Nancy DiGregorio attended McGill University, Montreal, on a Canadian International Development Agency Scholarship. Soon after graduation, she went to Uganda, where she was an instructor at a teacher-training college for two years.

She served the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, where she was a teacher, department head, vice-principal, principal, and, finally, Superintendent of Education, the post from which she retired.

Nancy has always served the community of Hamilton, where she has been on the Board of Directors of the Hamilton Community Foundation, St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, the YMCA Hamilton/Burlington, the Collegium of Work and Learning, the St. Joseph Women’s Centre, the Good Shepherd Centres,and the Industry Education Council.

She was a provincial appointee to the Hamilton Police Services Board for eight years, serving as chair of the board from 2011 to 2013. She was a Big 12 representative and the vice-president of the Ontario Association of Police Services Board. She presently serves on the Board of the Tandia Credit Union.

Nancy was the recipient of the Canadian Educator of the Year Award in 1999, the Vision 20/20 Award from the City of Hamilton in 2000, the John C. Holland Award for Community Service in February 2006, the YMCA Peace Medal in 2007, and the Woman of Distinction Award in 2008.