RPM Manager, Dave Gillis
Dave was hired in February of 2018 to lead the RPM team and grow Manitoba's Trucking Industry Based Safety Program. With over 30 years’ experience in the Transportation industry and a vast knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety, Dave most recently directed a Safety Management System for a medevac company headquartered in Winnipeg and operating in Northern Manitoba and across Nunavut.
Dave was instrumental in guiding this firm to the regional equivalent of SAFE Work Certified and he's likewise excited for the opportunity to have Manitoba's trucking industry benefit from the incentives that come with SAFE Work Certified, including lower WCB premiums and rebates.
Safety Program Advisor, Stacey Wills
Stacey is a graduate of the Occupational Health and Safety certification program at Red River College who finished with honours and received an award that was voted on by fellow students. Previously employed in a hospitality industry management role for 12 years, Stacey thrives in a classroom setting and enjoys being able to provide training and development to the trucking industry. In her spare time Stacey enjoys playing recreational sports in the company of her family and friends.
Safety Program Coordinator, Michael Thiessen
Coming from a program coordinator role in the healthcare industry, Michael is an honours graduate of Red River College's Occupational Health and Safety certification program where he received the Minerva scholarship award. Michael made the move to RPM, Trucking Industry Safety where, as a Safe Work Certified auditor he has worked with companies of all sizes, preparing them for the certification process.
Training Specialist, Rebekka Miles
Passionate about training and developing people, Rebekka has over 20 years experience in sales, marketing, managing, training in many industries including financial, legal, and the health and wellness sector. For the past eight years Rebekka has worked as a Safety Manager, Auditor and Trainer and is excited to bring this expertise to Manitoba's trucking industry.
A multilingual, speaking 4 languages, Rebekka loves learning about different cultures. In her spare time she also mentors young women (existing and new Canadians) to promote confidence and hope for the future.
Training Specialist, Susana Carias
Susana has an extensive background and experience in Business Administration, Finance, and Health and Wellness. She graduated with Honours from Herzing College, earning a Diploma as an Occupational Health and Safety Officer. Susana has a drive for learning and teaching and brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to RPM.
Susana is a people person and is highly involved in the community. Susana volunteers with various sports clubs and not-for-profit organizations. She is a passionate advocate and board of directors' member of CanDO People Inc.
Safety Program Administrator, Olufisayo Segun
Olufisayo is an honours graduate of the Occupational Health and Safety Certification program at Red River College. With her practicum in the trucking industry as a safety and health practitioner, Olufisayo made the move to RPM after the completion of her studies and works as a Safety Administrator. She has also helped develop several courses that we offer. In her spare time, Olufisayo loves to travel, volunteer and spend time with her friends and family.