Judy Simpson, RN, BN, MEd, CHPCN(C)
Judy Simpson’s nursing career spans more than forty years and consists of diverse roles, including staff nurse, educator, administrator, mentor, consultant and volunteer — most of which were devoted to the advancement of palliative care nursing in Canada. Since retiring in 2009, she has taken on several key roles in the not-for-profit sector, such as consulting for the Palliative and End-of-life Care-Oncology Canada education program and serving as president for the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Nurses Group.
Judy sees nurses as key leaders who are critical to the development of quality health care for all Canadians, with the Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties playing an active role in shaping health care in the country. In her own specialty she believes every Canadian with a life-threatening illness has a right to competent, collaborative end-of-life care that is seamless across all care settings.
With her strong background in the advancement of nursing practice and interprofessional education, developing, leading and evaluating projects and co-authoring standards, competencies and practice guidelines, she fully understands the value of life-long learning and ongoing personal and professional development.
Judy’s accomplishments have been recognized through a number of honours and awards, including for her formative work in establishing the CNA Certification Program’s hospice palliative care nursing specialty designation: CHPCN(C).
Lorelei Faulkner-Gibson, RN, BSN, CPMHN(C)
Lorelei has been a registered nurse in Paediatric Mental Health for more than 25 years. She was a Direct Care Nurse for Tertiary Acute Adolescent Psychiatry, an Outpatient Nurse Clinician/Clinic Coordinator - Provincial ADHD Program, a Clinical Nurse Educator for Tertiary Paediatric Mental Health Services, a Professional Practice Leader for Nursing at Children’s & Women’s Health Centres.
Lorelei was seconded to lead the Office of Policy; Chair of Best Practice & Policy Committee. She was Practice Lead for Access & Flow Interior Health and participated in various projects and committees with these roles. Lorelei led a large change management project transitioning policy from one web platform to another.
Lorelei was principle of private consulting firm Professional Associations RNABC, Workplace rep, local Chapter representative and president, board representative for Vancouver-Metro district. She also participated in numerous local and provincial committees, including the Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses (2009-present); provincial representative from British Columbia; President 2012-2015, Past President 2015-present; CFMHN Biennial Conference Chair 2011-2017.
Since 1988, Lorelei has been CNA certified in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (item writer and exam development); She has been involved with the Network in some capacity since 2013: Member Network Benefits and Responsibilities committee 2015-2016; Member of Network Advisory Committee (NAC) 2016-present; and represented Network at CNA annual meetings as a voting delegate in 2017 and 2018.