I am excited to be joining the RTSO Board of Directors as Secretary and to support our members as an advocate for our incredible profession.

I completed a B.A. in Child and Youth Studies in 2010 and worked for several years before deciding to return to school. I was drawn to Respiratory Therapy after it was recommended to me by a Paramedic friend in the Pre-Health Sciences program. I was immediately drawn to its fast paced, hands-on nature, which addressed my combined desire to feel challenged and to help others.

I graduated in 2015 from Conestoga College and I have worked clinical bedside at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Hamilton General Hospital ever since. In 2018, I began another journey into our profession as a part-time faculty member in the Respiratory Therapy program at Conestoga College. It has been incredibly rewarding combining my passion for patient care and teaching.

I am a strong believer in the power of teamwork and that no one achieves anything alone. I am looking forward to contributing to the many initiatives undertaken by the incredible team at the RTSO!

If you wish to become part of the RTSO’s Community RT Committee, please email Sylvia Mortimer at s.mortimer@dafht.ca