Vickie holds a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of New Brunswick and a Masters of Health Studies from Athabasca University. In 2014, she was the recipient of Cancer Care Nova Scotia’s Leadership Excellence Award for her outstanding contributions to the cancer system in Nova Scotia. Vickie is an experienced health care leader with extensive operational and strategic leadership experience. She worked in the cancer system in Nova Scotia for twenty seven years, first as a Manager at the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre and then, as the Director of Cancer Care including Palliative Care for Capital Health. In 2015, she assumed the role of Operations Executive Director of Central Zone of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Throughout her career, Vickie has demonstrated a commitment to excellence, with a steadfast and focused dedication to the provision of high quality people centred care.