Immediate Past-President, Rhonda Seidman-Carlson RN, MN
Rhonda Seidman-Carlson is the Vice President of Interprofessional Practice and Chief Nurse Executive at The Scarborough Hospital in Toronto. During her career, Seidman-Carlson has held numerous leadership and clinical positions in Acute Care, Complex Continuing Care, Rehabilitation and Long Term Care.
Seidman-Carlson holds a Diploma in Nursing from Vanier College (Montreal), a BA Community Nursing from Concordia University (Montreal) and a Masters of Nursing from the University of Toronto. She also holds a family therapy diploma from the Jewish General Hospital Institute of Family and Community Psychiatry.
Seidman-Carlson has been a member of RNAO since moving to Ontario from Quebec in 1992. Seidman-Carlson says membership in RNAO has provided her with opportunities to learn about nursing and health care in Ontario and helped her to develop an excellent network of nursing colleagues. Seidman-Carlson has been the Chair of the CNSIG, Editor of Perspectives (the Journal of the GNA) and an RNAO Board representative for Region 8 since 2006. Region 8, which includes Markham, is made up of three chapters: Durham-Northumberland, Victoria-Kawartha and Quinte.