Christine joined the Board of Directors of the Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH) in 2018. She was confirmed Chair of the Board’s Governance Committee in June 2020. Christine was a Board Director (2016-2020) of the Toronto-based Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation. She remains a member of the Quality and Client Service Committee of the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care. With 800+ long-term care home beds, it is the largest non-profit nursing home in Canada. These inter-related Board/Committee responsibilities enable Christine to familiarize herself with the quality and delivery of long-term care services for seniors (the fastest growing population segment in our community), which is also one of the priorities of QCH. Christine was Vice-President (2017-2019) of the 35,000-member Ottawa Chapter of the National Association of Federal Retirees. She was also Chair of its Membership and Services Committee, where she spearheaded a comprehensive review to provide more effective services to meet the multiple needs of its members and their spouses. Christine retired in 2015 as a federal Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) after 35 years of service with Global Affairs Canada, Treasury Board Secretariat and Passport Canada. She brings to the QCH Board her proven skill sets acquired through various leadership roles in governance/compliance, strategic resource deployment, organization transformation and IT-enabled service delivery. As well, she has extensive experience in consensus building in multi-disciplinary/cultural and inter-jurisdictional public-private settings. Christine, a certified Corporate Director with the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D), has an MA in International Affairs (Carleton University) and a BA in Spanish Studies (St Thomas University). She had also studied Spanish (Universidad Menendez Pelayo, Spain) and Mandarin Chinese (Singapore National University). She was recipient of the Head of Public Service Award of Excellence (Management /2006); Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (Public Service /2012) and National Association of Federal Retirees Award (Collaboration/2018).