A retired Nurse Educator and practising Parish Nurse, Shirley started in the League in 1991. She served at Parish, Regional and Diocesan levels before becoming Toronto Diocesan President in 2015 and Past-President in 2017. She was awarded Life Membership May 3rd, 2019.
Shirley enjoys being a facilitator for Development Days, Leadership and Public Speaking courses and Parish Executive Trainings. She has also facilitated Intergenerational Programming workshops at the Parish and Provincial levels.
She is known for advocacy for the sanctity and dignity of life and for reclaiming Spiritual Care for Whole Person Health and encourages faith-filled collaborative cooperative teams to do so. Shirley speaks on related topics whenever requested.