Young Nurses Take Action Foundation

Leadership Mentorship Global Citizenship

Jennifer Castro


Jennifer is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in the Province of Alberta. She graduated in 2005 from Grant MacEwan University. Being the mother of three beautiful children, she keeps herself busy!! But not busy enough to keep her from sitting as a Provincial Board Member of United Nurses of Alberta since 2011. Jennifer is a co-founder of Young Nurses Take Action's original conception in 2011 and is currently President. She is a strong advocate for young Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses. Jennifer believes that every nurse, despite age or experience, can be a strong voice and leader within their own profession, communities, and society as a whole...they only need the opportunity!!

Melissa Alexander

Vice President

Melissa is a Registered Nurse in the province of Alberta. She graduated from Grant McEwan University in 2004. She is a mom to a vivacious and very handsome little boy. When she’s not busy with her family, she keeps herself busy promoting nursing leadership. She co-founded Young Nurses Take Action in 2016 to encourage young nurses to become involved in leadership abroad. She sits on her local UNA Executive Board as the Vice President, and as a Vice President for YNTA. Melissa encourages nurses to be active in their community, follow their dreams, and stand up for each other.

Sarah Basuric


Sarah is Registered Nurse in the Province of Alberta. She graduated in 2017 from the University of Alberta. While in nursing school, she served as both the Official and Associate Delegate for the Canadian Nurses Student Association. She also volunteered for the Nursing Undergraduate Association. She was recently accepted as the new secretary for YNTA!! As of April 2019 she has not been a part of a YNTA Medical Team but is looking forward to leading a team to Uganda in March 2020!

She keeps busy working full time , serving as a member of the Board of YNTA, and spending time with her husband and cat. Sarah is also an active member of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss and enjoys sharing her journey as an RN with hearing loss. Sarah is an advocate for young RN's and enjoys collaborating with other leaders within her chosen profession.

Sadie-Ann Campbell


Sadie-Ann is a 4th year nursing student at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. She is a 3rd year MacEwan Ambassador where she is a mentor for first year students and volunteers with Edmonton programs supporting vulnerable populations. She works as a pharmacy assistant at the Cross Cancer Institute and as an undergraduate nurse at St. Joseph Hospital. She was a research assistant as part of the (pets assisting with student success) PAWSS program from 2017 – 2018. Sadie-Ann’s values lie in advocacy and mentorship and she believes in the ongoing collaboration between student, novice nurses and expert nurses in advancing the profession and each other.