Committees and Councils


First Nations Advisory Team (FNAT) Members:

  • FNAT Lead: nomination pending
  • Darrin Spence
  • Colin Shawinimash
  • Nic Rhone
  • Jason Smallboy
  • Faith Ezeazolo
  • Monica Budiselic
  • Serenna Besserer


Post-secondary Institutions (PSI) Committee is comprised of public safety and security professionals from several Ontario post-secondary institutions.

Committee Members:

  • Chair, pending nomination
  • Lawson LaRue, Committee Coordinator
  • Dana Fleming, University of Ottawa
  • Darby Pierson, Sheridan College
  • Kevin Ferguson, George Brown College
  • Michelle Dakin, Seneca Polytechnic
  • Mike Rozic, Confederation College

Emergency Management Coordinators (MEMC/CEMC) Advisory Group 

Pending approval.  

OAEM Student Engagement Committee (SEC)

Committee Members:

  • Student Board Member: pending nomination
  • Ali Asgary, PhD Professor, DEM, Director, CIFAL York, Associate Director Y-EMERGE & Advanced Disaster, Emergency and Response Simulation York University
  • Ceclia Pickering, Public Safety Canada and York University Disaster & Emergency Management Graduate 
  • Gabrielle Barnett, Emergency Management Specialist and York University MA Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management (DEMSA) 
  • Dan Metcalfe, EM Coordinator/C.E.M.C. County of Essex, OAEM Mentor 
  • Major (Ret'd) Graham Newbold, PhD. Coordinator/Professor Police and Public Safety Institute Algonquin College
  • Mubin Shaikh, Manager Response Operations Canadian Red Cross and former Professor Public Safety at Seneca 
  • Paula-Marie Jannetta, OAEM President, OAEM Mentor
  • Haulin (Kassandra) Zheng, York University Disaster & Emergency Management student 
  • Jacob Allen, Canadian Armed Forces/Emergency Management professional and Fanshawe College EM Program Graduate  
  • Stacey Pipicelli, Associate Dean Fanshawe College School of Public Safety
  • Marco Mancini, TTC Operations and York University BDEM Graduate
  • Cyan Shields Student Program Officer, Public Safety Canada and Hons. Bachelor of Public Safety Algonquin College

Contact: OAEM Director of Student Engagement Mubin Shaikh at


Disaster Risk, Emergency Management and Humanitarian Actions Technical Advisory Committee

The CIFAL-York Disaster Risk, Emergency Management, and Humanitarian Actions Technical Advisory Committee (DEMTAC) is composed of academics and professionals to provide expert input, direction, and support towards various types of executive, leadership, and civil society training and knowledge sharing around disaster risk reduction and emergency management.

OAEM Delegate: Paula-Marie Jannetta, OAEM President

Incident Management System Steering Committee (IMSSC) is the advisory body for the IMS program in Ontario. The IMSSC consists of a diverse group of stakeholders including First Nation communities and organizations, municipalities, provincial ministries, federal departments, nongovernmental organizations, agencies and associations and other stakeholder groups. As a collective, the IMSSC supports the Emergency Management Ontario (EMO) by providing advice and guidance on IMS program elements and materials based on the expertise brought forward within each stakeholder group. Emergency Management Ontario established the IMSSC to incorporate advice, recommendations, and support from members and associated stakeholder groups as part of continuously improving the IMS program in Ontario.

OAEM IMSSC Delegate: Paula-Marie Jannetta OAEM President


Ontario Municipal Management Institute (OMMI) - OAEM Certified Municipal Manager (CMM)
CMM Enhancement - Emergency Management Professional and Emergency Management Specialist

The program offers present and past local government employees a career recognition and development program with a legally recognized credential:
The Certified Municipal Manager (CMM) Designation

  • widely recognized municipal accreditation with legal status
  • builds on both existing employment experience and education
  • four progressive levels to allow updates of further achievements
  • provides ongoing personal guidance to advance through the program

OAEM OMMI Accreditation Committee:

  • Paula-Marie Jannetta, CMM III
  • Catherine Blair, CMMIII Emergency Management Professional 
  • Jeff Lipskie, CMM III Fire Service Professional 
  • Nominations pending


Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council

About: A critical forum for provincial experts to come together to share insights, experiences and ideas to develop effective strategies for promoting fire safety in Ontario. Council members contribute to the development of public education campaigns utilized by the fire service across Ontario to prevent fires and safeguard Ontario's communities.

Council Member: Paula-Marie Jannetta, OAEM President