Program Coordinator and Instructor, Emergency Management
Organizational Management, Shannon School of Business
I am delighted to be both your Program Coordinator and one of the many wonderful instructors for your Emergency Management program at Cape Breton University.
Building upon rewarding careers as a naval officer, and both as an Executive Director and community outreach coordinator for military families, my emergency management experience spans both the public and private sectors, including government, community, healthcare, non-for-profit, and private consulting work for over two decades. During this time, I was involved in responding to situations including both the Swissair Flight 111 crash off Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia and the ‘Ice Storm of the Century’ in Eastern Canada in 1998, the 2003 SARS epidemic, and the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Other responses I’ve been involved in include residential fires, wildfires, floods, severe storms, hazardous material spills, and related circumstances such as mass community evacuations and establishing reception centres.
I am involved in both the Canadian and Atlantic International Association of Emergency Managers associations, have a Masters in Human Ecology from Mount Saint Vincent University in Bedford, Nova Scotia, and have held the Certified Emergency Manager credential since 2009.