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SHELLEY PREVOST is a respiratory therapist at St. Joseph’s Care Group in Thunder Bay. In this role, she has developed an evidence-based pulmonary rehabilitation program, an in- and outpatient chronic assisted ventilation program for adults requiring long-term chronic ventilation, and a COPD Education Clinic. She has also spearheaded a number of research projects, has presented at numerous conferences, has been interviewed by various media sources, and has been published in peer-reviewed publications.
Shelley is a lifelong learner, holding a respiratory therapy diploma, a Bachelor of Business, a COPD Educator Certificate (2003), a Masters of Respiratory Science (2010), and an Asthma Educator Certificate (2017).
She is highly committed to professional excellence, as demonstrated by her active involvement in organizations associated with professional practice. Since 2013 she has been involved with the ORCS in a number of capacities, most notably as Chair from 2014-2016. Prior to taking on this role, she sat on the Northwestern Ontario Regional committee and served as a longstanding member of the Respiratory Health Educators Interest Group (RHEIG). She has also been an active member of the Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario (RTSO), sitting on the Research and Community Respiratory Therapy committees. In addition, Shelley has reviewed proposals for the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists and been involved in the “Every Breath Counts Lung Health Support Group” as both a founder and speaker. She also somehow finds the time to be involved in the Children’s Aid Society of Thunder Bay, the Thunder Bay Christmas Cheer Fund and Habitat for Humanity.
Her leadership abilities are bolstered by her exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, dependability, and high moral standards. She also demonstrates outstanding critical thinking, focus, analytical and problem solving abilities.
Shelley’s commitment to exemplary clinical practice and lifelong learning, alongside her contagious enthusiasm and seemingly limitless energy, significantly improves respiratory care in Ontario.