Administrative Support

Danielle Smith

Danielle has been with Nova Scotia Health since 2016 and joined the Nova Scotia Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers in October of 2019. She provides admin support to the Learning Institute’s two managers.

Danielle graduated from Medical Transcription at NSCC in 2015 and she has continuously expanded her knowledge and skill, taking every educational opportunity available. She is currently working on her leadership skills through University of Waterloo.

Outside of work Danielle enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, but most importantly her beautiful niece.

Amanda Lundrigan

Amanda joined the Learning Institute in 2022 and brings with her 20+ years of customer service skills after recently graduating from a Medical Office Administration Program. Amanda supports the administration needs of the RN Bridging/Re-Entry Program where her propensity to connect with people and enthusiasm for helping others are invaluable to her role.

Outside of work, Amanda is a strong advocate for women’s self-defense. She holds her second degree black belt in ITF taekwon-do and is an assistant instructor. Amanda has two young children who adore all things outdoors. If you don’t find them in the dojang, they are at the horse barn, going to the cottage, or finding a new beach to explore.

Amy de Gannes

Amy joined the Learning Institute in 2022, providing administrative support to the specialty programs before joining the RN Bridging/Re-Entry team in her current role as a Program Administrative Officer.

Coming from a military family, Amy has lived in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario over the years, but has always considered Halifax to be home. She studied at both NBCC and NSCC and had been working as an Event Coordinator for several years before COVID.

Although she’s not a fan of flying, Amy is excited to do more travelling in the future. She has family living in Trinidad and Grenada and can’t wait for her next tropical getaway.

Outside of work, Amy enjoys reading, beach days with her husband, and working on costume designs for next Halloween!

Heather Tingley

Heather joined the Learning Institute in 2023 and brings with her 20+ years of administrative and customer service skills. She completed a Medical Terminology course in 2021, and she is very eager to learn more and loves helping others. Heather provides administrative support to the specialty programs at the Learning Institute.

Outside of work, Heather enjoys gardening and is very passionate for her love of animals. She also enjoys being active doing yoga and loves the outdoors. Heather also enjoys reading and could spend hours browsing the library. Heather has two children who are grown, and she loves to spend time with them whenever possible.

The Nova Scotia Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers offers education programming designed to meet the needs of learners across the province and strengthen our health care system. We are committed to delivering high-quality, evidence-informed programming that enables providers to develop and maintain foundational and specialty competencies.