DRIE Central’s Board of Directors

Marc Sheridan


Marc Sheridan is currently employed as the Business Continuity Planning and Project Manager for Manitoba Housing and Community Development. Marc is a graduate of Brandon University’s Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies (A-DES) program and has been previously employed by the Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization. Marc is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) through the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) Canada, and also holds the Canadian Risk Management – Enterprise (CRM-E) designation from the Global Risk Management Institute (GRMI).

Kenton Friesen

Vice President

Kenton is a continuity and emergency management professional with experience identifying, applying, and managing corporate resiliency strategies. He is experienced with leading and / or facilitating cross-functional project teams with the mandate of increasing organizational resiliency, including the development of continuity / preparedness training programs, crisis communication and/or urgent mass notification systems, quality improvement, and client or stakeholder relations. Mr. Friesen has been a trusted continuity and emergency management advisor to Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA), and Dillon Consulting Limited. His credentials include a B.A. (Geography), B.Sc. (Business Computing), Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP) and is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM). Additionally, his affiliations include the Disaster Recovery Information Exchange (DRIE) Central Chapter, International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Canada Council, Disaster Recovery Institute Canada (DRIC), and the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) – Manitoba Chapter.

Joe Krupnik


Joe is presently Associate Manager, Network Operations at Great West Life co with ABCP accreditation and has supported DRIE central over many years in previous roles as Special programs, Vice President, President and Past President. Joe’s 30 years of experience comprises of Leadership, Business Process Management, Business Continuation Planning, Disaster Recovery Plans, Site risk audits,  Data Center Operations, National Data Center Provisioning Management, Mainframe technical support, Unix and Windows operating systems, System capacity planning and performance tuning, Messaging and Directory systems. Networks, Firewalls, Communication and System security. Raid Arrays and SANS. Data Archival Systems. Audio and Video servers, Video animation software. Electronic Health Care Systems. Electronics Manufacturing. Test Equipment design and construction. Production and Test Procedure writing. Discrete Electronics and microprocessor circuit design and construction. Pre-Sales system design, detailed product Costing and Post Sales Systems implementation. Hobbies include Space and Aviation enthusiast, Marathon Running, Farming, Carpentry, Automotive & Mechanical, Guitar, Music. An active volunteer with community and school groups.

Susan Lee


Susan Lee is a certified Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP) and is currently employed with Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) as the Disaster Recovery Coordinator. Susan is a graduate of University of Manitoba B. Comm (Hons) program and has previous continuity planning experience as a Business Continuity Coordinator with National Leasing.

Ron Andrews


Ron Andrews currently serves as the Senior Business Continuity Manager with Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization (EMO). Ron has over 32 years of public service experience in the following roles; a professional Social Worker, Manager, Administrator, Training Specialist, Director and as a Business Continuity and Risk Specialist. Ron is passionate about employee learning and the development of organizational learning cultures. Ron also works, on occasion, as a Management Studies instructor and as a national speaker on the topics of Risk Management, Business Continuity and Emergency Management. Ron currently supports the work of DRIE Central in the role of Director of Sponsorships.

Jodi MacDonald


Lisa Gilmour


Mara Sattler


Mara Sattler has worked for the Public Health Agency of Canada as an Emergency Preparedness and Response Officer since 2009. She has assisted the federal Health Portfolio in responses to disease outbreaks such as H1N1 and avian influenza, food borne illness outbreaks and severe flooding and wildfires.