Executive and Board

Meet Your Executive and Board


The Board of Directors is collectively accountable to the members, community, funders and other stakeholders.

They are accountable for the Association’s performance in relation to its mission and strategic objectives, and for the effective stewardship of financial and human resources.

YLPNA Adam Board of Directors

Adam Mackie


Adam is a dedicated LPN of 14 years with experience from a diverse variety of settings including acute care, home care and long-term care, spanning over several provinces/ territories. As a life-long learner himself, Adam is dedicated helping others grow as LPNs and is dedicated to helping build the role of the LPN in the territory for years to come. When not keeping busy with work or the YLPNA, Adam is busy trying to keep up with his 3 young children.

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Karen Gilbert

Vice President

I started working in the health care field as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) while working for Yellowhead Ambulance on Highway 16 West. Rarely was I the driver of our ambulance; I always worked the back with the client which I enjoyed. I also volunteered on the Niton Volunteer Fire Department, drove the fire or pumper truck – that was back in the days when a woman could not touch “the controls on the main fire truck” – that was a man’s job! No worries I did let the fire chief know what I thought! Our boys were growing older and our school was kindergarten to twelve – we did not want them growing up only knowing farming and the oilfield. It was time to make a move when the boys were going into grade seven and nine. I applied and was accepted into the Yukon College CNA program and graduated in 1992. Nursing is a career of continuous learning in order to keep up with ever changing advances in the medical field. It’s a great career, one in which you get out of it what you put into it and I’m proud to say that I upgraded and I successfully qualified as an LPN years ago. LPNs are now very valued in all nursing departments that range from front-line workers to info management and in roles that range from floor nurses to nursing supervisors and senior management. One of my goals for the LPN Association is to be able to provide educational programs and conferences here in the Yukon, along with providing support to all LPNs that are furthering their career in health care.

Director - Theresa Beaudoin

Theresa Beaudoin


Hi, I’m Theresa Beaudoin, I’m a RAI Coordinator/LPN for the Thomson Center. I am extremely excited about the LPN Association as I have been involved with getting the LPN Association up and running since 2004, when I first became a LPN, I have been a Director on the Board for the last several years. An LPN Association is needed in the Yukon and as LPNs we need the support and strength of an Association. It’s exciting to see LPNs sharing their interests and realizing that we need each other, we need liability insurance, we need to be able to access education funds, and we need an active Association.

Secretary Jessie Rushant

Jessie Rushant


I graduated from the LPN program at Yukon College in 2012 and have been practicing at the Whitehorse General Hospital ever since. I have been on the board of the LPN Association since 2015 and look forward to being a part of a bright future for Yukon LPNs. I am a Yukoner in every way, having been born and raised in Carcross and now raising my own 2 children here in “Bigville” (Whitehorse to us Carcrossians). I seem to spend most of my time at work and the rest of it cooking or playing outside in the mountains, lakes, and trails, usually with a protesting child in tow. Hope to see you out there!

Director - Sherry Fairweather

Sherry Fairweather


I moved to the Yukon in 1996, enticed by the education opportunities in nursing. I attended Yukon College for the NHA/HSW program followed by the LPN program, and for upgrading courses when the LPN scope expanded in 2010. Since graduating I have had the opportunity to work within Continuing Care at CRP and MacAulay Lodge. I also worked at Klondike Medical Clinic and was the first LPN hired to work at Home Care in 2007. I have also worked casual at WGH and am presently at Thomson Centre working on both Intermediate and extended care units.

Director - Kendra Sallis

Kendra Sallis


My name is Kendra Sallis, I grew up in Winnipeg and spent most of my childhood summers in Teslin, Yukon. I moved to Teslin in 2009 and then to Whitehorse in 2013 to upgrade some courses and raise my growing family. Nursing is something I began pursuing in 2005, with many hiccups and sheer determination I graduated from the LPN program at Yukon College in 2016. I have since worked in 3 long term care facilities, Copper Ridge Place, Macaulay Lodge, and Whistle Bend Place. I enjoy playing various sports and spending time outdoors with my family and friends.

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Heidi Foley


My name is Heidi Foley and I am a Licensed Practical Nurse at Whitehorse General Hospital’s Emergency Department. I grew up in a small town in Northern Ontario, however during my high school years I would spend the summers in Whitehorse with family. I always loved the Yukon and knew I wanted to make it my home. I made the move to the Yukon in 2018 and soon after met my husband and we got our dog Maisy. I on my spare time I enjoy playing golf, hiking and reading, as well as spending time with family and friends.