Kay Stanley is a retired professional with extensive experience in educational and government environments, and expertise in the areas of domestic and international affairs, federal–provincial relations, and citizen engagement. She retired from the federal public service in 2002, after a career in senior management positions at Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Health Canada, Solicitor General Canada and Status of Women Canada. Much of this work focused on employment equity, health promotion and programs, and gender equality issues. Ms. Stanley began her career and worked for 25 years in the educational field. She served several terms as president of teachers’ federations, two of which she was instrumental in founding. Ms. Stanley is past president (1996–1999) of the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada. She also served in volunteer leadership positions with the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign and the Children’s Aid Foundation, prior to her retirement. She has served on the Board of Governors of The Ottawa Hospital (2002–2011), on the selection committee for the Outstanding Achievement Award of the Public Service of Canada (2007–2014), as a regional member (Ontario) on the Advisory Committee on Vice-Regal Appointments (2013–2014), and as a member and chair of the jury responsible for the selection of recipients of the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case (2012 to present). Currently, she is involved with Hospice Care Ottawa at the May Court facility and on the advisory committee of the Ottawa Branch of the Monarchist League of Canada. In 2012, Kay Stanley received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her service and contribution to Canada. She holds a BA in political science from Carleton University and a teacher’s certificate.