Mother to Lucas, youngest of 8 children, and Nova Scotian at heart, this 25-yr nurse, consultant, mentor, & health leader loves adventure. A graduate of St Francis Xavier Univ. School of Nursing, Royal Roads Univ. Master of Arts in Health Leadership & a Certified Health Executive from the Canadian College of Health Leaders. Charleen is a respected health executive with a passion for clinical excellence, respectful partnerships, & leads with fairness, humour & integrity. Charleen has enjoyed various clinical, academic, & leadership roles in primary, acute care & community-based settings. The last 16-yrs included serving across Nunavut; as a Community Health Nurse & progressing through leadership to her last role as Assistant Deputy Minister of Health Operations. Charleen’s love of people, commitment to service & relationships, personal values & advocacy for the universal right to health inspires her & guides her future work in building an equitable, culturally safe health system fostering dignity & humanity. Humbled by the value Inuit place on relationships, harmony with animals & the earth, Charleen attributes her work with Inuit as one of the largest influences. From the people she’s cared for, learned from, worked with & the stories she’s had the privilege of being told, to the majestic land she’s traversed & lived on, she carries these gifts forward as the value of humanity compels Charleen to continue to advance values-based leadership in Canada’s healthcare system.