team: EMG Team

Dr. Ali Asgary

Ali Asgary is an expert in disaster, emergency, and business continuity management. His extensive research and applied teaching are enhanced by his active contributions to the profession and by translating them into real world practices at different levels. Because of his award-winning research and training for different organizations, Dr. Asgary is always on the cutting …

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Michelle Collette

Michelle Collette is a Human Resources expert with experience in planning, developing, directing, and coordinating the policies, activities, and staff of various HR departments across Central Ontario, ensuring legal compliance and implementing the organizations missions and talent strategies, resulting in obtaining over 25 years’ experience in the HR sector. Michelle has been with EMG since …

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Erin Torrance

Erin is our designated AutoCAD technician; with Erin’s knowledge, she uses drafting software to create drawings/ blueprints to help illustrate various concepts for our clientele. These plans include fire safety plans, evacuation plans, special event drawings, etc.  Erin has been with EMG since 2017.

Penelope Perry

Penelope Perry is certified in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design as well as being a licensed security guard with extensive leadership background. Penelope uses the CPTED principles to conduct assessments and present opportunities to improve security programs. Penelope has been with EMG since 2019.

Guy Degagné

Guy has over 30 years of experience in fire and emergency services, and he continues to develop his skills with leadership, training, and education regularly. Guy is currently retired from his Assistant Deputy Fire Marshal position. Guy provided leadership in the delivery of training and certification for the Ontario fire service. He managed the Operation …

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Mike Burgess

Mike Burgess is the CEO and Managing Director of M.D. Burgess and Associates Inc, a training company that focuses specifically in the area of security and public safety training and consulting relative to violence  prevention and responses. Mike provides a specialized assessment on security staff training.

Brad Peterson

As a senior civilian leader, Director of Electronic Security, CCTV and Access Control Systems at CFB Borden, Brad has worked with all levels of military command at the base regarding electronic and physical security. His electronic security expertise brings a unique set of security consulting and risk analysis to our team. Brad has been working …

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Carol Holden

Carol is a progressive leader in healthcare security and post-secondary educational trends as a proven strategist and steward for developing security officers, workplace violence and safety, emergency management, and training and education. Carol managed the security and emergency management programs at the Royal Victoria Health Centre in Barrie. Carol has been working with EMG since …

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Sébastien Sauvé

Sébastien has served as a Captain (ret.) in the Canadian Armed Forces, including overseeing the logistics training centre at CFB Borden. His 22 years with the Canadian Forces, including 7 years as an instructor, has given him excellent background in a wide range of topics. His deployment experience includes assisting in community disasters as well …

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Wieslawa Stepkowska

Wieslawa Stepkowska recently retired as the Executive Director of Villa Colombo, a multi-faceted 397 bed long-term-care facility offering a wide range of community services. Wieslawa led more than 400 staff in this dynamic organization. She serves on the Professional Advisory Board of the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors’ and has served …

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