Bryan Buell has practised for 37 years as a registered respiratory therapist and is currently the Executive Director for the College and Association of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta where he executes the duties of Registrar, Complaints Director and Privacy Officer. The college and association is a regulatory body executing delegated provincial government authority to regulate the profession of Respiratory Therapy in the Province of Alberta.
Bryan is a life-long learner and has completed a certificate in health and fitness studies, a bachelor degree in general studies at Simon Fraser University, a diploma in acute healthcare administration from the University of Saskatchewan and recently completed the governance as leadership, strategic frameworks, leadership and organizing action and not for profit financial management courses from Harvard College in Cambridge Massachusetts.
He is proud to have been recipient of the following awards:
· 2002 Premier’s Award from the Alberta Government for designing a Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Medical Diagnostic Sonography Education programs for Alberta;
· 1996 International Teaching Award from the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development at the University of Texas Austin;
· 1993 Outstanding Service Award from the Alberta Society of Respiratory Therapists
In his practice of respiratory therapy he has worked in a wide variety of clinical practice settings in hospitals, homecare, as well as the classroom, laboratory and simulation learning environments at Foothills Hospital, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and University of Calgary Medical School.
He is passionate about providing service to people and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as they relate to respiratory therapy regulatory affairs in Alberta.