Chief Operations Officer, Faculty

Tara J. Weston is a founding executive board member and faculty at The Canadian Institute of Integrative Nursing Development & Education Ltd. Tara is a registered nurse and management professional. She holds an Interdisciplinary Masters Degree in HealthCare Management and Business Administration from The University of Phoenix, USA and a Bachelor of Nursing Degree- Advanced Standing from the University of New Brunswick, with extra training and certifications in Palliative Care, from Pallium Canada.

Tara also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mount St. Vincent University in Nova Scotia, as well as many business certifications. Tara is a published author in the healthcare sector and continues to write as part of her career and personal aspirations. Tara’s nursing experience is specialized in the areas of medically complex children, special needs, chronic care, and palliative care.

A seasoned professional and advocate, Tara has enjoyed over 25 years working in many facets of the healthcare sector, including environmental health, medical research ethics, community health & epidemiology and government. Her deep respect for the health and wellbeing of not only the person but of their environment in which they function, fuels her passion to help facilitate an optimal state of health and wellness for all. Through her experiences in life and work, Tara has realized the importance of employing strategies encompassing the dynamic pillars of health and their interconnectedness; physical, mental, emotional and spirituality.


Tara’s level of ethics and respect for self and others, has helped foster meaningful, collaborative relationships with key stakeholders including not-for-profit and public organizations as well as many areas of government. Her strong understanding of governance and leadership has delivered positive operational results, financial growth and created lasting change within the organizations she has worked. 


Tara’s passion and commitment to achieving excellence, drives her ambition to help change the healthcare landscape with honesty and integrity by empowering and educating others to achieve their full holistic potential. A true visionary, Tara is determined to leave a legacy of positive and effective healthcare reform. 


The CIINDE has afforded Tara the privilege of working with “like-minded” and more importantly, “like-hearted” individuals that share a passion for holistic nursing and fostering holistic health care change.

Publications Include:

Weston-Isenor, T. (2014). A new normal – Raising special needs children & keeping your sanityCO: Outskirts Press Inc.


Weston, T., Aquino-Russel, C. (2020). Living “Caritas-ly”—A Journey With My Son As He Lives His DyingInternational Journal for Human Caring


2020 Recipient of the Watson Student Award by the International Association for Human Caring.



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