Greg is the President of IAEM Canada and has recently retired after 30 years in Municipal Government. He has decades of notable experience instituting strategic emergency, continuity, and leadership programs with implementation at the field, corporate and international level. Contact: 587-581-3368, firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Stager – Director of IAEM Canada Professional Development
Heather is an independent, international consultant with expertise in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. Heather holds a Master of Environmental Studies, is fluent in English & Spanish, and has more than 10 years of experience in the Caribbean, Latin America. In Canada, she has worked on Aboriginal resilience projects and also as part of the Red Cross Movement. Heather has been a member of IAEM Canada since 2015 and has been the Director for Membership Engagement since February 2016.
Jasmin Carlton – Treasurer
Jasmin holds the Professional Community and Economic Developer of Saskatchewan designation, a degree in Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies, and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Disaster & Emergency Management program at Royal Roads University. She resides in Saskatoon and below to half a dozen boards and committees that focus on community and culture. Contact: (306) 482-7578, email@example.com
Jenn Nelson is a Program Coordinator at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Her portfolio covers health and safety, emergency and crisis management, first aid and business continuity. Jenn is also a Disaster Management Personal Disaster Assistance Responder and a First Responder with the Canadian Red Cross. Contact: 613-730-6280, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Wade – Immediate Past President
Contact: 403-218-9568, email@example.com
Ryna Brideau-Thombs – Secretary
Ryna is the head of Emergency Management & Business resilience for EPCOR Utilities, located in Edmonton Alberta. She has 25 years of EM experience, working for two provincial EM organizations (BC, AB), and the private sector (telecommunications, utilities). She is also an Army Reserve Logistics Officer. Contact: 780-718-3116, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Scott Roberts – Vice President
Scott is the Director of Protective Services for the Town of Okotoks, Alberta where he provides leadership for all aspects of Municipal Enforcement, Fire Services and Emergency Management. In this role he is also the Senior Town liaison to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Alberta health Services and the Alberta Emergency Management Agency as the Director of Emergency Management. Scott honed his skills as a Manager of Emergency Services with the Government of Alberta, Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General and a career with the Toronto Police Service spanning 31 years.
Contact: 404 938 8924, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean Vaisler – Director of IAEM-Canada Communications and Marketing
Sean Vaisler is an Emergency Manager with Health Emergency Management British Columbia, he is responsible for Vancouver Acute which includes Vancouver General Hospital. He received his Masters in Disaster and Emergency Management from Royal Roads University in 2016. Sean has more than more than 10 years of progressive experience in paramedicine, disaster response, emergency management, and mass gathering event, planning and risk management. Sean operated as a paramedic with the Israeli ambulance service “Magen David Adom” disaster response unit. Sean is an active Research Member with Mass Gathering Medicine Interest Group with the University of British Columbia since 2011. In 2014 Sean became a member of IAEM Canada; in in the fall of 2015 he became a committee member with the Communications and Marketing group. Sean has a passionate interest in improving upon and understanding the link between mass gatherings, pre-hospital care and the field of disaster and emergency management. Contact: 604-377-9304, email@example.com
Sherry D. Hiriart – CEM Commissioner
Sherry D. Hiriart has twenty years of EM experience with a focus on operational Human Resources in response and training/responder development in the preparedness phase. Sherry is a graduate of University of Waterloo, Canada and holds a CEM (Emergency Management designation), CHRL (HR designation), a CTDP (Training designation). She is a Disaster Manager and is a Senior Facilitator with the Canadian Red Cross. In addition to Disaster Management, Sherry manages both an HR and Legal Department for a Property Management organization focusing on residential housing and condominium redevelopment.
Tom Watts – President – Alberta Region
Tracey Blaine – Director of IAEM-Canada Professional Development Committee