Who We Are

Board of Directors

Minerva’s Board consists of volunteers from industry, government, academia, union (labour) and Health and Safety associations. Its key industry sponsors include a growing list of organizations committed to principles that combine efficiency and productivity within an effective safety, health and environmental management culture.

  • Chairman and President: Anthony Pasteris – Retired from Imperial Oil Limited
  • Vice President: Larry Masotti – Retired and Former Director Strategic Relations Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Peter Sturm – Past President, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering
  • Minerva Meeting Coordinator: Simona Mazat – Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
  • Robin Angel – BCRSP Vice Chair and Regional Director, Nova Scotia Government OHS LAE
  • Sue Bruning – Adjunct Professor Univ. Victoria and retired Business Professor at I.H.Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba
  • Andrew Cooper – Past President, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, and Lead EHS System Planning, Development, Dept. of Environmental, Health & Safety, University of Alberta
  • Kim Gould – Manager Health and Safety, Canada Post, Ontario
  • Jules Artnz-Gray – Director OHS Branch, Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training, Skills Development
  • Lisa Hallsworth – CEO, Rillea Technologies, Belleville, Ontario
  • Anis Haque – Electrical, Computer Engineering Professor, University of Calgary
  • Bill Holmes – Vice President Academic and former Dean, Faculty of Management, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC
  • Byron House – Division Manager, Learning and Performance, Bruce Power, Ontario
  • Bruno Korst – Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto
  • George Marshall – CEO, Service Hospitality, Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Iain McNab – Chair Engineering Technology and Architectural Studies, George Brown College
  • Deirdre O’Reilly – President of Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, Nova Scotia
  • Vic Pakalnis – Retired and Former President and CEO, MIRARCO Mining Innovation, Laurentian University, Ontario
  • Ron Pelot – Assoc. Dean COOP, Faculty of Engineering, Dalhousie University, N.S.
  • Sandro Perruzza – CEO, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
  • Don Petkau – Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Manitoba
  • Marcel Pouliot – IQ Trucking Consultants and retired Vice President, Trimac Transportation Services LP, Alberta
  • Marc Rosen – Professor and Founding Dean, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Robert Schultz – Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Alberta
  • Lynn Smith – Engineering Workplace Safety Leader, General Motors of Canada, Ontario
  • Wendy Tobin – Senior EHS Consultant, Corteva Agriscience, Kingston, Ontario
  • Melanie Tremblay – HSE Manager, Rio Tinto Alcan, Jonquiere, Quebec
  • Michael Wilson – Specialized Services Lead, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, Ontario
Minerva Working Committees

The Working Committee of the Board consist of volunteers from industry, government, academia, union (labour) and Health and Safety associations. Sub-committees that include at least one Board member are formed to deal with all planning and execution of the various Minerva program activities. These activities include:

  1. eLearning Courses and Certificate program, including development, delivery and licensing
  2. Engineering Student Teaching Modules, including their development and delivery
  3. Minerva Health and Safety Learning Forums at Canadian Universities (for Engineering, Business professors)
  4. Engineering Student Award competition, including judging and presentations
  5. Business Student Award competition, including development of case studies and judging the case study presentations from the finalists
  6. Newsletters and Communications
  7. Case Studies – review proposals, award contracts, and review case study submissions
  8. Minerva Webinars – planning and facilitation of webinars
  9. Minerva Sponsorship of Student Activities – student projects, special workshops
  10. Minerva Corporate Sponsorship Activities