Cheryl began her 43-year career in health care as a registered nurse. She went on to serve in several leadership positions in community nursing, acute care, and long-term care, and as a senior leader at the district and then regional level. Her final official role was as Chief Executive Officer of the former Five Hills Health Region from 2009 to November 2017. Cheryl was a member of the provincial committee that provided input on Saskatchewan’s critical incident legislation, and her focus and passion for patient, family, and staff safety remains strong.
She received the Jean Wilson Award from the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association as Employer of the Year in 2008, and in 2009 was a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor Gold Medal Award from the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC). The latter was to recognize Cheryl’s contributions as part of a five-member team from the former Five Hills Health Region that pursued excellence in care delivery through continuous improvement. Cheryl is committed to improving the health experience for patients, families, and all who serve in the health care field.