Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Josée Lavallée, BScN, RN, MSc, as Director of the
Office of Social Accountability in Nursing (OSAN) in the Ingram School of Nursing (ISoN), Faculty of
Medicine and Health Sciences, effective May 1, 2023 for a two-year term.

Under the direction of Ms. Lavallée, the OSAN will support equity-based nursing education,
leadership, service and research at the ISoN as well as serve as an umbrella for the Global and
Indigenous Health Nursing and the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (EDI-AR) activities of
the School. The Office will act as a resource to various ISoN committees, working collaboratively with
faculty and staff to thread EDI-AR concepts in processes and programs, including recruitment and
admission of students, and recruitment of faculty.

Ms. Lavallée is a Red River Michif woman from Winnipeg on Treaty 1 Territory, homeland of the Red
River Métis Nation. She earned her MSc in Community Health Sciences from the University of
Manitoba’s Max Rady College of Medicine, and worked as a graduate research assistant at the
University of Manitoba and a nursing instructor at l’Université de Saint-Boniface. Her clinical
experience is in the areas of primary care and community health nursing. She has experience as an
Indigenous Research Consultant for research based out of the University of Manitoba and serves her
community as a Youth Representative for the Manitoba Métis Federation’s Bison Local.

Please join me in welcoming Josée Lavallée to our School.

Anita J. Gagnon, RN, MPH, PhD
Associate Dean and Director
Ingram School of Nursing
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences