Col Wright is a physician with training in Family Medicine, Aerospace Medicine, Public Health and Flight Safety. She has worked in a variety of positions including Brigade Surgeon in Petawawa and Base Surgeon in Halifax. She built on early career experience supporting the RCAF as a bioscience officer, which among other activities included providing human factors expertise to DFS and research on G forces, when she completed a second medical residency in Aerospace medicine in Pensacola Florida with the US Navy. She was delighted to assume roles as 1 CAD Surgeon in Winnipeg in July 2014 and subsequently RCAF Surgeon in Aug 2017. Col Wright`s deployments include Pakistan on a humanitarian mission, Afghanistan at the NATO Multinational Role 3 hospital, and a year in Iraq working with the Iraq military and police to improve their medical systems.
Col Wright assumed the role as DCOS Mental Health in July 2019.