With diversified backgrounds and extensive technical knowledge, our team brings many years of expertise in emergency, business continuity and security management to CCEM Strategies.

Experience with government, public safety, utilities, healthcare and oil and gas sectors — we possess true compassion and a deep understanding of relevant issues and challenges organizations face in business continuity and emergency management.

PARTNERS

The collaborative approach of experienced emergency management professionals who are sensitive to complex multi-stakeholder relations, have together, created CCEM Strategies — a privately held Canadian corporation established in 2015.

 
Diane Radymski

Diane Radymski
Director

With experience leading, coordinating and facilitating emergency management initiatives for all levels of government, the private sector and other stakeholder agencies — Diane Radymski has designed and implemented innovative emergency management and business continuity solutions for many years.

From research and management to meeting regulatory and due diligence requirements for natural gas pipelines, stations and facilities, Diane understands the importance of effective regulation and designs and implements emergency management strategies to the highest standard. Diane has held emergency management positions with Emergency Management British Columbia, the Provincial Health Services Authority, and the largest energy provider in British Columbia.

At Royal Roads University, where she received her Bachelors of Commerce degree, Diane focused on entrepreneurship and strategy. With a Co-operative Diploma in Business Management, Diane is an accredited Associate Business Continuity Professional and is completing certificates in emergency management.

Diane is a regional recipient of the Premier’s Award for Integrated Public Safety during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

Christine Trefanenko

Christine Trefanenko
Director

From overseeing public safety programs to leading emergency management and corporate security programs — Christine Trefanenko has spent many years proactively identifying risks, collaborating on and designing strategies, developing procedures and communicating risk and mitigation plans to stakeholders.

Most recently, Christine spent 8 years with the largest energy provider in British Columbia. As the Manager of Emergency Management and Business Continuity, Christine’s role included oversight of corporate security and public safety. Christine designed, facilitated and reported on emergency simulation exercises and deployed continuous improvement strategies to enhance programs.

Christine holds her Bachelor of Science Degree (Health Science) from Thompson Rivers University, Business Continuity Professional Certification (ABCP), Applied Project Management and Emergency Management certificates. With accounting courses and a Respiratory Therapy Diploma, Christine’s background offers expertise in a variety of sectors.

Christine has been a member of the CSA Z1600 Technical Committee for almost 5 years, and was on the Technical Committee who wrote the first version of the CSA Z246.2.

 

THE CCEM TEAM

Emergency Management Specialist

Danielle Trudeau
Emergency Management Specialist


With eight years’ experience in emergency and continuity planning, program implementation and training coordination — Danielle Trudeau has demonstrated successful collaboration in robust program development, business continuity planning, hazard risk assessments and disaster risk reduction roles.

Danielle began her career doing emergency medical response in universities prior to joining Canadian Red Cross where she managed disaster response volunteer teams, a 1,500+ person training program and set-up of emergency evacuation shelters. She has evaluated exercises, conducted gap assessments and supported program design for emergencies in multiple countries around the world. At the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Danielle  co-led the development, design and implementation of the first-ever Business and Partnership Development training program.   

Danielle brings first hand Canadian and international response experience to the team. Having held operational leadership roles in 13 large emergencies, her experience includes the 2016 Syrian Refugee Response (BC response); the Southern Alberta Floods of 2013; the 2011 Slave Lake Wildfires; and both the 2011 and 2010 Saskatchewan Floods. 

Danielle holds her master’s degree in Disaster Management with a specialization in building public and private partnerships for disaster risk reduction from Copenhagen University and a Bachelor of Arts (Law) degree from Carleton University. Danielle has also completed her Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation and Project Management certification among numerous other qualifications. Danielle is able to work in English and in French.
 

Emergency Management Advisor

Trisha Maciejko
Emergency Management Advisor


Trisha Maciejko brings five years' emergency and operations management experience to CCEM Strategies. With expertise in developing and implementing emergency management plans and coordinating projects, Trisha also has an astute understanding of regulations.

As a Project Officer with the Country Fire Authority in Victoria, Australia, Trisha supported the implementation of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission recommendations, coordinating inter-agency relations and assisting with the development of a regional strategic fire management plan and numerous municipal fire management plans. Most recently Trisha provided support and coordination to the health, safety, environment (HSE) and training departments at Rokstad Power Corporation in Coquitlam.

With experience in both the public sector, through local and regional government agencies, and the private sector, inclusive of healthcare and the utility industries, Trisha has an acute understanding of the complexities in different organizational structures.

With an Advanced Diploma in Public Safety-Emergency Management from Australian Emergency Management Institute, Trisha is also set to graduate with an Emergency Management Certificate from the Justice Institute of British Columbia, and holds 12 additional certifications and a diploma in business administration from Red River College. As well, Trisha currently volunteers as the Deputy Emergency Social Services Director for the City of Port Coquitlam.
 

Emergency Management Project Coordinator

James Whelan
Emergency Management Advisor
 

James brings over 11 years’ experience in public safety and emergency response to CCEM Strategies with a background in policing and Royal Marines officer training in the United Kingdom. His diverse emergency experience spans across natural disasters, industrial incidents, public safety and security situations. From the UK to Canada’s West Coast — James has experience in responding to forest fires, floods, hazardous material emergencies and major accidents.

As a Duty Team Lead volunteering for North Shore Emergency Management, James has supported the response to several incidents ranging from forest fires and floods, to hazardous material emergencies. Additionally, James was a member of the project team tasked with assessing multi-modal transportation infrastructure in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, and has participated as the Liaison Officer in large scale exercises and emergencies. While a police officer in the UK, James was designated the Bronze Commander representing the Police during multi-agency crises, including the Winter Floods of 2013-2014.

His community and customer focused approach, enables James to effectively manage relationships and communicate with stakeholders to develop understanding, resolution and partnerships. 

James holds his Bachelor of Science, Geology with Honours from Cardiff University, United Kingdom. Additionally, James earned his Diploma in Business Management from Douglas College in New Westminster, holds a variety of emergency-related certifications from the Justice Institute of B.C. and B.C. Housing as well as various policing designations from the UK. James received the Chief Constable’s Commendation and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. 

 
 

Ada Nadison
Emergency Management Advisor

With 10 years’ experience in the Emergency Management and Criminology sectors, Ada brings knowledge and expertise in crisis communications, training development, quality assurance, team management, conflict resolution, and resource management to CCEM Strategies.

Prior to joining CCEM Strategies, Ada spent 6 years with E-COMM 9-1-1, a nationally recognized industry leader in public safety. During her roles as both an Emergency Communications Dispatcher and Corporate Trainer, Ada provided technical and tactical support to first response agencies, and designed and implemented various training programs and courses to ensure effective delivery to multiple Stakeholder groups.

Ada brings exceptional facilitation skills as well as extensive knowledge and comprehension of the intricacies and unique challenges faced in multi-jurisdictional events. With a focus on risk mitigation and management, Ada is also familiar with the inner-workings of first response agencies including police, fire, and ambulance.

Currently working towards her Emergency Management Certificate from the Justice Institute of British Columbia, Ada also holds her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology as well as a Certificate of Police Studies from Simon Fraser University (SFU).

 

Carol Koh
Emergency & Continuity Advisor

With a background in business and finance, Carol has spent the last 20 years in various capacities in organizations around the world. Through experience in community planning, public relations and marketing, project management and business analysis — Carol’s practical skills in business consulting, community planning and policy research are a real asset for CCEM Strategies. Carol brings domain expertise and embraces a pragmatic approach in project management. Having travelled extensively to 5 continents for work, Carol recognizes the diversity across organization and cultures, and understands that leadership and people skills are highly important for a project’s success.

Carol spent 10 years in the Financial Services industry, beginning a career as a Research Analyst at various stockbrokerages and subsequently as Business Analyst and Project Manager within the Financial Services industry. Carol also has vast experience in telecommunications having held senior positions in publicly-listed companies, namely as the Chief Marketing Officer at Macro Kiosk Berhad, Global Marketing Director at Green Packet Berhad.

Carol graduated from the National University of Malaysia with a Bachelor of Business Administration, major in finance and most recently graduated from Langara College with a Post-Degree Diploma in Urban Planning. Carol speaks English, Malay and Mandarin and a few Chinese dialects including Cantonese, Hakka and Hokien.

 
 

Brant Forseng
Training Specialist

With over 25 years’ experience designing, implementing and leading training programs within private and public organizations, Brant’s expertise in training and development is invaluable in supporting clients looking to enhance and expand their emergency management learning and education programs.

Brant’s experience includes developing online, classroom, and distance learning for a variety of companies across Canada including the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA), WorkSafeBC and FortisBC. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia and has designed customized training programs from learners at all organizational levels – from field staff to executives.

Brant works with the CCEM team to produce engaging, concise, modern customized training – delivered as e-learning or in the classroom, to assist clients in educating and training personnel, or stakeholders on emergency response plans and processes, including application of Incident Command System (ICS).

Kelly Meyers
Marketing & Communications Strategist

Accomplished in strategic marketing, public relations, international media relations, agency management, publishing, journalism and communications — Kelly Meyers brings 14 years of experience to CCEM Strategies.

Kelly’s firm Kiki Streets Communications provides the team at CCEM with direction and support on marketing campaigns, branding and communications initiatives.

A professional freelance writer, Kelly has also had more than 200 magazine articles published over the years.