Connie is a Registered Nurse, receiving her BScN from the University of Windsor in 1990. She has extensive clinical experience having worked in Cardiac Care, Emergency, and most recently in the community. She was the first Rapid Response Nurse in the Province of Ontario, participating inProvincial education working groups and the Rapid Response Nurse Institute. Her interests are in congestive heart failure, chronic disease management, patient education, and promoting evidence-based care in the home care sector. She obtained her PhD in Nursing from Walden University in 2017, completing a qualitative grounded theory study on heart failure self-management in the community. Connie is currently working as the Lead Clinical Coordinator for the DIVERT-CARE trial.