Jacqollyne Keath, RPN, PhD, CPMHN, graduated from BCIT Psychiatric nursing program in 1977 and went on to work in various direct care and supervisory roles in long term mental health, mental retardation facilities, geriatric services and adolescent mental health services. In 1988 she graduated from general nursing at Douglas College. She has worked in regulation as well as the nursing association for psychiatric nurses in B.C. as registration officer, deputy registrar and Registrar/Executive director at CRPNBC. Jacqollyne has been an educator and curriculum designer for over 25 years as well as leadership roles as Program Coordinator and Dean of Nursing. She holds a PhD in Counselling Psychology and specializes in urgent emergent mental health and substance use. Most recently retired from teaching she is the current Board Chair for the Association of Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC (NNPBC).