Board of Directors

Nicole Dempsey


Nicole was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) in 2013. She struggled for a whole year with shortness of breath and extreme fatigue before seeking medical assistance from her family doctor.

Nicole served as a PHA Canada Ambassador from 2014-16, before being elected to the Board of Director in 2017. She is active on social media where she uses every opportunity to raise awareness and educate others about PH. She is also a passionate advocate for access to PH treatments and has participated in media conferences and meetings with Ontario politicians and decision-makers.

Prior to her diagnosis, Nicole worked as an elementary school teacher for 12 years. She resides in Cambridge, Ontario with her husband, Darren, and two young daughters, Carys and Paisley. She enjoys spending time with her family and her three dogs and two guinea pigs. She also spends as much time as possible camping and travelling.



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