The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s (CLPNA) Council is pleased to announce that Jeanne Weis has been named the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective May 26, 2020.
The CLPNA has been guided by Linda Stanger’s strong and steady leadership for the past 14 years. The Council would like to thank Linda for her dedication and wish her a healthy and joyous retirement.
“I extend my sincerest thanks and appreciation to Linda Stanger for her extensive contributions to Alberta’s health system,” says Weis. “Linda dedicated herself to making a difference, always striving for excellence and innovation. I am thankful to have been mentored under her leadership.”
In her new role, Weis will continue her service to the CLPNA and its stakeholders. She has been working for the College since 2015, most recently as an Executive Officer. Weis is a respected leader at the CLPNA and externally in the regulatory and health sectors.
“It is an interesting time to move into such an important leadership role, and I feel privileged to do so,” Weis says. “I am excited for both the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.”
Jeanne Weis first graduated as a practical nurse and continued her education to earn her BScN and Master of Nursing. She holds additional certifications in Regulatory Governance, Executive Leadership in Healthcare and Legal Nurse Consulting. She is currently pursuing her Executive Master of Business Administration degree.
Along with her education, Weis has a rich and varied career in nursing and leadership. Starting as a health care aide, she then worked as an LPN and an RN. Specializing in palliative care, her clinical experience is diverse and spans a variety of care settings, with lead roles in clinical program management, practical nursing education, and nursing regulation. Weis is also currently the president of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Nurses Group. With experience at a provincial, national and international level, Weis continues to create critical connections with stakeholders.
“With a diligent CLPNA team and Alberta’s dedicated and competent licensed practical nurses, we will move forward together with all of our stakeholders to support the safe care of Albertans,” says Weis.
About the CLPNA
The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is the regulatory (licensing) organization for the province’s Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). CLPNA regulates the profession by setting entry-to-practice requirements, establishing, promoting and enforcing standards for registration, practice, and professional conduct, and enhancing the care provided by members of the profession through the Continuing Competency Program.
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