Ms. Stanton brings to the CTCMA Board more than 20 years of experience in public affairs, healthcare policy, strategic planning, and stakeholder and media relations. Appointed in 2017, she has a keen interest in health regulation in the public interest and brings a seasoned perspective to her role. She has worked on many high-profile public sector projects in BC involving stakeholders at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. She has been Chief of Staff to three BC Ministers of Health and a public relations advisor with Island Health specializing in the areas of public and mental health, substance use and primary care.
Ms. Stanton holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria.
She previously served as a public representative on the Board of the College of Registered Nurses of BC (now BCCNP) and currently serves on their Registration Committee and Nurse Practitioner Standards Committee. Ms. Stanton also serves on the Board of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC as a public representative.
Active in her community, she is a board member with BC Healthy Communities, a non-profit that supports municipalities across BC with health and wellness initiatives in their communities.
She is very passionate about governance, mental health, accessibility and services to support children with disabilities and their families, believing that communities benefit when everyone has the chance to achieve their full potential. She particularly enjoys learning from her two young children.