A leader, businesswoman and a social and sciences based professional, Victoria has experience in the health care field, strategic planning and implementation, government relations, building alliances and partnerships, board governance and policy development. Prior to joining ISN she was co-owner of several small businesses in the Forestry and Agroforestry sector.
Victoria served as a Saskatchewan Government Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from 2011 to 2016. As MLA, she served on several committees and was appointed Legislative Secretary (Northern Saskatchewan). During her health profession career, Victoria brought knowledge and direction to a variety of areas within several health departments. She is active on national, provincial and local boards building internal and external coalitions while providing input and direction to expand capacity.
Victoria’s education includes an MBA from Athabasca University and both a B.Sc. in Nutrition and Dietetics and a BA Honours in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan. She is the co-author of a research paper on brain injury titled Long-term follow-up study of head-injury: Improvement in tests of attention but not of memory.
She has been recognized as an organic group leader and highlighted as a Vision 2020 Leader. The University of Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy and Nutrition awarded her with a Centennial Alumni Award of Influence.
Victoria was born and raised near Humboldt, Saskatchewan. She currently resides on a Prince Albert area acreage where she enjoys the outdoors, gardening and solving Sudoku puzzles in her spare time.