Nahanni is a big-picture, systems thinker with over 20 years of experience in communications strategy, content marketing, writing, editing, publishing and branding. Nahanni has an uncanny ability to put herself in the shoes of clients and readers to develop successful strategies, tell effective stories and write engaging content — an approach she describes as “creative empathy”.
Nahanni traces her creativity to her atypical childhood. As the daughter of a US draft dodger and an Alberta cowgirl, she grew up on a hobby farm in Prince Edward Island, attending protests, visiting communes and weeding organic vegetable gardens. As an act of rebellion, she graduated from McGill University with a degree in biology.
Her interest in science and medicine inspired her to specialize in healthcare communications. She has worked both in-house and as a consultant with several national healthcare associations as well as with Arnprior Regional Health, the Victorian Order of Nurses, the Canadian Medical Association and as the Managing Editor of Canadian Nurse magazine for six years.
She also played a significant role in the rebranding of Canadian Nurse and Nanometrics, built a marketing team at the Canadian Nurses Association and led patient and provider communications for the Champlain LHIN’s Healthlinks program.
She is currently a member of the board of the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital Foundation and a previous board member of the Almonte General Hospital. She has also contributed her communications skills to several local and international organizations.
Nahanni lives in Carleton Place, Ontario where she and her husband balance (sometimes successfully) raising two amazing children with the restoration of a 150-year-old Second Empire home.