Board of Directors

Glen Magel (Chair)

Glen joined BCIT in March 1998 as the Manager of Security.  In February 2002, he was appointed the Director of Safety and Security. Glen oversees security, occupational health and safety, emergency management and business continuity for BCIT. Glen has been on EPICC's Board of Directors since November 2004.


Lisa Benini (Director)

Lisa has her own consulting company specializing in Business Continuity Management advisory and training services since May 2000.  Lisa worked for the Provincial Government's Emergency Management BC and Risk Management Branch and Government Security Office from October 2001 to January 2008. She was the Senior Advisor of the Business Continuity Management Program for the Province and was responsible for providing advice and consultation services to the provincial public sector on business continuity planning. She is a certified instructor with DRI International and JIBC.
She has a Master Certification as Business Continuity Professional (MBCP)   She is a Certified Business Continuity Professional since 1997 and has been in the business continuity management field since 1991.  

Carmen Ewles (Director) 

Carmen Ewles is the General Manager for F.A.S.T. First Aid & Survival Technologies Limited.  She has been with F.A.S.T. in 1996.   Carmen is accountable for day-to-day management and the implementation of the annual F.A.S.T. strategic plan.  Carmen has her Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a major in Human Resources, from the University of Alberta.  She has been actively involved with the Board of Directors for Emergency Preparedness for Industry and Commerce Council (EPICC) since 2001.  Carmen was the first woman Chair of EPICC and held the position from 2004 to 2007.  Carmen has presented on emergency preparedness topics, including the Disaster Forum in Banff in 2006.  In addition, Carmen has been interviewed as an expert on emergency preparedness on CTV, Global, Studio 4 with Fanny Keifer, Delta Cable’s “Plugged In” and various articles within local community and industry publications.


 Ed Matley (Vice Chair)

Ed is a Director in KPMG’s Risk Consulting practice, based in Vancouver, with more than 16 years of management advisory and business experience. Ed specializes in Business Continuity Management and leads KPMG’s BCM practice in Canada.  He worked in the UK and Australia before moving to Canada in 2003. Ed joined the EPICC Board in 2012.

Doug McLeod (Treasurer)

Doug is an emergency management specialist and the Principal of Skye Emergency Preparedness, a sole proprietorship serving the emergency planning/management and business continuity needs of government organizations, utilities, and private sector companies since 2007.  Prior to establishing his consulting practice, Doug managed the disaster preparedness program at BC Hydro from 1996 to 2006.  He holds the designation of Associate Business Continuity Professional with DRI Canada and is a member of the BC Association of Emergency Managers (BCAEM).  Doug represented BC Hydro on the EPICC Board from 1996 to 2006, serving as Chair in the period 2002 – 2004.  He has been a supplier member of EPICC since 2007.


Marie Lavoie Dufort (Director)

Marie is an associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Risk Assurance Services. Her work focuses on Business Continuity, Risk Management, Crisis Communication and Cyber Security. Before this, Marie worked as a Communications Coordinator for Teekay Corporation and held the same role at St. John Ambulance BC & Yukon. Marie's experience in communications spans over 5 years and includes an internship at Pacific Blue Cross and Healthcare benefit trust.

Christine Trefanenko (Director)

Christine Trefanenko is the Director and co-founder of CCEM Strategies. Christine has spent many years proactively identifying risks, designing strategies, developing procedures and enhancing preparedness and plan for both government agencies and critical infrastructure operators. 

With 10 years of experience in the emergency management industry, she’s participated on a number of Canadian Standard Association (CSA) Technical Committees, and has been a member of the EPICC board for three terms. A project she is particularly proud of is CCEM’s role in the design and development of the Joint Municipal Regional Disaster Debris Management Operational Plan for Metro Vancouver.  Most recently, Christine has supported organizations in both the utility and transportation sectors to identify and manage their risk by conducting gap analyses and leading the implementation of robust emergency and continuity management programs. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Health Science) from Thompson Rivers University, and a Business Continuity Professional Certification (ABCP).


 Sybille Sanderson (Director)

Sybille Sanderson joined Emergency Management for the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) in November 1998 and has developed a real passion for building Community Resilience through Emergency Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Mitigation. Sybille has the awesome privilege of working with community groups throughout the Cowichan Valley to prepare for emergencies, build community resilience and together make the Cowichan Valley a safer place to live.

Sybille completed the JIBC Emergency Management Certificate in 2008, the Bachelor Degree in Emergency and Security Management Studies in 2015 and the Emergency Management Exercise Design Certificate in 2016.

 Fred Hoenisch (Director)