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Geeta Sharma

Director, Wellbeing & Occupational Health and Safety, Region of Waterloo

Geeta's professional journey spans almost two decades of leading Environmental Health and Safety Management Systems; Enterprise Risk Management and Insurance, Emergency Response and Crisis Management; Resiliency and Business Continuity Planning; WSIB/Disability Management; Occupational Health and Wellness; Environmental and Hazardous Products Management and Industrial Hygiene portfolios.

She has partnered with very large, complex, multi-sited and unionized workplaces in diverse sectors including healthcare, higher education, municipal government, mail processing, transportation/distribution, and food manufacturing/industrial settings. At these organizations, she has led large teams, across diverse geographic regions and work locations to implement deeply integrated safety and risk intelligent cultures for up to 20,000 employees, aligned with organizational strategic goals. She is currently the Director of Wellbeing and Occupational Health and Safety at the Region of Waterloo.

Her academic credentials include an MBA (Management of Innovation and Technology), an MPH (Safety and Risk Management Systems) and BASc. (Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety) degrees, and a 2-year diploma in Biochemistry. She also holds the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and the Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designations.

Geeta is also an active member of the broader safety and risk management community. She has served on the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals; sat on the Education Advisory Council of the PSHSA; is a member on Risk and Insurance Management Society; Ontario Municipal Health and Safety Association, and Threads of Life.