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Canadian Association of Paediatric Nurses

Executive Board 2018/2019


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


Pam Hubley, RN, MSc.

Past President, CAPN

Pam Hubley is the Vice President, Education & Academic Practice and Chief of International Nursing at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. She holds an Adjunct Professor role in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto. She has been a pediatric nurse for almost 30 years. She has a keen interest in building capacity for children’s health and creating professional practice learning environments that foster innovation through highly effective team collaboration. Pam is a leader who is known for her commitment to professional nursing, support for education & learning of all health professionals, advocacy for children’s health and authentic leadership that advances collaborative practice, learning systems and healthy, healing work environments.

Contact Information: pam.hubley@sickkids.ca


Karen Breen-Reid, RN, BScN, MN.

Finance Officer, CAPN

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


Fiona So, RN, MN, PMP

Marketing & Communications, CAPN

Fiona So is a Senior Project Manager for International Partnerships at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Ontario. Throughout her nursing career, Fiona has held various advanced nursing practice roles in the field of paediatrics, such as Advanced Nursing Practice Educator, where she provided oversight to the planning and delivery of paediatric nursing education program in Doha, Qatar and led the SickKids’ ambulatory nursing education needs assessment. As Professional Practice Coordinator, Fiona supported the implementation of Child and Family involvement in Nursing Shift Handover initiative and planning of the SickKids’ Organizational Nursing Assessment. In 2015, Fiona was a member of the working committee that led the development the Canadian Paediatric Nursing Standards through a Delphi process.

Contact Information: Fiona.so@sickkids.ca


Kim Pike, RN, BN, MER

Secretary, CAPN

Kim has been working at The Janeway Children’s Hospital and Rehabilitation Center of Eastern Health for over 20 years in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She began her pediatric nursing career working in various medical and surgical units throughout the Janeway. In 1998 she started working in the Neonatal Intensive Unit as a staff nurse then as a transport nurse. Kim transitioned into management as a Division Manager in 2009. She has managed various departments within the Janeway such as Critical Care Services, Perioperative Services and currently holds the position of Division Manager Emergency, Ambulatory and Outreach Services. Throughout Kim’s career, her aim has been to provide the best care for children and families through ongoing education and continuous quality improvement. She encourages and supports staff to do the same.

Contact Information: Kimberley.pike@easternhealth.ca


Provincial & Territorial Representatives:


Louise Rudden, RN (EC), MN

Ontario Representative, PedNIG Liaison

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

Alberta Representative

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.  Currently she is a Clinical Safety Leader for the Edmonton Zone.  In her downtime Jaime enjoys spending time with her husband and cute dog.


Jennifer Pearce, RN

Nunavut Representative, Department of Health





Shannon Scarisbrick

British Columbia 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.


Eren Alexander, RN

Quebec Representative






Jill Woodward, RN

Alberta Representative






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.



Jonathan Honsberger, RN, BScN

Manitoba Representative

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 and his love of song, story, and play. 

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