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Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta’s 10th Woman of Inspiration 2016-2017 Presented by Syncrude Announced

March 2017

Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta’s 10th Woman of Inspiration 2016-2017 Presented by Syncrude Announced

(Fort McMurray) Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Syncrude are proud to announce the 10th nominee for the Women of Inspiration series 2016-2017:

Kristi Pinkney Hines
Ms. Hines is a born Fort McMurrite and other than the time that she spent in University and the time working in emergency and trauma in Edmonton, she has lived and enjoyed her home town.  Kristi became a Nurse and took her training and profession to the next level when she decided to become a business owner and operator. In her 5th year as a female business owner, her business provides occupational health services to corporations in RMWB. Ms. Hines uses a mobile unit to reach her clients. She is a strong advocate for female entrepreneurs. ”Action” is a word to describe her ability to identify gaps in service and take charge and fill that gap. She recently met a new milestone by going international and was sought out by 2 different gold mines in Australia to work with in collaboration.

Education and the continuous need for education is a passion for Kristi. She partnered with Keyano College and the University of Alberta Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing, to mentor, teach and evaluate the 3rd year nursing students through a practicum at Hines Health Services. Ms. Hines enjoys the opportunity to mentor and encourage her new hires to continue their education by taking the specialized training of a diploma in occupational health after completion of their Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She believes that it is time well spent to mentor and help guide women in their interest, nursing passions and career path.

Ms. Hines has learned the fine art of balancing work and home life. She is a mother of 3 children and it is not unusual for her to bring her children to work. Wanting to pass on the value of a healthy work /home balance, Ms. Hines has created a unique staffing program for her 8 professional female employees. Her business makes it possible for her employees to function equally successfully in their professional role as nurse and as mothers. This commitment to her staff demonstrates her caring nature and explains her success as a business person. She has broken many stereotypes about nurses and women in business. She is a strong example of what dedication and determination can accomplish.

Ms. Hines love for her community and her drive to make it a great place to live, work and play resulted in her working with Dr. Vitug (Hines Health Services Director of clinical care) and the Brain Injury Network to provide specialized comprehensive care to outpatient community members that would not have access in Fort McMurray and who would have to travel to Edmonton and Calgary for care. Kristi is determined to improve the quality of life for RMWB better and accessible. Her partnerships demonstrate her leadership skills.

Kristi’s community work also includes becoming a Board Member for the Community Futures Wood Buffalo as well as being a Board Member for Habitat for Humanity Wood Buffalo.

Kristi is proud to work closely with Aboriginal communities by providing Oil and Gas Industry knowledge specific to OH&S standards, government rules and provincial/municipal regulations.

Passion is Ms. Hines driver and has made her successful in her community and her business. When times become hard, she knows that it is about the person you are inside that will pull you through. Her goal is to be involved, to add value and to succeed. She is a proven leader, mentor and advocate and is a great example of what a Woman of Inspiration looks like.

Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Syncrude will honour Kristi Hines and 11 other nominees, at the Women of Inspiration Celebration which will take place in June, 2017

The Women of Inspiration is a partnership between Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Syncrude, with a goal to recognize women throughout the Wood Buffalo region who inspire others, break new ground or old barriers and help create change. The series also aims to show local girls positive role models who live right here.

To nominate a woman of inspiration, please visit our website at www.girlsincofnorthernalberta.org or contact the Girls Inc. office at 780-790-9236.

For more information, please contact:
Ann Dort-MacLean
Executive Director – Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta
Phone: 780-790-9236
Email: girlsinc@telus.net