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Disaster Risk, Emergency Management and Humanitarian Actions Technical Advisory Committee

The CIFAL-York Disaster Risk, Emergency Management, and Humanitarian Actions Technical Advisory Committee (DEMTAC) is composed of academics and professionals to provide expert input, direction, and support towards various types of executive, leadership, and civil society training and knowledge sharing around disaster risk reduction and emergency management.

Committee Members

Niru Agrawal

Professor, Disaster & Emergency Management, York University

Jaime Burke

Regional Director, Ontario Region, Public Safety Canada

David Etkin

Professor, Disaster & Emergency Management, School of Administrative Studies, York University

Sam Eustace

Vice President, International Association of Emergency Managers Canada Council (IAEM Canada)

Eric Kennedy

Assistant Professor, Disaster & Emergency Management, School of Administrative Studies, York University

Alain Normand

Consulting Associate, ADRA Canada, NGO Alliance of Ontario

Mesha Richard

Director of Education, Ontario Association of Emergency Managers

Deryn Rizzi

Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management, Fire Department, City of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Sonia Singh

Emergency Manager, City of Markham, Ontario, Canada

Jennifer Spinney

Assistant Professor, Disaster & Emergency Management, School of Administrative Studies, York University

Sharon Walker

Emergency Manager, Vaughan Fire and Rescue Services, City of Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

Robin Belich

Executive Board Member, Ontario Association of Emergency Managers, Ontario, Can

Idil Boran (ex officio)

Associate Director, CIFAL York, York University

Tariq Butt

Program Manager Training & Education (EM), Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, Ministry of the Solicitor General (Ontario)

Ali Asgary (ex officio)

director, CIFAL York , York University