She has developed expertise and adeptness at managing change, as she led her teams through major transformation initiatives (technology, organizational, legal or otherwise).
Carrie is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, and former President of the alumni association.
Sr. Vice Chair
Adrian is a graduate of Andrews University, of Berrien Springs, Michigan, U.S.A. with a Masters of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education and a minor in Communications. Before coming to Canada Adrian held the position of Communications & Outreach Manager for the National Occupational Safety & Health Agency of Trinidad and Tobago. There he grew a greater passion for Safety and Health issues and is a firm believer that safety is everyone’s business. We should all “Prepare & prevent instead of repair & repent.”
Treasurer & Secretary
Arthur’s strengths are in helping his clients realize their vision, providing a clear strategy model custom designed to the client’s profile and objectives, and providing immediate tools to ensure increased profitability for the client’s business.
Arthur believes in the importance of the Ottawa Safety Council’s mission and vision and the OSC’s contribution to community safety. He is proud to support an excellent management team at the OSC and help the organization and its tremendous volunteers continue to provide valuable services to the community.
Immediate Past Chair
Upon retirement, Damien fulfilled his lifelong dream of returning to school and, in June 2013 was awarded a Master of Arts in Disaster and Emergency Management from Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C. He is currently embarking on a second career in Emergency Management, through his own consultancy service.
Damien has extensive security and emergency management experience throughout the world, having worked at two Olympic Games, the World Equestrian Championships and the World Junior Hockey Championships. In addition, he was a mentor and trainer for the Afghan National Police, in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2009/10. He currently trains the Abu Dhabi Police Service, in the United Arab Emirates, on a rotating basis.
Damien has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2012 and has held various positions up to taking on his current role as Chair. He is passionate about creating and maintaining the proper safety and security environment for the community, and for providing future generations with the proper tools to continue.
Wallace discovered his inner active school travel advocate in 2007 as a parent volunteer at his children’s school. In 2009 he joined Green Communities Canada (GCC) as the part-time facilitator for the Ottawa School Travel Planning (STP) pilot project which has since grown into one of the largest programs of its kind in Ontario. He also conceived and launched the innovative Ottawa Walking School Bus program, co-chairs the Ottawa School Active Transportation Network and has been recognized by both the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Safety Council for his commitment to active and safe school travel.
Prior to joining GCC, Wallace worked on climate change issues for the British High Commission and has many years’ experience in communications and project management with various non-governmental organizations and federal agencies. He is a graduate of Queen’s University, Université Laval and Algonquin College and a fellow of LEAD (Leadership for Environment & Development) Canada.
In addition to general business experience, Ziyad brings significant grant writing experience. He has co-authored numerous applications to various funding agencies including: the National Research Council, National Resources Canada, Sustainable Development Technologies Canada, Technology Partnerships Canada, the Ontario Next Gen Jobs Fund, and a successful application to the US Department of Energy that resulted in a US$80M grant approval.
Throughout his career, workplace health and safety has been a top priority. Ziyad has participated in world-class safety programs and learned from industry-leading practitioners. Outside the workplace, the emphasis has been no different. As a father of two school-age children, he is highly sensitive to the health and safety of not only his family, but all members of his community.
Alain earned a Bachelor of Commerce in Management and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Ottawa. He also obtained a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) specialized diploma of higher studies at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO). Alain is currently completing his MBA diploma. He also currently serves on several Board of Directors in various Sectors (environment, neighborhood safety, human right, education, Accounting/Finance). Alain has also been coaching basketball for the past 10 years. Alain enjoys reading in the nature or on a stationary bike at the gym as he is subscribed to a dozen business related magazines.
Trevor holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo and has taken post graduate courses in fire protection, physical security and safety engineering. A professional engineer (P.Eng.) with Professional Engineer’s Ontario (PEO) since 1997 and a certified physical security professional (PSP) in comprehensive practice.
As a father of two school-age children and resident of Kanata since 2000, he is highly sensitive to the health and safety of his family as well as many community safety concerns. He also enjoys the outdoors; is an active member of many Ottawa Associations and technical committees; and has previous board experience.
Greg is an avid motorcycle enthusiast, having gotten his first riding experience from the Canada Safety Council in 1986 at CFB Baden-Soellingen, Germany where he was assigned to support the CF-18 from 1985 to 1993 before coming back to Canada. He currently is one of our MTP motorcycle instructors, who if he is not teaching new riders skills for safety and awareness, he is probably out turning a wrench on a vehicle, restoring a motorcycle, working on one of many projects, or more preferably, out riding, perhaps even with one of his companion parrots.
Deborah Krause, MBA, BA, CAE
She provides guidance to the Association’s Board of directors and 81 branches and has managed implementation of a policy governance structure.
As a federally incorporated Association, she led the project to review the organization’s governance under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act and obtain a Certificate of Continuance.
She has also coordinated the dissolution process for 6 of the Association’s branches that had separate provincial incorporated status so that all the branches of the Association are unincorporated entities.
Previous not for profit experience includes over eight years in administration at a regional hospital and serving as a director for the Ottawa Safety Council and for a local swimming club.
She also has several years management experience in the for-profit sector.
Deborah has recently completed an executive MBA through Queen’s University and holds a Certified Association Executive designation.