Mike Lamacchia

Chief Operating Officer, Provincial Operations

There is nothing more important to Mike than spending quality time with family.

In fact, his career has been driven by a desire to give families as much time together as possible. It has guided him through 20 years of service with STARS, flying over 500 missions as a flight paramedic and making a difference in the lives of his patients and their loved ones.

Mike has worked in Emergency Medical Services for nearly 30 years, graduating from paramedic school in 1990, and honing his skills as paramedic in Cochrane and Calgary before finding his way to STARS.

But Mike wasn’t satisfied with saving lives one patient at a time. His passion for life-saving care led him to manage and launch North America’s first mobile human patient simulation program, which takes STARS’ world-class skills training to EMS professionals all over Western Canada. Because of his many accomplishments, Mike had the privilege of joining the Health Canada team at the G8 summit in 2002. In his current role, Mike is responsible for the operation of our bases across the provinces we operate in, as well as the STARS Emergency Link Centre.

When Mike and his family are not participating in initiatives that support their local community, church, and schools, they enjoy watching live sports and going on adventures in Europe. Mike is also an avid skier, and describes his perfect day as starting on the slopes and ending with a good meal and a glass of red wine.