Education Committee

Jan Hiebert

Jan’s academic credentials and training accomplishments include a BHSc. degree in emergency pre-hospital care, an advanced care paramedic diploma, a certificate in Leadership Development Program through U of S, and the completion of a comprehensive medical simulation instructor program through Harvard University and MIT. Jan also holds a certificate in Investigating and Managing Adverse Events through he University of Calgary. Jan has directed a significant amount ofher personal and professional development to improving patient safety and decreasing medical errors. 

In her professional portfolio, Jan has more than 25 years of experience facilitating continuing education for physicians, nurses, paramedics and first responders. Jan's front-line paramedic experience includes a variety of roles at MD Ambulance including management roles, RUH emergency department, Saskatchewan Air Ambulance and the Health Bus. 

Jan is currently on the ITLS SK Advisory committee and the co-chair of the ITLS Education Committee. She has also been on the COPR Examination Working Group and Examination Development Group since 2011 and is currently the national co-lead for ACPs on the COPR examination Advisory Group.

Jan enjoys traveling, camping, swimming and spending time at the lake with her family.


Matt McGurk

Matt is an Advanced Care Paramedic and Full Time Paramedic Instructor with Saskatchewan Polytechnic. He continuous to work with Medavie Health Services West on a casual basis. Matt believes in lifelong learning and holds a Master of Arts in Health Leadership and holds a Certified Health Executive designation through the Canadian College of Health Leaders. He joined the ITLS Saskatchewan Advisory Committee in 2017, Co-Chairing the Education Committee and works with ITLS International as a member of the Scenario Development Team. 


Carla Roy

Carla has been a practicing paramedic since 1999 and has been working as an Advanced Care Paramedic at Medavie Health Services West (formerly MD Ambulance) since 2002.  Carla also completed her Bachelor of Applied Health Science in 2017 through Medicine Hat College.

Carla has a passion for education and giving back to the EMS community.  She has been a part of the Professional Development Department at Medavie since 2007 where her role consists of quality assurance, performance reviews, emergency response, and providing education to staff (Carla is an instructor of BLS, ACLS, PALS, ITLS, and TLR).  Carla has also been a part of Medavie’s Peer Fitness Team since 2011, which provides annual fitness assessments and overall wellness advice to the employees there.  Carla has been on the ITLS Education Committee since 2013, is part of the COPR Exam Working Group, and is a Road to Mental Readiness facilitator.


Sheldon Lund

Sheldon Lund is an Advanced Care Paramedic currently working at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina Campus.  Fifteen years ago, Sheldon began his career in Northern Saskatchewan; since then, has enjoyed the opportunity of acquiring valuable experiences within varying avenues of EMS.

Sheldon is passionate about continuing education in EMS, and feels being a member of the ITLS education committee is a very rewarding experience. To have the privilege of working alongside such energetic and determined colleagues is truly an honor.

Aside from his career, Sheldon dedicates much of his time to his young son, Matthew, and is involved in coaching Matthew’s baseball team and wrestling team.  Other interests with Matthew include cycling to local parks, and engaging in elaborate action figure wars.


Kerry Gardner
Biography coming soon.