Management & Consultants
President and CEO
Ron Janzen is an experienced executive leader with a passion for the workplace health and safety of all Manitobans. He has worked in a senior leadership capacity (CEO, Exec Director, Vice President, COO, CFO, CIO) for such varied sectors as education, financial services, healthcare, relief and development, and social services. Ron has worked in the private sector, public sector, for-profit and non-profit environments and appreciates the occupational health & safety needs and challenges in those contexts. Ron is committed to servant leadership as a model to support and develop the strong team at Safety Services Manitoba, guide strategic direction and to serve the needs of clients and stakeholders.
Ron is an active individual who enjoys giving back through community service. He currently serves on the boards & executive of the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (relief & development services) and Initiatives for Just Communities (restorative justice services). For recreation Ron is an avid cyclist, cross-country skier, and auto-slalom enthusiast.
Chief Financial Officer, H.B.Comm, CPA-CGA
Lisa Alfred is the Chief Financial Officer for Safety Services Manitoba, having joined our staff in 2003, and has been instrumental in moving our business forward. Lisa has helped the company achieve a 300% growth in revenue and become a stable & powerful force in creating our province’s safety culture.
Lisa graduated from Laurentian University with a Bachelor of Commerce Honors, making the Dean’s List and earning her C.G.A Designation. Outside of work, Lisa is a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.), which was formed in 1867 and is dedicated to helping women achieve their educational goals. Since its inception, P.E.O. has given over $200 million to over 88,000 women. Lisa has sat on several provincial committees for P.E.O. and acted as a financial advisor to the provincial board.
Director, Safety Services and Training, CRSP, HSP
As Director, Safety Services and Training Adam leads our Occupational Safety and Safe Driving teams. Adam plays a key role at SSM within our Leadership Team and leading our trainers and consultants. Adam has been part of SSM’s team since 2009. During his time with SSM, Adam has trained thousands of students and consulted numerous companies throughout Manitoba. Adam’s sincere dedication and communication skills have become his trademark with all companies who have worked with him.
Adam has a keen interest in solving the challenges presented by the fields of occupational health & safety, fire, and life safety. This interest has made him very diverse in his abilities to solve both current and unforeseen challenges that many companies may face in today’s workforce and economy. Adam has a proven track record for dramatically improving his clients’ safety culture due to his ability to recognize issues, listen to concerns, and council all levels of staff in each unique company setting.
Adam holds a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation, Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner Certificate (Red River College), Health and Safety Professional (HSP) designation, and Wildlife Forestry & Conservation Management Diploma (CDI College). Adam is a licensed NFPA Fire and Life Safety Educator in the Province of Manitoba and has assisted in the development of many training courses including the SAFE Work Auditor program for the Manitoba Government.
Director of Business Development, BComm (Hons)
As SSM’s Director of Business Development, Doug Kit enjoys building relationships with each prospective and new client to learn exactly what their needs are and how SSM can help. Doug’s in-depth knowledge of safety requirements and expertise in providing compliant solutions is an asset to SSM – and to each and every one of our clients
Since earning his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and graduating with recognition as a top performer in both professional sales and branch manager roles, Doug has excelled in every sales position he has held. During his nearly 30-year professional sales career, Doug has launched, managed and expanded sales divisions and territories at three different companies.
Director of Marketing and Customer Experience, BA
Anita has led the marketing department at Safety Services Manitoba since 2009 and has been responsible for directing the marketing strategy for the organization through an impressive period of growth. Anita has been instrumental in the introduction, growth, and evolution of the Safety Services Manitoba Occupational Health & Safety Conference and the Assembly of Manitoba Safety Professionals.
As a key member of the SSM leadership team, Anita also exhibits leadership in the community, having served in the past as co-chair in both the NAOSH and Steps for Life committees. She remains active on the NAOSH committee and is currently an active Board member of the Advertising Association of Winnipeg, holding the role of Director of Education and co-chair of their Digital Marketing Day.
Miranda has been working in the safety industry for over five years and has thorough hands-on experience in the field of health and safety and a strong knowledge of provincial and federal workplaces. In her past position, Miranda has created numerous safety programs that became both effective and manageable, helped build plant floor teams and trained management, supervisors, and employees to take ownership. In every metric, the companies Miranda has worked for have seen stunning improvements under her leadership.
Miranda is experienced in developing, maintaining and supporting numerous industry sectors in the development of their safety management systems. Many of these clients work within the construction and manufacturing sectors which Miranda has provided the client with appropriate guidance regarding the interpretation and application of safety legislation, conducting safety audits, inspecting client workplaces for safety and health hazards, facilitating training programs and ensuring effective implementation.
Miranda is a graduate of the Occupational Health and Safety Certificate Program at Red River College. She was on the Deans Honor Roll. She is currently in the process of completing her Health and Safety Professional certification (HSP) and National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) designation. She also looks forward to beginning the process of completing her Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation in the near future.
Inside Sales Representative
Coordinator Safe Driving
Customer Service Representative
Executive Assistant to President & CEO
Coordinator of Community Safety
Occupational Safety Trainers
Dr. Stephan Cooper
Safe Driving Trainers
Board of Directors
Board Chair: Kenneth Thomas (B.P. & Sons Grain and Storage Inc.)
Board Vice Chair: Ken Dufault (Medigas Manitoba Limited/Innovair Medical Group)
Past Chair: Alice Sayant (QSM Consulting)
- Dan Lester (Lilyfield Development Inc.)
- Aileen Madden (IGM Financial)
- Neil Richard (Ducks Unlimited)
- Corrine Scott (Liquor, Gaming & Cannabis Authority of Manitoba)
- Rafe Vogel
- Curtis Wennberg (Manitoba Public Insurance)