Linda Dempster (RN, BScN, MA (Leadership)) lives with her family in Tsawwassen. She is a nurse with 25 years of experience across many different areas within health care. Currently she is responsible for the Quality and Safety department for the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority which includes accountability for quality and safety initiatives, infection prevention and control, use of human factors principles to ensure safety, performance measurements, and accreditation. She is involved nationally and provincially with quality and safety initiatives. Linda’s personality and experience is a valuable addition to the Family Services’ Board.