Lisa Ashley, RN, CCHN(C), MEd
Senior Nurse Advisor, Canadian Nurses Association and Consultant Level 2 at School of Nursing, University of Ottawa
Workshop: Community Health Nursing
Lisa Ashley is a Senior Nurse Advisor at the Canadian Nurses Association. Her work at CNA includes advocating for healthy public policy that optimizes the role of the registered nurse. Lisa is also the Chair of the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC).
As a longstanding Registered Nurse, Lisa has worked in leadership positions as a home health and public health professional at the local, provincial and national levels to address health promotion activities, disease prevention and management. She has extensive experience in healthy public policy, program development, corporate funding, organizational planning, financial and information management, mentoring nursing students, and stakeholder engagement through positions at the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), on Board of Directors for provincial and national organizations, and Ottawa Public Health.
Lisa is an Academic Consultant Level 2 for the School of Nursing at the University of Ottawa. She has published on a variety of topics in national and international peer-reviewed and other journals. In addition to a BScN in community health from Ryerson University and a Master in Education from the University of Ottawa, Lisa has certification in Multiple Intervention Programming, Health Management, and is proud to be CNA certified in Community Health Nursing, a voluntary recognized credential for registered nurses licensed in Canada who meet specific nursing practice, continuous learning and testing requirements.
Lisa’s long term goal is to improve health care in Canada by advocating for a sustainable health care system that maximizes community health, is functionally integrated, and easy to navigate.