pammla petrucka.png


Dr. Raffertyworld renowned  nurse policy researcher and advocate. She is presently a Professor of nursing policy at Kings College London. She was the first nurse to earn a doctorate degree from Oxford University.  Dr. Rafferty was previously the Dean of the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery.  She won a Harness Fellowship to study at the University of Pennsylvania where she worked on the role of nursing in the Clinton Administration's health care reform agenda. 

Dr. pammla petruckA, RN, PHD

Dr. Pammla Petrucka is a nurse scientist commited to the linking local and global health practices and potentials. She works with groups who are at risk or have been left behind in terms of their health status, experiences, and futures. She is a professor at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada and an adjunct professor at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Techology. As well she has worked with Academics without Borders in East Africa with the Aga Khan Universities.


Linda silas, rn,  BScN
President, Canadian federation of nurse unions

Making a difference for nurses in their working lives is what drives Linda Silas, President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions since 2003. As President to the CFNU's nearly 200,000 members, Linda is the foremost advocate on behalf of nurses in Canada. Linda brings years of experience as a nurse leader, public speaker and a negotiator at the local, provincial and national levels to the CFNU presidency.

Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 9.35.08 PM.png

Dr. john daly, RN, PhD, HonDNursing, FACN, FAAN
dean, university of technology, sydney (UTS)

Professor Daly is an active professional and academic leader, educator, administrator, consultant, researcher, author and editor. Head of the UTS/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Development Professor Daly is a former Chair of the Global Alliance for Leadership in Nursing Education and Science (GANES),