Introducing Greg Donde, Co-Chair, RTSO Student Affairs Committee

Here is a bit about Greg, from Greg himself:

I found the Respiratory Therapy profession by complete luck as I picked a program that sounded interesting.  It was the right choice as being an RT has led to a joyful, interesting, and stimulating career.  I graduated from the Respiratory Therapy Program at Fanshawe College in 2006.  After graduating, I worked in adult critical care and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in London.  I then went on to spend several years working on the Neonatal Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC).  I continue to work casually at McMaster Children’s Hospital in the NICU.

While working clinically, I completed my Bachelor of Health Science online from Thompson Rivers University and followed that with a Masters of Science Respiratory Care Leadership from Northeastern University in the U.S.  I started teaching part-time in the Respiratory Therapy Program after graduation, and recently moved into a full-time professor role.  I have been an NRP and PALS instructor for a number of years and am a member of the Canadian Pediatric Society’s Neonatal Resuscitation, Executive, and Education Committee.  These committees oversee the Neonatal Resuscitation Program across Canada.

I believe that learning occurs while students are engaged in practical, hands on application, and simulation.  Students are the future of the profession and bring fresh energy and enthusiasm.  I learn just as much from them as they hopefully learn from me.  I look forward to working together with the Student Affairs Committee Co-Chair, Wendy Foote and the student and faculty members from the RT schools across Ontario.

Thank you, Gino De Pinto, for all of your work.  You leave gigantic lungs to fill!

Greg Donde, RRT BHSc MSc

Professor, Respiratory Therapy Program

School of Health Sciences, Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Blvd. London, ON N5Y 5R6

T: 519-452-4430 Ext 2817

gdonde@fanshawec.ca