Carolyn is a nurse who has worked in a variety of settings with cancer and palliative patients over the last forty years and was a head nurse on the first oncology unit at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary and subsequently worked at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Alberta’s Children Hospital as a clinician and administrator. In 1992, Carolyn became a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care at Saint Mary’s Hospital in New Westminster, BC. Carolyn joined the BC Cancer Agency in 1995 working as a Manager of Ambulatory Care and then Regional Operations/Cancer Care Leader at the Fraser Valley Cancer Centre. In 2000, Carolyn became the Regional Director of Palliative Care for the Simon Fraser Health Region and in 2002 the Director Hospice Palliative Care FHA. She has a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Calgary, a Master's Degree in Administration (Health Care) from Central Michigan University, is Certified in Oncology Nursing in Canada and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Nursing University of Victoria. She is a Past President of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO) and the B.C. Hospice Palliative Care Association, Carolyn is Co- Principal Investigator of a MSFHR Nursing Research Initiative for a Palliative Approach in Nursing: Education and Leadership.