Janet Thompson graduated from Dalhousie University with a BSc in Nursing. Her work experience includes CCU/ICU clinical nursing in Saint John and Vancouver, and Clinical Research in the Department of Surgery at the VGH in Halifax. She currently works as the Office Manager in her husband's medical practice. Janet was elected a Governor in 2013 and to the Board of Directors in 2014. Her father, Gordon Shields, is a member of the Class of '57 and her son, Will, attended RNS in 2013.