Tanya served on the CMBC Board for the 6 years, including terms as President, Vice-President, chair of Chair of the Standards of Practice Committee and a member of the Quality Assurance Committee. Throughout her time on the Board, Tanya led CMBC through significant changes including: strategic planning; improving information technology; creating Alternate Practice Arrangement Policy; strengthening the Quality Assurance Program; and ultimately leading the College through an amalgamation to become the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Tanya was appointed to the BCCNM board to the midwife professional position and elected by the board to Chair the Governance Committee. A large part of this role has been reviewing BCCNM’s governance documents to ensure they meet the Board’s strategic goal around addressing indigenous-specific racism and ensuring we are regulating in a way that is culturally safe and humble. Tanya has worked as a midwife for 14 years, mostly in Nelson where she co-created Apple Tree Maternity – a collaboration between family doctors and midwives. She is chair of the Midwifery Department at Kootenay Lake Hospital and Adjunct Professor at UBC Midwifery. I have a Master of Public Health and enjoy much continual learning and taking on progressively challenging leadership roles.