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  • Caring, Compassionate
  • Ontario‚Äôs Paramedics
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  • In The Air, On The Ground
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OPA Board of Directors

Provincial Officers

Provincial Directors

Interim Provincial Directors

  • None at this time

Honourary Officers

  • None at this time

Ashleigh Hewer, Provincial President

As an Advanced Care Paramedic with the Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ashleigh has been actively involved in multiple projects since she started her career in 2003. Ashleigh is very focused on patient advocacy and furthering the paramedic profession. She is experienced in instructor training, peer mentoring, medical education content development and BLS/ALS preceptorship. As the past Executive Secretary of the Ontario Paramedic Association and present Vice-President of the Professional Paramedic Association of Ottawa, Ashleigh's passion for the profession will serve her well in her new role as OPA Provincial President!

Darryl Wilton, Provincial Vice President

Darryl was elected to the OPA Board in 2014 and fulfilled the portfolio of Technology and Innovation for 1 year. He brings with him years of experience in Chapter development and growth. He's a staunch advocate for Paramedic Self- Regulation and professional advancement. Darryl has been the elected president of the Professional Paramedic Association of Ottawa for more than 10 years. While in the workplace, Darryl is also a Superintendent of Operations for Ottawa Paramedic Service and currently resides on the Board of Directors for the Civic Institute of Professional Personnel.

Autumn Belnap, Interim Provincial Executive Secretary/Treasurer

Autumn began her career in 2007 and has not stopped moving forward ever since. Having served 4 of her years as a Paramedic in the Province of Alberta, Autumn has seen first hand how important and beneficial Self-Regulation is and believes that it is essential in the advancement of Paramedicine within Ontario. In addition to working on the road full time as an Advanced Care Paramedic with Hastings County, Autumn brings with her over 7 years experience as an instructor in various courses related to the field of Paramedicine. Autumn is a passionate and creative individual who is looking forward to helping make an impact and taking part in the growth of our profession.

Vacant, Provincial Treasurer

The Ontario Paramedic Association is currently searching for a full member to fill the role of Interim Director.

Wade MacPherson, Provincial Director of Membership Services

Wade MacPherson is a young, energetic professional devoted to the growth of Paramedicine in Ontario. Wade currently serves as a Director with the Peel Paramedic Association, while working as an active PCP with the Region of Peel.

Wade is a driven advocate for mental health awareness, self-regulation, and professional development. Wade considers it a priority to make changes to how we help those who have spent their career helping others. With specialty training and experience in Trauma & resolving the impact of post-traumatic stress, Wade brings a multitude of unique skills and references to the OPA.

Wade is an approachable, outgoing individual with a desire to see Paramedicine grow, to provide Ontario residents with the best paramedic care available. Contact Wade to get involved with your profession today.

Vacant, Provincial Director of Governmental Affairs

The Ontario Paramedic Association is currently searching for a full member to fill the role of Interim Director.

Joel D'Eath, Provincial Director of Technology

Joel is an Advanced Care Paramedic with 15 years experience working in the Region of Peel. During the course of his career, Joel has developed interests that range from disaster management and business continuity, to technology implementation within paramedic services. As a Paramedic, Joel is an advocate for the advancement of the profession and a proponent of Paramedic self regulation. Along with his regular duties as a paramedic, Joel is also the recently elected Vice President of the Peel Paramedic Association. Joel also serves as the paramedic representative on the eACR implementation team for his service, and has managed several social media paramedic advocacy initiatives since 2011.

Mary Osinga, Provincial Director of Education

Mary was elected back to the Board of the OPA in 2014, being a past Director and President, Mary brings with her extensive experience and knowledge of the OPA. She's currently a certified CCP (F) with Ornge and a Professor of the Paramedic Program at Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario. Mary will be heading up the research and education portfolios with the OPA bringing unique educational opportunities to Association members during her tenure.

Vacant, Provincial Director of Print Media

The Ontario Paramedic Association is currently searching for a full member to fill the role of Interim Director.

Vacant, Director of Corporate Sponsorship

The Ontario Paramedic Association is currently searching for a full member to fill the role of Interim Director.