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PRÉSIDENT

Kevin Dickson, MMM, CD, MPAS, BScS, BA, CCPA
Originaire de Burlington en Ontario, Kevin s’est engagé dans les Forces armées canadiennes en 1995. Après 14 ans en tant que technicien médical, il a été sélectionné pour le programme d’adjoint au médecin et en a été diplômé en 2011. Il a exercé les soins primaires à Ottawa pendant quatre ans avant d’obtenir un poste à Fredericton au Nouveau-Brunswick. Il a quitté les Forces en 2015 et travaille depuis lors au service des urgences de l’Hôpital Dr Everett Chalmers. Kevin et sa femme, Kelly, sont heureux d’élever leurs deux jeunes fils dans le magnifique centre du Nouveau-Brunswick. En plus de son diplôme d’adjoint au médecin, Kévin détient un baccalauréat en géographie de l’Université McMaster. Il a terminé sa maîtrise en études d’adjoint au médecin à l’Université du Nebraska.

PRÉSIDENTE-SORTANTE

Leslie St. Jacques, CCPA, BHSc PA, BA hons, MES (Planning), MSW, RSW
Leslie St. Jacques is a Canadian Certified Physician Assistant from the inaugural class of the PA Education Program at McMaster University (2010).  Leslie has worked in Neurosurgery at the Krembil Brain Institute at Toronto Western Hospital since 2014.  She has also worked as a PA in Neurosurgery for the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg (2013) and in the Cardiovascular Surgery ICU for Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) (2010-2013).

Leslie is currently the Interim PA Lead for the University Health Network (UHN) and has been the elected President of their PA Council since 2014.  Since 2010, she has been involved in creating structures to enable PA practice at the local level, working with pharmacists to develop the first set of Medical Directives for HHS, and then later for UHN. Leslie has worked to revise the UHN PA policy, create templates for required documentation to ease the on-boarding process, and worked with the IT department to create a platform for PAs within the electronic medical record system.  Successful integration pathways have supported the steady increase in the number of PAs working at UHN, currently 29 and counting.

Leslie is studying research methods at McMaster University through the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology.  She is an advocate for Physician Assistant involvement in research and in teaching, and will be facilitating problem-based learning sessions in neurology and psychiatry for McMaster this semester. Leslie is a new preceptor for PA students’ placements in neurosurgery for both University of Toronto and McMaster University.  She has presented clinical material for CAPA’s annual conference in both poster and lecture formats, as well as contributed to the Journal of Canada’s Physician Assistants.

DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL

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Patrick Nelson
Avant de se joindre à Santis, Patrick occupait le poste de directeur général des affaires publiques et corporatives au sein de l’Association médicale de l’Ontario (AMO), qui représente les 34 000 médecins dans la province. Au cours de ses dix ans chez l’AMO, il a mené plusieurs campagnes de communication stratégiques, un examen exhaustif de la gouvernance, ainsi qu’une campagne majeure de renouvellement de l’image de l’association. Durant son mandat, la satisfaction des membres de l’OMA a doublé et atteint des records. Au même moment, au cours d’une récente campagne de plaidoyer de 5 mois, la confiance du public en la profession a connu une augmentation notable de 12 %. De 1998 à 2003, Patrick a détenu des postes de haut niveau en communications au sein du gouvernement de l’Ontario. En tant qu’adjoint au ministre de la Santé de l’Ontario, Patrick était responsable du programme législatif et de la gestion des questions d’intérêts.

DIRECTRICE, Colombie-Britannique

Lisa Stewart, CCPA
Lisa has nine years experience as a physician assistant with a focus in Plastic Surgery; trauma and burn medicine. She has a diverse background, starting her career in commerce before returning to university to study science, yoga and then health care. Lisa’s journey as a PA was inspired from her role as a Medical Technician Reservist with the Canadian Armed Forces. She attended the University of Manitoba to obtain her Master’s degree in PA Studies in 2012. Initially she worked in Critical Care medicine in Winnipeg, and in 2014 she moved to Calgary to work in Critical Care until she transferred to work in Plastic Surgery at the Foothills Medical Center.

Lisa has recently returned to her home province of British Columbia, settling in the Comox Valley with her husband and two young children. She continues to be a strong advocate for the PA profession, while seeking out her next great challenge.

DIRECTRICE, Alberta

Kirsten Luomala, CD, MPAS, CCPA
Born and raised on a farm outside Vancouver, Kirsten joined the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in 1987 upon graduating from high school.  Joining as a medical technician she served in a variety of postings from training systems, to the Army, Air Force and on multiple deployments, Haiti, twice to Afghanistan and Alert (North Pole).  In 2007 Kirsten was selected to the CAF PA program and graduated in the inaugural PA degree class in 2009 receiving her Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska.  After graduating, she was posted to the Canadian Forces Medical School assigned to teach in the CAF PA program as well as assisted in developing a Combat PA program for the Afghanistan National Army in 2013.   While on her 2nd deployment to Afghanistan in 2013 she completed her Master of PA studies in Education and ER medicine from the University of Nebraska.  Kirsten retired from the CAF in 2014 to accept a position in Alberta’s Demonstration Project in the Department of Neurosurgery at University of Alberta where she currently works. During her time in Alberta, Kirsten has been involved in many speaking engagements promoting the PA profession to various organizations within the University of Alberta.  Currently she resides in Spruce Grove Alberta with her husband and 3 daughters.

DIRECTEUR, Saskatchewan

Todd Bryden, BSc, CCPA, CD1
Todd Bryden originally from Sydney, Nova Scotia Todd joined the Canadian Armed Forces in September 1995 and over his 22 years in the CAF was posted to numerous locations throughout Canada. He completed his Physician Assistant training in 2010 and practiced as a PA in the CAF onboard HMC Ships and within Health Services clinics until 2017 and final posting to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan where he retired from the CAF. Todd is married to his lovely wife Melissa and has 2 children, 9-year-old twins RJ and Olivia. Todd is presently employed with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority with the Department of Surgery in the Section of Urology. He also holds clinical teaching position with the University of Manitoba where he is a preceptor for UofM MPAS and CAF PA students.

Todd has been an active member of CAPA and volunteers on the Physician Assistant Council of Canada Exam Committee. He is an avid supporter of the PA profession and looks forward to being a strong advocate for integration of PAs into health care in Saskatchewan and across Canada.

DIRECTEUR, Manitoba

Steven Hall, MPAS., CCPA, BN
My medical career began in 2002 upon graduation with a Bachelor of Nursing Degree. My nursing career included working in a variety of acute care settings in both Canada and the US, culminating in working the last 9 years in the Surgical ICU. Initially certified as an ACLS instructor in 2009, I have taught ACLS courses over the years, and provided guest lectures within the ICU program.

After completing the MPAS program at U of M with graduation in 2015, my initial career path began in the Emergency Department at Concordia Hospital where I later transitioned to my present role as a hospitalist. In addition to clinical work, I have had responsibilities with the MPAS program including working with students, formulating exam questions, directing clinical case studies, and guest lecturing. I have had extensive involvement for several years with prospective and current students through the early exposure and shadowing program, clinical rotations, and assessing student interviews and evaluations.

Additionally, I have been a contributor to the Journal of Canada’s PAs, and have recently pursued graduate leadership courses. Lastly, I was a member of the executive with Physician and Clinical Assistants of Manitoba (PCAM) in the role of Grievance Officer, representing and advocating for members.

DIRECTEUR, Ontario

Anthony Desloges, CCPA
Anthony is a Canadian Certified Physician Assistant who currently works in Primary Care, 2SLGBTQ+ Health and Addictions Medicine in Ottawa. He was born and raised in the national capital region and completed his first degree in health sciences from the University of Ottawa in 2015. During this time, he simultaneously worked in various healthcare administrative and educational roles.  He was first introduced to the Physician Assistant profession after meeting a CAF trained PA on an inpatient medical ward at a tertiary center. Fascinated with the profession, Anthony went on to apply for the Ontario PA programs for the following cycle.

He graduated from the Consortium of Physician Assistant Education Program through the University of Toronto in 2018. Since graduation, he has worked in various specialties including cardiology, neurosurgery, and now primary care and addictions medicine. He happily works for a group of clinics in the downtown core if Ottawa which service patients with various health social, cultural and economic barriers. This includes working as part of Eastern Ontario’s Emergency Safer Supply Program providing harm reduction services to individuals with substance use disorders. Anthony has a passion for health program development and health advocacy for underserviced and marginalized populations.

DIRECTEUR, Québec

Jean-Nicolas Chagnon, MPAS, CCPA
Jean-Nicolas Chagnon est né à Grand-Mère dans la province de Québec.  Ayant joint les Forces armées canadiennes en 2001, il a été employé en tant que technicien médical jusqu’en 2012.  En 2014, il terminera ses études en tant qu’adjoint au médecin via le programme universitaire (Nebraska) de l’École des Services de santé des Forces canadiennes.  Il complètera sa maîtrise (Nebraska) en 2017.

Jean-Nicolas a occupé plusieurs postes en tant qu’autorité médicale sénior lors de multiples déploiements sur terre comme sur mer.  Il a occupé le poste de Directeur Québec de l’ACAM, poste auquel il a dû renoncer en 2018 pour des raisons professionnelles.  Jean-Nicolas exerce présentement à Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, près de ses deux enfants et de sa conjointe.

DIRECTEUR, Nouveau-Brunswick

Ryan Bennett, CCPA
Originally from Hastings, Ontario, Ryan has called New Brunswick home for the past couple of decades—originally Saint John and now Fredericton.  After obtaining a BSc from the University of New Brunswick and working for some time in Residence Life, Counselling and Student Services he went on to become a 2014 graduate of the University of Manitoba’s MPAS program.  Ryan has worked in both rural emergency medicine in Gimli, Manitoba and most currently in Fredericton, NB in the Emergency Department at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital.  He has an interest in orthopedic emergencies, sports and wilderness medicine.  Outside of work he likes hiking in the great outdoors, camping, partaking in stories by the campfire and enjoying a brew at one of the many local breweries/pubs around town with friends and family.  It is my wish to continue to advocate and help grow the PA profession in New Brunswick, and indeed the Maritimes.

DIRECTEUR, Nouvelle-Écosse

Peter Thibeault, CCPA
I am a proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces and have served in a variety of postings and on multiple deployments across Canada and around the world. I’m a graduate of the inaugural 2009 PA degree class and received my Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska. While I was born in Ontario, I’ve called Nova Scotia home since the age of five. I grew up in Barrington, on the province’s beautiful South Shore. I’ve been a certified PA since 2010 and have extensive medical experience, along with teaching and mentoring the next generation of military PAs who are based in Nova Scotia.

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REPRÉSENTANT DES ÉTUDIANTS

Eric Thomson

I’m a first year PA student at McMaster University. Prior to attending McMaster, I studied Biomedical Sciences at York University. During my time at York, I became interested in the medical applications of bioinformatics and worked on a research project aimed at developing a novel chemotherapy agent. My current clinical interests include internal medicine, infectious disease, and surgery.