Joe Acker
Joe Acker

Paramedicine and Health Service Leadership Consultant

Hello, I am Joe Acker — an experienced international executive in paramedicine, emergency services, and health systems. My extensive expertise encompasses organizational and leadership strategy, clinical governance, tertiary education, policy development, and professional regulation.

MY background

My professional journey spans more than three decades as a critical care paramedic, emergency services chief, university academic, and health system executive across Canada and Australia. I bring a wealth of expertise to advancing paramedicine, optimizing leadership, and improving patient care globally.

MY Services

What can I do for you?

Consulting & Coaching

As the Principal Director of Leader Tonic Solutions Inc., I work with a team to offer a spectrum of consulting and executive coaching services. Let us guide you and your organization to thrive and achieve your objectives.


Do you need an education program developed, reviewed or delivered? I provide comprehensive education services, specializing in accredited advanced life support training, curriculum design, program evaluation, and high-fidelity critical care simulation.

Speaking & Facilitation

Do you need an engaging speaker or facilitator at your next workshop or conference? I offer my expertise as a speaker and facilitator across themes in paramedicine, emergency services, health systems, leadership, professional regulation, and education.

Expert Witness

I am available to lend my expertise as an expert witness and provide detailed reports for cases pertaining to paramedicine, emergency services, aeromedical transport, and 911 services.


Check out my previous work

Please follow the link below to see some of my previous projects.

“Joe Acker is a consummate professional who I have had the pleasure working with on a number of projects. When you first meet him, you’ll be impressed by how quickly he engages with your mission and aligns with your aims. His approach to leadership is nothing short of enlightened, and his novel concepts are a delight to engage with.”

Nicollas Ductorn
Director of Corporate Marketing
Forge Inc.

Personal mission statement

Driven by a deep commitment to advance paramedicine on a global scale, I am passionate about cultivating people-focused leaders and instigating transformative cultural shifts.

My mission is to contribute to the creation of healthy and resilient organizations within health systems, embodying values of ethical excellence, continuous innovation, and a profound commitment to positive change.

In all that I do, I strive for personal and professional growth, with the overarching goal of making a meaningful impact on the well-being of individuals and communities worldwide.