Gail has had a long and varied career as a Registered Nurse in Ontario, California, Nova Scotia and Manitoba. Following her retirement from the Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg, she was elected and served two years as President of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, from 2002 to 2004. The College is the professional and regulatory body for over eleven thousand nurses.
Gail also served as a board member for the Canadian Nurses Association from 2002 to 2004.
 In 2005, Gail realized her dream of practicing in a developing country when she accepted the offer to travel to Uganda as a volunteer to assist in the development of a community clinic. This was her first exposure to the devastation of malaria and it profoundly changed her life. She has been actively involved in malaria prevention and treatment through a Canadian, grassroots, volunteer organization, Buy-a-Net Malaria Prevention Group. As Canadian Director of Ugandan Operations, Gail has spent extensive time in Uganda assisting with the development and monitoring of a community-based model that is being used successfully in many communities.
In 2007 she was awarded the Community Caring Award from the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba. This award is presented to an individual whose work has made a difference in a community. It is an honor that Gail cherishes as it is recognition given by her peers, both in Manitoba and Uganda.
 She continues her work, because “the statistic that one child dies in Africa from this preventable and completely treatable disease every 60 seconds is “unconscionable”.
Gail was Chair of the Board of Directors for Buy-a-Net from 2011 to 2013, and has been the Canadian Director of Ugandan Operations since 2008.