Nova Scotia, Chief Operating Officer, Emergency Medical Care Inc

Paula Poirier is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Emergency Medical Care Inc in Nova Scotia and the Vice President of Medavie EMS Ontario.

As COO, Paula provides leadership in the development, operation and strategic long term planning for Emergency Health Services, the company that operates the  EMS system for the province of Nova Scotia under a long term contract with the Dept of Health.

As V.P of Medavie EMS, Paula is responsible for the EMS operations in Ontario which include the areas of Chatham Kent and Muskoka.

Paula has over 16 years’ experience in the field of emergency health services. She began as the Provincial Trauma Program Manager and co – lead in the development and implementation of the Nova Scotia Provincial Trauma Program.

Paula continued on as the Director of EHS Provincial Programs for the Department of Health for eight years. In this role she was responsible for four provincial programs, with key focus on continual development and implementation of the Nova Scotia Trauma Program, Simulation and Training Center, Medical First Response Program, and EHS LifeFlight.

Paula continues to be actively involved in the National Trauma Association of Canada (TAC) as an Executive Member, Trauma Systems Accreditor and Co-chair for the Trauma Association of Canada Accreditation Committee.

Paula graduated from St Martha’s School of Nursing and holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree and  Masters in Nursing from Dalhousie University.