Roberts was appointed Chief of Middlesex-London Emergency Medical Services Authority in January 2012. He served as Deputy Chief with Niagara Emergency Medical Services from 2002-2011. Roberts’s career with with EMS in Ontario spans over thirty years, including work at the municipal, provincial and federal government levels. He has served as Policy Advisor to the Ontario Ministers of Northern Development and Mines, Tourism, Culture and Recreation and to the Premier of Ontario. He has also served as OAPC Vice-President and as Secretary to the Board.
CMM III, President
Charbonneau joined Frontenac County Paramedic Services as its Chief in 2004. He has managed remote ambulance services and first response teams in several First Nations communities as well as air ambulance operations. Charbonneau oversaw the amalgamation of 10 rural services into Superior North Emergency Services, becoming the first Eastern Region Manager for Superior North EMS. He is a past President of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada and currently serves as a member of the Tema Conter Memorial Trust Board of Directors.
CMM III, Past President
Dundas is the Chief of Peel Regional Paramedic Services and First Vice President of OAPC. He has been engaged with Paramedic Services for over 35 years both in the private and public settings. His knowledge in operations, dispatch, labour relations, health and safety as well as policy has helped guide successful design and implementation of various forward-thinking paramedic models. Dundas has overseen two major transitions of paramedic operations from private sector to Upper Tier in Durham and Peel Region.
Office: (905)791-7800 Ext.3921
1600 Bovaird Drive East
Brampton, ON L6R 3S8
McCormick serves as both Chief of Rainy River District Paramedic Services and CAO of Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board. He has served as Secretary, Vice President and Northern Zone Director of OAPC and represented OAPC on its Living Standards and Document Standards Committee. McCormick sat on the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s Community Paramedicine Committee, its Land Ambulance Response Time Standards Committee and its Cross Border Billing Committee.
Chrétien, Jr. has served as Director of Emergency Services for the United Counties of Prescott and Russell since 1999. He was President and CAO of two ambulance services before assuming his current position. Chrétien holds a diploma in Emergency Specialized Medical Care from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, a certification in Emergency Measures Management for situations in Ontario and in 9-1-1 network response of the National Emergency Number Association of the United States as well as a certificate from the Ontario Municipal Management Institute.
Sage’s 28-year career in paramedic services spans all aspects of the profession including front-line operations, 911 communications, education, planning and research. This includes ten years with the City of Toronto EMS, and 16 years with Halton Region Paramedic Service. He has served as the Chief of Paramedics in Halton since 2010. Sage holds a Bachelor of Applied Business Degree from Lakeland College.
Office: (905)825-6000 Ext. 7091
Halton Region Paramedic Services
1179 Bronte Road
Oakville, ON L6M 3L1
Sanderson is Chief of Hamilton Paramedic Service, a position he has held since 2015. With more than 42 years’ experience in EMS, he has contributed in roles as paramedic, educator, and leader at a local, provincial, national, and international level. In his capacity as then-Executive Director, Lower Mainland, BCAS, Sanderson served as the Provincial lead responsible for all EMS activities for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and Paralympic Games. A graduate of the Humber College Paramedic program, he holds a BA from Laurier University and a MHSC from the U of T.
Chief Hassberger has been Chief of Rama Paramedic Services since 2014. Prior to this, she was the Superintendent of Operations, Quality Assurance and Training for the service. Hassberger has provided Advance Care Paramedicine for York Region Paramedic Services, was a Flight Paramedic, and as a front-line Paramedic for the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services. She has also been on the faculty of Georgian College, a board member for the Paramedic Program and champions Aboriginal and First Nations heath commissions by providing guidance and expertise in emergency and community medicine for First Nations.
Cassidy is the General Manager of Shared Services for the City of Cornwall, where he manages Social Services and Housing, Child Care and the Long Term Care in addition to his Paramedic Chief duties. A paramedic since 1989, he worked for St. Lawrence Ambulance prior to spending five years with the City of Ottawa managing its Dispatch Centre.
Kirkpatrick has served as Chief of City of Kawartha Lakes since 2008. He also acts as Eastern Zone Representative with OAPC, sitting on several Association committees including the MOH / OAPC KPI working group for stroke, STEMI and Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Kirkpatrick has been in the paramedic field for 35 years (PCP & ACP) and been in management since 2003 (supervisor, Deputy Chief, and Base Hospital Clinical Coordinator).
Carriere is Director and Chief of Cochrane District EMS, a position he has held since 2014. Over the past 22 years, he has served as a front-line paramedic, union president, peer reviewer, educator and innovator. Chief Carriere helped to establish the first Special Operations Medics in Northern Ontario. He is a graduate of Business Administration at Northern College, City Collegial Paramedic program, Saunders Business School at UBC and the Landmark Leadership Program from the Niagara Institute. Carriere attended the Governor Generals Canadian Leadership Conference in 2015 and received the N.H. McNally Award in 2009.
Chief Robert Smith has been involved in the Paramedic System in Ontario for nearly 33 years, starting his career in Haliburton County in early 1985. Rob went on to work for Metropolitan Toronto DAS before accepting a position in the late 1980s with the Ministry’s Air Ambulance system as one of the early Critical Care Paramedics. Rob worked on helicopters in both Sudbury and Toronto. In 2000, Rob moved to the City of Greater Sudbury as part of the transition team, and over the next 11 years became a Deputy Chief. In 2011, Rob accepted the position of Associate Vice President of Ornge, Operations, but in 2015, he returned to the land system as the Deputy Chief, then Chief of Manitoulin-Sudbury DSB Paramedic Service.
Chief Addley became Chief of Oxford County Paramedic Services in 2016. With 27 years of EMS experience in the Counties of Lambton, Middlesex, Peterborough, Northumberland and the Region of Peel, he has held progressive roles as a paramedic, educator, manager of logistics/quality and Deputy Chief of Operations. Chief Addley is a graduate of Centennial College’s AEC, Humber College’s ACP and Dalhousie University’s EHS Management programs. Additionally, Chief Addley served as the Manager for the multi-disciplinary health services Polyclinic for the 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games.
Stephen Van Valkenburg was appointed Chief for the Region of Waterloo Paramedic Services in August 2013.
Steve has overseen two major transitions of paramedic operations from private sector to Upper Tier in Lambton and assisted with Middlesex London.
Steve has served a Chief for Lambton County EMS from 2000-2005, then employed with Niagara EMS and performing Deputy Chief of Operations from 2007-2012. He also worked as Deputy Chief in Middlesex London from 2012-2013. Steve has also held positions with London CACC and Wallaceburg CACC and has been involved with Emergency Medical Services since 1981.
Stephen is a graduate of the Fitch and Associates Communications Centre Manager Program as well as the Niagara Institute Leadership Program and University of Michigan Lean Program.
Michelle Mackenzie joined the OAPC as Executive Director in 2016. Her early career included work for a political party and on the staff of a Member of Provincial Parliament at Queen’s Park. She has been a partner in two integrated communications consulting firms. Ms Mackenzie holds a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University and a Certificate of Human Resources from the University of Toronto.