Ann Becks has worked in the nursing profession for 30 years with specialties in critical care and palliative care. Her career has included a primary care component in refugee health and homeless populations, independent practice in wellness care, and work with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Ann has given presentations in multiple forums, and she loves to teach colleagues and patients/families/communities. Her passions are supporting patients and families to optimize health in the presence of chronic disease, colleagues’ education through mentorship, and advocating for institutional change to promote excellence in patient-centred care. She also teaches yoga and meditation and brings aspects of this passion into her practice to assist with the alleviation of suffering.