About the Board

Meet Our Board of Directors
Allan Smofsky

Allan Smofsky

Owner
Smofsky Strategic Planning (SSP)

Allan Smofsky is Managing Director of SSP, a workplace health strategic planning consultancy. Allan has extensive experience in many facets of workplace health and consults on issues across the spectrum of organizational health.  A fluently bilingual native of Montreal, Allan founded SSP in 2004 following several years in senior-level leadership and consulting positions. Allan is active in several workplace health organizations. He also teaches at Centennial College’s (Toronto) Community and Health Studies Workplace Wellness & Health Promotion post-graduate program. Allan has demonstrated leadership in advocating for a comprehensive and integrated approach to organizational health. He is a past winner of the Benefits Canada Workplace Benefits Award and is a frequently invited speaker and writer.

Danielle Stewart

Danielle Stewart

Consultant
Workplace Safety and Prevention Services

Danielle completed both her Undergraduate degree and Masters degree in Kinesiology at Wilfrid Laurier University. While studying Danielle founded Laurier’s first mental health awareness program entitled “Burst Your Bubble”, which she later adapted to apply to workplace mental health settings. Danielle currently works as a Consultant for Workplace Safety and Prevention Services where she is a member of the Organizational Health Team and a trained Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

Desiree D'Souza

Desiree D’Souza

Industry Partner Relations
Workplace Safety and Prevention Services

Desiree D’Souza is a Health & Safety professional working with Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) since 2008. She is a Community Outreach Coordinator and has worked with a number of employers across the province. Desiree is also involved with providing Health & Safety awareness sessions to young workers at high schools in the GTA and facilitates various health and safety trainings include the Certification Part 1 sessions. Desiree holds an MBA degree, an Adult Education Training certificate, and certification in Occupational Health & Safety.

Gerry Culina

Gerry Culina

Manager, General Health & Safety Services
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

Gerry Culina is Manager, General Health and Safety Services, at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). In his capacity, Gerry leads a unit that provides a comprehensive service of information and supports work-related health and safety initiatives on all areas of workplace health and safety to improve the total health of the individual – mental, physical and psychosocial. Gerry has been a Health and Safety professional for over 34 years in both the private and public sectors.

Lindsay Bell

Lindsay Bell

Senior Health Management Consultant
Manulife

Having worked within various sectors performing workplace wellness consultation and human resource functions, Lindsay’s passion is organizational well-being. Her educational background includes an Honours Bachelor of Arts Psychology Degree, her post graduate in Workplace Wellness & Health Promotion, and has received her Mental Health First Aid Certificate from the Mental Health Commission of Canada. As a Consultant, Lindsay gets to live her passion every day, helping other organizations enhance their employees’ well-being.

Monica Szabo

Monica A. Szabo

Executive Director, Government, Municipal and Public Safety 

With over 25 years of experience in environment, health and safety, Monica is a senior leader who has built a reputation for developing progressive and results-oriented health and safety solutions. In her role as Executive Director, Government, Municipal and Public Safety, Monica was responsible for ensuring the quality and effectiveness of product and service delivery with a focus on broad strategic goals and objectives. She is currently on the Executive Team of the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals.

Michael Glatz

Michael Glatz

Health and Safety Coordinator
Transcontinental Printing

Graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1989. Went on to pursue a career in Health and Safety and graduated from Ryerson with a diploma in Health and Safety. Wrote my BCRSP exam and became a certified member of the Board. Greatest achievement in Health and Safety was leading our business unit to 10 years without a lost time. Within the last couple of years, I have really become interested in Wellness and that is why I volunteered for this great organization.

Nathan Kolar

Corporate Wellness Consultant
Solset Solutions

Nathan creates workplace cultures of care and trust through organizational and employee health initiatives. He proudly holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours Kinesiology) Degree and a Graduate Certificate in Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion. He is a certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor (PHSA) with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), trained in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), a Fitwel Ambassador, and of Faculty Status for the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). Additionally, his interests in sustainability and human capital have led to his completion of edX courses through HarvardX and BerkeleyX for improving business through a culture of health and happiness at work, respectively. Nathan is also a Co-Facilitator for Mindful Leader and a member of the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) for Centennial College’s Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion program.

Sarika Gundu

Sarika Gundu

Senior Manager, Wellness and Benefits
Deloitte Canada

Sarika currently leads Deloitte Canada’s wellness and benefits program including their mental health strategy. She formally pioneered the development of a national workplace mental health program at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), National Office called the Workforce Mental Health Collaborative. She currently is a technical committee member for the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace via the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Sarika has held previous board positions including board director for Links2Care and vice chair for the Canadian Mental Health Association (Halton Branch). She holds a Master of Science in Health Services Administration and a Bachelor of Psychology.

Terri Szymanski

Terri Szymanski

OPSEU Health & Safety Officer
Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

In addition to being the Chairperson at the Ontario Workplace Health Coalition, Terri Szymanski helps improve workplace health and safety for all Ontarians through her work as a Health and Safety Officer at the Ontario Public Services Employees Union (OPSEU). Terri co-chaired the Hazard Prevention and Control Working Group for the Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare Leadership Table and also spearheaded the development and creation of the Mental Injury Tool Kit which is offered through the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW). The toolkit was developed by workers, unions, and other organizations to help identify and address psychosocial hazards in the workplace. In addition to her B.A. in Employee Relations from the University of Toronto, Terri holds a Master’s Degree in Work and Society from McMaster University.

Tracey Poulin Dun

Tracey Poulin Dun

OHS and H.R. Consultant

Tracey Poulin Dun has been involved with the Ontario Workplace Health Coalition since 2015 and became a member of the Executive Board in 2018 serving as the Coalition’s Co-Chair. Tracey passionately helps organizations create workplaces which are free from physical and mental injury for a healthier and stronger Ontario. Besides being a friend, mother, wife, daughter and sister; Tracey is an inspirational Health and Safety and Human Resources Business Leader with over 25 years of exceptional leadership serving the manufacturing, service, health and community care sectors.

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