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The College Council welcomes new Council member Colleen Landers, RN, who was appointed in December 2015 for a three-year term. A resident of Timmins, Landers is a registered nurse and medical device reprocessing technician.
For 26 years, Landers has been a trustee for the Northeastern Catholic District School Board, including serving as its chair. She has also served as the Ontario representative on the Canadian Catholic School Trustees’ Association. She is an author, lecturer, facilitator, certified Accreditation Canada surveyor for health-care facilities, and a member of the Health Canada scientific advisory committee for the improvement of reprocessing practices.
Landers is also experienced in operational aspects of medical device reprocessing, operating room, infection control, material management, laundry, and endoscopy. Committed to improving Canadian health care and ensuring that all patients receive quality care, she has worked to improve processes, educate staff, and drive and implement standards to reduce costs and improve service. Landers has been a member of the CSA Technical Committee on Sterilization for the past 10 years.
Certified as an registered nurse in 1967, Landers has also received certification in intensive care, maternity, fetal monitoring, CPR, operating room functions, medical device reprocessing, and management skills. She has worked as a nurse, nurse manager and assistant head nurse, a medical device reprocessing technician, an Accreditation Canada surveyor, and an instructor for the Central Service Association of Ontario.
Among her many accomplishments, Landers was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for her volunteer work, is a 2008 Timmins’ Women of the Year award recipient, and the 2005 recipient of the CSA Healthcare Award. She is a founding member and president of the KidSport Timmins organization, past president of the Catholic Women’s League of St. Anthony of Padua parish, and was a member of the Cochrane Low Rental Housing Board in 2002 and 2003.