Ian has more than 25 years of experience within the acute health care system, beginning as a Primary Care and Advanced Care Paramedic in urban Ontario settings. Since 2002, he has held increasingly responsible leadership positions within his home province of New Brunswick, combining his clinical experience in EMS with administrative opportunities. Since 2010, he has held the position of Administrative Director of Trauma New Brunswick, a provincial program that provides leadership and co-ordination to clinical care, education, research and prevention of serious and critical injuries.
In addition to his prehospital education from both Humber College and the Michener Institute in Toronto, Ian holds a BSc from the University of New Brunswick and a Master of Health Sciences in Health Administration from the University of Toronto. He has also completed programs in Emergency Management, with the Canadian Medical Associations’ Physician Leadership Institute, and has completed LEADS certification through the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
Ian brings experience building effective structures, teams, processes and performance measures in acute care. Listening actively, fostering collaborative relationships and applying evidence are hallmarks of his approach. Ian is also an active researcher, having presented multiple abstracts, posters and oral presentations on trauma system performance at the national level. He also served as Board Chair for the Atlantic Collaborative on Injury Prevention, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the burden of injury throughout Atlantic Canada. Ian joined the Parachute Board of Directors in 2021.