Rhonda graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1988. Later, she moved to Calgary and took up her first RN position at Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) Unit 61, which later became the Medical Ward of the 21st Century (W21C). Rhonda has spent her entire career in internal medicine and medical teaching. She spent one year as a travel nurse in the United States and another in the hemodialysis field before returning to Unit 61, as she missed the complexity and rewards of working with the Medical Teaching Unit. In 1998, Rhonda became the Patient Care Coordinator for Unit 61, and transitioned to the role of Unit Manager with the creation of Unit 36. In 2013, she became the manager for Unit 36 and Unit 47, as well as the Manager Liaison for the FMC clinical instructor group. Rhonda is passionate about nursing and leadership, spending much of her time supporting the staff and the units to grow and improve to achieve patient and family-centered care objectives. She is driven by her belief in the importance of delivering the best experience for patients, families, and multi-disciplinary team members on the units. Rhonda is constantly inspired by those she works with and through her experience in various leadership roles and liaising with W21C.