VP Business Development Medavie Health Services, President Medavie HealthEd
John Ferguson holds dual roles within the Medavie Health Services. He is the Director of Business Development for MedLife as well as the Director overseeing Medavie HealthworX. Through these positions John plays a leadership role in business development and leading innovative corporate health care initiatives in Maritime Canada and the US. These initiatives have included the establishment of an emergency physician staffing service in Nova Scotia and strengthening ties with primary health care in New Brunswick through a partnership with a primary care and specialist practice in Bathurst. Since MedLife was established in 2012, John has led efforts to further develop and expand within the US market.
John is a licensed Paramedic with over 17 years of experience in emergency health services. He has held various senior positions within Medavie Health Services covering areas such as operations, communications, technology, business development and project management. John graduated from St Francis Xavier with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and has his Advanced Care Paramedic Diploma from Holland College. John also attended Harvard Business school in 2009/2010 and completed the Managing Health Care Delivery Program.
Dr. Jennifer McVey
Medavie HealthEd Medical Director
Dr. McVey is from Cole Harbour and attended medical school at McMaster University. She completed the Royal College Emergency Medicine Residency at Dalhousie in 2006. She is currently an assistant professor at Dalhousie University, teaching medical students and residents. She is a member of the Division of EMS at Dal as well – part of the mandate is EMS research.
Dr. McVey has been the medical oversight physician for the Central Region of NS with EHS for approximately five years. This has involved working closely with medics in terms of teaching, remediation, the writing and revision of protocols and guidelines, with a view to ensuring high quality clinical care of patients.
Dr. McVey serves as the clinical advisor for clinical learning issues while providing advice on clinical issues for RFP responses. Additionally, Dr. McVey acts in an advisory role to ensure high quality standards for clinical programming. She also serves as a member of the Medavie HealthEd Program Advisory Committee (PAC) and is the Medical Director for all ITLS/PALS/ACLS courses delivered by Medavie Health Serrvices or its subsidiaries.
Manager, Logistics and Department of National Defence Programming
Will is the Manager of Logistics and Department of National Defence Programming for Medavie HealthEd. Will had managed both the English and French Advanced Emergent Care training programs for several years. Medavie was contracted by the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide advanced training for the active Med Techs from early 2009 until 2014. He continues to manage our Primary Care Paramedic contract training for the DND QL3 PCP programs. He has developed the federal training for the RCMP Emergency Medical Response Team (EMRT), as well as other non-federal agencies. Will also holds the position of Provincial Coordinator for NAEMT in Nova Scotia, overseeing continuing education courses (PHTLS, AMLS and others).
Will held the position of Program Manager for the Atlantic Paramedic Academy (APA) at Medavie EMS Inc. from 2010-2012. Before joining the Medavie EMS Group of Companies, he was a Senior Instructor and Coordinator with St. John Ambulance, a nationally recognized first-aid and paramedic training company where he gained experience in developing and delivering healthcare training programs.
Will is an Advanced Care Flight Paramedic who has been practicing paramedicine since early 2002. He has also received education from St. Francis Xavier University in Adult Education, Fundamentals of Flight Medicine, Project Management and he continues to work on building key relationships with the RCMP, DND and other educational stakeholders.
Will is active in his community as President of the Amherst Skating Club, Fundy Regional Rep and maintains his position on the Board of Directors for Skate Canada Nova Scotia. He enjoys camping, biking, skating and snowshoeing.
Brad Reid, ACP
Coordinator BLS and ALS Programming
Brad is an Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) working for Emergency Health Services Nova Scotia (EHSNS) in the Annapolis Valley as a Ground Based Paramedic. Brad has worked as a paramedic in Nova Scotia since 1994 and has held positions as a Senior Operations and a Field Training Paramedic for Emergency Medical Care Inc., the Provincial contractor of ambulance services.
Since 2000, Brad has worked for the Maritime School of Paramedicine as the Program Manager. He has been in charge of curriculum development, review and delivery for the Primary and Advanced Care Paramedicine programs. Brad’s new initiative with Medavie HealthEd is the development and delivery of the ACP Distance Program.
Brad sits as Vice President for the Society of Pre-hospital Educators in Canada and also represents Nova Scotia as the Provincial Director. Brad currently holds the position of Medical Advisor, ACP for the Professional Standards and Accreditation Committee for Saint John Ambulance National.
Krista LeBlanc, BA
Clinical and Practicum Administrative Assistant
Krista LeBlanc joined Medavie Healthed in the spring of 2014 as an administrative assistant, clinical and practicum placements and has enjoyed every minute of it ever since. She holds a BA from Mount Saint Vincent University and a Travel Diploma from CompuCollege.
Krista enjoys assisting students in having successful clinical and practicum placements and works with various health authorities to help make this happen. When she is not at Medavie, Krista can be found spending time with her husband and children and tries to get out on a tennis court or in a kayak as often as she can.
Student Coordinator / Administrative and Logistical Assistant
Karen joined the Medavie HealthEd team in March of 2013. She comes with vast experience in several different areas which include ten years as a legal secretary and eight years as a paralegal, previous owner of Quality Communications in Alberta, and previous owner of Jaggar's Point Enterprises in Nova Scotia.
Karen works with both the civilian and military students from the time they start their application through to their graduation. She is sometimes referred to as "school mom." Karen also provides administrative support at the Moncton campus.
Karen loves to travel, but when at home, she keeps busy cooking, baking, sewing, and gardening in the summer.