Current Clinical Advisory Members

Rick Whittaker

Project Lead

Biography will be updated shortly.

Dr. Rajen Chetty

Dr. Chetty earned his medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and completed his internship at the Toronto General Hospital. After a brief time in family medicine, he returned to the University of Toronto where he completed postgraduate studies in internal Medicine, Cardiology and a fellowship in lnterventional Cardiology.

He has practiced Cardiology in Windsor since 1993 and has held the position of Chief of Cardiology at both Windsor Regional Hospital and Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital. He recently reduced his hospital workload to build a practice promoting preventive cardiology and healthy heart habits. He teaches cardiology at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.


Dr. Sanjeev Goel

Special Advisor

Biography will be updated shortly.

Dr. Micheal Green

Biography will be updated shortly.

Chief Mike Nolan  

Chief, Paramedic Service & Director, Emergency Services, County of Renfrew

Michael Nolan has served Canadians through many facets of Paramedic Services. Beginning his career in 1990, as a Paramedic in Ottawa, Chief Nolan continued his studies in Toronto to become an Advanced Care and later, Critical Care Paramedic and worked in Northern Canada as a Critical Care Flight Paramedic.
Chief Nolan has served as a Paramedic, Flight Paramedic, Professor, Deputy Chief of the Ottawa Paramedic Service, President of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada, Director of Emergency Management for the City of Ottawa and is currently the Director and Chief of the Paramedic Service for the County of Renfrew. Since working as a front line clinician, Chief Nolan has worked tirelessly to advance and align emergency services leadership locally, nationally and internationally through research, government relations, policy development and the creation of standards for all emergency services.

Deputy Chief Michel Ruest

Working as a primary, then advanced care paramedic, with portfolios as Training and Clinical Coordinator, ALS Coordinator with the Regional Paramedic Program of Eastern Ontario, and then as the Deputy Chief of Clinical Programs with the County of Renfrew Paramedic Service, Michel has 30 years of service as a Paramedic.

Over the past 7 years, Michel has contributed to the development of a Community Paramedic Resilience Program with the County of Renfrew Paramedic Service. Developing community and industry partnerships have been integral to having Community Paramedic programs delivered successfully across the County of Renfrew with a reduction to morbidity and mortality rates and emergency visits.

In addition, Michel is a member of the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs, Research Development Working Group. Having recently received the Certified Municipal Manager Level 3 (CMM III) EMS Executive and the Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal, Michel is completing a public administration degree at Thompson Rivers University.

Dr. Samir K. Sinha

Dr. Samir Sinha is a passionate and respected advocate for the needs of older adults. He currently serves as the Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals in Toronto and as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Sinha’s breadth of international training and expertise in health policy and the delivery of services related to the care of the elderly have made him a highly regarded expert in the care of older adults. In 2012 he was also appointed by the Government of Ontario to serve as the expert lead of Ontario’s Seniors Strategy.  He has further consulted and advised hospitals and health authorities in Britain, Canada, Iceland, the United States and China.

In 2014, Toronto Life named him one of Toronto’s Best Doctors while Maclean’s proclaimed him to be one of Canada’s 50 most influential people and its most compelling voice for the elderly.

Dr. Rashaad Bhyat

Dr. Rashaad Bhyat is a Clinical Leader in the Clinical Adoption group at Canada Health Infoway. He is a family physician with an expertise in Digital Health, currently practicing in an EMR-enabled group practice in the Greater Toronto Area.

Laurie Poole

Laurie is the Vice President, Telemedicine Solutions at the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN). For the past 16 years, Laurie has assumed leadership roles with increased responsibility in health system transformation, particularly in the area of chronic disease management. Currently, she is overseeing the implementation of a provincial telehomecare expansion program which is bringing virtual health care to communities and homes. Laurie’s portfolio also supports clinical innovation and other specialty programs.A registered nurse with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration, Laurie is also the Past President of the Canadian Society of Telehealth (CST).  In 2014, Laurie was recognized by the Women’s Executive Network as a top 100 award winner for her contribution to the public sector.  She is also involved in a number of community initiatives and sits on the Board of Directors for the South Riverdale Community Health Centre.

Dr. Tyceer Abouhassan

Dr. Tyceer Abouhassan was born in Windsor and attended the University of Windsor. Dr Abouhassan earned a double major in Biology and Multicultural studies and Classical languages, before earning a subsequent Bachelor of Education. He taught high school for 3 years in the GTA before entering medical school at the University of Ottawa in 2001. In 2010 he completed his Endocrinology training at London Health Sciences Centre, at the University of Western Ontario. He continued his education by completing the Executive MBA program at the Ivey School of Business, developing health care models to deal with the growing Diabetes epidemic. He worked for 2 years in the GTA developing the Diabetes Care Centre focusing on providing a multidisciplinary, patient focused, cost-effective model for diabetes care. Currently, he is serving as Endocrinology Specialty lead for the Erie-St. Clair LHIN. He practices at his own private office at the Jackson Park Medical Center, and at the Diabetes Wellness Centre in Tecumseh. He has privileges at both hospitals in Windsor where he partakes in the Endocrine call schedule. He is also the Endocrine block chair for the Schulich Medical School, Windsor Campus.

Dr. Lacques Lee

Dr. Jacques Lee, a scientist with Sunnybrook Research Institute and Director of Research and Scholarly Activity, Department of Emergency Services, commits 75% of his time to research and the other 50% to Clinical Emergency work.Dr Lee’s main research focus is improving the Emergency care of older persons through knowledge creation, translation, and advocacy. He is currently co-PI on a 5-year CIHR Team grant (the Canadian Emergency Trauma Initiative) looking at functional outcomes in older ED patients after minor trauma. He holds a CIHR catalyst grant to look at technological solutions to identify delirium in the ED. He is also studying ways to prevent delirium among older patients presenting to the ED with a hip fracture. He lead the “Paramedics Assessing Older Patients at Risk of Independence Loss” or PERIL study that used information collected by 1600 paramedics in Edmonton, Ottawa and Toronto to identify older patients at risk for adverse outcomes.Dr Lee has also worked extensively on knowledge to practice initiatives and was funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health to develop the EnTICE toolkit, (Enabling Teamwork, Interprofessional Collaboration and Education) designed to be used by front line clinicians who want to successfully implement any best practices in their interprofessional healthcare team. This project was awarded the Ted Freedman award for innovations in education in 2009.

Dr. Michelle Welsford

Dr. Welsford is a staff emergency physician at Hamilton Health Sciences and an Associate Professor at McMaster University She is also the Regional Medical Director for nine ambulance services associated with the Hamilton Health Sciences Centre for Paramedic Education & Research.Dr. Welsford is currently involved in several EMS local and multi-centre research studies in paramedic cardiac resuscitation, trauma resuscitation, myocardial infarction management, and sepsis management. She also represents the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada on the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) which publishes resuscitation evidence and guidelines every 5 years.

Liberty Fallon

Clinical Field Coordinator Biography will be updated shortly.

Anna Del Duca

Clinical Facilitator Biography will be updated shortly.