Editorial Team


Roberta Heale, NP-PHC, DNP, PhD

Dr. Heale is a full Professor at Laurentian University School of Nursing in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. She has decades of practice experience as a primary health care NP and as an NP educator.  Dr. Heale co-founded the Sudbury District Nurse Practitioner Clinics, Canada’s first NP-Led Clinic in 2007.  She has a wealth of experience in conducting research with a focus on nursing and NP practice, education and health policy.  Roberta has served on the Nurse Practitioners'Association of Ontario, ICN NP/APN Network and was the inaugural President of the Nurse Practitioner Association of Canada.  She supervises students in masters and PhD programs and has served on two different journals in editorial roles. 

Editorial Team

Roger Pilon, NP-PHC PhD, CCNE

Dr. Pilon is an Associate Professor and Director at Laurentian University, School of Nursing, an Assistant Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and an NP-PHC in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. His areas of research include Indigenous and Francophone health, primary health care, and the integration of NPs into practice. Roger was one of the first primary health care nurse practitioners (PHCNPs) to be recognized in the province of Ontario in 1998. Since leaving full-time practice in 2008 to begin his academic career, Roger has maintained an active clinical practice in a local Francophone community health centre and a First Nation community funded by the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy.

Erin Ziegler, NP-PHC, PhD (she/her)

Dr. Ziegler is an Assistant Professor in the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing at Ryerson University and a primary care nurse practitioner. Erin’s clinical practice is focused on providing primary care to LGBTQ2SA individuals. Her research focuses on the delivery of primary care to LGBTQ2SA individuals and advanced nursing practices and education. She is a faculty member with the Canadian Centre for Advanced Practice Nursing Research. She is the co-developer of the online teaching module www.soginursing.ca which aims to improve nurse’s cultural humility caring for LGBTQ2SA individuals.

Jennifer Fournier, NP-PHC, MHS, PhD

Dr. Jennifer Fournier is a Primary Healthcare nurse practitioner from Northern Ontario, Canada. She has practiced and provided leadership in a variety of healthcare models within the public system including Nurse Practitioner-Led -Clinics, an Aboriginal Health Access Centre and outpost clinics.  Jennifer teaches in the School of Nursing at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario and at Athabasca University. Her research interests include primary healthcare access, and NP employment, satisfaction and intent to leave. She also offers career mentorship, coaching and support services to novice and experienced NPs navigating their careers and for organizations seeking to employ them. 

Stanley Ivan Marchuk DNP, BSN, MN, NP(F), CNeph(c), FAANP

Dr. Marchuk is a Family Nurse Practitioner with a specialized practice in nephrology in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria. He has worked in leadership roles with the Nurse Practitioner Association of Canada, and in BC with the recently reorganized British Columbia College of Nursing and Midwifery. His expertise in health policy led to full practice authority for NPs in BC where he collaborated with government leaders to remove numerous barriers to NP practice. He has served on Ministry of Health expert panels on NP integration. Among many awards of distinction and excellence he was inducted as Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. He remains an active global partner in advancing the role of the NP with the ICN NP/APN Network