Roberta Heale has practised as an RN and an NP for almost 30 years. She is passionately involved in health-system change as, for example, in the establishment of Ontario’s first NP-led clinic. She actively participates in research projects to produce evidence that will ensure optimal client outcomes and to inform effective amendments to health policy. Along with her large network of colleagues and stakeholders, Roberta continues to enact positive change. She has been involved in professional associations locally, provincially, nationally and internationally, all with the purpose of advancing nursing practice and, ultimately, health outcomes.