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The strength and success of Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) is backed by our volunteer board of directors. Consisting of 12 independent directors and our CEO its members represent a variety of industries and geographies across Ontario. Together the board provides oversight, insight, and foresight to WSPS operations.

Ajay Bhardwaj

WSPS Board Member | Technology & Innovation Committee Chair

WSPS board member Ajay Bhardwaj started his career working on Ergonomics consulting engagements in a variety of industries including utilities, textiles, automotive

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Ayden Robertson

Specialized Consultant

Ayden Robertson provides a wide range of ergonomics solutions to employers in Northern Ontario . . .

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Bobby Singh

CTO & CISO Toronto Stock Exchange

WSPS board member Bobby Singh is a driven executive with proven track record for designing and implementing highly available and secure services.

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Chad Kavanaugh

Specialized Services Lead

Chad Kavanagh takes a collaborative approach to helping WSPS clients control the complex and diverse hazards of confined spaces . . .

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Dale Wales

Specialized Consultant

Dale brings high levels of expertise and expectation to his role as a Specialized Consultant in confined spaces.

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Don Patten

Specialized Services Lead

Don Patten is an ergonomics specialist who appreciates Ontario workers' daily contributions and wants to help keep them healthy and safe every day . . .

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Fred H. Burke

Audit & Finance Committee Chair

WSPS board member Fred H. Burke is an accomplished c-suite executive having over 30 years of experience within large and mid-sized private and public companies

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Janet Cloud

Human Resources Committee Chair

WSPS board member Janet Cloud is an accomplished senior technology and operations executive with global experience in medium to large companies.

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Jason Fleming

Canadian HR Executive I Corporate Director

WSPS board member Jason Fleming is a Canadian HR executive, corporate director, speaker and thought leader with over a decade of varied HR experience.

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Kelly Fernandes

Specialized Consultant

Kelly Fernandes works closely with member firms to assess workers' exposures to hazardous chemicals, biological agents, noise and heat stress, and create control/prevention programs . . .

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Krista Schmid

Specialized Services Lead

A strong advocate for workplace mental health, Krista has been guiding member firms on the development . . .

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Liliane Lamarche

Specialized Consultant

As a bilingual ergonomics expert working with federal and provincial customers in Eastern Ontario . . .

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Louise Logan

Governance Committee Chair

Louise Logan has served on the WSPS Board since 2017. She is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Governance Committee

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Lynn Brownell

President & Chief Executive Officer, WSPS

Ms. Brownell continually seeks new ways to extend WSPS' reach to the approximately 4 million employees working in the manufacturing, agriculture and services sectors across Ontario

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Madison Sieloff

Specialized Consultant

Madison's mission is to help employers and workers understand occupational exposures and bring awareness to occupational health . . .

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Marianne Matichuk, Chair

Former Mayor of the City of Greater Sudbury

WSPS Board Chair Marianne Matichuk has over 30 years of health and safety, political and business experience in several roles, including the first elected female and former Mayor of the City of Greater Sudbury

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Marjan Pouran

Tech & Agility Executive

WSPS Board Member Marjan Pouran has over 20 years of technology and leadership experience, she has been serving on boards for last 10 years across for-profit and not-for-profit

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Melissa Morin

Specialized Consultant

With a deep understanding of the physical, environmental and cognitive demands on workers, WSPS Consultant Melissa Morin helps employers . . .

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Michael Wilson

Specialized Services Lead

Michael uses his knowledge of legislation, standards and good practices to help WSPS' customers achieve success...

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Mike Lanigan

Specialized Consultant

To Mike, job satisfaction comes from "seeing workers beam with joy because an ergonomics risk assessment . . .

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Nathan Birtch

Specialized Consultant

To find practical solutions to complicated and costly musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in his customers' workplaces . . .

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Nicola McGovern

Director, Environment, Health & Safety, Acklands-Grainger Inc.

WSPS board member Nicola McGovern is an effective senior leader, compliance professional and advisor with over 12 years' experience in environment, health & safety

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Norm Kramer

Specialized Services Lead

Norm's deep understanding of warehouse and distribution operations translates into winning health and safety solutions . . .

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Rafik Zaki

Specialized Consultant

With 16 years' experience in the field of machine safety and robotics, Rafik has the ability . . .

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Rem Langan

Chief Development Officer, Parachute

WSPS board member Rem Langan is an accomplished and successful marketer with over 35 years of experience in executive management, marketing and communications

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Rishma Brenner

Specialized Services Lead

WSPS's customers can take a giant leap in their health and safety journey by adopting a management systems approach, says Rishma Brenner . . .

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Robert Vomiero

Specialized Services Lead

As the use of automation and robotics in workplaces grows exponentially, WSPS's customers can rely on Robert . . .

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Sarah Hobbs

Specialized Consultant

Based in Ottawa, ON, ergonomist Sarah Hobbs helps federal organizations and provincial employers in Eastern Ontario . . .

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Scott Smith

National Health & Safety Coordinator, UNIFOR (Ford)

WSPS board member Scott Smith has more than 15 years in the labour movement and ten years' experience in Health and Safety. He represents a wide range of sectors

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Sean MacCormack

Specialized Consultant

As an ergonomist with additional expertise in health and safety, Sean provides consulting, risk assessments and training . . .

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Tanya Muller

Specialized Consultant

Whether she’s conducting ergonomic assessments, physical or cognitive demands analyses, or training workplace parties on hazards related to MSDs . . .

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Tony Thoma

Executive Dean, Engineering, Technology & Trades at Conestoga College

WSPS board member Tony Thoma's experiences include senior-level positions in academia and industry including: Dean of Engineering Technology, VP operations

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Warren Clements

Specialized Services Lead

Warren Clements provides workplaces with clear solutions for issues related to noise, airborne chemicals, indoor air quality, designated substances, thermal stress and respiratory protection . . .

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Influence. Advocate. Transform.

Now Accepting Applications

It is an exhilarating time at Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) and we're looking for two inspirational and collaborative individuals to join our board of directors.

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Learn About Our Candidate Conflict of Interest Policy

As part of the our Director Recruitment policy, all director candidates must consider possible conflicts of interest with WSPS.

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