Colleen is currently the Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Association (NSHPCA) and was appointed as the Associations first Executive Director in 2011. In this position, Colleen serves as Co-Chair of the Quality End of Life Care Coalition Nova Scotia, a group of 22 health and community organizations dedicated to enhancing end of life care in the province. Colleen holds a Masters of Health Services Administration at Dalhousie University and Bachelor degrees’ in Business Administration and Arts. Her professional career has included 10 years of experience in global health and health administration roles in Nova Scotia. She has provided management support and direction to international health projects in Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. Colleen has also provided consulting support to NGO’s working in global health, and has worked within the United Nations system. She is also past chair of the board of the Canadian Society for International Health. Through the Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Association and its partners, Colleen is currently leading a province wide initiative to support and improve advance care planning in Nova Scotia.