Our Mission & Vision

Mission

We are committed to initiating, building and cultivating collaborative partnerships to support paramedic services in the planning, delivery and evaluation of CP@clinic across Canada and internationally.

Vision

To integrate CP@clinic as the standard Community Paramedicine wellness clinic model in the Canadian healthcare landscape and thereby improve the health of vulnerable populations
The expertise of the paramedic community has been engaged in the scale up of CP@clinic by partnering with Paramedic Chiefs of Canada and striking both an Executive Committee and Advisory Committee. These committees will assist with the scientific development and operational implementation of CP@clinic, including program materials, website, paramedic training and CP@clinic toolkit.

Governance

Executive Committee

Gina Agarwal
McMaster University


Gina Agarwal is a practicing family physician  (MBBS MRCGP CCFP FCFP). She is one of a few family physicians with a PHD in Epidemiology (2011). Dr. Gina Agarwal has facilitated, led and supervised the development of community paramedicine research at McMaster University.

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Brent McLeod
HNHB Emergency Services Steering Committee

Community Paramedicine Strategic Lead

Brent McLeod is a Paramedic Supervisor and Advanced Care Paramedic with Hamilton Paramedic Service who has been seconded to the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Norfolk Emergency Services Steering Committee as the Community Paramedicine Strategic Lead.

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Francine Marzanek
McMaster University


Francine Marzanek has worked in the Department of Family Medicine since 2009. Prior to this, she worked in public health and education for over 10 years

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Melissa Pirrie
McMaster University


Melissa Pirrie has worked in health research since 2005, starting as an undergraduate research assistant and then completing an MA in Applied Health Sciences.

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Natalie Kedzierski
The Regional Municipality of York

Program Manager, Community Paramedicine & Research

Natalie Kedzierski has worked with York Region since 2005. She became an Advanced Paramedic in 2010 and shortly thereafter became the Superintendent in Community Paramedicine and Research in 2014.

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Peter McMurrough
Halton Region

Deputy Chief/Manager

Peter McMurrough has been the Deputy Chief and Manager of Program Development and Quality Improvement at Halton Region Paramedic Service since 2014.

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Ric Angeles
McMaster University


Ric was a physician in the Philippines, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies in a University Medical School, and a public health officer (Epidemiology/Environmental Health) with 7 years of teaching (medical school and graduate school) and public health experience.

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Slawomir Pulcer
Captain, Professional Standards

Essex - Windsor EMS

Slawomir Pulcer has been a Captain of Professional Standards with Essex Windsor EMS and lead for the Vulnerable Patient Navigator Program since 2016.

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Advisory Committee

Gina Agarwal
McMaster University
CP@clinic Advisory Committee Co-Chair

Gina Agarwal is a practicing family physician  (MBBS MRCGP CCFP FCFP). She is one of a few family physicians with a PHD in Epidemiology (2011). Dr. Gina Agarwal has facilitated, led and supervised the development of community paramedicine research at McMaster University.

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Randy Mellow
Paramedic Chiefs of Canada President
CP@clinic Advisory Committee Co-Chair

As Chief of Peterborough County/City Paramedics, Randy brings over 30 years’ experience in Emergency Services. He began his EMS career in 1986 in south-western Ontario as a paramedic and he progressed through various roles.

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Ryan Kozicky

Alberta Health Services

EMS Mobile Integrated Healthcare Director

Nancy Kotani

British Columbia Health Services

Deputy Chief of Operations

Jennifer Dunn

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA)

Primary Care Paramedic

Michelle Breen

Eastern Health Paramedicine and Transport

Medical Communications Centre Director

Melissa Roney

City of Sudbury Paramedic Service

Deputy Chief

Rebecca Poulin

City of Sudbury Paramedic Service

Paramedic

Tom Dobson

Nova Scotia Emergency Health Operations

Manager of Integrated Health Programs

Gale Chevalier

County of Frontenac

Chief/Director of Emergency and Transportation Services

Kevin McNab

Grey County Paramedic Services

Director of Paramedic Services

Greg Sage

Halton Region Paramedic Services

Chief/Director of Paramedic Services

Chris Spearen

York Region Paramedic Service

Deputy Chief of Emergency Services

Eric Larocque

Prescott-Russell Emergency Services

Deputy Chief of Emergency Services

Brad Jackson

Guelph Wellington Paramedic Service

Community Paramedicine Coordinator

Michael Nolan

County of Renfrew Emergency Services

Director of Emergency Services

Ryan Soucy

Yukon Emergency Medical Services

Deputy Chief Clinical Operations

Janette Turner

University of Sheffield

Emergency and Urgent Care Research Director

Gary Wingrove

The Paramedic Foundation/IRCP

President/Chair

Peter O'Meara

Monash University

Adjunct Professor - Department of Community Emergency Health & Paramedic Practice

Buck Reed

Western Sydney University

Associate Paramedicine Lecturer

Krista Cockrell

Western Sydney University

Paramedic Researcher

Donald MacLellan

Medavie Health Services- Chatham Kent

General Manager

Judah Goldstein

NS Emergency Health Services

Research Coordinator, Primary Care Paramedic, Assistant Professor

Ron Beleno

AGE WELL, Toronto Senior Strategy Accountability Table, Centre for Aging+Brain Health Innovation

Patient Advocate

Rick Ferron

Niagara Emergency Medical Services

Deputy Chief, System Performance

Karen Lutz

Niagara Emergency Medical Services

Commander, Quality Assurance & Performance Standards

Diane Verreault

Urgence Sante

President, Strategies and Models of Care

Evaluation Team

Gina Agarwal
McMaster University

Gina Agarwal is a practicing family physician  (MBBS MRCGP CCFP FCFP). She is one of a few family physicians with a PHD in Epidemiology (2011). Dr. Gina Agarwal has facilitated, led and supervised the development of community paramedicine research at McMaster University.

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Ric Angeles
McMaster University

Ric was a physician in the Philippines, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies in a University Medical School, and a public health officer (Epidemiology/Environmental Health) with 7 years of teaching (medical school and graduate school) and public health experience.

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Francine Marzanek
McMaster University

Francine Marzanek has worked in the Department of Family Medicine since 2009. Prior to this, she worked in public health and education for over 10 years

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Melissa Pirrie
McMaster University

Melissa Pirrie has worked in health research since 2005, starting as an undergraduate research assistant and then completing an MA in Applied Health Sciences.

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Andrea Ziesmann
McMaster University

Andrea has been a Research Assistant in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University for the Community Paramedicine Research Team since 2018.

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Partners

Want to be a partner? Contact the McMaster Community Paramedicine team at admin@cpatclinic.ca.

Brant/ Brantford Paramedic Services

Chatham-Kent Emergency Medical Services

Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services

Essex- Windsor Emergency Medical Services

Frontenac Paramedic Services

City of Greater Sudbury Paramedic Services

Grey County Paramedic Services

Guelph- Wellington Paramedic Service

Halton Region Paramedic Services

Hamilton Paramedic Services

Hastings-Quinte Paramedic Services

Norfolk County Paramedic Services

Peel Regional Paramedic Services

United Counties of Prescott and Russell Emergency Services

County of Simcoe Health and Emergency Services

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority Paramedic Service

York Region Paramedic Services

Oxford County Paramedic Services

Peterborough Emergency Medical Services