biography

 Partial Curriculum Vitae

WORK EXPERIENCE 

Since purchasing our property on Mitchell Creek in 1994 I have worked at Hotel Dieu Hospital in the Emergency Department; providing home care with the VON (Victorian Order of Nurses); at the Street health Center, part of the Kingston Community health Center; and as a Clinical Instructor in the Queen’s University Nursing School.

Prior to 1994: I worked in the Mount Sinai Hospital Emergency Department; as the Executive Assistant of the Labour Council of Metropolitan Toronto; for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union; and as a Community Organizer at the Kingston Social Planning Council on the Kingston Food Co-op Project

EDUCATION

2007 :  MASTER OF ARTS,  Institute of Political Economy, Carleton University, Ottawa.

Thesis on the Political Economy of Ontario Medical  Laboratories

1994:   BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING, Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Ontario.

Ryerson Gold Medalist 1994, highest overall academic standing, prize in Pharmacology

1996:  EMERGENCY NURSING CERTIFICATE (Honours),   Humber College

1979:  BACHELOR OF ARTS (Honours), Queen’s University

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Co-chair, Kingston Health Coalition and Chair of the Ontario Health Coalition Administration Committee with special interests in community care and diagnostic services, 1999 to Present.

Member Kingston Social Planning Council Working Group on Health, 2007.

Member South Frontenac Township Sustainability Committee 2005-2007

Volunteer with The Children’s Aid Society, City of Kingston and the County of Frontenac 1999 to 2004.

Author: False Positive: Private Profit in Canada’s Medical Laboratories, Fernwood Publishing, Halifax, 2011.

 

Biting the Hand that Feeds You: The Political Economy of Ontario’s Community Laboratory Services, Thesis, Master of Arts, Institute of Political Economy, Carleton University, 2007.

Published (2002). “Scanning For Profit Review of the Evidence Regarding For-Profit MRI and CT Clinics”. The Ontario Health Coalition.

Published (2001). “The Costs of Contracting Out Home Care: A Behind The Scenes Look At Home Care In Ontario”, with assistance from Stan Marshall, CUPE Research. The Ontario Health Coalition.

Member of the Toronto Board of Health 1993-1995. Chair of the Board’s Healthy Futures Sub-Committee, member of the Budget Sub-committee and a member of the Taskforce on Work and Health.  The Taskforce examined how the changing nature of work affected the public’s health. Chair of the staff work group for the Taskforce.

Member of numerous organizations including the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, the Federation of Ontario Naturalists and the Wilderness Canoe Association, The Emergency Nurses Association of Ontario, and the Canadian Intravenous Nurses Association. Founder of the Kingston Committee of the Unemployed and the Kingston Unemployment help center in 1979.

Married to Nancy Bayly, partners since 1972, one daughter and two grandchildren , all living in South Frontenac Township.