Secretary, Board of Directors
Member of the Governance & Risk Committee
Michael (Mike) Merko’s career includes over 25 years as a distinguished service as a paramedic professional with 18 years serving as a frontline paramedic. Mike has provided paramedic services in Halton Region, Peel Region and Middlesex-London. His career has also included providing critical care air ambulance services with Ornge, Canadian Global Air Ambulance and Paladin Air Ambulance. He has served in multiple leadership positions from supervisor/superintendent to Deputy Chief of Operations. As Operations Chief of the Ontario Emergency Medical Assistance Team (EMAT), Mike provided leadership as the Incident Commander at several high-profile incident. Mike is currently the Paramedic Practice Coordinator/Educator at the Sunnybrook Centre for Prehospital Medicine.
Mike has a strong commitment to leverage his experience as a paramedic working with patients in crisis to help those with mental health and addiction challenges.
Mike was elected to the ADAPT Board of Directors in 2022. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Business Administration from McMaster University, and he resides in Milton.