Florence Budden is a mental health nurse and nursing instructor at the Centre for Nursing Studies in St. John's Newfoundland, Canada. She recently became the president of the Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses. She holds the bachelor's degree in nursing from Memorial University and has a certification in Psych Mental Health Nursing from the Canadian Nurses Association. She’s the past president of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada and the past president of the Schizophrenia Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. She’s the current Co-Chair for Advocacy for the Schizophrenia Society of Canada. She’s a representative on the Canadian Alliance for Mental Illness and Mental Health. She’s the past co-chair of Faces and Champions Awards with the Canadian Alliance for Mental Illness and Mental Health.