Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


RNAO announces appointment of new Director of Health and Nursing Policy


TORONTO, July 12, 2004 – The Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) is delighted to announce the appointment of Sheila Block as the Association’s Director for Health and Nursing Policy. Ms. Block is commencing her position at RNAO on Monday, July 12th.

Ms. Block comes to RNAO with a wealth of knowledge including as Policy Advisor at the Premier’s Office, and with Ms. Lankin when she was Minister of Economic Development and Trade. For the last nine years Ms. Block has been a Senior Researcher with the United Steelworkers. She has been heavily involved in the public policy debate in Ontario, Canada and abroad, and is a passionate advocate for Medicare and other social programs.

Ms. Block has an Honours BA in Economics from the University of British Columbia and master’s degree in Economics from the University of Toronto.

“Sheila will be an incredible asset to RNAO, adding to an already strong and influential association” said, Doris Grinspun, RNAO’s executive director. “We are delighted with the choice,” added Joan Lesmond, the association’s president.

Please join us in welcoming Sheila Block to RNAO.

The Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses wherever they practise in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has lobbied for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses’ contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.

For more information, please contact:
Marion Zych, Director of Communications, RNAO
Phone: 416-408-5605
Toll free: 1-800-268-7199 ext.209
Cell: 647-406-5605