Louise Aerts first joined health regulation in 2014 as Registrar/Executive Director at the College of Midwives of British Columbia (CMBC). When CMBC amalgamated with the BC College of Nursing Professionals in September of 2020 to become the BC College of Nurses and Midwives, Louise took on the role of Executive Director, Strategy and Integration in the Strategy and Governance Team. In this role, Louise leads the integration of nursing and midwifery regulation at BCCNM and represents BCCNM’s midwifery role at a national level. She is responsible for the development of BCCNM’s new strategic plan and oversees the ongoing operational planning process. Leading a number of strategic initiatives requires a systems-perspective and the collaboration of multiple BCCNM teams. One such project is ongoing work to foster Cultural Safety and Humility within BCCNM and within the health-care environment Louise has over 10 years of Executive Director level experience in the regulatory arena. After completing her MBA, Louise devoted her career to the non-profit sector. Louise is highly committed to governing the practice of health professionals in the public interest, with a focus on addressing indigenous-specific racism, promoting equity, fairness in decision-making and due process, and interprofessional collaboration.