Canadian Security Magazine

Virtual Event
Focus On Healthcare Security Event
December 3, 2020 at 1:00pm ET

3:00pm-3:45pm
Roundtable discussion

Panelists:
Scott MacMillan, Manager, Community Operations & Logistics (Pandemic Support) Manager, Quality Improvement & Analytics, Lower Mainland Integrated Protection Services, B.C.

Ryan Cammidge, Director, Protective Services, Edmonton Zone, Alberta Health Services

Martin Green, Manager, Security, Telecommunications & Emergency Preparedness, Baycrest, Toronto

Jason James, Director Facilities Management & Support, Nova Scotia Health Authority

Paul Sarnese, Assistant Vice President, Safety, Security and Emergency Management, Virtua Health, New Jersey

Allison Collins, Eastern Health

This has been a year like no other for healthcare security professionals across Canada and around the world. From pandemic plans to visitor protocols to PPE to budget concerns to staff scheduling and beyond, the learning curve has been massive. This discussion will address all these concerns and more as we delve into what’s worked, what hasn’t, how the industry applied the lessons from SARS and H1N1, and what we can anticipate for 2021 and beyond. Healthcare security representatives from across Canada will share their perspectives and insights.


Scott MacMillan, Manager, Community Operations & Logistics (Pandemic Support), Manager, Quality Improvement & Analytics, Lower Mainland Integrated Protection Services
Scott MacMillan is the Manager, Quality Improvement & Analytics for the Integrated Protection Services (IPS) department, servicing the four health organizations in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. In addition to his regular role, Scott has taken on a second role as the Manager, Community Operations and Logistics in direct support of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Scott is a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) through the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) and a graduate of the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, B.C.) where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in 2003, and his Master of Arts in 2007. Scott has a breadth of operational experience in health-care corporate security management, having been with the Lower Mainland Integrated Protection Services program for the past 15 years. Scott has developed an award-winning data analytics and reporting program, receiving CSO50 award from CSO Magazine (2015) as well as the Award of Merit for Workplace Health Innovation by the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (2015). Scott has presented at both national and international conferences, as well as regular appearances as a guest lecturer at the University of the Fraser Valley (Abbotsford, B.C.) and Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Surrey, B.C.). Scott is the Vice Chair of the B.C. Chapter of the IAHSS; Chair of the Council on Education for the IAHSS; as well as Chair of the Criminology Advisory Committee for Kwantlen Polytechnic University.


Ryan Cammidge, Director, Protective Services, Edmonton Zone, Alberta Health Services
Ryan Cammidge has worked for Alberta Health Services since 2008 and is currently the Operational Director of Protective Services for the Edmonton Zone. Within the Edmonton Zone, Protective Services supports two major Acute Care Hospitals (900+ beds each), a large Forensic Mental Health Hospital (410 beds) as well as a number of smaller hospitals, urgent care centres, and clinics. Protective Services staffing model is a blended skill mix, with over 100 peace officers and 150 contracted security guards currently deployed across the Edmonton zone. Prior to his position in health care, Ryan enjoyed diverse and challenging careers with the Provincial Government as well as with the City of Edmonton as a peace officer. Ryan is a graduate of both the University of Alberta and Grant McEwan University. Ryan assumed the role of IAHSS Alberta Chapter Treasurer in January of 2017 and continues to enjoy his position on the committee.


Martin Green, Manager, Security, Telecommunications & Emergency Preparedness, Baycrest Health Sciences
Martin Green, CHPA, is the Manager, Security, Telecommunications & Emergency Preparedness at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto. Martin has worked in health-care security management since 1985. Throughout his career, he has designed and implemented security programs at several health-care facilities within Ontario and other provinces. He obtained his professional designation as a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) from the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) in 2008. He is also trained and certified in Emergency Management, Contingency Planning, Disaster Response and Incident Management by Municipal, Provincial and Federal agencies. A longstanding contributor and member, Martin is a past-president of IAHSS, representing its 2,400 members.


Jason James, Provincial Director, Corporate Services, Nova Scotia Health

Jason James is a Mount Saint Vincent University graduate from Nova Scotia. Jason has worked in various programs within Nova Scotia Health for the last 23 years, including working as a manager in Health Information Services and multiple support services positions. In his current role as the Director for Facilities Support Services, Jason has provincial responsibility for Security, Environmental Services, Porter Services, and Laundry for all four zones within Nova Scotia Health, and is responsible for over 1,800 employees located throughout 100 locations.


Paul Sarnese, Assistant Vice President of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness for Virtua Health
Paul Sarnese, CHPA,MAS,MSE, CAPM, is the Assistant Vice President of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness for Virtua Health serving southern New Jersey. Paul has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice form Rowan University, a Master’s Degree in Safety Engineering from Warren University and a Master’s in Administrative Science from Farleigh Dickinson University. Paul has been published in Campus Safety Magazine, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Security Management Magazine, Journal of Emergency Nursing, Journal of Healthcare Protection Management, and Hospital Safety and Security Management. Paul is a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator and a Certified Associate Project Manager. He is currently the President Elect for the IAHSS Board of Directors.


Allison Collins, Manager, Regional Protection Services, Eastern Health

Allison Collins started her career in corporate security then transitioned to Health Care security in 2009 with Eastern Health, as the Regional Loss prevention Specialist. There, she created and managed a loss prevention program before moving to a security manager role and then on to the role of Regional Protection Services Manager in 2017. She is currently responsible for managing the contracted security service, the integrated security program and health emergency management profiles to support some 13,500 employees in 95+ sites, which provide a full continuum of health-care services across the Eastern region of the island portion of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

She is a member in good standing of the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety professionals and is accredited by the Justice Institute of British Columbia as a Targeted Violence Profiler.

Allison  currently resides in Conception Bay South with her husband Brian and two children.