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Public Safety Advisory Board (PSAB)

Mission Statement

The PSAB seeks to bring the technology needs and interests of private and public safety professionals and practitioners to appropriate stakeholders attention and facilitate actions that will bring the capacities of CATA and its members to bear on addressing them


The PSAB contributes in a wide variety of ways towards the effectiveness of CATA’s initiatives and shares a critical role in ensuring that all are relevant to the needs of the practitioners and innovators that serve them.

As experts in their respective fields, PSAB members:

  • Assist in the development of strategic plans, projects and initiatives – advise and act on recommendations relating to the planning, implementation and communications of identified needs
  • Build strong alliances through linkages within their respective networks/communities
  • Identify and advocate on current and pending political, legislative and regulatory developments
  • Advise on the present and future trends/needs of the community and marketplace
  • Provide leadership and contribute to CATA’s public safety mandate and direction

PSAB Members The PSAB meets once a quarter and holds regular teleconferences towards advancing our public safety mandate.

Cal Corley

CEO, Community Safety Knowledge Alliance


Vishal Dhir

Managing Director of Canada & Latin America, Axon


Dan Elliott

Manager, Communication Systems – Integrated Operations Control Centre Greater Toronto Airports Authority


Valarie Findlay

Research Fellow, Police Foundation (US), Doctoral Research (DocSoSci), Univ. of Leicester, Masters, Terrorism Studies, Univ. of St. Andrew's President, HumanLed, Inc.


Michael Kedar

Owner, Mobilexchange Spectrum Inc


Michael Martin

Federal Sales Lead & Ottawa GM, Motorola Solutions Canada


Kelly Nash

Paramedic Chiefs of Canada

Steve Palmer

Executive Director of the Collaborative Centre for Justice and Safety at the University of Regina


Jim Peter Safar

President - Inter-Op Canada, Inc. & Country Manager - Mutualink, Inc.


Geoffrey Trofimuk

Chair, Utilities Telecom Council Canada (UTCC)

Tony White

Capability Manager, Public Safety and Security Solutions, General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada


Chris Davis

Principal / Security and Emergency Management, Lansdowne Technologies Inc.


Bill Elliott, BCom, ENP

Managing Director and Practice Leader at 9-1-1 Tech Advisors


David Farnes

Executive-in-Residence, CATAAlliance


Stephen Foad

Public Sector Client Manager, Unisys Canada

Brock Kahanyshyn

CIO, Edmonton Police

Yves Laliberte

President, Komutel


Dale McFee

Deputy Minister of Corrections and Policing Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice


Pierre Poirier

Deputy Chief, Ottawa Paramedic Service and Executive Director, Paramedic Association of Canada


Michael Sullivan

Acting Executive Director, Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group


Tim Trytten

Alberta Emergency Alert/GIS Coordinator, Alberta Emergency Management Agency


Honourable Vernon White

Current Position: Senator, Senate of Canada


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