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Certified Respiratory Educators

Experts in the field of asthma and allergy education
Sylvia Grutzmacher

Sylvia Grutzmacher

RRT, CRE

Sylvia graduated as a Respiratory Therapist in 1983 and achieved certification as a Respiratory Educator in 2008. She currently works in Community Integrated Health Services providing Asthma and COPD Education Clinics, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Home Oxygen Therapy and Community Respiratory Therapy. Sylvia is fluent in English and French.

Holly Mitchell

Holly Mitchell

RRT, CRE

Holly has been a practicing RT in her home province of Nova Scotia for 15 years, obtaining first her Asthma Educator certification in 2006, and going on to complete her Respiratory Educator in 2007. Throughout her career, Holly has worked in various capacities including both hospital- based and community respiratory education, program development, pulmonary rehabilitation. Holly currently works in the community with home oxygen and sleep therapeutics.

Tracy Cushing

Tracy Cushing

RRT, CRE

Tracy Cushing has been a Respiratory Therapist for 25 years and has worked in Canada and the Middle East. She has worked with Respirologists in the research of COPD and pulmonary rehabilitation, and as an instructor at the Dalhousie School of Health Sciences in Respiratory Therapy.

Over the past several years she has been working as a certified asthma and COPD educator, smoking cessation counselor and pulmonary rehabilitation coordinator.

 

Susan Haskell

Susan Haskell

RRT, CRE, CTE, FCSRT

Susan Haskell is a Registered Respiratory Therapist, Certified Respiratory Educator, Certified Tobacco Educator and Fellow of the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists with 24 years of experience in respiratory care and education.