Director at Large 2016-2018
Josh served as a clearance diver in the Royal Canadian Navy for 26 years and as a Port Inspection Diver for the HMCS Montcalm in Québec City. Highlights of his career included working in R&D on the DCIEM decompression tables, and the mine counter-measures (MCM) diving apparatus; supervision, operations and maintenance of the DRDC Toronto diving chambers; working on the Swiss Air Flight 111 recovery mission; and participating in multiple international diving exercises.
Since retiring from the military, he has worked as the Chief Operator at the DRDC Toronto Diving Research Facility, Safety Director (locum) at the King Edward Hospital in Bermuda, and in the Toronto General Hospital Hyperbaric Department. Since returning to his home province of Québec, Josh has been the principle consultant and instructor for the Hyperlite (EEHS) program at Les Escoumins, and for the OPP Dive Team in Ontario. He was also the main technical consultant during the construction of the new chamber at CHAU de Lévis, and is the current Safety Director for the Lévis hyperbaric chamber.
Josh was the first Secretary on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Chapter of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), and a former board member for the Québec Federation of Subaquatic Sport. He has been emergency coordinator for the Québec Diving Medical Centre since 2004, and is a committee member for the CSA Z275.1 Hyperbaric Facilities group.