Who We Are


Dr. Bridget Stirling

Director
PhD, Community Health Sciences

Dr. Bridget Stirling is a public health specialist and researcher. Dr. Stirling has been a Dean and educator, and has worked Internationally, in the area of disease control for over 17 years. She has advised on a number of epidemiology and disease control projects, including work for national and international organizations.

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Jennie Harmston

Director
Public Health Consultant, NHS nurse

Jennie Harmston is an experienced public health specialist with extensive international consulting experience in Canada, Cambodia, India, Saudi Arabia and the UK. She is a graduate from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK and the University of Southampton.

Prior to becoming a consultant, she worked in the NHS as a senior nurse, in the Department of Health UK, developing and implementing policies to improve health outcomes for children and young people, Home Office UK developing and delivering educational programmes on substance misuse for children and young people.

Areas of experience include work during Pandemic Outbreaks: Clinical Lead during HINI Pandemic (2009) and Clinical Advisor during MERS -CoV 2012. Jennie is experienced in risk management including systematic and serious case reviews in morbidity and mortality, to identifying potential causes and effects to change national policy to reduce future deaths. 

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Kevin Paetz

President

Kevin is an experienced President and COO and has worked for various public and privately held financial institutions for over 25 years.  He has extensive operational and financial experience both domestically and internationally and has successfully scaled numerous companies across a broad market segment around the globe.


Dawn Winterburn

Associate
RN, BSN, IIWCC

Dawn has a varied background in nursing, working in the Operating Room, Intensive Care Unit and Critical Care Unit, as well Community Health. She has taught nursing at both the college and university level.

Dawn has taken training in infection control practices and has her IIWCC-so is a specialist in advanced wound care.

Her varied background, as well as her lengthy experience in Community Health, makes her a valuable asset to the team.


Dr. Sandra Holmes

Associate
RN, PhD

Dr. Sandra Holmes is a researcher and educator. She has a PhD and Master degree in nursing. Her areas of strength include evidence-based practice, distance education, and clinical practice. She has extensive experience directing research projects, designing and disseminating research study findings, and promoting evidence-based practice. Sandra participates in the education and development of nursing staff and in quality improvement projects. Sandra brings a range of expertise and strength from Clinical nursing knowledge and Evidence-Based Decision-making.


Sandra Bast

Administrative Director

Sandra Bast has a background in communications and as a supervisor of hospital unit clerk staff. She is currently working towards her hospital administration degree.


Patrick O’Donnell

CTO

Patrick is a software development leader with deep technical skills.  Patrick has extensive experience bringing products to market in several different industries including health, learning management and cybersecurity. Most recently, Patrick was the Development Manager for Advanced Malware Protection at Cisco. He has also worked as the Director of Software for ATB Financial’s Innovation Lab, and as the Director of Software and Cybersecurity Chair for Zephyr Sleep Technologies where he led a team bringing a new medical device to market. 


Reggie Bast

Marketing and Social Media

Reggie is a recent graduate from UVic’s Sociology Honours programme (with a minor in Philosophy). He is an extremely creatively-driven individual with experience in music, videography, digital photography, and writing. He is passionate about bringing communities of people together in a creative environment to promote innovation and the sharing of ideas.