CAPR Welcomes New Director

The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) is very pleased to announce that, effective September 5, 2017, Ms. Heather Campbell will assume the position of National Director, Evaluation Services. In this capacity, Heather will have responsibility for oversight and leadership for both credentialling and the assessment components of the CAPR Evaluation Services. Heather completed a Bachelor of Nursing at McGill University and a Master’s of Science from the School of Nursing at Boston University with a specialty in rehabilitation and advanced nursing practice. A nurse-leader with over 30 years’ experience, Heather has a proven track record in professional practice, regulation and administration in a wide variety of practice settings. Over the years, she has held several leadership positions in nursing, interprofessional practice and education in numerous acute care and rehabilitative settings (for example, St. Michael’s Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences Centre, West Park Healthcare Centre). Heather has also held numerous academic appointments at York University, McMaster University and the University of Toronto. As well, she worked with the College of Nurses of Ontario for seven years where she led in the establishment and evaluation of practice standards, entry to practice competencies and quality assurance programs, including the development of policy on issues essential to nursing regulation. A seasoned Manager and leader, Heather is committed to the development of open, collaborative relationships with stakeholders and the public, evidence-informed policy making and program development. Heather will work in partnership with Hervé Jodouin, the CAPR Psychometric Advisor and Research Lead, as well as with the CAPR Physiotherapy Assessment Committees to implement the CAPR Board’s new strategic plan for assessment services. The CAPR Board and Senior Management Team and staff welcome Heather and wish her all the best in the new position.