Colleen Landers, RN
Timmins’ resident Colleen Landers is a Registered Nurse and Medical Device Reprocessing Technician.
Colleen Landers is experienced in 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 10 years improving quality for patients in Canada.
She was certified as an RN in 1967 and has also 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 and assistant head nurse, a medical device reprocessing technician, an accreditation Canada surveyor, and an instructor for the Central Service Association of Ontario.
For 25 years, she served as a trustee for the Northeastern Catholic District School Board, including service as its Vice Chair. She has also served as the Ontario representative on the Canadian Catholic School Trustees Association. 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.
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 Timmins’ KidSport Organization, 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 Council in December 2015.