Nancy Hopkins is a business lawyer with extensive governance experience on boards of public companies, not-for-profit and membership organizations and Crown corporations. She has a business degree in computer science and a law degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
She volunteered for this board to honour her 98-year-old mother, who is in reasonably good health, but is deaf. Due to the arthritis in her hands, Nancy’s mother cannot handle her hearing aids and cannot change the batteries. She has always been a keen participant in the issues of the day. She recently appeared on the front page of the local newspaper advocating for the right to a physician-assisted death. However, her ability to participate in conversations around these issues is very limited due to her limited function of her hands. Nancy sees her role with the Arthritis Society as an important opportunity to work with an organization that can help people like her mother.