Jackie Herman, volunteer President of CNETS Canada, has been active in the charitable sector since 2009, following her own diagnosis with neuroendocrine cancer in 2008. Jackie is committed to ensuring the Canadian NET cancer patient voice is heard and the mandate of CNETS Canada is carried out. Jackie has been very engaged in sharing the neuroendocrine cancer patient perspective in both presentation and committee work over the past six years and has presented at various medical and scientific meetings sharing insights and challenges of the NET patient journey.
As the Director of Treatment Access & Health Policy at CNETS Canada Jackie has experience with patient advocacy relating to challenges faced in accessing treatments and diagnostics and has a thorough understanding the Canadian HTA landscape. Jackie is also engaged with various like-minded cancer patient organizations in Canada who work in partnership to overcome health policy issues that affect all cancer patients.
Jackie also volunteers as Patient Partner with UHN, the hospital where she receives treatment, and has participated on the hospital quality committee, providing ideas and suggested solutions to quality issues of various severity levels. Jackie has also contributed to the development of a Quality Improvement Plan and hospital staff awareness events and educational video around providing safe care to patients.
Jackie is personally highly engaged directly with the neuroendocrine cancer patient community through face-to-face support meetings and online support forums and brings not only her own personal insights to the table but those of thousands of Canadian neuroendocrine cancer patients and their families and caregivers.
Jackie also holds the full-time position of Director, Operations in Scotiabank’s Global Banking & Markets, Corporate Banking division. Jackie has held progressively senior positions throughout her twenty-one year career with Scotiabank and currently oversees a team of 17 staff.