Board of Directors

Board member
Nova Scotia

Marilyn Macdonald is a professor and director of the JBI Centre of Excellence (Aligning Health Needs and Evidence for Transformative Change) in the School of Nursing (SoN) at Dalhousie University. She brings expertise in clinical nursing, nursing education, synthesis research and patient safety to the VON Board of Directors. 

Marilyn has an extensive background in clinical nursing, including general surgery, cardiovascular surgery, public health nursing, home care and a decade as a clinical nurse specialist. She established a program of research focused on patient safety and home care and was a member of the research team for the Pan-Canadian Safety at Home study; in addition, Marilyn serves as the team lead for transitions in care with the Canadian Frailty Network.