Canada OSPAs 2022 Judges
- Mark Folmer, CPP – President, Robotic Assistance Devices
- Brine Hamilton, CHPA – President, IAHSS
- Candyce Kelshall – President, CASIS Vancouver
- Roger Miller – National Board Member, CANASA
- Jody Reid – Regional Vice President, ASIS International
- R.W. (Bob) Riddell – Founding Chair, BOMA
- Dennis Shepp – IFPO
Mark Folmer, CPP
Mark Folmer, CPP is the president at Robotic Assistance Devices, a high-tech company that delivers robotics and artificial intelligence-powered solutions that enable organizations to solve complex security and service challenges.
He was named to IFSEC’s Global influencers list 2018/19 for Security Thought Leadership, Mark is a Business School Graduate, Certified Protection Professional and Fellow of The Security Institute (FSyI).
Mark’s background is in security services, corporate security, and technology. After graduating with a business degree, he progressed in senior roles responsible for various security business units. He launched a consulting business focused on physical security and then served as Senior Manager, Corporate Security at Canada’s largest telecommunications company. He created the security industry function for a security focused software company. For the last 11 years he taught on a part-time basis in the Security and Police Studies program at University of Montreal.
Mark currently volunteers as the Vice Chair of the inaugural North American Regional Board of Directors for ASIS International.
Finally, in 2021, Mark was the recipient of the Ron Minion Canadian Security Industry Pioneer Award awarded by ASIS Canada.
Brine has spent over 15 years in the security industry focusing primarily on the healthcare vertical in roles ranging from frontline security to a number of leadership positions. Currently Brine is a System Engineer with Omnigo Software, and faculty at Fleming College (where he has twice been named a Top 10 Prof) and Seneca College in addition to serving on the Board of Directors as 2022 President of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.
Additionally Brine is the host of 3 podcasts, the recipient of the 2020 IAHSS Ontario Chapter Security & Safety Leadership Award and named to Canadian Security’s Top 10 Under 40 list in 2020.
Candyce Kelshall has over 25 years of experience working in the intelligence space in respect of designing, conceptualizing, and creating curriculum for the professional development and enhancement of intelligence analytic, desk, case, and field officers. She has written fusion center doctrine and conceptualized standing operating orders for several agencies based across the Commonwealth. In addition to these activities, she has also written several textbooks on Structured Analytic Techniques for national security. She is currently completing a text on intelligence failures.
Candyce currently is the President of the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS) Vancouver, the Founder/Director of the Canadian Centre for Identity-Based Research (CCIBC), and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Intelligence, Conflict, and Warfare (JICW). She is also an instructor at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) where she delivers Advanced Structured Analytic Techniques and also teaches at the British Columbia Institute for Technology (BCIT) in Canada where she delivers lectures on forensic technology, artificial intelligence, machine learning, new models and approaches for dealing with crime, and conceptualizing the nature and character of contemporary conflict within society. She also lectures at the University of Buckingham in the United Kingdom where she delivers courses on intelligence psychology, understanding the psychology behind terrorist actors, and intelligence failures in the last 20 years. As an instructor with University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute, Candyce delivers micro-credential courses on Open-Source Intelligence and Structured Analytical Technique.
She is currently examining proxy hybrid soft war and looking at the concept of soft violence as a new form of warfare working in the space of 5th Generation Warfare as it pertains to group vs group conflict -as manipulated by external states and intrastate groups. Within this space, she has spent over a decade writing career development training programs for intelligence officers and has trained agencies in over 17 different countries around the world.
She is a member of the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS), the Oxford Intelligence Group, and Yale School of Medicine’s Virtual IPE Committee on Security. She has also collaborated with the Network Contagion Research Institute and Simon Fraser University’s Big Data Hub.
For more than 35 years Roger has been an active member of the Canadian security industry. Working through multiple disciplines of the profession Roger has been involved in uniformed guarding, private investigations, consulting, as well as security systems design and integration.
Roger has received training from several esteemed organizations such as The Technical university of Nova scotia (TUNS), U.S. State Department, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Pinkerton Of Canada.
Working with local, national and international clients that include many Fortune 500 companies, as well as provincial, federal and foreign governments Roger has developed professional relationships with leaders of industry around the world.
Roger has participated in significant international events such as G8 Summit, Francophone Summit, First Ministers Conference, NATO Parliament and others. Roger has been certified as an Identity Theft Awareness trainer by the Office of the Canadian federal Privacy Commissioner’s office.
Roger has been a guest presenter on security matters throughout Atlantic Canada who is often called upon to support steering committees, public and private. Representing the private security industry Roger assisted the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in successfully developing their alarm response policy for the province of Nova Scotia.
Outside professional obligations, Roger has volunteered to serve on three Police Advisory Boards in the province of Nova Scotia. He chairs the NSCC Program Advisory Committee for Law and Security, is past Vice President of the Canadian Security Association – Atlantic Chapter, a member of the SP&T News Editorial Advisory Board and a member of the Canadian General Standards Board for Security Training Standards. Presently Roger is on the National Board of Directors for the Canadian security Association.
Roger has received awards from various associations for his leadership and commitment to professional standards, including the SP&T – Hall of Fame the Canadian Security Association Outstanding Contributor Award and the Canadian Society for Industrial Security Lifetime Membership Award.
Jody Reid has been involved in the service and security industry for three decades. He started his career in security as a contract security officer working at a multitude of sites including shopping centers, industrial properties, and office towers. He spent 16-years at Chinook Centre, Calgary Alberta Canada’s largest shopping, dining, entertainment, and professional services complex. Jody worked his way up from patroller to bike patrol member, through multiple supervisory positions to the senior manager role.
Since 2014, Jody has been leading the security team at The Bow Tower, one of Western Canada’s largest and most prestigious skyscrapers. Education continues to be a cornerstone of Jody’s development. He started his formal post-secondary education at Loyalist College obtaining a Diploma in Law and Security Administration. He has completed Certificate Programs in Security Management from the University of Calgary, Emergency Management from the Justice Institute of British Columbia, and Adult Educator from Mount Royal University. Jody is currently the ASIS Canada Regional Vice President of Region 6C: Saskatchewan, Edmonton/Northern Alberta, Calgary/Southern Alberta, and Pacific/Vancouver Chapters.
An ASIS International member since 2008, he has been an active volunteer with ASIS Chapter 162 Calgary/Southern Alberta Chapter since 2011, serving on the Board in numerous capacities including multiple Chapter Chair terms, Vice Chair, and Secretary. As a progressive and creative leader, Jody promotes an environment where the security mindset assists to enable business. He brings enthusiasm to safety, security, and service that redefines expectations.
R.W. (Bob) Riddell
Bob is an Executive, Security & Life Safety subject-matter-professional, who brings the depth of over three decades corporate experience to his disciplines. He maintains an extensive network of North American security professionals among law enforcement, related government agencies, heads of corporate security, and numerous experts in the fields of physical security and security technology. Bob is an ASIS International “Board Certified – Certified Protection Professional” (CPP) and is the Canadian representative on the steering committee of their “Commercial Real Estate Community” (CREC) council.
For over fourteen years, Bob served as a national “Director, Security & Life Safety” within the property owner/manager business sector, first with Cadillac Fairview and then with Ivanhoé Cambridge. He previously enjoyed eighteen years national corporate security management experience within Canadian financial institutions including HSBC Bank of Canada, Canadian Bankers Association, and Royal Bank of Canada. Bob’s dedication to Security & Life Safety was preceded by an earlier career in bank administrative operations within Bank of Montreal, Continental Bank of Canada, and Lloyd’s Bank Canada.
Bob provides on-going advice to BOMA Canada and, since 2012, continues in his role as Founding Chair of the “Building Owners & Managers Association Toronto – Security Risk Management Advisory Council” (BOMA Toronto – SRMAC). He Chairs the “Overseas Security Advisory – Canada Country Council” (OSAC – U.S. State Department); is an Associate Member of the “Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police” (CACP); and member of the “International Association of Chiefs of Police” (IACP).
Bob is President and Founding Advisor of Riddell Risk Management Inc.*, an advisory practice dedicated to supporting any organization in the development of a holistic Security & Life Safety Risk Management Strategy and Governance Program, based on the principles of Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM).
Bob is also the Chief Strategy Officer of Consilium Public Sector Services Inc. (consiliumpss.com), with added oversight of its Private Sector Services. Consilium is a consortium of security & life safety consultants, professionals and thought leaders; all drawn from varied sectors including municipal government, police/fire/paramedic services, cyber, finance, property management, and academia.
Dennis Shepp has extensive international experience as a security management practitioner. He has over 35-years experience as a security management practitioner in the Middle East and North America. More recently, Dennis was the professional development advisor for a major international energy company based in the Middle East, managing a complete curriculum re-engineering project. Dennis has been a member of teaching faculty for colleges and universities, working with internationally recognized accreditation programs and security training curriculum development.
He joined ASIS International in 1983 as a pioneering member of the first chapter in Canada, Edmonton 156 and has been an avid volunteer at the chapter, regional and international levels, currently representing ASIS International HQ as faculty on the CPP Review Program. Dennis has his MBA from Royal Roads University, is a Life Member CPP, PCI and CFE. He is also a regular attendee and attributor to the Thought Leadership Webinars.