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: Peter Sturm – Sturm Consulting and Past President, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering,
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Larry Masotti – Director, Marketing and Business Development, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
  • Ayumi Bailly – Director, Stakeholder and Partner Relations Branch, Ontario Ministry of Labour
  • Andrew Cooper – Past President, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, and Lead EHS System Planning, Development, Dept. of Environmental, Health & Safety, University of Alberta
  • Renzo Dalla Via – R Dalla Via EHS Consulting Ltd., Ontario
  • Cathy Fitzgerald – Professor, Human Resource Management, Okanagan School of Business, Okanagan College, British Columbia
  • Anis Haque – Electrical, Computer Engineering Professor, University of Calgary
  • Jim Hopkins – President, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, British Columbia
  • Steve Horvath – President and CEO, Canadian Centre For Occupational Health & Safety, Ontario
  • Nina Mankovitz – General Manager, Health/Safety, Canada Post, Ontario
  • Deborah McPhee – Associate Professor, Goodman School of Business, Brock University, Ontario
  • Graeme Norval – Associate Chair and Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto
  • Vic Pakalnis – President and CEO, MIRARCO Mining Innovation, Laurentian University, Ontario
  • Sandro Perruzza – CEO, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
  • Marcel Pouliot – Vice President, Trimac Transportation Services LP, Alberta
  • Marc Rosen – Professor and Founding Dean, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Douglas Ruth – Associate Dean (Design Education), Faculty of Engineering, University of Manitoba
  • Frank Saunders – Vice President, Nuclear Oversight & Regulatory Affairs, Bruce Power, Ontario
  • Robert Schultz – Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Alberta
  • Lynn Smith – Engineering, Special Projects & Operations, General Motors of Canada, Ontario
  • Wendy Tobin – Region Canada Safety/Health/Environment Manager, DuPont Canada, Ontario
  • Troy Winters – Senior Health & Safety Officer, Canadian Union of Public Employees, Ontario
  • Priya Khabre – Minerva Meeting Coordinator, Workplace Safety Prevention Services
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. Engineering Student Teaching Modules, including their development and delivery
  2. Minerva Health and Safety Learning Forums at Canadian Universities (for Engineering, Business professors)
  3. Engineering Student Award competition, including judging and presentations
  4. Business Student Award competition, including development of case studies and judging the case study presentations from the finalists
  5. Newsletters and Communications
  6. Case Studies – review proposals, award contracts, and review case study submissions
  7. Minerva Sponsorship of Student Activities – student projects, special workshops
  8. Minerva Corporate Sponsorship Activities