The Executive

President: Rodney Gaudet, ACP, MFS

Rodney Gaudet grew up in rural P.E.I. His father was a volunteer firefighter for 25 years so Rodney was always around the Fire hall. When he turned 20, he joined the Volunteer fire department. Quickly he realized he knew he wanted to help people in need. He got interested in the medical side of the fire department and applied to the Primary Care Paramedicine program at Holland College and started his studies in 2006. He started working for Island EMS upon graduation and applied to do his Advanced Care Paramedicine program, which he graduated in 2008. In the summer of 2010, personal reasons took him to St. John’s, NL, where he worked with Eastern Health. Then in 2013, he got a job on the Flight team in St. John’s, where he currently works. He is also a Lieutenant with the Torbay Volunteer Fire Department.

Vice President: Josh Fisher, ACP, MFS

Josh Fisher began his career in Paramedicine in 2004. He received a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services through Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. His first job was with an ambulance company specializing in long distance road transfers from rural areas to tertiary hospitals. He also spent time in the Sun Coast of Florida as an ALS and Critical Care Paramedic. He also served as a Medical Communications Officer and Quality Assurance Officer during his time in Florida.

Josh moved to St. John’s for family reasons in 2010 and began working with Eastern Health. He has held positions as Advanced Care Paramedic, Medical Flight Specialist, Quality & Learning Facilitator with Provincial Medical Oversight, and an educator for various industry training and certification programs. Josh also serves on several national committees including the COPR National Exam Item Development Group and the National Occupational Competency Profile (NOCP) Review EMR Working Group. He looks forward to pushing for positive change to the Paramedicine landscape of Newfoundland & Labrador.

Secretary: Zack Parrell, ACP

Zack Parrell is an Advanced Care Paramedic from St. John’s, NL. Prior to beginning a career in Paramedicine he completed a Fire Rescue program from the Marine Institute Safety and Emergency Response Training Centre in Stephenville, NL. Zack then completed his Primary Care Paramedic at College of the North Atlantic in 2009. In 2013, he continued his education and graduated the Advanced Care Paramedic program from Holland College, PEI. He has a varied background and has worked for industrial, private and hospital based ambulance services around NL. He is currently working as an Advanced Care Paramedic and Emergency Medical Dispatcher with Eastern Health in St. John’s, NL.

Zack also spends a large amount of time volunteering for various organizations. He is currently the Divisional Superintendent for the St. John’s Medical First Responder Division of St. John Ambulance and serves as a volunteer firefighter in the Town of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s. He has a keen interest in education and is an instructor in various courses such as First Aid, Emergency Medical Responder - Ambulance, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Basic Life Support. He currently also plays a role in his services Peer Support Team and Honour Guard. Since 2016, he has also had a seat on the Paramedicine Advisory Committee for the College of the North Atlantic. Zack is looking forward to serving as Secretary of the PANL Executive, and believes we have a tremendous opportunity for positive change in EMS in NL and is dedicated to working hard to make things better not only for ourselves, but also the people who depend on us each and every day.

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