Faculty

  Our SFR instructors bring years of experience in sports medicine and EMS to their courses with evidence-based knowledge, theoretical clarifications and practical hands-on skill sets.

 
  JOHN BOULAY
B.Sc., CAT(C), EMT, DO(Q)
Certified Athletic Therapist
Primary Care Paramedic, Osteopath
 
  • John has over 30 years clinical experience in the private and varsity sports medicine settings.
  • Former part-time primary care paramedic in Montreal for Urgences Santé (1984-1995)
  • Part-time faculty at Concordia University (Advanced Emergency Care in Sport)
  • Part-time faculty UQTR (Soins d’Urgences Avancés en Milieu Sportif)
  • Part-time faculty Université de Sherbrooke (Formation Premier Répondant en Soin Sportif)
  • John lectures at national and international sport medicine conferences and is an emergency care consultant to professional and amateur sport team/leagues. He regularly trains NHL, CFL, as well as Cirque du Soleil therapists world-wide
  • He was national and Olympic team therapist and chair of sports medicine and science committee for Judo Canada for over 20 years
  • John is the founding president and a current director of the Quebec Sports Medicine Council and current chair of the CTSQ Concussion Committee. He is also a member of the CATA High Performance Committee
  • He had the privilege of working on Canada’s Health Care Team at over 15 multi-sport games
Major games experience include:
  • Olympic Games: 2010 Vancouver (Core)
  • Olympic Games: 2004 Athens (NSO)
  • Olympic Games: 2000 Sydney (Core)
  • Paralympic Games: 1996 Atlanta (Core)
  • FISU Games: 1995 Japan (Core)
  • Francophone Games: 2001 Ottawa (Judo Canada)
  • Francophone Games: 1997 Madagascar (Chief Therapist)
  • Francophone Games: 1989 Morocco (Judo Quebec)
  • Commonwealth Games: 2002 Manchester (Core)
  • PanAm Games: 2007 Rio de Janiero (ACT)
  • PanAm Games: 2003 Santo Domingo (Chief Therapist)
  • PanAm Games: 1999 Winnipeg (Judo Canada)
  • Macabiah Games: 1993 Israel (Core)
Pertinent certifications include:
  • Red Cross Instructor-Trainer: First Responder, EMR, CPR/AED, ANAPHYLAXSIS (since 1997)
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation: Instructor-Trainer/Instructor (1989-2009)
  • PHTLS-Instructor (1998)
 
  GARY McHUGH
EMT-P, ACP
Advanced Care Paramedic
Emergency Care Instructor
 
  • Advanced Care Paramedic with over 35 years of prehospital experience in EMS
  • Former advanced care paramedic / supervisor with Montreal’s EMS system Urgences Santé
  • Full time faculty member at John Abbott Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Program
  • Emergency care consultant to various professional and amateur sport teams/leagues
  • Educator for various programs and municipal first responder systems
Pertinent certifications include:
  • Red Cross Instructor-Trainer: First Responder, EMR, CPR/AED, ANAPHYLAXSIS (since 1997)
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation: Instructor-Trainer/Instructor CPR/AED, ANAPHYLAXSIS, First-Aid
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation: Instructor- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
 
  CHRISTINE WALLER B.Sc. CAT(C), EMT-P
Certified Athletic Therapist
Advanced Care Paramedic
 
  • B.Sc. Concordia University: Exercise science; specialized in Athletic Therapy
  • First Graduating class from Pre Hospital Emergency Care (John Abbott)
  • Varsity sport experience: Concordia, Bishops, McGill and John Abbott CEGEP teams
  • Former Primary Care Paramedic for Urgences Santé
  • Full-time Advanced Care Paramedic - Nova Scotia
  • Extensive experience in lifeguarding /aquatic rescue
  • Consultant: Emergency care / aquatic rescue for a circus show based in China
Pertinent certifications include:
  • Red Cross Instructor: First Responder, EMR, CPR/AED, ANAPHYLAXSIS
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
 
  ANNIE DESBIENS
inf., BSc. CAT(C)
Certified Athletic Therapist
Nurse
 
  • B.Sc. Concordia University: Exercise science; specialized in Athletic Therapy
  • Athletic Therapist: LHJMQ- Acadie-Bathurst Titan, Remparts de Québec
  • Critical care nurse Hopital Notre Dame de Fatima –La Pocatière
  • Nurse at Hôpital de l’Enfant Jésus, Québec ( emerg, psych emerg, trauma, cardio, neuro)
  • Instructor/Technician: Practical nursing skills
  • Former CBoCAT member- CATA national certification exam admin/development
Pertinent certifications include:
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation: Instructor CPR/AED/ANAPHYLAXSIS, First-Aid
 
  CHANTAL COMEAU
B.Sc. CAT(C), KIN
Certified Athletic Therapist
Kinesiologist
 
  • B.Sc. Concordia University: Exercise science; specialized in Athletic Therapy
  • Part-time faculty at Concordia University (Labs: Advanced Emergency Care in Sport)
  • Part-time faculty at Concordia University (various athletic therapy courses)
  • Athletic Therapist: member of Judo/Karate Quebec/Canada therapy team
  • Current president: Quebec Sports Medicine Council
  • Coordinator for Quebec Games Medical Services
Pertinent certifications include:
  • Red Cross Instructor: First Responder, CPR/AED, ANAPHYLAXSIS
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation: Instructor CPR/AED/ANAPHYLAXSIS, First-Aid
 
  MARC-ANTOINE DORÉ
B.Sc. CAT(C)
Certified Athletic Therapist
 
  • B.Sc. Concordia University: Exercise science; specialized in Athletic Therapy
  • Athletic Therapist: Osteo-MedSport clinic
  • Athletic Therapist: Athletics Canada / Quebec therapy team
  • Athletic Therapist: over 50 team tournaments from regional to international in various sports (football, hockey, athletics, running, judo, karate, taekwondo, rugby, etc.)
  • Invited speaker: Concordia, Coin du Coureur
  • Instructor: Formations MAD, Red Cross, Sports First Responder, Athletics Canada, RSEQ
  • Instructor: Secourisme Football / First Aid
Pertinent certifications include:
  • Red Cross Instructor: First Responder, SFA, CPR/AED, ANAPHYLAXSIS