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


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

Peter Lambrinakos
Chief of Police and Corporate Security
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

Martin Gallagher
Chief Safety Officer, 
Toronto, ON

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

Todd Wallace
Senior Manager, Operations and Maintenance,
West Coast Express
Vancouver, BC

Al Sauve
Chief of Police, 
Canadian Pacific Railway 
Calgary, AB

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

Stephen Cross

Clifton Associates

Melanie Rodriguez

VIA Rail Canada

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.