The Board of Directors consists of six members of the Society. The Board is made up of: 3 Regional Directors (Western, Central, Eastern) and 2 Directors at Large. The Executive of the Board is made up of: President, Vice President, Executive Secretary/Registrar and Treasurer. These people volunteer their time to ensure that the Society functions smoothly, and best represents both the Canadian perfusionist, and their patients.
The terms of service are for three years. To participate on the Board of Directors, you must be a certified member nominated by two other certified members, and then are elected into the position after a ballot. The willingness to serve application can be found in your Member's Portal.
Maggie completed her Honors degree in Biochemistry at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, giving her a solid foundation from which to graduate from the Cardiovascular Perfusion program at The Michener Institute, Toronto, ON in 2009. Maggie began her career as a perfusionist in 2009 at London Health Sciences Centre. Expectations of team collaboration, professional commitment and most importantly best patient care, were taken from LHSC to Kingston Health Sciences in 2010, where she became the Perfusion Team Lead in 2018. Maggie passionately and actively supports the growth of the KHSC Cardiac program, as it expands into minimally invasive mitral and aortic valve surgery, as well as cardiac robotics. She is the chair of the KHSC Cardiac Surgical Team, as well as a member of the Transfusion Medicine Committee. Since 2015, Maggie has resided as the president of the Ontario Society of Clinical Perfusion, both refreshing and invigorating the Society. Exploring self-regulation and alternate regulatory options for Perfusionists throughout Ontario are a primary interest of the Society and building its presence in the clinical and larger professional community. It is Maggie’s pleasure to serve on the CSCP Board to again give back to the community and profession.
Maggie joined the CSCP Board of Directors in January 2020.
Paul completed his BSCH at Queen's University in Life Sciences and thereafter entered Respiratory Therapy for a fifteen-year career both at the University Health Network and the Hospital for Sick Children, which included practice as an ECMO specialist as well as involvement in various research initiatives.
Paul graduated from the Michener Institute for Cardiovascular Perfusion in 2015 and started his career at Hamilton Health Sciences. He has gained valuable experience at one of the busiest cardiac centers in Canada and has enjoyed the role of Clinical Coordinator for Perfusion Students, research participation and leading the development and implementation of an ECLS program as well as blood conservation strategies. Paul has recently transitioned into the role of Charge Perfusionist at Hamilton and is excited to lead a great team of dynamic perfusionists that embody a progressive perfusion practice and evidence based patient care.
Paul joined the CSCP Board of Directors in January 2020.
Sunny studied at Simon Fraser University. He obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in 2009 with a concentration in Physiology and Pathophysiology. Following his convocation, Sunny spent a year working in the Molecular Cardiology Laboratory and further studied the pharmacology and biophysics of particular cardiac ion channels. He was accepted to the inaugural Perfusion class at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in 2011 where he obtained the Advanced Specialty Certificate in Cardiovascular Perfusion in 2013 and has been working as a Perfusionist at St. Paul’s Hospital ever since.
Sunny joined the Board of Directors in January 2019.
Paul graduated from General Hospital School of Nursing in 1995. He completed his Bachelor of Nursing in 1999. Paul worked in Critical Care, Emergency, and Cardiac Cath. Lab. as a Registered Nurse. He graduated from The Michener Institute in 2004 and joined the team at Eastern Health in St. John's Newfoundland. He’s been the Clinical Chief at Eastern Health since 2016. Paul is active on various committees in areas of ECMO, Perfusion Education and Quality Control and Improvement.
Paul joined the CSCP Board of Directors in November 2020.
(Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador)
Yannick has been practicing as a Clinical Perfusionist at the Quebec's Heart and Lung Institute since 2016. He previously completed a Bachelor of Nursing degree and worked as a Registered Nurse in Quebec City where he left to complete his Master’s degree and a D.E.S.S. in Extracorporeal Perfusion at the University of Montreal.
Since graduating, Yannick has been involved in the Educational Committee and is a Clinical Lecturer for the perfusion program at The University of Montreal. He also participates in continuing education for the different healthcare professionals involved in the cardiac surgery field. His main interests are education, research and clinical evidence-based practice.
Yannick joined the CSCP Board of Directors in October 2018.
(Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia)
Andrew’s education has taken him from one coast to another. After completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Acadia University, Nova Scotia, in 2012, he returned home to the west to obtain a Master’s Degree in Physiology and Kinesiology at Simon Fraser, British Columbia, where his research and thesis projects focused on obesity and exercise physiology.
Having spent most of his time in the lab, Andrew hoped to apply his foundation in physiology to a more clinical career path. He was accepted and later graduated from the BCIT Cardiovascular Perfusion Program in 2017. Upon graduation, Andrew began working at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia and has been there ever since.
Andrew has greatly enjoyed his career in Perfusion thus far and is pleased to be given the opportunity to serve on the CSCP Board.
Andrew joined the CSCP Board of Directors in November 2020.
The inaugural Tri-Society Cardiac & Thoracic Symposium (3SCTS) A meeting of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeons, Anaesthetists and Perfusionists of Australia & New Zealand - In conjunction with the ISMICS 2021 Workshop. Virtual registrations available.
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