Conference 2022 Featured Speaker – Jessica (Jessiquita) Madrid

Jessica (Jessiquita) Madrid. Team Lead, Xaaynanga Naay (Skidegate Health Centre), First Nations Health Authority. Jessica (Jessiquita) Madrid is passionate about environment and health. Her work experience spans from emergency room nursing to the Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment. Head shot of Jessica Madrid within an Indigenous illustration of an eagle and a bear. Artwork is credited to Nisga’a nation artist Peter Thomas McKay.

Jessica (Jessiquita) Madrid

Jessica (Jessiquita) Madrid, RN, BScN, MSc (Community Health) is the Past President of the Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment/Association canadienne des infirmières et infirmiers pour l’environnement (CANE/ACIIE).

In addition to her extensive involvement with CANE/ACIIE since its inception, Jessica’s clinical work has encompassed diverse areas of nursing practice including urban public/community health nursing to remote emergency room nursing.

She presently works as a front-line Team Lead for Xaaynanga Naay (Skidegate Health Centre), First Nations Health Authority, in a small on-reserve clinic on the remote archipelago of Haida Gwaii, BC. Her professional focus is Indigenous models of wellness with an emphasis on Haida culture.

Jessica’s prior academic work involved the connections between health promotion and environmental activism, and she has been invited as a guest lecturer on this subject since 2014.

She has also been involved in many local to international initiatives concerning the environment and health including the Community of Practice in Ecosystem Approaches to Health, Western Node (CoPEH-Canada) and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments.

With a personal interest in several wellness modalities, combined with a professional background in nursing, research, and community health, Jessica brings passion and experience to her work as an avid networker, educator, public speaker, and agent for change.


See the full list of PHABC’s 2022 Conference speakers here.