Ms. Marliss Taylor RN
Marliss Taylor is the Program Manager of the Streetworks Program in Edmonton. She received her Diploma in Nursing in 1982 and Degree in Nursing in 1992. After working for 11 years in adult and pediatric Intensive Care Units in Regina, Edmonton and San Antonio, she moved to the high Arctic. There she received her certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing and worked as a Nurse Practitioner in the community of Kugluktuk, and Nurse Manager in the community of Gjoa Haven, Nunavut. In 1995 she returned to Edmonton as the Program Manager of the Streetworks program and has worked in Harm Reduction for the past 22 years. She has been involved in Health Promotion/Harm Reduction Initiatives in Siberia and Guyana, and a multitude of local, provincial and national advocacy projects. She is the acting Chair of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition. She is currently sitting as a member of the Alberta Health Services Board of Directors – the largest health authority in the country.