Gail Boone is an Executive Coach and Leader in Organizational Development. Formerly she was a Director of Human Resources with the Nova Scotia Public Service Commission serving five different government departments/agencies. She also held management roles with the Workers' Compensation Board. For fourteen years she taught as a part-time faculty member of the School of Health Services Administration at Dalhousie University specializing in Human Resources Management. Gail holds an MPA, a CEC, PCC with the International Coaches Federation and CHRP.
James E. Clarke, C.D., L.L.B.; Senior Crown Counsel, Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service. Prior to joining the Public Prosecution Service in 1989, Mr. Clarke was in private practice in Dartmouth and was a Deputy Judge Advocate in the Canadian Forces. After joining the Public Prosecution Service, Mr. Clarke has been assigned to a number of positions including a secondment for one year at the Department of Environment and Labour, where he provided solicitor services to the Occupational Health and Safety Division. He has been assigned to the Special Prosecution Section since 1993 where he has specialized in aboriginal, regulatory and Constitutional issues. He is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society and is also a part-time lecturer at Dalhousie University.
John Cameron is a human resource practitioner with over 30 years’ experience in managing, recruiting, employee relations, and health and safety. Mr. Cameron worked for 23 years with Michelin Tire (Canada) Inc. where he held various human resources positions, including manager of safety and security. Prior to that he was with Scott Maritimes. He has been a partner with SSI Consulting Solutions for the past 10 years providing on-site live-facilitated training sessions focusing on people training and development and one-stop health and safety solutions.
Don Currie has 20 years’ experience as a Safety Generalist, who has spent 12 years in fleet safety, including the design and implementation operator training programs and equipment maintenance safety practices, 5 years as the Manager of Occupational Health and Safety for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, and 5 years Manager of Safety and Injury Prevention for Capital District Health Authority.
Don has achieved the Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSP) designation, Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) designation, the Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation, holds 3 Stationary Engineering licenses and 2 Mechanical repair Licenses. The majority of Don’s experience is in the construction industry and healthcare.
Vince P. Garnier, CD, MPA, established Safety P.A.T.H. OHS Education and Consulting Inc. in 2008. With more than 34 years combined experience in law enforcement and Occupational Health and Safety public policy and regulatory enforcement, Vince always ensures that clients’ expectations are exceeded. With extensive experience as a criminal investigator, an OHS regulatory director in a Canadian government jurisdiction and a university OHS instructor, Vince understands the appropriate balance workplace safety and business productivity and sustainability.
Declared an expert by the Government of Canada, Vince was invited, on behalf of Canada, to deliver keynote addresses on PHS Public Policy in South America to senior government officials from Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Columbia. And, with this experience delivering advanced accident investigation techniques in Canada and the Caribbean to employers, labour and government officials, Vince is well positioned to deliver advanced-level OHS Accident Investigation Training programs at a university level. He has been a proud partner with Dalhousie University since 2008.
In 2015, Vince was selected as a member of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the body that represents Canada’s interests in the development of the first international OHS Management Standard produced by the International Organization of Standards (ISO).
An experienced, dynamic and passionate speaker, Vince has delivered hundreds of motivational speeches, keynote addresses and presentations to most industry sectors, as well as to thousands of clients and stakeholders on occupational health and safety related topics. Vince has a Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) with a major in management. He is also a graduate of Strategic Management studies at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., USA.
Greg Johnstone, M.Sc., is a consultant in Pharmacology and Toxicology. Through his companies, PharmaTox Inc. and Integrated Health Services (IHS) Atlantic Inc., he is involved in a wide variety of duties relating to exposure to drugs and chemicals, ranging from accident investigation, hazard and exposure assessment, forensic toxicology, training and clinical assessment of toxic effects of chemicals.
Rebecca Saturley is a partner with Stewart McKelvey. She practices management side labour and employment law and advises clients on a wide range of issues, including labour relations, union avoidance, health and safety and human rights. She provides advice to a diverse group of clients ranging from large national companies to small non-profit organizations. She has appeared frequently before administrative tribunals in Nova Scotia, including labour arbitrators. She is also involved in civil litigation, appears regularly before all levels of court in Nova Scotia and has appeared at the Supreme Court of Canada. Ms. Saturley routinely provides strategic labour and employment advice in corporate transactions. She is a frequent speaker on issues within her area of expertise. Ms. Saturley received her B.A. from Memorial University of Newfoundland and her LL.B. from the University of New Brunswick.