Welcome to Windsor- Essex Chapter
Windsor Essex Chapter is an active chapter, working to support nurses and improve the health of our community.
Our Mission is to foster knowledge-based nursing practice, promote quality work environments, deliver excellence in professional development, and advance healthy public policy to improve health. We promote the full participation of present and future registered nurses in improving health, and shaping and delivering health-care services.
Chapter Executive

Chapter President: Jennifer Johnston (jjohnston@rnao.ca)
President Elect: Dana Boyd (dboyd@wechu.org)
Past President: Carolyn Davies (cdavies@rnao.ca)
Secretary: Crystal Hepburn (crystalhepburnRN@gmail.com)
Finance: Veronika Pulley (vpulley@rnao.ca)
Policy & Political Action: currently accepting applications
Communications: Lynda Monik (lmonik@rnao.ca)
Membership: Kelly Mertens (kmertens@rnao.ca)
Social Media Officer: Megan Carlone (carlonemml@gmail.com)

Region 1 Board Representative: Deborah Kane (dkane@RNAO.ca)

Member at Large: Jaclyn McCarthy (jaclynmccarthy@hotmail.ca)
Member at Large: Stephanie McCallum (steph_hamelin@hotmail.com)
Member at Large: Jackie Macintyre (jamacintyre@sympatico.ca)

FOR GENERAL INQUIRES: windsoressexrnao@gmail.com
Chapter Awards
Lois A. Fairley Community Service Award:
Presented to a Windsor-Essex County Nurse who is dedicated. Windsor-Essex Chapter Award of Distinction: Presented to a chapter member who is nominated by their peers.

Hungry For Action: Living on the Edge Poverty Simulation Event

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 08:30 - 12:00


Location: Giovanni Caboto Club (2175 Parent Avenue, Windsor)

Registration: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hungry-for-action-windsor-essex-poverty-simulation-living-on-the-edge-registration-13162913629

Windsor Essex Chapter Annual General Meeting

The Windsor Essex Chapter Annual General Meeting for 2014 will be help on November 5th 2014

Mark Your Calendars!! Details to follow...

Great Lakes 5th Biennial Nursing Conference

Friday, October 3, 2014 - Saturday, October 4, 2014
Integrating research, theory and practice to maximize patient safety outcomes

Politics and Pancakes

Friday, May 30, 2014 - 07:30 - 09:30

The Windsor-Essex Chapter of RNAO invites you to attend


An All-Party Dialogue on Health and Health Care 

Friday, May 30th, 2014 
07:30 a.m. – 09:30 a.m. 
at the Fogolar Furlan Club 1800 North Service Road, Windsor 
All are welcome 
Please R.S.V.P. to danaboydrn@gmail.com or 519-819-6743 
$10 payable at the door

A healthy breakfast buffet will be served

The Many Faces of Windsor-Essex County Nurses Project

Preceptor Appreciation Dinner

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 18:00 - 20:00


Nursing Preceptors, have you RSVP'd for the Preceptor Appreciation Dinner?

Date: June 4th 2014

Time: 6pm- 9pm

Complementary Therapies: Where Are We Today With Practice & Research?

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 17:30

Friday, April 4th, 2014 5:30–9:00 pm

Location: Hospice of Windsor-Essex County 6038 Empress Street

An Experiential Experience!

Please come in comfortable clothing!

Come & join us for:
 A mini-treatment of a type of complementary therapy
 Meet some local businesses or groups that provide various complementary therapies
 Information on various CT Associations and Workshops
 A meal with a talk by Kim M

Encore Presentation: Caring for Self in a Caring Profession

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 17:30 - 19:30


Our February Workshop Filled Up Quickly!

Workshop Details

Feature Speaker: Rita DiBiase MSN, RN(EC), AOCNS, CHPCN(C)

Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Ojibway Nature Centre - 5200 Matchette Rd.

RNAO Members & Students $5

Non-Members $10

Funds collected at the door ~ healthy dinner included

RSVP before Thursday March 20 to


Community Pasta Lunch Fundraiser

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 12:00

Come out and support Amanda and Francis Ryall
Sunday March 30 2014
Ciociaro Club of Windsor
3745 North Talbot Road, Oldcastle, Ontario

Doors open at 12:00

Raffle and Silent Auction

Meal includes:

  • pasta with tomato sauce,
  • pasta with meat sauce,
  • salad, bread, rolls, & butter.

Monetary donations may be made to Windsor Family Credit Union
Account No. 1831270
$20 Adults
$15 Kids under 12

For Tickets and online donations go to:


Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 17:30 - 19:30
First aid kit with stethoscope

Workshop Details
Feature Speaker: Rita DiBiaseMSN, RN(EC), AOCNS, CHPCN(C)
Date: Thursday February 27, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Ojibway Nature Centre - 5200 Matchette Rd.

RNAO Members & Students $5
Non-Members $10

Funds collected at the door ~ healthy dinner included

RSVP before Monday February 24 to windsoressexrnao@gmail.com