Meet our Executive

We would like to introduce you to our executive for 2021-2022 and give you a little of our backgrounds!

Lhamo Dolkar is the Chair of SNIG (2021-2022). Lhamo holds a BScN degree and works as a staff RN in the cardiovascular surgery unit at St. Michael’s Hospital. Lhamo has been a proud RNAO member since her student years. Lhamo’s nursing philosophy is based on caring for clients based on the client's needs in the context of culture and their environment. Lhamo strives to become a voice for the nursing profession and empower others to do the same. 

Emily Bowness  is the Membership ENO of SNIG (2021-2022). Emily holds a BScN degree and works as a RN at a nursing home in the Kingston area. Emily has been a member of RNAO since being a student. Emily likes to incorporate the knowledge and history of her clients to best care for them. Emily is passionate about mental health and hopes to use this passion in her current role of the Membership Officer.

Brenda Hutton is the Financial ENO for SNIG (2021-2022). She has been an active member of RNAO for 25 years. Brenda works in a mental health facility in London Ontario.  Brenda philosophy if nursing involves working with clients as equals and being kind, empathetic and compassionate above all.  Brenda balances work life with activities such as dancing, singing and theater.

Farra Kurniawan  is the Student Representative for SNIG (2021-2022). Farra Kurniawan is the Student Liaison for SNIG (2021-2022). She had just finished her first year of the RN program at University of New Brunswick/ Humber College. To put what she had learned in theory into practice, she is currently working for an agency as a PSW in various long-term care homes and retirement homes in Newmarket. She is blown away by the incredible nurses that she has already been acquainted with and believes that by coming together, nurses can improve the nursing profession to benefit the longevity of their careers as well as the health of the population. Farra is eager to learn more from the members of SNIG about the nursing profession. Farra loves playing ultimate Frisbee and is eagerly waiting for restrictions to be lifted so that she can once again chase after the disc.

Una Ferguson is the Past Chair and Communications/Policy ENO for SNIG (2021-2022). She recently retired in Ottawa  after 52 years in Nursing. A Long standing RNAO member she is serving on the Board of Directors of RNAO as Regional Rep for Region 10 and has been Interest Group Chair representative. She has always believed in the power of the Nursing Voice and that one Nurse can and does make a difference!

Sam Perikala is Social Media ENO for SNIG (2021-2022) . He is an Internationally Educated Nurse holds Bsn,Mba In Hospital Administration, Masters in Physician Assistant, certificate in Critical care Nursing, Gerontology and pursuing Health care Leadership and Management at Niagara college. He is in a process of getting his  RN License In Canada. He is working with March of Dimes at community services as SSA. His nursing philosophy is characterized by holistic, empathetic, and culturally sensitive care to all his  patients and their relatives. He believes in four meta paradigms; person, environment, health, and nursing. He feels nursing as giving compassion and trying to understand human beings on all emotional, physical, and scientific levels. He feels a personal commitment to continuous learning through formal education and hands-on experience to better himself and my nursing knowledge. He advocates the change reforms in Long term care.

Brad Manuel is Policy Eno for SNIG (2021-2022) Previously Brad was the Student Rep for SNIG and has stayed on the executive to help with Policy. Brad has also been the Student Rep on the BOD of RNAO. We welcome him to this position and look forward to his input.

Our executive meets monthly via Zoom and we have one face to face meeting a year as a planning session!  The positions are as outlined by the RNAO guidelines. Most positions are for a 2 year commitment. If you are interested in joining our executive please contact us.

Executive 2021-2022

SNIG Executive 2021-2022