Vice President, Enterprise Business Transformation
Mieka brings over 24 years of both private and public sector experience, along with extensive emergency management, business continuity and project management training, certifications, and expertise to CanOps. Among many other public safety related courses, she holds a Certificate of Emergency Management from George Brown College, a certificate in Leadership Development with the University of Saskatchewan and an Associate Business Continuity Professional Certification from DRI International.
Mieka has been involved in planning for, and responding to, provincial level emergency events in the Province of Saskatchewan. She led the development and implementation of the Provincial Recovery Plan. She also led the Syrian Refugee provincial response operation, developed the Provincial Risk and Hazard Assessment, the Emergency Plan and Pandemic Plan, as well as led the development and implementation of new provincial programs such the Saskatchewan Public Alerting Program and the Critical Infrastructure Advisory Network.
In her role as CanOps’ Vice President of Enterprise Business Transformation, Mieka leads inter-agency relations, creates strategic partnerships, provides strategic governance to the organization’s operations, Board of Directors and Governance Council, as well as manages both internal and external communications, branding and marketing. She also provides the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative/reporting procedures, and people systems in place. Her focus is to grow the organization and ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.
Mieka is not only passionate about her work, but is passionate about exploring the great outdoors. She has hiked mountains, ran ½ marathons, repelled down caves, wandered the world, and has found her home in the great Ontario area. Mieka dreams of completing a whole ecosystem on her property one day, where everything her family would need could be grown and provided by their own backyard.