Lily graduated from the Toronto Western Hospital School of Nursing Diploma Program in 1978. Her nursing internships covered units at Toronto Western hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children & the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH). After 2 years of nursing in general pediatrics, she received a bursary to attend McMaster University School of Nursing Primary Care/Nurse Practitioner Diploma in the early 1980s. Upon graduation, Lily remained at Sickkids Hospital & also held RN positions within other specialty areas of nursing, namely The South Riverdale Community Health Centre, the Bishop Strachan School & the University of Toronto, Student Psychological & Counselling Services.
The majority of Lily’s nursing experience was within the division of Adolescent Medicine & Psychiatry at Sickkids Hospital, as well as within the divisions of Orthopaedic & Preanaesthesia Clinics.
In 2018, Lily retired from Sickkids, but not from nursing. As a strong believer in lifelong learning & continuing education, Lily enrolled in the Parish Nurse Program/St. Peter’s Seminary in London, Ontario in collaboration with virtual learning Dayton University/Ohio. After completing the first part of this certificate program, she became so inspired with learning about Wholistic Nursing Practice & how spiritual health is inseparable from physical & mental health, that she is currently enrolled in Foundations Plus for Parish Nursing & is looking forward to Summer 2021 Graduation.
Lily is on staff at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, as a Parish Nurse/Faith Community Nursing Practice/Pastoral Team/Health & Wellness Ministry. She is a member at Holy Rosary Catholic Parish & a volunteer with their Out-of-the-Cold Program & Saint Claire Circle. She is also a member of the Catholic Women League, The Women’s Inter Church Council of Canada, World Day of Prayer Committee, & The Churches on the Hill, as well as North Toronto Interfaith Group. Lily is a proud RNAO member, a member of other nursing interest groups, but, especially passionate about the Faith Community Nursing Interest Group ( FCNIG) which she represents on our board.