Editorial Team


Matthew J Douma
Adjunct Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Matthew has been an emergency nurse since 2006. He is currently a clinical nurse educator at the Royal Alexandra Hospital Emergency Department and an adjunct associate professor of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Alberta. His clinical and research interests are in the areas of resuscitation and emergency department operations. 


Heather McLellan
Associate Professor, Advanced Studies in Critical Care Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB

Heather McLellan is an Associate Professor with Mount Royal University in the Advanced Studies in Critical Care Nursing Program. She has almost 40 years of emergency, critical care and transport nursing experience working in Canada and Internationally with twenty years of that time spent working on helicopter air ambulances including Air One (Tyler, Texas), University of Texas Life Flight (Galveston, Texas) and Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS, Calgary). Heather has authored, edited and reviewed multiple itmes for textbooks and journals for transport and emergency. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Air & Surface Transport Nursing Association, Canadian Aerospace Medicine and Aeromedical Transport Association, the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing for both Emergency and Transport Nursing Specialty exams and as a peer reviewer for the Air Medical Journal. Heather maintains clinical currency working in the Foothills Medical Centre Emergency Department, Calgary’s Level One Trauma Centre. Her teaching focus is online distance education for the adult professional. Research interests include prehospital and critical care patient transport and scholarship of teaching and learning as it relates to advanced nursing education.


Christopher Picard
Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Christopher Picard has worked in tertiary, rural, and remote areas as an emergency nurse. In his role as a medic with the Canadian Forces he has worked in prehospital, clinical and austere roles both domestically and abroad. Chris currently works as a Clinical Nurse Educator at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton Alberta Canada. His research interests are trauma care, evidence-based practice and knowledge translation. He is currently a graduate student in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta.


Michelle Lalonde
Inf., MN, PhD/ RN, MN, PhD
Associate Professor & Assistant Director, Nursing Graduate Programs, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

Michelle Lalonde is an associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Ottawa. Michelle completed her doctoral work at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. Her thesis was focused on exploring the impact of nurse preceptors’ emotional intelligence on new graduate nurses’ socialization outcomes during a preceptorship program. Michelle’s program of research is focused on the main theme of Readiness & Transition to Nursing Practice with the theme of la Francophonie integrated throughout. Michelle is particularly interested in the transition of new graduate nurses in emergency department settings. Michelle’s area of clinical expertise is emergency/ trauma and general surgery; she  practiced in emergency departments in Québec and Ontario.


Jeanesse Bourgeois
Clinical Coordinator, Montreal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre, Pointe-Claire, QC

Jeanesse Bourgeois

Jeanesse Bourgeois is the Clinical Coordinator for the Emergency Department at the CIUSSS Ouest de l'ile de Montreal. She brings with her years of prior experience with the McGill University Health Center. Fourteen years of her career have been spent as an assistant nurse manager in the emergency department of the Montreal General Hospital, specializing in trauma and mental health. She also spent time as the unit manager in the MUHC COVID-19 testing center.

After graduating from McGill University with a BScN in 2004, Jeanesse went on to complete a diploma in health care management from McGill University in 2009 and most recently a Masters in Nursing from Athabasca University in 2022.

Jeanesse has a strong interest in quality improvement in health care completing a thesis looking at the accuracy of trauma triage and the impact on quality of care in the emergency department. She has been involved in numerous projects involving major changes in practice in the emergency department. Her work from her thesis research as well as other projects has been presented at several local and national conferences including the National Emergency Nurses Association national conference in 2019 and the Trauma Association of Canada conference in 2022.


Leanne Tyler
Sessional Instructor and Course Developer, Critical Care/Emergency Nursing Program, MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB

Leanne Tyler

Leanne Tyler is a Sessional Instructor and Course Developer with MacEwan University in the Critical Care/Emergency Nursing Program. With over 20 years of nursing experience, the majority of which being emergency nursing within tertiary and rural settings, Leanne remains passionate about the teaching and mentorship of emergency nurses. She serves as a Mentor for Emergency Nursing Certification on behalf of the Canadian Nurses Association and is a member of the National Emergency Nurses Association’s Emergency Nursing Certification Committee. Her teaching experience also includes undergraduate and graduate nursing curricula within Canada and Australia. In addition to Critical Care/Emergency Nursing, she has developed nursing professional development modules such as Advanced Health Assessment, Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics, and Advanced Laboratory and Diagnostic Interpretation. In 2008, Leanne completed a Master of Nursing with a specialization in Teaching and Learning, specifically the evaluation of novice emergency nurses, from the University of Alberta. In keeping with her intense desire for professional growth in health care policy and service delivery, she completed a Master of Health Management from McMaster University in 2018. She also proudly served as a Nursing Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces.


Carrie Meagher

Program Head, Emergency Nursing Specialty Program, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, BC

Carrie Meagher is a registered nurse with 16 years of nursing experience and is currently in the Program Head role of the British Columbia Institute of Technology Emergency Nursing Specialty Program. She is a passionate nurse, and has particular interest in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Nursing with most of her nursing experience at a level 1 trauma centre. Carrie brings her Emergency Nursing expertise supporting the growth and development of Emergency Nurses across BC, Canada as well as Internationally. Recently completing a Masters of Nursing in Education from the University of Victoria, Carrie is looking forward to learning and growing in the advanced practice role bringing current, relevant and evidenced based research to the forefront of Emergency Nursing.

Editorial Board Members

Allan Lai BSN, Vancouver BC

Steve Gagne, MScN RN, Montreal QC

Michelle Gagnon MN RN, Vancouver BC

Domhnall ODochartaigh MSc RN, Edmonton AB

Rob Paquin MSc RN, North Vancouver BC

Emily Tang BScN RN, Vancouver BC