OAEM Board Members


Paula-Marie Jannetta - Tenth President 

Paula-Marie Jannetta is an accomplished emergency management and business continuity professional with over fifteen years of experience in the field. She has served in program management and operational response positions in provincial (MEMC), municipal (CEMC), non-government organizations and post-secondary institutions including numerous field deployments in response to domestic and international disasters.  Paula-Marie has earned a professional certification in critical infrastructure protection (PCIP), is a Certified Municipal Manager (CMMII), Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP) and IMS Instructor. Specializations include EM/BCP program and plan evaluation/audit review, critical infrastructure protection analysis, public-private sector plan integration, multi-stakeholder response protocols and exercise programs. In 2020, Paula-Marie was the recipient of the John Redpath Niagara College Campus Safety Above and Beyond Recognition Award for Operational Excellence for her efforts in developing an emergency management program framework and management roles for Ontario’s post-secondary institutions.  

Michael Storozuk - Treasurer and Privacy Officer 

Vacant - Secretary and Alternate Privacy Officer

Katie Subbotina - Vice President

Katie is a Director of Global Risk Consulting with Paladin Risk Solutions, where she has direct oversight of national and international projects spanning security, risk, fire and emergency management services. Her team regularly assists organizations with navigating their hazardous environment and threats, while meeting their regulatory requirements. Katie’s background includes emergency management in the healthcare sector and working with first responders on the development of comprehensive response plans for various industries. She holds a Masters degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from York University, along with many industry recognized certifications.


Daphne Farrell - Director of Communities

Daphne Farrell, CRSP, ABCP, CEMC, is a leader in development and implementation of strategic emergency management programs.  She continues to specialize in emergency response for private sector companies, municipalities, First Nations communities, federal, provincial, regional governments, and unorganized territories. Daphne is skilled in risk analysis, field deployments, all emergency operations centre (EOC) incident management systems.  She provides advice and assistance to senior leaders and emergency managers before, during, and after evolving or declared emergencies.  Specialist in community evacuations, host community support, and emergency information management. Drawing on over 25 years' experience as an Environmental Health & Safety Specialist in the chemical industry, Emergency Management Ontario, Field Officer, and a Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC), Daphne continues to be engaged and passionate about Emergency Management.  She has successfully worked to simplify emergency management processes through solid strategic alignment, planning processes, legislative compliance, emergency response training, and exercise development and delivery. Provincially certified instructor in Incident Management Systems (IMS) IMS100, IMS200, IMS250, and IMS300, Exercise Design, Emergency Information Management, customized Life Safety & Security Programs and train the trainer modules. In 2022, Daphne was elected to the Board of Directors for the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers (OAEM) as Director of Communities, bringing together industry and government leaders to reflect Ontario's diverse and unique partnerships. EM Canada was founded by Daphne in 2018 - bringing together industry leaders in communities and fostering a "Whole Community Responsibility".

Kevin Bull - Director of Professional Development

An emergency management specialist with over 20 years of experience, Kevin has successfully led Incident Management Teams for Operations, Planning and Logistics Sections responding to small- and large-scale emergency incidents from the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC) and has also been deployed many times as a field officer to community Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs) across the province. Experienced in an EOC environment, working with internal and external stakeholders within the Incident Management System structure, Kevin provides advice and assistance to emergency managers before, during, and after emergency events. A specialist in communuity evacuations (including First Nations), host community support, and repatriation of displaced communities, he also has expertise with interoperability, provincial/local public alerting and information management. An approved IMS instructor, Kevin also holds ICS Logistics Section Chief, ICS Supply Unit Leader, IMS 100, IMS 200, IMS 250, IMS 300, IMS 910 and EM 300 certifications.

Kathy Branton, MA. DEM - Director of Membership

Kathy has been working in emergency management for over 20 years, specifically working in the postsecondary sector for 15 years. She is currently the Manager of Business Continuity and Emergency Management at Humber College. Kathy is very skilled at program and plan development and especially enjoys developing and delivering training and managing an EOC during emergency responses. Kathy is an instructor of BEM, IMS100, IMS200 and IMS for the EOC, experienced in exercise design and delivery, is a Certified Municipal Manager (CMM) lll in Emergency Management and as a Security Professional, holds an Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP) designation, and is an Honours graduate of Humber College in Advanced Crisis Intervention and Counselling. Kathy holds a Master's Degree in Disaster and Emergency Management from Royal Roads University. Her Master’s thesis studied the efficacy and benefit of active attacker training in the postsecondary setting. Kathy is the currently the chair of the Emergency Management, Benchmarking, and the OMMI (Ontario Municipal Management Institute) Accreditation committees of the OACUSA (the Ontario Association of College and University Security Administrators), sits on the board of directors of OMMI and is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Crime Prevention Committee. 

Sonia Singh - Director of Partnerships

Sonia is an experienced emergency management and public health professional with 27+ years in the public sector, serving at the municipal, regional, provincial, and federal levels. Currently, she holds the role of Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at the City of Markham.Sonia prioritizes her education, holding a Master's in Public Safety from Wilfrid Laurier University, and Bachelor's degrees in Environmental/Public Health from Ryerson University and Toxicology from the University of Toronto. She is certified as a Public Health Inspector, Associate - Infection Prevention and Control Professional (a-ICP), and Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP). Additionally, she is pursuing her advanced drone pilot license and teaches at the Northern Alberta Institute for Technology (NAIT) in the Disaster and Emergency Management Program.Her areas of expertise include emergency management, incident command/management, training and adult education, business continuity planning, community engagement, environmental health, communicable disease investigation, and infection prevention and control. Sonia is a member of the OAEM Board, eager to collaborate with other professionals in advancing the field of emergency management and business continuity.

Martin Gierczak - Director of Communications

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Kari Fisher - Director of Education and Student Engagement 

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Vacant - Editor 

Vacant - Student Board Member


Wilbert Wesley - Lead, First Nations Advisory Team (FNAT)
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Kathy Branton - Chair Post-Secondary Institutions Sub Committee 
Larson LaRue - Committee Coordinator
Vacant - Chair OAEM Awards and Scholarship Program Committee 
Vacant - Chair Student Sub Committee