Sue Hicks, BN, University Manitoba, MES, York University, Toronto, has a long history on Salt Spring, her grandparents built a home here in the mid 1940’s, her parents and aunt and uncle retired to the island and several family members continue to have homes here. She moved to the island permanently in 2016. Sue spent most of her career in Manitoba in public health nursing and management, teaching, serving as the Associate Deputy Minister of Health for the Manitoba Government and consults nationally and internationally in the health care field. Although not an artist she has enjoyed collecting art for many years and is committed to the promotion and sustainability of the Salt Spring arts community. She is currently volunteering at Gallery 8 and recently coordinated the volunteers for the 2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize, (SSNAP).