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.

902-473-1966 | Danielle.Smith@nshealth.ca


Lisa Adams

Lisa joined the administrative team at the Learning Institute in 2021. She enjoys working as a Program Secretary supporting the Critical Care Nursing Program, the Leadership in Long Term Care Program, the Critical Care Paramedic Program, and the Simulation Learning team. She graduated with honours in 2020 from the Medical Office Administration Program at NSCC-IT campus. Lisa can usually be found happily formatting a document or working with faculty to help support their programming needs.

In her free time she loves to walk at the beach with her husband, Darrell, sons Marshall and Morgan, and her very energetic chocolate lab, Cocoa, or make something handcrafted for friends and family.

902-473-6121 | Lisa.Adams@nshealth.ca


Melissa Salah, BA

Melissa is a first generation Canadian who grew up in Halifax. Throughout her life, she has been actively involved in several cultural organizations within her community, as well as with the Multicultural Association of Nova Scotia. As the daughter of immigrants, she understands first-hand the many challenges facing IENs as they work towards settling in Nova Scotia and gaining licensure to work as nurses in our province.

Melissa has a BA in Sociology and Social Anthropology (2007) from Dalhousie University, and has made a career of client service and program delivery within the provincial public service. She has been the Program Administration Officer for the RN Bridging/Re-Entry Program at the Learning Institute since September 2018.

In her free time, Melissa enjoys reading, watching movies, and travelling to as many new places as she can (when COVID doesn’t get in the way!).

902-473-1889 | Melissa.Salah@nshealth.ca


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.

902-473-6859 | Amanda.Lundrigan@nshealth.ca


Amy de Gannes

Amy joined the Learning Institute in 2022, providing administrative support to the Perioperative Nursing, Mental Health and Addictions Nursing, and Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention teams.

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!

Amy.deGannes@nshealth.ca

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.