Alayna has lived in Yellowknife for nearly 10 years and joined the board after seeing the huge positive impact the Stanton hospital has on the people of the North, and how important it is for people to receive care close to home. Prior to moving to Yellowknife, Alayna worked in education and in the healthcare industry at the University of Alberta University Hospital Foundation. As an active community member she has volunteered for the NWT Literacy Council, Special Olympics, the Multisport Club, V-Day North and the YWCA. Alayna works in communications/public relations and owns a communications consulting company in Yellowknife.