Leigh began her post secondary education at Simon Fraser University working towards her generalized science degree before branching off to complete her Nursing School at Douglas College in 2001.
Thereafter, she went on to complete her critical care training through British Columbia Institute of Technology. She began her Intensive Care Nursing career at Vancouver General Hospital. After a number of years as a bedside nurse in the ICU she took on several leadership roles within Fraser Health as both a Nurse Educator and Patient Care Coordinator in the Medicine program and Older Adult Programs.
In 2006, Leigh completed her Diabetes Educator certification and began working in outpatient Diabetes Education and Cardiac Rehabilitation with the Fraser Health Region. She joined Live Well Exercise Clinic when it first began in 2011 and was its first clinical nurse.
Since 2013 Leigh has worked as a nurse in Obesity and Metabolic Medicine with Dr. Zentner. It is clear that this is where she belongs.
Leigh’s passion for health promotion, health coaching and education is unmatched. She is a true force. Leigh intelligence and patience is no more evident than when she is teaching patients. She has an uncanny ability to convey complex biology and metabolic pathways in such a way that everyone can understand.
Leigh is master communicator. Her kindness and empathy exemplify the true meaning of the word “nurse”. Her ability to see people through a compassionate lens and to relate to any and all struggles with understanding and objectivity is one of her greatest strengths.
She continues to be committed to learning and to her own clinical growth. Leigh inspires us all to be better- better clinicians and better people. She is one of the great forces of good on this team.
“I love this place. I love my team and I love the work. I have a real passion for health coaching and health education. Empowering patient's potential and encouraging patients when it very difficult is one my most rewarding experiences as a nurse. I want people to know there is always hope, regardless of the road ahead. I admire my patients so much; their resilience and their tenacity inspire me.”