For the last 28 years, Neil Olsen has worked as a registered nurse mainly in the critical care areas. He holds a Bachelor in Nursing Science with a degree Specializing in Emergency/Critical Care with Distinction. In addition to his Nursing Degree, Neil holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Honours. He is currently a director and co-founder of OHM Medical Training Services Inc. Further to this, Neil is the founder and CEO of OCC Consulting which continues to operate in a supportive role for OHM Medical Training Services Inc.
Rich Dillon is the Clinical Director for the Richmond Hospital Redevelopment Project, Patient Flow and Care Transitions, Vancouver Coastal Health – Richmond. His current portfolio sees him ensuring patients have timely access to care across the healthcare continuum as well as leading the clinical concept planning for a new hospital facility in Richmond, British Columbia. Prior to his current role, Rich was the Program Manager of the Richmond Hospital Emergency Department and Patient Flow.
Edward recently completed his Masters in Leadership at Trinity Western University (2014-2016), along with this accomplishment he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing as well an Emergency Specialty Certificate from BCIT. Mr. Mak has been an instructor/trainer in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Basic Life Support with both American Heart Association and Heart and Stroke Foundation since 2008. Edward is also a trainer of the Trauma Nursing Core Course (since 2005) and the International Trauma Life Support (2010).
Mr. Dobson has been a paramedic for the British Columbian Ambulance for 40 years, 32 of those years as an Advanced Care Paramedic. Terry is an experienced instructor for the Canadian Heart And Stroke Foundation in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) , Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), International Trauma Life Support (ITLS), as well Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider (BLS HCP).
Debbie has been part of the OHM Medical Team serving as our Education Manager since 2012. Our go to person for everything to do with our courses, certifications and scheduling.
Matthew is happy to assist you with all of your equipment sales and rental needs, along with this he keeps everything in order in terms of our accounting.
Mr. Mattes has been a paramedic with the BC Ambulance service for 17 years, serving in small remote communities and also the metro areas. Alex has spent the last 5 years as a Paramedic Chief within the BC Ambulance service working in Port Hardy and now currently working in South Richmond. He currently works at the PCP level but work depaired ALS consistently. Alex has been a Justice Institute preceptor for approx. 6 years and has been working with different agencies educating kids on drinking driving, drugs and behavior etc.
Dave Carlson has a Masters degree in disaster and emergency management. He is a 20 year veteran paramedic. In his career he has worked in special operations, emergency management, chemical biological radiation nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) operations, paramedic preceptor and instructor, infectious disease care team and numerous other appointments. Dave has served in the Canadian Armed Forces, is a certified firefighter and dive master. He has won both paramedic of the year as well as the award of valor.
Dave has taught for OHM almost at its inception. He teaches CPR/AED HCP, basic first aid, ITLS (advanced and military), pediatric advanced life support, PEARS and NCLS.
MATTHEW KWOK, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP
Matt received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of British Columbia in 1999. He subsequently completed residency training in family medicine and emergency medicine at the University of Toronto. He has been working at Richmond Hospital as an emergency physician since 2006. Matt holds the position of Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, he is also the Site Director for the Faculty of Medicine at Richmond Hospital.
Teaching is one of his passions, he has been an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor since 2009. He also teaches Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Experienced Provider, Pediatric Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support and First Aid from the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Ms. Barabe has been an RN for the last 40 years, currently holds the role as Medical Supervisor with New Westminster Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Sandy is an Instructor/Trainer of Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Professional history includes serving as a Coroner, BC Coroners Service, Vancouver Metro Region for 7 years, Head Nurse with Eagle Ridge, Royal Columbian and Vancouver General Hospital. Heart and Stroke Foundation Resuscitation Program Manager and Manager of Practicum Placement with the Justice Institute, Paramedic Academy.
While working with the Heart and Stroke Foundation Ms.Barabe had the opportunity to assist with the implementation of the 2010 Resuscitation Guidelines to the resuscitation network.
Lisa has been an RN for the past 17 years, she currently works as a clinical Nurse Educator in PACU. Prior to this position her background has been in emergency, PACU and Pediatric nursing. Lisa has been an Instructor/Trainer with OHM for 3 years teaching Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support (PALS), Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (HCP BLS) and Naturopathic Cardiac Life Support (NCLS)