Administrative Staff

SIRIUS

Marc Gosselin, MD, President and Medical Director

SIRIUSMEDx´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,

Carl Grondines, Director of Clinical Services

Carl Grondines

Carl supervises the implementation of SIRIUSMEDx’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 SIRIUSMEDx, 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 Medical Support

Yannick Sisla

Yannick supervises the operations and logistics for all SIRIUSMEDx 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.

Marie Annick Bédard, Director of Training

Marie Annick has just landed from the high performance amateur sport field.  As head of Ski Acro Québec (Freestyle Quebec) for eight years, she has lead several development projects, worked to secure corporate and government funding, implanted various protocols and politics within the organization while making sure Quebec athletes were shining at the international level.  Her sports background has gifted her with insatiable quest for excellence which should represent a great asset to her tasks at SIRIUSMEDx.  Holder of a BA degree, this ex-ED brings her global vision of an organization to the Director of business development and training position.

Nancy Côté, Accounting Manager 

Nancy Côté

Nancy is responsible for SIRIUSMEDx office administration, accounts and customer relations and liaises with clients, instructors and suppliers. She also provides support to SIRIUSMEDxs recruiting initiatives and human resource management. Nancy has more than twenty years’ experience in business administration, accounting, media relations and customer relations.

Philippe-Olivier Belcourt, Chief Administrative Officer

 

Philippe-Olivier assumes the administrative and operational management of SIRIUSMEDx. He is mostly reponsible of Procurement, Human Resources, Technologies, Equipment and strategic planning. He also help both departments with their daily tasks. He has university diploma in health management and he is still studying for his bachelor degree in business administration. He studied prehospital emergency care in Collège Ahuntsic and worked as an emergency medical dispatcher and team leader for many years and managed few teams and projects especially in first aid and medical groups. In addition to his exceptional organizational skills and its great involvement, P-O is also passionate about the outdoors, bikes and wildlife.

Bob Washer, Founder, advisor and consultant

Bob Washer

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.

Bob is a member of the Wilderness Medical Society and the National Association of Search and Rescue, and has served on the board of directors of Aventure Écotourisme Québec.