Board Members

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.

Peter Dundas


Office:  (905)791-7800 Ext.3921

1600 Bovaird Drive East

Brampton, ON   L6R 3S8

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.

Neal Roberts

CMM III, Past-President

Michael Nolan MA ACP CCP(F)Ret serves the County of Renfrew as the Director of Emergency Services and Chief Paramedic.

For over 27 years Chief Nolan has has had many roles in Paramedicine, working as a Critical Care Flight Paramedic in Ontario’s North, as faculty educating Paramedics throughout Atlantic Canada, as Deputy Chief and Director of Emergency Management in our Nations Capital and more recently, for the past 15 years as the Chief and practicing as an Advanced Care Paramedic in the County of Renfrew.

Michael Nolan

First Vice-President

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.

Greg Sage

Second Vice-President

Office:  (905)825-6000 Ext. 7091

Halton Region Paramedic Services

1179 Bronte Road

Oakville, ON   L6M 3L1

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.

Jean Carriere


Office: 705-266-1208

Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board

500 Algonquin Blvd. East

Timmins, ON P4N 1B7

Sanderson is Chief of Hamilton Paramedic Service, a position he has held since 2013. With more than 47 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.

Michael Sanderson


Central Directors

Cheesboro began his career in 1991 as an ambulance attendant for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Oshawa and was certified as an Advanced Care Paramedic in 1994. He also served a Regional Trainer for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Cheseboro has been an instructor in the paramedic program at Centennial College and at the Michener Institute as part of the MOH OPALS program.  Cheseboro began working for the Regional Municipality of Durham emergency medical services department in 2000 and was appointed Chief of Region of Durham Paramedic Services in 2015.

Troy Cheseboro

Central Director

Chris Spearen

Central Director

Eastern Directors

Chief Périard has been working in paramedics services for over 30 years. Started working in Ottawa and Rockland Orleans in 1990. In 2004 accepted a supervisor position with the Prescott and Russell Paramedic Service where he has been for the last 17 years. He has been Chief in Prescott and Russell since 2019.

Marc-André Periard

Eastern Director

Gale Chevalier

Eastern Director

Northern Directors

Melissa’s 20 year career in emergency services spans over many sections of Paramedic Services including frontline operations, education, professional standards and implementation of specialized Community Paramedicine programs . To date she has held various part time and full time positions with both Ornge and Sudbury Paramedic Service over the span of her 20 year career. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a second degree in Education from Laurentian University.

Melissa Roney

Northern Director

Wayne Gates has been Chief of the Superior North Emergency Medical Service (SNEMS) since 2016. He has over 30 years working as and providing paramedic services to the people of Ontario.  He was first employed by the Port Colborne Ambulance Service in 1986 and then moved to Thunder Bay in 1987 to work for the Thunder Bay Ambulance Service.  In 2001, he took on the role of Coordinator Quality Assurance & Training with the newly formed SNEMS. His other roles have included Deputy Chief City Operations from 2003 to 2007 and Deputy Chief Professional Standards from 2007 to 2015. He is also a graduate of Lakeland College with a Bachelor of Applied Business Emergency Services degree.

Wayne Gates

Northern Director

South/Western Directors

Tom Reid has worked as a Paramedic and an Emergency Services Professional for the past 39 years and has served as the Chief of Dufferin County Paramedic Service for the past 25 years. In this position he has been a Senior Director at Headwaters Health Care Centre where he has had experience with managing numerous hospital departments including, Emergency department, security, transfer services, emergency planning, Occupational health and Saftey and most recently the COVID assessment/treatment clinic. He is a member Ministry of Health Ambulance Services Review Team for over 20yrs and is the recipient of the Governor General’s Exemplary Service Medal for Emergency Medical Services. His experiences in emergency service over his career have included everything from emergency child birth, community disasters and hospital evacuations. Tom is a life-time resident and is proud to call Dufferin County home where he resides with his wife Wendy and their four children and three grand children

Tom Reid

Southwest Director

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.

Stephen Van Valkenburg

Southwest Director

Executive Director

Paul Charbonneau retired in September 2019 as Chief Paramedic at Frontenac County after 44 years of service to Ontarians.  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 and is a past President of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada.

Paul Charbonneau

Executive Director

Support to the Board

Sylvie Bois

Teresa Bottaro