3 members are running for 2 Member-at-Large positions on Council. Your ballot has been emailed to you. If you have not received your ballot, please contact us! Your candidates have submitted the following biographies:
Donna Dohms is an lntermediate Care Paramedic for Saskatchewan Health Authority EMS serving Sunrise and Kelsey trail facilities. She has been employed full time since 1989 where she has served in various communities including Moosomin, Humboldt, Preeceville and Nipawin. Her experience is on car, CEC facility, supervisory and as an EMS Education Coordinator for 14 years.
She began as an EMR in 1989, achieving her EMT/PCP in 1991 at SIAST. Shortly after, she achieved her EMT-A/ICP in 1997 and still continues to advance her education. She is also a former instructor for St. John’s Ambulance, HSF, and Red Cross for 23 years.
Donna served on the SCoP education committee from its inception in 2010 to 2013 where she was active on the audit committee, the protocol committee and served on the Paramedic Practice Committee with the College of Physicians and Surgeons. She enjoyed serving her peers in this capacity and found it very rewarding to see our profession advance. ln2011, she was humbly honored with the Governor Generals Exemplary Services award in EMS.
Donna has recently moved back to Melville with her family to get back to their roots. She hopes to become involved again in various volunteer activities and interests. SCoP has always been one of those interests through which she hopes to serve her peers again.
Donna has accepted nomination to run for Council. She hopes her broad experience base will supplement her ability to collaborate with the team members to make sound decisions for our future.
She states “Many hospital hallway conversations begin with ‘What if we could’. I would like to help advance them to become ‘We can!'”
Mike Meyer is being nominated for a second term as a Member at Large on Council for the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics. Mike has a diverse background in public safety, leadership, and research. He resides in Alameda, Saskatchewan after moving from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Mike is the Corporate Safety Manager for 14 Ceres Global Ag. Corp. facilities in North America (a grain transloading company). He is also a licensed Emergency Medical Responder and volunteers his time responding with EMS in Southeast Saskatchewan.
Mike received his PhD. in Administration and Leadership Studies for the Non-Profit and Public Sectors in 2012. Prior to moving to Saskatchewan, he was a professor at California University of Pennsylvania and the Community College of Alleghany County where he taught in Health Sciences, Industrial Wellness, and Public Safety disciplines. He has over 25 years of experience in public safety as a firefighter and EMT where he was responsible for safety programming for on-scene operations as well as company pre-planning and daily safety operations.
As a professor, Mike had the responsibility of being the program director in Health Sciences; responsibilities included reporting to the college Dean and President, compiling outcomes to measure the effectiveness of the program, and revising areas of the program that lacked value.
Mike has over 10 years of experience with research related to health, wellness, and policy development. Mike has held multiple board and committee positions where he emphasizes the need to create standards based on best practices and empirical evidence as opposed to anecdotal experience. Further, Mike believes that any governing body should consider the input from all stakeholders impacted by the policy and procedure.
Mike values the importance of governing bodies. His role is to support executive decisions and provide accountability of the College to protect the health and safety of the public. He has a rich background in understanding clinical scope of practice responsibilities and how these responsibilities reflect on the College. Protecting the integrity of the College and its stakeholders is his intent for seeking a second term.
My name is Michael Slater. I have been in EMS for 29 years and for 27 of those years have worked for Medavie Health Services West-Moose Jaw as an Advanced Care Paramedic.
I graduated from Saskatchewan Polytechnic as a Primary Care Paramedic and then in 1999 as an Advanced Care Paramedic.
I currently am an instructor in ITLS, 1st Aid/CPR, 1st Responder, Road to Mental Readiness and Group Crisis Intervention. I am also employed as a casual instructor at Saskatchewan Polytechnic since 2008.
I am very committed to Mental Health support and awareness for the Paramedic Profession. I have certification in both basic and Advanced Group Crisis Intervention and Assisting Individuals in Crisis. I am currently an active member of the Provincial Crisis Intervention team and have provided Critical Incident Stress debriefing throughout the province. As well as recently becoming a committee member on the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics Member Wellness Committee.
I am married with 3 grown children and a grandson as of January 2021. About 5 years ago I made a major lifestyle change losing over 100lbs and becoming very passionate about physical fitness. Completing the Regina Police Half Marathon, Rocky Mountain Super Spartan Challenge, 3rd place in the Novice division of the Paramedic Fitness challenge at the EMS expo in Winnipeg.
I continue to be passionate about the Paramedic Profession and look forward to new and exciting challenges in both Paramedicine and fitness.