Her venture into the research world began with clinical trials in 1995 as a clinical trials nurse and evolved into a position in Research Ethics from 2003 to 2013. Jacquelyn was Chair of the Research Ethics Board for the former Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation from 2004-2008. In 2008, New Brunswick’s eight regional health authorities were amalgamated and in 2009, a regional Research Ethics Board for Horizon Health Network was established.
Jacquelyn played an integral role in the planning and implementation of the Horizon’s regional REB which was recognized as a leading practice in 2010. She chaired the REB until 2011 and served as its administrator until 2013. She was an elected member of the Board of Director’s for the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards from 2008-2013 holding a VP position from 2011-2013.
She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/C) and a facilitator for Horizon’s leadership development program. Jacquelyn received her diploma in nursing in 1988 from the Saint John School of Nursing and her Bachelor of Nursing degree from UNBSJ in 2011.