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Emergency Preparedness History and Governance

BASES Board of Directors

2024 BASES Board of Directors includes:

Eloissa Wells

Imperial Oil - Plant Manager

Connor Poutney

Suncor Energy, Sarnia Refinery – Refinery Vice President

Kevin McMahon

Shell Canada – Plant Manager

Joe Wolfe

NOVA Chemicals – Plant Manager

Peter West

ARLANXEO – Head, Technical & Site Services


Jason Vaillant

BASES - General Manager

BASES – General Manager

Richard Boyes

Fire Chief/EMC

St. Clair Township –Fire Chief/Community Emergency Management Coordinator

Claudio Palleschi


Village of Point Edward – Community Emergency Management Coordinator

Norm Joseph


Aamjiwnaang First Nation – Emergency Management Planner

Dale Gartshore


City of Sarnia – Community Emergency Management Coordinator

Bryan Van Gaver

Fire Chief

City of Sarnia – Fire and Rescue Chief

Jay Van Klinken


County of Lambton - Community Emergency Management Coordinator