Provincial Representatives are voting members of the CFPNA Executive.
Please contact a representative to learn more about
family practice/primary care nursing in your region.
Ruth Campbell RN
Ruth graduated from Dalhousie School of Nursing in 2003. Since then she worked primarily in women's health for 15 years, with the majority of that being in labour and delivery. During this time she was part of the obstetrical flight time with LifeFlight for 10 years and was also an on call sexual assault nurse for two years. In early 2018 she moved to primary health care. The practice consists mostly of young families, and the majority of her work is prenatal care. Ruth is passionate about this population, especially with my background in labour and delivery. She is happy to be a provincial representative with CFPNA and looks forward to the further development of the role of nursing in primary care and nurses working to full scope of practice.
Jennifer Bugera, RN
Jennifer graduated from Misericordia School of Nursing, Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1987. She initially worked in general medicine at the Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg from 1987-1989 followed by various inpatient units at Wellesley Hospital, Toronto, Ontario 1989-1996.
Since then Jennifer has been part of the Primary Care Team at St James Town Health Centre, Department of Family and Community Medicine at St Michaels Hospital, Toronto, providing care to marginalized patients with an expertise in chronic disease management, addictions, foot care and wound care.
She also provides foot care in the home through St Elizabeth Health Care, and drop-in care at the Out of the Cold program for homeless persons at St Aidens Parish in Toronto.
She enjoys teaching nursing students the broad scope of Primary Care Nursing and is looking forward to CNA certification in Primary Care
On her time away from work she loves foreign flicks, documentaries, gardening and spending time with loved ones.
Laura Donnelly, RN, NP
Laura is a nurse practitioner, but her roots are as a primary care nurse. She worked for five years as an RN and loved the possibilities that came with the role. She has worked mainly as primary care nurse and chronic disease nurse in English and French positions. Laura has a growing passion for women’s health, functional medicine and all topics related to preventative care. Upstream thinking, client empowerment, education and community engagement at a grassroots level remain pillars of her practice. She is thankful for the association as an avenue to meet primary care nurses across the province and country, and to advance excellence and education for this vital area of practice!
Alberta/British Columbia/Territories Region
Melissa Waddell, RN
Melissa is a registered nurse since 2012 residing and working mostly in Edmonton, Alberta. Nursing in Primary Care Practice became a passion of mine when I switched from Emergency Medicine in 2018. Since entering a leadership role in 2019 my goal has been to enhance education and awareness of all the wonderful work Primary Care Nurses do within Family Practice. I'm excited to be a part of the CFPNA to contribute to enhancing this specialty in nursing and provide it the recognition it deserves.