Organization and Leadership
The members of CMNCP meet face to face regularly to share and discuss best practices and strategies for the implementation of effective crime prevention and community safety programs and approaches.
Board of Directors & Staff
Following its incorporation in June 2020, CMNCP established a board of directors including representative from each of the five regions.
Jan Fox (Co-Chair) (she/her)
Jan Fox is the Executive Director of REACH Edmonton Council for Safe Communities. REACH is a stand alone not for profit Centre of Responsibility with the goal of making Edmonton a safer community within one generation. Prior to that Jan was a senior Executive with the Correctional Service of Canada. Jan has extensive training experience both nationally and internationally and currently is a consultant with the Robcan group where she regularly provides leadership training. Jan graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts (honours), has pursued classes in Human Justice and completed the Queens University Executive Leadership program.
Dave Dickson (Co-Chair) (he/him)
Dave Dickson is the Manager of Community Safety for the City of Williams Lake, where he is responsible for multiple community safety programs and the management of the RCMP based victim services team. Dave has worked as a regular member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stationed in a number of communities throughout British Columbia, and as a Road Safety Manager for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. Both were lengthy careers which were community-based and all about building positive relationships that forged very strong partnerships around community safety. Dave is an avid road bike cyclist, kayaker and hiker. He and his family make Williams Lake their permanent home.
Paul Lang (Secretary) (he/him)
Paul is the Executive Director of the Kent Regional Service Commission since January 2013. Paul loves working for the Kent Region as one of the most rural regions in the province. He understands the importance of collaboration and is constantly working with various stakeholders and partners to improve the quality of life of the people of Kent. Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Economics from the Université de Moncton; he has a master’s degree in Regional Development from the Université du Québec à Rimouski. He also holds the NACLAA Certificate, the Ec.D accreditation and is the only local government administrator outside the province of Quebec to hold the “Directeur municipal agréer” designation. He was fortunate to be chosen as one of the 15 Acadian leaders that will influence change in New Brunswick in the future: he’s an alumnus of the New Brunswick 21 Inc. leadership program, and the National Leadership Program of Action Canada. He is married to Danielle Doucet, a researcher in youth psychology and education at Université de Moncton and the father of Thomas, a 7-year-old boy who just like his parents enjoy life fully.
Bree Claude (Treasurer) (she/her)
Bree Claude is the Director of Family and Community Services with Strathcona County. She is a dynamic community leader and responsive change agent. Her secret talent is finding and surrounding herself with amazing and brilliant people who are changing the world. During her role, she has connected with diverse system leaders and community partners, including those with lived experience, to take action on seemingly intractable challenges. She has learned that when we convene these formal and informal leaders, listen to one another with curiosity and try something together, a new future can emerge. Bree has a degree in Political Science and a Master of Science in Human Ecology. Bree has been immersed in social policy and practice, strategic planning, and evaluation in a government environment for more than 20 years. She previously held Director and Executive Director positions within the Alberta Government in the ministries of Seniors and Housing, Advanced Education and Children’s Services. Bree is passionate about engaging citizens to create solutions for the challenges we are facing as a community.
Amy Siciliano (she/her)
As Public Safety Advisor for Halifax Regional Municipality, Amy leads the municipality in its journey toward holistic, collaborative approaches to community safety. She brings a human-rights lens to her work, rooted in principals of accountability, inclusion, and social and economic equity. She is passionate about championing community-led solutions to local problems, and finding creative ways to harness the inherent strengths of community. With a PhD in Urban Geography, she is well skilled at synthesizing local experiential knowledge with scientific research to bring a robust evidence-base to decision-making. She is also Adjunct Professor at Saint Mary’s University, and Research Consultant for the City of Thunder Bay’s Anti-Racism and Respect Advisory Committee.
Lee-Ann Chevrette (she/her)
Lee-Ann Chevrette was born and raised in Timmins, Ontario. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Protection from the University of Guelph, and subsequently spent a decade working for provincial and territorial governments, Indigenous organizations, and the World Wildlife Fund in British Columbia, the Yukon and the Western Arctic Region of the Northwest Territories. Her work and research focus were on forest and plant ecology, wildlife research, and traditional resource management. Lee-Ann has extensive experience working in Indigenous communities and leading diverse projects.
Lee-Ann returned to northern Ontario to pursue a Masters of Environmental Studies in Northern Environments and Cultures at Lakehead University, and has been employed with the City of Thunder Bay for the last 7 years. She has held the role of Coordinator with the Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council for the last 5 years. Lee-Ann loves to spend time exploring the rugged landscape of the Canadian Shield with her husband and three young children.
Greg MacPherson (he/him)
Greg MacPherson is the City of Winnipeg’s first Administrative Coordinator of Safety and Wellbeing, a position created to facilitate collaboration between governments, municipal departments, other sectors, and residents, in the broad interest of a safer Winnipeg. Greg comes to this role with over twenty years of experience as a community organizer in Winnipeg’s inner-city, most recently as the Executive Director of Manitoba’s longest-running Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation, the West Broadway Community Organization. Born in Nova Scotia (Mi’kma’ki), the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People, and raised in towns and Air Force bases across Canada, Greg is a proud Winnipegger (Treaty One Territory) and a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s Department of Labour Studies. With expertise in program delivery, board development, fundraising and community consultation, Greg also moonlights as a Polaris Prize nominated recording artist and the owner of an independent record label.
Scott Mckean (he/him)
Scott McKean is currently developing Safe TO, the City of Toronto’s Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan and supporting the development Ministry of Attorney General’s Justice Centre programs in the City of Toronto. Scott works to enhance community safety and reduce vulnerability for people, families, and places in Toronto’s neighbourhoods. While at the City of Toronto, Scott has led and supported the development and implementation of many strategies and initiatives such as the Community Crisis Response Program, FOCUS Toronto, SPIDER, Youth Violence Prevention, and the Toronto Strong Neighbourhood Strategy. Prior to joining the City of Toronto, Scott worked in the community sector where he developed several programs and services for young people as well as developed the support model for the Out of the Cold emergency program. Outside of community work, he plays drums and paints pictures.
Colleen Cornock (she/her)
As Crime Prevention Supervisor for the City of Kelowna, Colleen leads a dynamic team of dedicated community safety practitioners striving to enhance community well-being and safety for all through leadership, education, engagement and collaboration. Throughout her career, Colleen has worked closely with enforcement partners, social agencies, businesses and citizens to invest in Kelowna’s community to make the city an even safer place to live, work and enjoy. Colleen graduated from Okanagan University College with a Bachelor of Arts (honours) and has been employed in community safety roles for over 20 years.
Wendy Stone (she/her)
Proudly serving on Treaty 4 land, Wendy Stone is the Crime Prevention Strategist with the Regina Police Service and is dedicated part time to The Regina intersectoral Partnership (TRiP) team. After obtaining a Bachelor of Human Justice from the University of Regina she began her career with the Province of Saskatchewan working in both Victim Services and Policy, Planning and Evaluation within the Ministry of Justice, then later became the Saskatchewan Coordinator for Justice Canada’s National Crime Prevention Centre – Community Mobilization Program. With a strong belief in community engagement, her 25-year career has focused on long-term, multi-sectoral, collaborative approaches designed to impact social issues.
Shefali Khoja (she/her)
Shefali Khoja, has extensive experience in the areas of Diversity and Inclusion. Her passion and expertise is reflected as she focuses on building a communtiy for all and leads the Diversity and Inclusion initiative in the municipality of Strathcona County. Over her career spanning 16 years she has led and implemented policies, projects, and key strategies in the government and civil society sectors in Canada and internationally. Shefali, has worked with Habitat for Humanity focusing on affordability and access to safe home for families who are made vulnerable across Alberta. At her Government stint as a Manager of Stakeholder Engagement, she led engagements with school boards, trustees, superintendents and teachers on Alberta’s curriculum. In addition to that she worked as an organizational learning and development consultant and advised lawyers, project managers, and executive leadership. She has a Bachelor in Management studies with honours and has an MBA in Community Development (a unique MBA in Americas). In addition to volunteering as a mediator for the Strathcona County Mediation Society, she, volunteers for a National Settlement board focusing on newcomers and refugees to Canada. She currently serves as a President for PLAN (Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network) that supports individuals who face isolation, often due to disabilities.
Felix Munger (he/him), Executive Director
Felix joined CMNCP in 2015. He brings experience as a mental health and addiction clinician, program planner, and evaluator. He has over 20 years of experience facilitating strategic planning, priority setting, and collaboration building across Canada with a wide range of stakeholders including equity-deserving and Indigenous communities. Originally trained as a psychiatric nurse, he has experience in community safety, organizational collaboration, addiction (including harm reduction), EDI (equity, diversity, inclusion), and organizational capacity development. He holds a master’s degree in environmental studies and a PhD in community psychology. Most recently, his work focuses on the impacts of climate change on community safety at the local level. Felix resides in Waterloo Region, Ontario, which is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, and Neutral peoples.
Audrey Monette (she/her), Director of Projects and Research
Audrey joined CMNCP in 2016. She leads diverse projects related to community safety and well-being (CSWB), including facilitating training sessions, conducting research, and developing CSWB plans. With a master’s degree in critical criminology, she advocates for non-carceral approaches to ending gender-based violence, preventing victimization, and improving victims’ and prisoners’ rights. She is also a member of the University of Ottawa Crime Prevention Team where she leads research and knowledge mobilization initiatives. Audrey is passionate about community-led approaches to safety and well-being that are rooted in equity, social justice, and dismantling systems of oppression. Audrey resides on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People, colonially known as Gatineau, Québec.
Katie Cook (she/her), Manager of Projects and Knowledge Development
Katie joined CMNCP in 2020. Her work involves managing a range of projects, including the development of community safety and well-being plans, creating documents to support communities in their own work (i.e., the Practitioner Guide for the Development of CP/CSWB Plans and topic summaries), and conducting research. She is a criminologist with experience in youth justice and community crime prevention. She completed her PhD in sociology at the University of Waterloo where her research focused on youth crime prevention and campus law enforcement. She has worked with the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council on projects to support marginalized youth, reduce problematic substance use, and prevent violence, and was a member of the Youth Justice Committee with the John Howard Society of Waterloo Wellington for several years. Her work is guided by the principles of equity, collaboration, and long-term investment in the social determinants of health to ensure all members of the community can thrive. Katie resides in Kitchener, Ontario, which is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, and Neutral peoples.
Oeishi Faruquzzaman (she/her), Knowledge Development and Project Assistant
Oeishi joined CMNCP in 2021. She has worked on various projects including the Community Safety and Well-Being plan for the Town of Morinville and CMNCP’s 2021 conference. Oeishi is a community psychology master’s candidate at Wilfrid Laurier University. As a student, she has worked as a research assistant on several projects related to mental health and youth houselessness, and has presented at conferences on topics including the use of podcasts as a pedagogical tool. Her own research focuses on the experience of South Asian youth navigating Ontario’s mental health services. She advocates for more accessible mental health and addiction services, especially for racialized communities, and greater community involvement in local program development . Oeishi is currently based in Hamilton, Ontario which is situated on the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and Mississaugas.
Vibya Natana (she/her), Project Assistant
Vibya joined CMNCP in 2021. An experienced administrator, community strategist, and non-profit professional, she strives to mobilize passion to create social change in the areas of youth and community development, cultural engagement, and anti-racism. She strives to enhance her contributions to the work she does by leveraging her diverse experiences in administration, business development, and community organizing to strategically mobilize passion for change with sustainable impacts. Her commitment to community-led initiatives is reflected in her educational pursuits as a researcher, certification in non-profit leadership, and as a Bachelor of Social Work candidate. Vibya resides on Treaty 4 territory, the traditional lands of the nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda, and the homeland of the Métis/Michif Nation in what is colonially known as Regina, Saskatchewan.