Our Team – Meet the Team of Industry Experts

We have assembled a team of industry experts that have real world emergency management and incident command experience on all levels. Please contact us if you like to learn more about our products.

Scott Ashley

CCFP
President and CEO

Scott is the President and co-founder of Get Ready. Scott’s strong innovative and conceptual abilities, combined with his comprehension of “incident management systems”, provides the ability to re-engineer and build highly regarded integrated programs for the public and private sectors. His vision continues to shift organizations from “binders” to cloud-based programs with desktop and mobile applications.

He has over thirty years experience in emergency management from his early years as a paramedic where he worked in Alberta, Los Angeles County, Toronto EMS and the Ontario Ministry of Health – Air Ambulance Program, serving eight years as a Critical Care Flight Paramedic on the Bandage One helicopter.

Scott started a first aid company and within eight years had over 1,000 clients, and delivered over 250 courses per month. Scott led the AED program implementation for the Toronto Cardiac Safe City Program and the Ottawa PAD program with over 300 sites. He has developed Incident Management programs for government and the private sector, and delivered programs with organizations such as Osler, BLG, Gowlings, Deloitte, Falconbridge (Glencore), Sanofi Pasteur, University of Guelph, Sunlife, Manulife, SERCO, Scotiabank, York Regional School board, Trillium Health Partners, and Niagara Health to name a few.

Craig Sumpter

 
Client Solutions Director

As Get Ready’s Client Solutions Director, Craig works closely with clients to develop EM and BIA/BCP programs. He works with the Get Ready team assisting sectors such as big financial, pharma, health care, and transportation. Because Craig has worked at the “tip-of-the-spear”, he understands the value of how the Get Ready programs, such as the Immediate Business Impact Assessment Tool, assists organizations in successfully navigating critical incidents.

Craig has 20 years of experience in Emergency Management. This experience was gained with tenures in the military, front line policing, Tactical and Rescue (SWAT), Bomb Squad, and experience with Operational Planning for major events and bomb threat/active shooter contingency planning for the public and private sectors. He has had the pleasure of serving the community as a Tactical Team Leader and retired from policing as the Officer in Charge of an Explosive Disposal Unit. Craig currently serves as a Firefighter with the City of Brampton.

Christel Hollinger Ivanyshyn

ABCP, CMM II (EMP), Dipl MM
Program Development Director

Christel designs and develops the content for Get Ready’s incident management programs. She is also a part of the implementation team, ensuring our clients needs are met.

Christel has over 20 years of emergency response and emergency management experience, working for the chemical industry, municipal government, fire service, and healthcare. She co-chaired the Province of Ontario Interoperability Task Group (POINT), and participated on provincial Critical Infrastructure Assurance Program working groups and national Technology Interest Groups to promote interoperability across Canada. She has created multi-tiered emergency management plans, and provided leadership for tornados, mass casualty incidents, ice storms, and H1N1.

Glenn Gosling-Cannell

RN, CNCC, ENCC
Specialty Programs Director

Glenn manages the on-site Get Ready Emergency Response Teams (ERT), and works directly with our clients to achieve their emergency response goals.

Glenn completed his training in Nursing at John Moores University. Since then, he has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in Critical Care, Emergency Care, Critic, Flight Care, Emergency Management and Crisis Interventional Care. Glenn has worked in the Emergency Management industry for over 15 years, working closely with agencies operating in the field during an incident, and organizations during the planning and recovery of an incident. Glenn is also a paralegal.

Mike Soegtrop

FBCI
Business Continuity Director
Mike is a global leader in business continuity and crisis management. With over 20 years of international experience, specialized in preparing organizations for worst-case scenarios, from natural disasters to cyber threats, while ensuring compliance to internal policies and regulatory obligations. His twenty years of experience includes Price Waterhouse Coopers, two Canadian national banks (CIBC and BMO) and two international Insurance companies (Manulife and Aon). He has traveled to Beijing, Shanghai, New York, Chicago, Winnipeg and Bermuda on business continuity projects in the financial, insurance, retail and telecom industries. He is a certified Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (2007).
 
He also served as a board member and Canadian Chapter President. Mike has developed a broad set of risk and disaster management tools speaking at risk management and disaster conferences

Mike Christian

MD, MSc (Public Health), FRCPC
Medical Advisor

Mike is a member of the Get Ready Board of Directors and works with the leadership of Get Ready, providing advice and guidance on the development of our products.

Mike has been a senior healthcare sector leader with nearly 30 years of experience and a strong track record of high-performance. His specialisms include critical care, infectious diseases, military, aviation and pre-hospital medicine. Mike has enjoyed a diverse range of roles, including Chief Safety Officer for a large multi-site Hospital System, Medical Director of Critical Care Response Teams in Canada, and Director (Founding Board) of Ontario Agency for Health Protection & Promotion Health System. In 2016, he moved to the UK for a sabbatical with London’s Air Ambulance. Having decided to remain in the UK, Mike was recruited to join London’s Air Ambulance’s senior team to lead on the delivery of key objectives within their research and quality strategies.

Mike completed an MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a retired member from the Regular Forces of the RCAF having served tours in Haiti and Afghanistan and continues to serve as a reserve specialist medical officer/flight surgeon. Mike has responded to a number of disasters including SARS, the 2010 Haiti earthquake and was one of the first on scene of the London Bridge attack and has advised governments about emergency preparedness issues. Mike’s academic pursuits focus on disaster management and emergency preparedness, and in 2018 was identified as one of the top 3 authors in the field of Disaster Medicine between 2008-2017.

John D. Neily

CEC, PCIP, CCM
Advisor

John provides valuable strategic, leadership and business advice to the Get Ready team.

John is a bilingual, practicing professional services and management consultant, strategic advisor as well as certified executive coach. He has been engaged in tactical, operational and strategic level leadership in the public safety and security, as well as national security sectors for over 42 years. John is a former Assistant Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police where he served in a series of progressive positions with local, provincial, national and international influence. Throughout his career in the Force he practiced risk management and provided guidance and leadership to operational planning and organizational resilience development. That skill set was refined even further as an applied research Director of the Conference Board of Canada in the national security and public safety sectors and more recently as a strategic advisor for Defence Research and Development Canada’s Center for Security Science. John is sought after in program evaluation and design, exercise development and after-action reviews.

Tim Ivanyshyn

CMO, CMM III
Business Administrator

Tim is the Business Administrator, expediting client and business contracts and provides project management. He sits on the Get Ready Board of Directors.

Tim has over 35 years experience in municipal administration as an Executive Manager. His areas of expertise include human resources, contract development, project management, strategic planning, procurement and finance.

Fraser Williams

 
General Manager

Fraser manages Get Ready’s finances, social marketing platforms, and client service needs. He is the site administrator and document manager for one of our clients. Fraser is often the first point of contact for our clients regarding site specifics or troubleshooting situations.

Adam Isaacs

RN, MP, CHEM, MBA (C)
Emergency Management Specialist

Adam is Get Ready’s Emergency Management Specialist and provides content and expertise to all of Get Ready’s verticals.

With more than 20 years of clinical and professional healthcare experience within Risk and Emergency Management, Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Services, Adam is a recognized leader nationally and internationally with a proven track record of strategic program development, and inter-professional team collaboration across multiple platforms and enterprise wide.

Mike Minnick

Mike Minnick

 
Client Service Manager

As Get Ready’s Logistics Coordinator, Mike works with Samsung Canada, distribution companies, and third party suppliers in support of our Smart Cabinets Program.

Mike comes to Get Ready after having worked in the Grocery Industry for over 25 years. His experience consists of store operations, category management, space management, and supply chain and logistics.

Adam Revesz

 
Videographer

Adam is the head of Video Production and a Partner at Get Ready.

He has been in the entertainment industry for over twenty years and has been producing videos, TV and film for about 15. He’s produced content (in various roles) for CBC, E-One, Food Network, Astral Media, TIFF, MTV, BNN, and others as well as many large corporations around North America though his production company, One Inch Punch Productions Inc. He also writes movies and has had a couple of short films produced as well as co-produced and directed a feature film and some shorts of his own. A couple awards were won in there as well.

Ted Bisaillion

 
Actor

Ted is the voice and Partner of Get Ready – you will hear him on most of our videos.

Ted is a successful stand-up comedian that has also wowed corporate audiences from North America to Europe and even the North Pole with his funny take of things. His creativity combined with his business skills fit in nicely with Get Ready.