Council Candidates

Council Candidates2020-08-04T15:40:59-06:00

Council Candidates

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Carl Damour

Biography
Essay

“Paramedics form one of the largest professional regulatory groups in Alberta. We have the opportunity to set ourselves as front-running professional regulatory leaders on the provincial, national and world stages. In a Canadian context, Alberta Paramedics currently benefit from one of the most progressive regulatory frameworks.” Essay excerpt

Jeremy MacKinnon

Biography
Essay

“I believe that our profession is a young, yet rapidly evolving area of health care and the next 10 years, is going to be referred to as Paramedicine 2.0. Over these next 10 years we will see further integration of paramedics into the health system as we grow our capacity and increase the range and types of services paramedics provide. We will need to balance our want to advance the “scope of practice” in the environments we work in with the need for additional resources and education.” Essay excerpt

Tim Moen

Biography
Essay

“As paramedics in Alberta we govern ourselves. This gives us incredible freedom, if we are willing to take responsibility, and it also gives us incredible power. It means we aren’t limited by the single brain of a governor or bureaucrat. It means we are able to harness the wisdom of nearly 10,000 registered practitioners each with their own unique knowledge, experience, insight, vision, skill set and opportunity.” Essay excerpt

Matt Norfolk

Biography
Essay

“Paramedicine is a rapidly evolving profession that must continue to transform to meet the public’s expectation of the
service we provide in the changing society. The scope and role of a paramedic continue to grow and I believe the
Alberta College of Paramedics needs to develop with that change. We should not only protect the public by ensuring
high quality of practising paramedics, but to also provide growth and to support the profession and those practising
for a safe and improving service.” Essay excerpt

Kristopher Porlier

Biography
Essay

“Our profession has amazing opportunities for growth now that we have transitioned to the Health Professions Act. We must build on the successes our past colleagues have created in continuing forward momentum to advocate for our continued growth and movement into a more professional group. Through research, education, and legislation, Paramedics in Alberta are acting with more autonomy and have increased the distinct environments in which we operate.” Essay excerpt

Jacelynn Reinbolt

Biography
Essay

“I believe healthy members are the best members to be able to serve Albertans. Although the College has a key role in ensuring practitioners are safe and competent to practice (protecting the interests of the public), I believe there is opportunity to take a broader collaborative and proactive role in supporting overall practitioner health.” Essay excerpt

Harrison Stein

Biography
Essay

“My vision for paramedicine in Alberta is based around paramedic empowerment and engagement. I think that begins with mentorship when entering the profession. This is something that I believe we have a professional responsibility to improve now. We go to school to learn, but not to teach. We do a terrible job currently of assisting our new paramedics and supporting them as they begin their careers. I would like to see curriculum developed for mentors to best assist new paramedics.” Essay excerpt

Dee Stoesz

Biography
Essay

“I’ve always been passionate about what we do. We provide a service very few can truly appreciate or perform. While I feel the College has made great strides in the past few years, I feel that there is much more to be done. We need to better define our cooperation with medical direction physicians is one aspect that leaps to mind.” Essay excerpt

Alex Tetoff

Biography
Essay

“If we look back on the history of EMS, there have been immense changes in the few short decades that our organization of modern-day paramedicine has been around. We have evolved from the early days of EMS where every patient was treated as a “load and go” and basic, primitive treatments and edications were considered ground breaking. Today, across the entire province we can offer some of the most advanced treatments available and paramedics are found working in many other areas of healthcare, not bound by prehospital emergency care.” Essay excerpt

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