a special passion for the importance of specialist paediatric training for nurses caring for infants, children and youth.







Rebecca Earle, RN, MN,

Nova Scotia Representative

Rebecca Earle is a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Complex and Medically Fragile Children and Youth at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has been a Registered Nurse for 15 years and has clinical experience in acute and ambulatory settings; including Pediatric Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Pediatric Intensive Care and Gastroenterology. Rebecca acquired her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Acadia University (2000), and her Direct Entry Masters of Nursing from McGill University (2003). In 2009, she also completed the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program.

Rebecca is champion of continuous quality improvement and a person centered approach to care for children with complex medical needs. This includes being part of strategic work at a provincial level on building capacity within communities to ensure this vulnerable population continues to receive high quality, on-going care once discharged from the IWK.

Rebecca also has a passion for professional practice and nursing excellence. She sits on the Nursing Professional Practice Council and the Nursing Strategy Committee. She recently co-lead the design and implementation of a new Interprofessional rounding process on the inpatient medical unit and completed a 3 year term as co-chair for the Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) group. In these roles, Rebecca is known for her transformational and collaborative leadership. She considers the most inspiring part of her APN role to be supporting nurses and the teams in which they work, to meet and exceed their goals for improving care and services. She is thrilled to be the Nova Scotia representative on the executive for CAPN and looks forward to connecting with and inspiring fellow Pediatric Nurses across Canada.



Sylvia Young

Communication Officer (External)

Ontario Representative

Sylvia Young graduated from York University in 2012. She started her career at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario in the Plastic Surgery Clinic in 2012. She has been a Registered Nurse for 8 years. She is currently working as a PeriAnesthesia Nurse at the Hospital for Sick Children providing care to children in preop and PACU.













Jonathan Honsberger

Manitoba Representative

Novice Nursing Officer

Jonathan Honsberger is currently working as a Staff Nurse on the Acute Medical Unit at Winnipeg's Children's Hospital. He is an active leader on his unit, with the Nursing Practice Committee and with the Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba. He has been presented with a Lifetime Contribution Award by the Canadian Nursing Students' Association (CNSA) for his continued mentorship of nursing students. He also received an award for leadership, excellence in practice and scholarship from Sigma Theta Tau's Rho Rho Chapter. He graduated with distinction from Dalhousie University in 2016. While there he served as the President of their Nursing Society, Residence Advisor, and CNSA's Atlantic Regional Director. Before his BScN Jonathan worked as a Child and Youth Worker in schools, group homes, an outdoor addiction treatment centre and as a community education/development project coordinator in Uganda. He is dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and their families through the combination of evidence-based practice with his love of song, story and play.




Amy Rowe

Student Officer

Amy Rowe is entering her fourth-year of nursing at Queen’s University. Amy is a Clinical Extern at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in the Heart Centre. She is a strong advocate for accessibility, inclusivity and equity for children and their families. Amy joined the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association as the Official Delegate in 2019, and she is now a member of the Awards Committee. She has provided medical American Sign Language training to 28 nursing schools in eight provinces across Canada. Amy is thrilled to join the Canadian Association of Paediatric Nurses in the role of Student Officer!





 Megan Coles

Student Officer

Megan Coles is entering her fourth and final year of her Bachelor of Nursing Degree at the Centre for Nursing Studies in Newfoundland. Megan has received numerous awards for her academic excellence and extracurricular involvement. Megan is a volunteer with Eastern Health, an Advanced Medical First Responder with St. John Ambulance and a Shinerama Coordinator. She also recently completed a Global Brigades TeleBrigade and joined the Canadian Nursing Students Association as Associate Delegate. Megan is eager to advance pediatric nursing care as Associate Student Officer with the Canadian Association of Pediatric Nurses. 


















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