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GTA Emergency Management Consultants Inc. (GTA-EMCI) was established in 2013. It consists of emergency management specialists, with over 100 years of experience.

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Bill Neadles  | CEM -Certified Emergency Manager

Bill Neadles is a well-known and respected emergency management professional with over 40
years of experience in public safety, security, and emergency management. He began his
career with the Toronto Police Service. During his tenure with the service, he moved through
various ranks to the role as Superintendent of the Emergency Management & Public Order
Unit. His role as Unit Commander included oversight of the service's emergency management
program, critical infrastructure, search management, and special/major events planning. He
commanded the Toronto Police Mounted Unit and a number a number of specialized teams
including the Heavy Urban Search and Rescue Team (HUSAR), Public Order Unit (POU) and
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive (CBRNE).

His knowledge, experience and leadership skills have defined him as one of Canada’s leading
experts in emergency management being demonstrated through the planning, training,
exercises, and numerous operational responses as Incident Commander, as well as Command
Staff positions over the span of his career, most notably the 2008 Sunrise Propane Explosion,
2009 Tamil demonstrations, 2012 Elliot Lake Mall Collapse, the 2013 Ice Storm and Floods. He
also commanded as Operations Chief for both the 2010 G8/G20 Summit and the Toronto 2015
Pan Am/Para Pan Am Games.

As a founding member of the provincial Incident Management System (IMS) Steering
Committee, Bill is a strong advocate for the use of Incident Management System. He
successfully led the implementation of IMS in one of the country's largest Police forces. He is
seen as a leader in the field currently working to align municipal, provincial, and federal

Bill has represented the Toronto Police Service on numerous municipal, provincial, and federal
committees, was the co-chair of the Toronto Emergency Management Symposium and the
project sponsor for the Toronto Association of Police and Private Security (TAPPS) program. Bill
is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency
Managers. During Bill’s outstanding career, he has been awarded the Governor General
Exemplary Service Medal with 2 Bars along with the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal.

A founding member partner of GTA Emergency Management Consultants Inc. which provides
all levels of Emergency Management consultation and training delivery.

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Peter Rotolo 

Peter, is a senior member of Toronto Paramedical Service, with over 45 years of community service. During his service, he has been the recipient of several awards and commendations including the Governor Generals Exemplary Service Medal.

As a senior member of Toronto Paramedic Services, (TPS) Peter has a proven record of accomplishment of being self-motivated, professional and a proven record of success, including the development of Policy, Procedures, Training and Emergency Response.

His expertise has been sought by many organizations as a conference speaker and his expert opinion into response and mitigation of major events, (e.g. London England Subway bombing, Yonge St. Van Attack and Danforth Shooting).

He has extensive background in major events planning at the municipal, provincial, and national levels. Peter was the lead for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in the planning and development of the Emergency Medical response for the G8/20 Summit along with the Papal visit, Santa Claus Parade, Molson Indy, to name a few.

Since 1985 Peter has been a proponent of Incident Management System (IMS) and was a member of the original provincial committee in the development of the Incident Management System in Ontario. Peter has been the Incident commander for such major events as the Air France crash, Sunrise Propane Explosion, Toronto TTC subway crash along with the Dazing St mass shooting, Yonge St. Van Attack and Danforth Mass shooting.

Peter has been instrumental in implementing innovative programs into pre-hospital care such as Special Operations teams, working with allied service partners (Public Safety Unit, (PSU), Chemical Biology Radiological Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE), Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (HUSAR), Paramedic Bike and Marine units, Paramedic Tactical units' programs).

He is a published contributing author in the 2nd and 3rd edition of the Canadian edition of Emergency Care in Streets (paramedic textbook). Throughout his career he has been the recipient of numerous awards and commendations from various Federal, Provincial and Municipal Leaders and organizations. He is member of the St. John Ambulance Community Service Committee. Peter is an adviser to the Centennial College Paramedic Program.

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Candy Lipton

Candy Lipton is a Health Care Executive with operational experience in all sectors of the Health Care system, namely Public Health (public sector), Long Term Care, (private sector), National Not for Profit Organizations (Canadian Blood Services and Diabetes Canada), and Hospital.

She is committed to strategic transformation, collaboration, and driving change for the betterment of her clients. She brings a strong variety of skills and experience including 

solid business acumen, strategic planning, strong financial management, restructuring and evaluation of numerous programs, policies and procedures, highly proficient in managing change, group dynamics, team building and working in multidisciplinary teams.

Candy has sat on numerous Boards including a Condominium Board, North York Probus Governance Committee, Federated Health, St. John Ambulance Board, St. John Ambulance Marketing Committee and Centennial College Cabinet.

A passionate leader, Candy holds a Masters in Leadership (MA), from Royal Roads University and is a Registered Nurse (BScN, RN), University of Toronto. She also holds a certificate in Incident Management System (IMS) Level 300 and a Canadian Health Executive (CHE) certificate from the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

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