ACE Committee

Accreditation, Competency and Examination (ACE)

ACE Committee Biographies

Jackie Archibald (nee Cavanagh)

Jackie graduated as a Respiratory Therapist from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario in 1999. She worked for five years as a Registered Respiratory Therapist at the University of Alberta Hospital and the Stollery Children's Hospital.  In 2002 she became part of the Pediatric and Neonatal ECMO Team at the Stollery and in 2004 decided to return to school to study Perfusion. She attended the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in Toronto and received a Post Diploma in Cardiovascular Perfusion in 2005. Jackie returned to work as a Perfusionist at the University of Alberta Hospital and the Stollery Children's Hospital. Jackie also worked for Maquet-Dynamed Inc. as a Clinical Application Specialist for their Cardiopulmonary and Mechanical Ventilation divisions from April 2009-Jan 2011.  Jackie has experience with Neonatal, Pediatric and Adult perfusion and transplantation in addition to Pediatric and Adult mechanical assist devices.  Her department received the 2008 CSCP Team Award and she was member of the 2010 Team Award for the ACE committee. Jackie is fluent in English and French.
Hélène Desrochers 
Hélène graduated from the College Ste-Foy in nursing in 1985.  She worked 11 years as a nurse, 7 years in the cardio-vascular intensive care unit.  She then attended Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in Toronto and graduated as a perfusionist in 1998. Hélène is both Canadian and American certified. She works in Quebec City at Hôpital Laval (I.U.C.P.Q.), one of the largest cardiac centers in Canada. She has experience in both adult and pediatric perfusion and mechanical assist devices.   Hélène previously served on the ACE Committee from 2003-2008 and rejoined in 2015.  

Sarah Monfils

Sarah Monfils has a research background with both a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in the field of Biomedical Science. A predominant research focus for Sarah during her education was cardiac metabolism. She also has a background in teaching, having taught biology during her educational years. After completing her Master's degree, she went on to complete the perfusion program in Montreal and successfully challenged the Canadian certification examination. She has been a certified Canadian perfusionist since 2015 and is currently a perfusionist at Hôpital Sacré-Coeur de Montréal. Sarah is bilingual, with French as her first language, and is happy to bring forth her skills to aid the perfusion community. She became a member of the ACE Committee in 2017.
Kyle O'Scienny

Kyle completed his Bachelor of applied Science (Kinesiology) from Simon Fraser University in 2003, followed by a diploma in Respiratory Therapy from Thompson Rivers University in 2007. After graduation, Kyle joined the Respiratory therapy department at Royal Columbian hospital in 2007. He worked as a Respiratory Therapist for 5 years before returning to school to complete his Advanced Speciality Certificate in Cardiovascular Perfusion from British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). A member of the 1st graduating class form BCIT in 2012 Kyle subsequently joined the Cardiovascular Perfusion department at Royal Columbian and has been working as a CSCP certified perfusionist since 2012 and recently joined the ACE committee in 2015.  Kyle is the recipient of the CSCP 2013 Alec Thorpe Achievement Award.

Marlee Parker

Marlee completed her Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in 2011, followed by an Advanced Graduate Diploma in Cardiovascular Perfusion from the Michener Institute in 2012.  Marlee was hired at The Hospital for Sick Children and has been working as a paediatric Perfusionist for the past three years.  Sickkids is skilled in many advanced techniques due to the complex nature of congenital cardiac defects.  The perfusion department at SickKids employs the use of many different types of equipment and management strategies geared towards each patient’s needs.  Marlee is both CSCP and ABCP certified and became a members of the ACE Committee in 2015.