Colleen Landers, RN
Timmins’ resident Colleen Landers is a Registered Nurse and Medical Device Reprocessing Technician.
Colleen Landers is experienced in healthcare operational aspects of medical device reprocessing, operating room, infection control, material management, laundry, and endoscopy departments. Committed to improving Canadian health care and ensuring that all patients receive quality care, she has worked to improve processes, educate staff, drive and implement standards to reduce costs and improve service. She has been a member of the technical committee for Canadian Standards for Healthcare for the past 20 years improving quality for patients in Canada.
Certified as a Registered Nurse in 1967, and having received certification in intensive care, maternity, fetal monitoring, CPR, Operating Room functions, Medical Device Reprocessing and management skills, Landers has worked as a nurse, nurse manager, a medical device reprocessing technician and manager, an accreditation Canada surveyor, and an instructor for the Medical Device Association of Ontario. She is an author, lecturer, facilitator, certified Accreditation Canada surveyor for health care facilities, and a member of the Health Canada Scientific Advisory Committee for the Improvement of Reprocessing Practices.
For 30 years, she has served as a trustee for the Northeastern Catholic District School Board, including service as its Chair and Vice Chair. She has also served as the Ontario representative on the Canadian Catholic School Trustees Association.
Among many accomplishments, she is a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal winner for her volunteer work, a 2008 Timmins’ Women of the Year award recipient, and the 2005 recipient of the Canadian Standards Health Care Award. She is a founding member and president of Sports for Kids Timmins charity, past president of the Catholic Women’s League of St. Anthony of Padua parish, and was a member of the Cochrane Low Rental Housing Board in 2002 and 2003.
Landers was appointed to College Council in December 2015.