Bachelor of Science (1971), Mount Allison University
Master of Education (1977), Memorial University
St. John’s, NL
Chair of the University Pensions Committee
Member of the Human Relations Committee
Member since March 2017
Appointed by Lieutenant-Governor in Council
Ms. Swanson has been employed in the health field as a dietitian and nutritionist. She has extensive experience in health promotion, program planning, evaluation and policy development. She was employed as director of health promotion and wellness with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador prior to her retirement in 2013.
Ms. Swanson has board experience on many community organizations and is currently chair of the Lady Cove Women’s Choir board and Food First NL, vice-chair of the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, and secretary for the Atlantic Light Theatre Board.
She is a past member of the Board of Regents, 2006 - 2015. During that time, she was vice-chair from 2009-15 and served as chair of the Audit and Risk, Pensions and Governance committees.