Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics


This article was written on 20 Sep 2006, and is filled under Volume 1 2006, Volume 1 No 2.

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Managing Editors

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Managing Editors (2006)

    • June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD Candidate
      CNIA President-Elect & Director of Communication
      North Vancouver, British Columbia

      June Kaminski has taught at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in the BSN Nursing Program since 1989. Primary subjects taught include Nursing Research, Inquiry, Influencing Change, and Data Analysis. She is currently completing PhD study in the Faculty of Curriculum Studies and Technology Education at the University of British Columbia. Her PhD research is focused on the development of nursing informatics culture within nursing education. Other research interests include music and healing, especially with neonates; cyberart and First Nations pedagogy, health and healing. June has developed and offered integrated curriculum related to Nursing Informatics for all BSN students at Kwantlen since the early 1990s using both paper based manuals and online delivery modes. She is is currently Editor-in-Charge of Virtual Nursing Practice and Culture for the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics As well, June has developed a web environment to promote professional development in nursing informatics competency for practicing nurses, at

    • Lynn Nagle, RN PhD
      CNIA Past President
      Toronto, Ontario

      Lynn Nagle is the Senior Nursing Advisor to Canada Health Infoway, a Professor at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, and the Immediate Past President (and active founding member) of the CNIA. Just recently, Lynn won the Leadership in the Field of Health Informatics award from COACH. Lynn was until recently the Senior Vice President for Technology and Information Management at Mount Sinai Hospital, in Toronto. Dr. Nagle has also established her own consulting practice under Nagle & Associates Inc. She is currently providing consulting on issues and initiatives related to nursing and health informatics. Her work as a clinician, educator, researcher and administrator has provided her with a broad-based perspective of healthcare delivery and information needs. In her current capacity, she is providing strategic, educational, and operational consulting for a variety of clients at a local, provincial and national level.

    • Mary Eileen MacPhail, RN BSN
      CNIA Director of Membership Services
      Halifax, Nova Scotia

      Mary Eileen is currently a Clinical Informatics Coordinator at Capital District Health Authority in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This role functions as the link between Clinical and Information Technology, analyzing clinical procedures in relation to manual and automated systems. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Saint Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Mary Eileen also completed a Certificate in Information Technology Solutions from Saint Mary’s University, Halifax Nova Scotia. For the past several years Mary Eileen has held the secretary position for the Nova Scotia Nursing Informatics Group. At present, she is President. Her clinical nursing experience has focused on care of adults in both medical and surgical environments.

  • Val Cartmel, RN BSN MSN CandidateCNIA BC Jurisdictional Representative
    Vancouver, B.C.
    Val has been active in the Nursing Informatics world since the early 1980’s and has been involved in many Informatics initiatives throughout her career as a Nursing Instructor at the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT), as a Nursing Manager, and as a Clinical Systems Coordinator, as well as her current role as the Regional Leader, Clinical Informatics for Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). In her role she acts as a liaison between clinical areas and the IS department and provides nursing leadership for IS initiatives at VCH. She holds a BSN from UBC and is currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Leadership and Training (MALT) at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC. She is also the President-Elect of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).

  • Nancy McNairn, RN MSN
    CNIA Ontario Jurisdictional Representative
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nancy’s point of care experience was focused in cardiology and as a Surgical ICU Nurse. Over time she has gained expertise and a variety of experiences in leadership, management and advanced practice roles, with progressively more senior positions held in acute care, community and other health care settings, including Director of Clinical Informatics. Nancy holds a Masters Degree in Nursing from Dalhousie University in Halifax and is currently the Program Director of the Surgical Program at North York General Hospital. Nancy is also the recent Past President of the Ontario Nursing Informatics Group.




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