| President DRIE
Mary Genyk is President of MDG Crisis Management
Consulting Inc., providing public and private sector clients with
comprehensive crisis management solutions based upon industry best
practices in emergency and business continuity management. Mary is an
acknowledged leader in the professions of emergency management and
business continuity with more than 17 years of crisis management
experience as well as over 40 years of general business and operational
management experience. Her experience includes emergency management and
business continuity program development, implementation and evaluation.
Mary is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) certified
by the Disaster Recovery Institute Canada and International.
Novoselnik is a Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP) Gord is a
Manager with RIMS and represents his organization on provincial and
associations and committees, including Canadian Telecommunications
Association (CTEPA) and the Manitoba Inter-Utility Committee for
Gord volunteers his time to the Manitoba chapter of Disaster Recovery
He holds an honours degree in Commerce from the University of Manitoba
and has a 10+ year prior background in IT
process management and is ITIL certified through itSMF.
When not focused on emergency management, Gord’s time is dedicated to
his wife, two kids, three dogs, five cats and
two horses. When he can find time, he likes to run, cycle, x-country
ski and target his favorite fish species on a variety of
lakes and rivers in Manitoba and north-western Ontario.
Franz-Lien is an Information Technology veteran who broke into the
field 25 years ago when organizations were looking for workers to usher
in the PC age. Since then, he has led waves of technology
various roles including Technical Team Lead, Project Manager, and
currently Manager of Infrastructure Services at MLCC. Jeff led the
establishment of MLCC's IT disaster recovery site and process and is a
charter member of MLCC's Contingency Planning Committee. Jeff
holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba,
Master of Science in Information Management (project management major)
from Aspen University, and a Computer Analyst/Programmer designation
from Red River College. He is a speaker and author on various
topics related to ERP applications, virtualization, IT agility, and
presently employed with Aboriginal Affairs and
Northern Development Canada - Manitoba Region, Previoulsy employed as Operations Program Manager with Public Safety
Canada’s Regional Office in Winnipeg. His previous experience with
emergency management also includes positions with Manitoba Emergency
Measures Organization, the Office of the Fire Commissioner, Manitoba
Transportation and Government Services, and in the private sector with
a national data processing company. He is a Certified Emergency Manager
and Certified Business Continuity Professional, and has been involved
with the DRIE Executive since 2006.
Special Programs & Professional Developement
Education and Outreach
Andrews is the Business Continuity Specialist for Family Services and
Consumer Affairs and is also an Emergency Social Services alternate for
the Department. As such, Ron is heavily involved in continuity and
disaster recovery planning for all functional areas of the department.
A social worker by training and manager by experience, Ron worked
nearly twenty years in child welfare before coming to work in
government. Having just completed an MPA degree, Ron is now working
toward BCP professional certification.
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a continuity and emergency management professional with experience
identifying, applying, and managing corporate resiliency
strategies. He is experienced with leading and / or facilitating
cross-functional project teams with the mandate of increasing
organizational resiliency, including the development of continuity /
preparedness training programs, crisis communication and/or urgent mass
notification systems, quality improvement, and client or stakeholder
relations. Mr. Friesen has been a trusted continuity and
emergency management advisor to Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), the
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA), and
Dillon Consulting Limited. His credentials include a B.A.
(Geography), B.Sc. (Business Computing), Associate Business Continuity
Professional (ABCP) and is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM).
Additionally, his affiliations include the Disaster Recovery
Information Exchange (DRIE) Central Chapter, International Association
of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Canada Council, Disaster Recovery
Institute Canada (DRIC), and the Risk and Insurance Management Society
(RIMS) - Manitoba Chapter.
presently Associate Manager, Intel Services at Great West Life co. Joe
has supported DRIE central in previous roles as Special programs, Vice
President, President and Past President. Joe's 30 years of
comprises of, Business Continuation Planning, Disaster Recovery Plans,
Site audits, DRI Canada ABCP accreditation. Data Center Operations,
National Data Center Provisioning Management, Mainframe technical
support, Unix and Windows operating systems, System capacity planning
and performance tuning, Messaging and Directory systems. Networks,
Firewalls, Communication and System security. Raid Arrays and SANS.
Data Archival Systems. Audio and Video servers, Video animation
software. Electronic Health Care Systems. Electronics Manufacturing.
Test Equipment design and construction. Production and Test Procedure
writing. Discrete Electronics and microprocessor circuit design and
construction. Pre-Sales system design, detailed product Costing and
Post Sales Systems implementation. Hobbies include Space and
enthusiast, Marathon Running, Farming, Carpentry, Automotive &
Mechanical, Guitar, Music. An active volunteer with community and
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