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Deputy Chief of Lanark County Paramedic Service wins Forty Under Forty Award

On Friday, June 21, 2024 at Hilton Lac-Leamy, Breanne Lapointe, Deputy Chief of Lanark County Paramedic Service (LCPS), was honoured with a Top Forty Under 40 award, a prestigious recognition in the region for young professionals.

The award, supported by the Ottawa Business Journal, Ottawa Board of Trade, and Telfer School of Management, highlights recipients’ business achievements, professional experience, and community contributions.

This year saw “fierce competition” with 163 nominations. From those 163 nominees, 88 finalists emerged, with the top 40 chosen for their outstanding accomplishments.

Greg Richards, Vice-Dean of Graduate Professional Programs at Telfer School of Management, commented on the diversity among this year’s winners, noting entrepreneurs across sectors like health care, finance, construction, and social services, as well as leaders from established businesses in high-tech, retail, and community services.

At the ceremony, attended by her family and LCPS colleagues, including Chief Travis Mellema, Breanne Lapointe was celebrated for her leadership in advancing operational efficiency, patient care, and community outreach within the paramedic service.

“Under Breanne’s guidance, our paramedic service has achieved significant milestones,” Chief Mellema remarked. “We are incredibly proud of her for receiving this well-deserved recognition and appreciate the selection committee’s awareness of the crucial role our emergency and community services play in supporting the overall well-being of our local communities.”


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