Ol Team

Operation Lifesaver is made up of a nationwide team dedicated to reducing the number of people injured or killed in railway crossing or trespassing incidents in this country. Our staff, board members, provincial committee members, partners and rail safety ambassadors work together with a common purpose of educating Canadians—and a common goal of saving lives.


Sarah Mayes
National Director, Operation Lifesaver Canada

Maryse Betournay
Coordinator, Programs, Operation Lifesaver Canada


Charlene Dishaw
Western Regional Coordinator, Operation Lifesaver Canada
Indigenous Outreach Coordinator, Operation Lifesaver Canada

Jean-Guy DuSablon​
Eastern Regional Coordinator, Operation Lifesaver Canada


George Bell
Vice President, Safety and Security,
Toronto, ON

Marc Beaulieu
Chief Transportation and Safety Officer,
VIA Rail Canada
Montreal, QC

Marc Brazeau
President and Chief Executive Officer, 
Railway Association of Canada 
Ottawa, ON

Stephen Covey
Chief of Police and Chief Security Officer, 
Canadian National Railway 
Montreal, QC

Dr. Katy Kamkar
Clinical Psychologist, 
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) 
Toronto, ON

Cynthia Lulham
Project Manager,
Federation of Canadian Municipalities|Railway Association of Canada Proximity Initiative
Westmount, QC

Gary Petersen
Senior Manager, Operations and Maintenance,
West Coast Express
Vancouver, BC

Stéphane Tardif
Senior Director, Safety & Security,
Genesee & Wyoming Canada
Montreal, QC

Program Advisory Council

Lloyd Hobbs

Safety Services NL

Lorrie Johnston

New Brunswick Southern Railway

Peter Mohyla


Glen Mattson

Manitoba Infrastructure

Brad Bidulka

Canadian Pacific Railway

Melanie Rodriguez

VIA Rail Canada

Tat Ng

Canadian Pacific Railway

Charlene Dishaw

Operation Lifesaver Canada

Jean-Guy DuSablon

Operation Lifesaver Canada

Leah Ryan

Canadian Pacific Railway

Luc Martel


Click on a province to contact a regional representative.