With nearly twenty years as a registered nurse, Annette has practiced in various primary care and community care settings. Most recently, Annette served as acting Regional Director, Programs and the Director, Professional Practice Support with Indigenous Services Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Atlantic Region. Annette has been recognized for her work, receiving a number of awards and scholarships including a CIHR Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Primary Health Care Research.
Annette holds a Master of Nursing and PhD in Nursing from Dalhousie University and is an adjunct faculty member in the Dalhousie University School of Nursing. She serves on committees and initiatives such as the Canadian Association of Perinatal, Women’s Health Nurses, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada and the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia. She is also a national Board Director for the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON).
Annette lives in Hammonds Plains with her partner, Chris, and their daughter, Georgia.