The Association Welcomes Asha Pereira in the Role of Professional Development and Advocacy Advisor

The Association is pleased to welcome Asha Pereira into the role of professional development and advocacy advisor effective August 21, 2017. 

Asha is recognized as an innovative leader at the local, provincial and national levels. She has extensive experience in leadership, research, education, and program development. 

Prior to joining the Association, Asha was the clinical nurse specialist for trauma at Health Sciences Centre (HSC). Previous roles include clinical nurse specialist acute pain service at HSC; director, corporate projects at HSC; and continuing education instructor at St. Boniface General Hospital. She also has experience as a teaching assistant and. direct care provider.

Asha’s research has focused both on investigating the impact of unexpected hospitalized trauma on family members, and the effect of shift work on the sleep/wake patterns of critical care nurses. Asha’s commitment to the individuals and families she encounters in her work as well as the well-being of her nursing colleagues is demonstrated through her work and the strong relationships she has developed throughout her career.

Asha is the past president of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses and has held numerous appointments with professional nursing organizations including the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba and the Canadian Nurses Association.  

Asha’s experience, skills, relationships and passion for registered nursing and the health of Manitobans make her a wonderful addition to the Association team.