SALPN Council

What is Council?

Council is the governing body of the SALPN.  As a self-regulating profession, LPNs are voluntarily elected to Council.  The five LPN positions on the SALPN Council consist of the Chair, Vice-Chair and three (3) Council Members.  In addition, there are three public representatives appointed by the Minister of Health.


View the Council Terms of Reference Here

View Council Governance Guiding Principles

Upcoming 2021 Council Meetings

March 9 & 10, 2021

SALPN Council


Denise Kominetsky, LPN


Linda Ewen, LPN

Council Members:

Tina Sentes, LPN


Marlo Umahag, LPN
  Kirsten Hack, LPN




Public Representatives:

Kathryn Bradford


Mary Ellen Wellsch


Theo Bryson

Executive Director:

Lynsay Nair, LPN

Council Members

Position Description:

A Council Member is a member of the governing Council of the SALPN, and shall perform any duties that may be assigned by the council or chair. Each member is elected to a three year term and no Council Member may be elected to the same position on council for more than two consecutive terms of office.


  • attending Council meetings (2 day meetings at least 4 times per year);
  • sitting on SALPN Committees (2 to 6 meetings per year);
  • attending the SALPN AGM;
  • may be involved in external activities;
  • preparing for meetings and activities (2 to 10 hours per month).

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Making decisions in the best interests of the public
  • Developing a good understanding of the profession and all the SALPN's documents
  • Being a strong voice at the Council table
  • Representing and complying with Council decisions
  • Conducting oneself in a professional manner
  • Being a positive ambassador for the SALPN
  • Representing the highest standards of the profession

View the Council Members Terms of Reference Here


Position description:

The Chair is the chief elected officer on the SALPN Council and represents the Council at official functions.  The Chair leads Council meetings and is an ex officio, non voting, member on all other SALPN committees. The Chair's term is two years.


  • be accountable for the integrity of the Council's processes
  • ensure the effectiveness of and preside at the meetings of Council (2 day meetings at least 4 times per year)
  • serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member of committees
  • represents SALPN to outside parties
  • participating in external activities (SAHO convention, workshops, committees, etc.)
  • preparing for meetings and activities (5 to 15 hours per month)
  • overseeing the SALPN AGM

SALPN Vice-Chair

Position description:

The Vice-Chair represents the Chair in the Chair's absence.  The Vice-Chair has a two year term and is the only nominee for Chair at the end of his/her term.


  • The vice-chair shall assume the duties of the chair in the event the position of chair becomes vacant or the chair is unable to fulfill the duties of the position.
  • attending Council meetings (2-day meetings at least 4 times per year)
  • sitting on SALPN committees (2 to 6 times per year)
  • attending SALPN AGM
  • involvement in external activities (SAHO convention, workshops, committees, etc.)
  • preparing for meetings and activities (2 to 10 hours per month)

View the SALPN Chair and Vice-Chair Terms of Reference Here


Interested in becoming a Council Member in the future? Here's a video for more information!

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