BIOGRAPHY

Tania Travassos, BScN, RN, PNC, GNC

Tania Travassos is a registered nurse with more than 20 years’ experience in the Alberta health care system and a passion for the care of older adults.

Throughout her career, Tania has worked in a variety of settings including palliative care, home care and long-term care. She is focused on achieving excellence in clinical practice while promoting person-centred care.

Tania participates in various regional and national committees. She is a member of the Seniors Quality Leap Initiative (SQLI), a collaboration of North America’s leading continuing care providers whose goal it is to share performance data and the results of specific initiatives in an effort to drive improved quality of care and safety of seniors. She is also a member of the executive planning committee for ‘Walk with Me,’ a bi-annual national conference aimed at changing the culture of aging in Canada.  She meets monthly through an association with provincial directors of care to advocate, problem solve and collaborate on today’s issues facing long-term care. She also collaborates with Alberta Health Services, Facility living – Edmonton Zone as a member of the Long-Term Care and Supportive Living Quality Councils.

Tania began her career with CapitalCare in 1992 as a health care aide and an auxiliary care worker.  Upon graduation from her nursing program, Tania worked as a staff nurse and, later, as a discharge coordinator. She moved into resident care management, then practice leadership. She has been Director,Quality and Corporate Administration since 2014. 

Tania was born in Calgary and raised in the Edmonton area.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alberta, and certificates in Palliative Care Nursing and Gerontological Nursing from MacEwan University.