Marc Gosselin, MD, President and Medical Director
Dr. Marc Gosselin is Sirius’s Medical Director and new President. He is trained in family Medicine with a certification in Emergency Medicine , Mountain Medicine and Sports Medicine. He has worked for the last 20 years as an emergency physician in the Laurentians. From 2000 to 2008, he was director of the department of Emergency Medicine at Saint-Jérôme Hospital and then transferred to Ste-Agathe-des-Monts Hospital until 2017. In addition to being medical director for Sirius, Dr. Gosselin is also medical director for the Centre de médecine sportive des Laurentides (CMSL) and for Ironman Mont-Tremblant. He is a member of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine, the Association Québécoise des Médecins du Sport as well as the Wilderness Medical Society. Dr. Gosselin has worked as a visiting physician in numerous locations in Canada’s northern regions. He has an extensive personal background in outdoor pursuits and sports, as a triathlete, mountain biker, mountaineer, rock climber, telemarker and ski instructor.
Chantal Miklosi, Chief Financial Officer ( CFO)
Brings to Sirius her experience as a hands-on financial executive with over twenty years of experience, including over seven years as a public company CFO in Canada and in the U.S. focused on corporate development, M&A, capital raising, and financial processes and analysis to improve operational performance and strategic decision making:
Works with management and board members of promising companies, seeking to uncover the intricacies of their business to articulate the best strategy to fund their core projects and fuel their growth.
As an investment banker, was instrumental in executing over 20 business transactions.
As a public company CFO, has built and managed finance and accounting teams, and implemented the SOX and IFRS requirements
David Lapointe, M Sc. Business Development, Sales
David started his career in Sales and Marketing positions in the pharma industry. He then founded companies in medical imaging and went on to manage the business development in medical imaging at GE Healthcare.
David co-funded lifescience companies in which he was responsible for driving strategic thinking and business development. David spends most of his free time on a mountain bike. David’s winter challenge: to choose between his fat bike or his skis
Carl Grondines, Director of Clinical Services
Carl supervises the implementation of Sirius’s medical practices in remote clinical environments. He recruits, trains and supervises our pool of nurses, paramedics and other medical support personnel and he advises our clients on occupational health and safety requirements and medical service needs.
Carl has a bachelor degree in nursing sciences from the University of Montreal. He has more than 20 years of clinical nursing experience, including in emergency medicine, critical care and remote community medicine. He also has extensive experience in nursing management.Before joining Sirius, Carl was a nursing consultant in the Jewish General Hospital’s Emergency Department and more recently at the CSSS des Sommets in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts where he supported nurses throughout the Laurentian hospital sector. Among other positions held over the years, he was also head nurse at the Tullatakik Health Center in Ungava Bay, Northern Quebec as well as manager of the CSSS des Sommets pharmacy.
Yannick Sisla, Director of Projects
Yannick supervises the operations, logistics and human resources for all Sirius Medical Support Services across Canada and in the North. He provides training and support for our medical field staff and contributes to our curriculum development and special projects.
He has a diploma in business administration and extensive experience as a remote site medic and risk management consultant. He is a senior Sirius instructor and teaches the full range of our remote worksite safety programs, from wilderness first aid to search and rescue and wilderness readiness.
Jean-Francois Boily : Business Development and Training Director
Jean-François is our new director of business development and training programs. He has twenty years of professional experience in representation and sales, particularly in the SÉPAQ national parks. He is distinguished by his extensive knowledge of the tourism and outdoor industry.
His expertise is put to use in the organization of our training, the customer experience and in the development of our business relations. Recognized for his innovative ideas and his versatility, this is the man with whom you have to communicate for the organization of your training!
Marie-Hélène Rathé, Director of Training
Marie-Hélène supervises the planning and organization of all Sirius training programs, and liaises with clients, government agencies and certifying bodies. She has more than 20 years of experience in event management, customer service, human resources, marketing and sales. She has worked in Manitoba, Alberta, BC and Quebec.
She also has a long-standing and extensive professional and volunteer involvement with outdoor pursuits and amateur sports, including working for Triathlon Québec and being an Executive Committee member of the Olympic Torch relay in Canmore, Alberta.
Nancy Côté, Administrative Assistant
Nancy is responsible for Sirius office administration, accounts and customer relations and liaises with clients, instructors and suppliers. She also provides support to Sirius’s recruiting initiatives and human resource management. Nancy has more than twenty years’ experience in business administration, accounting, media relations and customer relations.
Sonia Balit, Equipment and Logistics Coordinator
Sonia is responsible for equipment logistics. She oversees the maintenance and shipping of all Sirius equipment and supplies for both the training and medical support departments. She has a Bachelor degree in Administration from the Université du Québec à Montréal and has managed numerous projects over the years, including in textiles, fashion design and computer graphics. In addition to her exceptional organizational skills and boundless energy, Sonia is also passionate about the outdoors and adventure sports.
Bob Washer, Founder, advisor and consultant
Bob Washer founded Sirius Wilderness Medicine in 1990. He has more than 30 years experience in the design and implementation of risk management and health and safety programs. He has published numerous articles on topics related to wilderness emergency care, risk management and health and safety for remote environments and regularly delivers lectures and seminars at major conferences across Canada.
Bob graduated from the University of Calgary Outdoor Pursuit Program in 1985 and worked in outdoor education for many years, including as Instructor and Director of the Outdoor Education Program at John Abbott College and Founder and Director of the Norwood Outdoor Education and Conference Centre. Bob has extensive international travel and programming experience and led groups to more than 65 countries around the world as the former Director of the widely acclaimed sail training program Class Afloat.