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Lynn M. Nagle, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

Editor, Policy and Innovation

Barb Mildon, RN, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, Kawartha Lakes' Community Care Health & Care Network, Lindsay, ON

Editor, Practice

Lianne Jeffs, RN, PhD, FAAN
Scientific Director, Nursing Health Services Research Unit Knowledge Translation and Exchange Program, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
St. Michael’s Hospital Volunteer Association Chair in Nursing Research
Scientist, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital

Editor, Research

Carol A. Wong, RN, MScN, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences,The University of Western Ontario, London, ON

Book Editor

Gail J. Donner, RN, PhD
Partner, donnerwheeler, Professor Emeritus, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Editor Emeritus

Dorothy Pringle, OC, RN, PhD, FCAHS
Professor Emeritus & Dean Emeritus, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Executive Lead, Health Outcomes for Better Information & Care Ontario Ministry of Health & LTC

Editorial Advisory Committee

Sue VanDeVelde-Coke, RN, MBA, PhD
President & CEO
Kerry’s Place Autism Services
Aurora, ON

Alexandra Harris, RN, BNSc, MN/MHSc, PhD, CHE
Professional Practice Consultant, Trillium Health Partners,
Mississauga, ON

Alison Kitson, BSc(Hons), DPhil, RN, FRCN, FAAN
Head, School of Nursing
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, South Australia

Kirsten Krull, RN, BAAN, MHSc, CHE
Vice President, Quality and Performance & Chief Nursing Executive
Hamilton Health Sciences,
Hamilton, ON

Barb Mildon, RN, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Kawartha Lakes' Community Care Health & Care Network
Lindsay, ON

Joy Peacock, BSN, MSc, RN
Chief Executive Officer
College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Sheri Lynn Price, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS

Nancy Purdy, RN, PhD
Associate Professor, Associate Director Collaborative Degree Program
Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University
Toronto, ON

Mary-Anne Robinson, RN, BN, MSA
Edmonton, AB

Walter Sermeus, RN, PhD
Professor in Healthcare Management, Program Director Master in Healthcare Management & Nursing Science Centre for Health Services & Nursing Research
KU Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy (Leuvens Instituut voor GezondheidszorgBeleid LIGB)
Leuven, Belgium

Lynn Stevenson, RN, PhD, FCCHL, ICD-D
Associate Deputy Minister, Health Services
Victoria, BC

Publisher & CEO

Matthew Hart
E-mail: mhart@longwoods.com

Publisher & COO

Rebecca Hart
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Founding Publisher and Chairman (Retired)

Anton Hart 

Editorial Director

Dianne Foster-Kent
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Susan Hale
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Associate Publisher, Customer Service & Administration

Barbara Marshall
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Antony F. Bickenson
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