Board of Directors

Elliot Rose
Board member
Nova Scotia

Annette Elliott Rose is the Vice President, Clinical Care and Chief Nurse Executive at IWK Health in Halifax. She brings expertise in clinical nursing and primary care to the VON Board of Directors.

Annette is committed to designing and supporting systems of health and social care that are focused on individual, family and community needs with a broad understanding of health that is grounded in health equity and social justice. With nearly twenty years as a registered nurse, she has practiced in various primary care and community care settings in Nova Scotia and in the Canadian North. 

Annette is currently the vice president, clinical care and chief nurse executive at IWK Health in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She also served as the regional director of programs and director, professional practice support for First Nations and Inuit Health, Atlantic region and a perinatal nurse consultant with a provincial program in Nova Scotia. 

Annette holds a Master’s of Nursing and a PhD in nursing from Dalhousie University and is an adjunct faculty member in the Dalhousie University School of Nursing. She is also a research associate with the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Health Workforce Planning and Research, Dalhousie University. 

She has received a number of awards and scholarships including a CIHR Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Primary Health Care Research. She continues to participate in international development work and on committees and research teams locally, nationally and internationally to advance the care of women, children, youth and families.