CIP Executive Biographies
Barry Croft, President
Barry has been a Paramedic and active in EMS in Alberta for over 20 years. During this time, primarily with Edmonton EMS, he has been a Supervisor of Paramedics, a Training Officer, and Head of Public Safety and Education. He has been seen and heard on numerous local and national broadcasts as an advocate for Safety and Injury Prevention across Canada.
During his busy career Barry has been the Operations Manager of rural EMS services while still working with Edmonton EMS. He acquired his "Facilitator of Adult Education" background from the University of Alberta and attained his formal Incident Command Training from Vermilion Fire Fighting Academy. He has worked as an international Flight Medic, and is proud of his part in helping develop safety and treatment protocols for the NHL's Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club.
Barry oversees the daily operations of CIP and is essential to envisioning and shaping the future for CIP as it continues to evolve and grow as a leader in Industrial Emergency Medical Care.
Barry lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta with his wife and three sons. Both Barry and CIP are active in the community providing services for events such as Safe Grads and financial support to local community teams such as the Sherwood Park Crusaders Junior “A” Hockey Team.
Barry is a member of the following associations:
- Alberta College of Paramedics
- Canadian Association of Adult Educators
- National Association of Emergency Medical Services Educators
- National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians - U.S.
- University of Alberta Alumni Association
- NAIT Alumni Association
- Sherwood Park Chamber of Commerce
- Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce
You can reach Barry through the following:
Phone: 1-888-802-4CIP (4247) or 780-467-4262
Dr. Stan M. Kolber, Medical Director
MSc., MD., CCFP, LL.B., FCLM, FCCLM
Stan Kolber obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Philosophy in 1964. Dr. Kolber acquired his Masters of Science Degree in Psychology in 1967 and his Medical Degree in 1971. In 1984, Dr. Kolber was awarded a Law Degree. All of his degrees were obtained at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Kolber acquired his certification from the Canadian College of Family Physicians in 1975, his Fellowship in the American College of Legal Medicine in 1986, and his Fellowship in the Canadian College of Legal Medicine in 1987.
Dr. Kolber has, since obtaining his Law degree, developed a special interest in Medical malpractice, patient's rights, peer review, and medical-legal issues. Dr. Kolber has been recognized on a number of occasions by the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Court of Queen' s Bench of Alberta as an expert witness in General Medicine.
Dr. Kolber wrote a book titled, "A Doctor's Guide to Preventive Litigation, A Study of Canadian Medical and Dental Negligence" in 1985. In 1989, Dr. Kolber wrote a second book entitled, "Medical Malpractice in Canada - A Physician's Perspective."
Dr. Kolber has also written a number of articles which discuss patient's rights, peer review, legal liabilities of hospitals, and other legal issues.
Dr. Kolber has lectured on numerous occasions regarding medical liability of health care workers to various professional organizations. He has been the medical officer for many companies that provide paramedic and safety services to the movie and industrial settings.
Dr. Kolber has retired from active private practice, but retains all his Physician privileges and is now with CIP full time as their Medical Director. This is a major advantage for CIP as he is able to regularly visit sites, run training programs, communicate with staff, and deal with QA/HSE/Operational issues on a daily basis. To date, Dr. Kolber has initiated many programs to enhance the skills of CIP Paramedics in an effort to provide advanced health and wellness programs and increase opportunities for optimum provision of care to all industrial workers. These programs are available to current CIP clients; please contact CIP HQ for further information or to be part of our Health and Wellness programs.
Sarah Stepney, Accounts Specialist
Sarah has been with CIP since the company was founded in 2005. She works very closely with the President and is responsible for all Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll and Benefits. Sarah lives in Edmonton and enjoys reading, biking, downhill skiing, inline skating, and traveling.
Tammy Hills, Corporate Representative
Tammy Hills is in charge of CIP Sales and Public Relations and is the face of CIP in Calgary. Tammy is often found in meetings with prospective and current clients in both Calgary and Edmonton and is involved with all Public Relations efforts.
Tammy is a registered EMT and has been involved in the EMS for 15 years, working urban and rural Alberta, as well as industrial settings. Tammy spent the majority of her EMS career with the City of Edmonton. She expanded her career in the health care industry by focusing on educating, consulting, managing and now sales and P.R. Tammy represents CIP both locally and internationally. Tammy is a vital component of CIP and enjoys working and living in Calgary. During her time off Tammy enjoys watching and playing hockey, wakeboarding, camping, and travelling. She looks forward to helping shape CIP’s future and continues to provide exceptional customer service for CIP.
Allysia Leddy, Corporate Representative
Allysia joined our sales team as one of our Corporate Representatives in Calgary in July of 2011.
Allysia has been working in the health care industry for the past 10 years. She has been a part of a management team within the health care industry for the last 5 years. Her career began in Calgary where she worked her way into management, consulting, and is now applying her knowledge and expertise to sales and marketing with CIP. Allysia is known for her outgoing, vibrant personality and for her ability to provide exceptional and knowledgeable customer service to our many clients.
Allysia enjoys working and living in Calgary. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, running, and traveling.
Brian Feist, Operations Manager, MEM, EMT-P
Brian started his career as a Registered Nursing Assistant in Calgary, and worked in both urban and rural hospitals. Brian began working for the Edmonton Ambulance Authority as an EMT in 1982 and completed his Paramedic training in 1986 while continuing to work for the City of Edmonton until 2008. Over those 26 years, his duties ranged from EMT, Dispatcher, Paramedic, and Platoon Supervisor to Special Operations Superintendent in charge of specialized activities including the Tactical Paramedics and Champ Car Races. In addition, Brian has been instructing First Aid/CPR, EMRs, EMTs, and Paramedics for over 10 years. He also completed his CSO with Alberta Construction Safety Association and has worked as a field safety officer and as a senior safety advisor.
He started work with CIP in 2008 and has been given the opportunity to experience Paramedicine from the Oil and Gas Industrial side. Brian started at CIP as a field Paramedic, then a training/safety coordinator, and now his most recent challence being that of Operations Manager. He will oversee daily operations and work closely with CIP's field and office staff and other department managers as the office continues to develop and expand into a variety of industrial sectors.
When not at work, you can find Brian enjoying time with his wife, Kathy, and their three children in the great outdoors, which usually revolves around camping and fishing.
Sheena Landals, Human Resources Manager
Sheena joined CIP in September of 2011 taking over payroll and accounts receivable. She has quickly moved from that position into Internal Technical Support and now Human Resources Manager. She brings with her a myriad of skills from her background in Digital Media and Information Technology, Legal and Realtime Reporting, and volunteer work in South America. Sheena is often found assisting staff with technical problems and is always happy to dive into researching solutions for these issues. When away from the office, you'll find Sheena at her cabin, camping, or antiquing.
Marcel Lavigne, Fleet Manager
Marcel is a licensed interprovincial automotive technician. He did his apprenticeship in British Columbia in 1983-1987 and completed his interprovincial certification. Marcel moved to Alberta in 1988 and worked in dealerships in the Calgary/Olds area. He has 28 years in the trade, 22 with Chrysler Canada, and the last fifteen years working as the shop foreman and services manager. Marcel has specialized in diesel- gas engines, fuel systems, air conditioning, electrical diagnostics and repair. He has also specialized in truck chassis dynamics.
Bill Burns, QA/HSE
Bill has been in the safety field for eight years and has worked as a consultant, safety/training coordinator, and as a field advisor. Bill brings a passion for safety and quality assurance to CIP and is looking forward to helping this department grow. When not at work, you can find Bill enjoying time with his family and his granddaughter. He enjoys camping, fishing, and biking, and has taken up a passion for photography.
Liz Cordonier, Recruiting Coordinator
Liz heads the recruitment team at CIP while assisting medics with the application process. She has a background in Public Safety Communications and was employed as a 911 Call Taker and Dispatcher. You can find her participating in school talks, recruiting at ACP exams, and presenting at tradeshows. When she's not at work, Liz loves snowboarding, hiking, and surfing in Australia.
Darryl Rooks, Staff Liason
Darryl has been with CIP since 2011 and is currently part of CIP HR working as Staff Liaison. Darryl provides CIP with youthful enthusiasm and strong communication skills as she speaks daily with CIP field staff and works synergistically with HR, QA, and Operations. Darryl's past times include downhill skiing, watersports, golfing, and cheering on her favorite team, the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Rhonda Murie, Receptionist
Rhonda is one of the newest members of the CIP family, joining us in August of 2012. With a background in travel from Grant MacEwan, as well as working in Administration and Office Services, Rhonda has many years of customer service experience. When not at work, you can find Rhonda cheering on her kids at the pool or the arena in addition to pursuing her latest passion -- kickboxing!
Jenna Hren, Business Development
Jenna is the newest member of CIP's Business Development Team. Jenna has worked in the customer service industry for over ten years. She has owned her own business for the past five years and has many years of experience in the construction sector. She is quite versatile and can accomplish anything she puts her mind to. In her spare time, Jenna enjoys travelling, running, being with family and friends, and taking her dog for walks at the park.