2020 New NLN Board Members

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Dawn Donaldson
grew from a University of New Brunswick/Humber College Bachelor of Nursing student in the Emergency Department, to a staff nurse (Emergency Department and Critical Care Response Team), then a Patient Care Coordinator and is currently a Patient Care Manager at Mackenzie Health. She has had the distinguished pleasure of being a member of the successful Davies Award team in 2019, completing a Patient Care Redesign and then a revision of model of care for a 2-site hospital, mass recruitment for two units, succession planning in her program, and operational readiness activities as needed for a 2 site model among other things.  Dawn is currently working on her Master of Health Management from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University and she is the Manager of two Ortho rehab/Complex Continuing Care/Alternate Level of Care units at a Reactivation Care Center.


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Sue Bookey-Bassett obtained her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Toronto and a master of education from Brock University. Bookey-Bassett completed her PhD in nursing at McMaster University’s Aging Community and Health Research Unit in 2018. Her doctoral work involved the development and feasibility testing of an interprofessional education intervention to support collaborative practice in the home care sector. She also completed a certificate program on educating health professionals in interprofessional care (EHPIC) through the University of Toronto Centre for Interprofessional Education in 2013.

Bookey-Bassett has held numerous numerous practice, education and research roles across health care and academic institutions. She has expertise in designing, delivering and evaluating education programs for health professions students and practicing health care professionals. Her nursing clinical background is in perinatal and neonatal nursing.

Bookey-Bassett’s program of research relates to interprofessional education (IPE) and collaboration within and across all health sectors. Current work focuses on exploring the role of IPE in care transitions and integrated models of care.



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Martha Harvey is an accomplished senior healthcare leader with over 30 years of extensive experience in acute, rehabilitation and ambulatory care. Her expertise is leading and executing strategic operational initiatives, as well as supporting complex change management principles to achieve successful and transformative outcomes.  As a registered nurse with a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Quality, Martha’s role as Director of Operational Readiness for West Park Healthcare Centre’s new $1.2B hospital redevelopment project is to lead strategic future clinical/operational planning, program and service development, and operational readiness initiatives to prepare all stakeholders to operate in the new hospital opening in 2023.  She is keenly involved in Pre-Occupancy and Post-Occupancy research focused on the effects of the healthcare environment on patient, provider and organizational outcomes, and is a member of the Canadian Standards Association to develop National Standards for this type of evaluation.  


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Kim Cook
 is a progressive and accomplished Nursing Leader and Management Consultant with over twenty years of experience in Senior Nursing Executive roles across multiple healthcare sectors. Kim is currently the Vice President Programs and Chief Nursing Executive at West Park Healthcare Centre. A recognized Nursing executive in interprofessional practice and evidenced informed care, Kim have been instrumental in leading innovative organization redesign and implementing models of interprofessional care that transforms service delivery, promotes excellence in care, and supports improved patient outcomes. Throughout her career, Kim has been involved in many professional organizations and has previously served as the NLN President. Kim is leading the RNAO BPSO BPG implementation at her current organization and is engaged in the inaugural RNAO Ontario Health Team BPSO implementation. Kim earned a Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration from D’Youville College and received the department award for academic excellence. Kim is lean certified and holds a certificate in Adult Learning and Development through the University Of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

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