Our clinical operations team is the forefront of our business. They lead and manage a team of over 30 Sleep Experts and 30 supporting staff. Our staff support is the highest in the industry, maximizing your one on one time with your therapist and providing the greatest potential for a positive outcome.
Our founder and 1988 NAIT graduate, has over 26 years experience treating Sleep Disorders including 12 years in the ICU and NICU services including asthma education, COPD education and diagnostic care. An expert in lung health, he looks after his own set by running, biking and skiing. We’ve tried to catch up with him, but just when we think the trail has ended, he surprises us with a quick rappel to the next adventure or business opportunity.
With us since the Vernon branch was on four wheels and the warehouse was her trunk. She is a Thompson Rivers University graduate and reinforced her entrepreneurial spirit with the completion of an Executive Business Administration program at Notre Dame University. In addition to her education, her clinical experience includes over twelve years in homecare with IRS and a variety of hospital experience including Acute Care, OR and Sleep Labs. Whether she is assisting clients or training new team members she always leads with respect and compassion.
Starting on the front lines with IRS at our Prince George branch as a Clinical Services Coordinator she knows our administrative functions inside out, outside in and upside down. Leading the change train, she knows where we’ve been and has the vision to see where we’re going. She has completed her Project Management Certification and is responsible for streamlining administrative process, procedures, and continuous improvement projects. We think she has a Doctorate in Time Management as well as she has exceptional communication with everyone around her whether the issue is big or small.
Michelle is not only a Thomson Rivers University Graduate; she has a diverse professional background, bringing a wealth of information and experience with her. In addition to 8 years of homecare she’s worked at the BC Children’s Hospital in both the Special Care Nursery as well as the Intensive Care Unit. At the Vernon Jubilee Hospital she experienced the Acute Care and Operating Room calibrating anesthetic carts and was with the Provincial Respiratory Program for one year. Her entrepreneurial spirit shone through as she started her own company teaching CPR while becoming a mom. She has lived in both Mexico and Massachusetts and loves to travel and explore.
Based in Prince George and covering hundreds of kilometers in every direction keeps Dennis busy, but he still manages to take advantage of the amazing recreational opportunities Northern BC has to offer. Urban legend has it he is the first one to see fresh powder each ski season and the last one to see it melt. He is a Cariboo College graduate (now Thompson Rivers University), and COPD educator. In between spending time with his active family he has acquired over thirteen years in homecare, and ten years as a staff Therapist at PGRH.
On a westward journey from the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Dan has made frequent stops across our country, gaining experience, awards and family members. He has enjoyed a diverse career in respiratory homecare including both public and private sectors. He earned his certification from the Victoria General Hospital School of Respiratory Therapy in Halifax and upon completing his registry exams, he was awarded the Trudell Award, based on his high academic achievement and commitment to clinical excellence. After landing in Regina, he and his family fell in love with BC through photos so they headed west to Penticton where Dan joined us at IRS. He enjoys spending time with his family exploring the landscapes of the East Kootenays, making pizza and reading sea stories and history in his spare time.