President's Message
Kassandra Klassen

President’s Message

September 2022

I am humbled and honoured to be your President for the 2022-2024 term.  I recognize that the last couple years have been tough, to say the least, but I am confident that I can continue the legacy that Executives have laid before me.  I will strive to make your days with MORNA enjoyable and educational.  I am lucky to have an experienced, phenomenal executive team that works tirelessly and knows the value that MORNA can bring to its members.

I truly believe that we work in a one-of-a-kind profession, in which we get to see and do things that most people couldn’t dream of, never mind stomach!  We see patients and colleagues at their best, their worst, their most vulnerable and most empowered.  Sometimes this can get lost in the day to day tasks, political landscape, or if you’re surrounded by negativity.  My hope is that you can reignite some of the passion that brought you to your full-time, part-time, or casual job!  You spend a lot of time in the OR - being a part of a team that you love, an environment that fosters learning and team-building, and doing work that builds you up is invaluable when it comes to your mental, physical, and emotional health.  I hope that networking and learning through MORNA will give you the boost you need to try to break down some of those hurdles for you and your team. 

One of my goals is accessibility for all Perioperative nurses in Manitoba. We are embracing more technology every year - our website is constantly being updated, our Instagram account is taking shape, and we are even going to have a hybrid conference in October! I’m sure you can appreciate the research, planning, and time that goes into each one of those additions to the portfolios of the executive - they really do want the best for our members and aren’t afraid of a challenge! 

My promise is that I will listen to your critiques and your praise for how MORNA has been run in the past and how you see it in the future.  We are not set in our ways, and don’t expect you to be either!  We are willing to adapt to ensure our members get the full benefit of being a part of MORNA.  That being said, we need feedback from you in order to change anything.  We are a collaborative association, and work best with input and ideas from you!

I hope that you see my passion for Perioperative nursing throughout my term - I love this profession, the skills I’ve bolstered, and the friendships I’ve gained in the past 10 years.  I am excited to get to know you all a bit better in the coming years, and look forward to hearing from you.  Please reach out with questions, comments, suggestions, or even stories and pictures to share with the group.  I am accessible through email at or DM on Instagram @MORNA.nurses.

Thank you for your vote of confidence in electing me as President of MORNA.  I hope to make you proud to be a part of our organization and to be a Perioperative nurse!

Kassie Klassen


MORNA President


MORNA Executive 2022-2023


Dawn De Muelenaere RN MN CPN (C) Past President MORNA

Kassie Klassen RN BN CPN (C) President  MORNA

Vanessa Ferdinand RN BN Secretary MORNA

Carmen Saban RN BN CPN (C) Treasurer MORNA

Rona Chan RN BN Education Coordinator 






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