About the Board

Meet Our Board of Directors
Allan Smofsky

Allan Smofsky

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.

Monica Szabo

Monica A. Szabo

Szabo Safety & Operations Services 

With 30 years of experience in environment, health and safety, Monica has experience in the field and as a senior leader.  She built a reputation for developing progressive, integrated and results-oriented health and safety solutions. In her previous 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 working as a health & safety consultant for approved providers of the WSIB Health and Safety Excellence Program.  She is also serving on the Executive Team of the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals.

Tahliya Shariff

Medical Lab Technician – Point of Care
Trillium Health Partners

With frontline experience in patient care roles, Tahliya is a strong advocate for a comprehensive and holistic approach to health. Tahliya’s passion for helping others become healthier is present in her volunteer work and her educational background. She holds a BSc in Biology and Post Graduate in Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion.  Tahliya believes that through the alignment of wellness strategies, psychosocial support and compassion, we can create a healthy workplace.

Tiffany Rickard

Human Resources (Workplace Health)
Bell Canada

Tiffany is a workplace wellness professional specializing in workplace mental health. Tiffany started her career as a Human Resources Generalist in the oil and gas services and construction industries in Alberta. She is passionate about creating truly healthy workplaces that meet the needs of all employees. She is eternally curious about everything and her favourite pastime is birdwatching.

Nivith Balasupramaniam

Sales Consultant
Homewood Health

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.

Alex Petrisano

Health and Safety Representative (Workplace Mental Health)
Workplace Safety and Prevention Services 

After obtaining her Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Health and Safety, Alexandra worked in the health and safety field in sectors including utilities, tunneling and residential construction for a number of years. Following this, Alexandra obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion, and has since also become trained in Mental Health First Aid and Workplace Inclusivity. With a newfound focus and passion of mental health, Alexandra currently works alongside the Consultants at Workplace Safety and Prevention Services to expand the Healthy Workplace portfolio and help workers both within Ontario and beyond protect the mental wellbeing of their employees every day.

Nathan Kolar

Health and Safety Consultant, Emerging Markets
Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA)

Nathan has the complex and important privilege of being a Health and Safety Consultant, Emerging Markets, with Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA). He also holds a Part-Time Faculty position at Centennial College, whereby is a Placement Preceptor for students in the Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion post-graduate program. In terms of further industry involvement to give back and help others, Nathan is also a Technical Committee Member for the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (CSA Z1003). Nathan’s education background is in kinesiology, project management, and disability management. His designations include CEBS and CSEP-CPT.

Monica Czorny

BioWellness Recharge Centres

Melissa Fallis

Manager, My Wellness and Health Solutions Projects
People Corporation

Wayne Clancy

MindSuite Analytics

Wayne Clancy has developed alternative and collaborative way of handling and managing the perceptions and experiences of all stakeholders. He has developed interactive real time technologies to facilitate stakeholder co-creation and collaboration. Most recently his work with NY Times Best Selling Author John King (Tribal Leadership) has produced easy to use ‘predictive culture analytics’, with ‘The Culture Gap Index’.

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