Jonathan Schindlbeck is the Emergency & Business Continuity Manager for Suncor Energy Inc. within EH&S, Strategy & Operations Services.  He is responsible for Emergency & Business Continuity Governance across the Suncor corporation.

Having managed a diverse career spanning more than 24 years in emergency response, training, fire hazard risk assessment and mitigation, Jonathan has been accountable for the training of emergency services personnel, the delivery and sustainment of emergency medical and treatment room services, as well as respiratory and extinguisher maintenance, fire prevention services and emergency management activities.  He previously held Advanced Care Paramedic (Alberta) and Safety Codes Officer - Fire designation, in addition to several instructor / evaluator level fire, rescue and medical certifications.  Jonathan’s education has been further supplemented by 3 years of an Applied Business Degree in Emergency Services.

Representing Suncor Energy Inc. at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers on the Emergency Management Steering Committee, the Land Based Spill Response Task Group and the BC Provincial Coordination Steering Committee, he also sits on the Board of Directors for Emergency Response Assistance Canada.

Tara Payment is the Manager of Water, Health & Safety at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Tara has 15 years of oil and natural gas industry experience; prior to joining CAPP in 2005, she worked in environmental roles in the public sector in Ottawa and the private sector in Winnipeg.

Tara holds a Master of Science in Environment and Management from Royal Roads University and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Manitoba. In addition to her role at CAPP, she serves on the board of the Alberta Water Council.

Kelly Malinoski is the Director, Emergency Management with Trans Mountain Corporation. As Director, Emergency Management she is responsible for the Emergency Management program for all Trans Mountain’s operations and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project including Fire Protection at all facilities.

Kelly has worked in the oil and gas industry in Canada for the past 20 + years. During this time, she has held a variety of Emergency Management, GIS and Safety positions in upstream and midstream oil and gas companies, as well as in Forestry.  


Stephen Lloyd has lead Enbridge's Emergency Management Team for over 10 years and has over 20 years' experience within the Emergency Response Industry. His team is responsible for the Development, Planning and Execution of all Enbridge  Liquid Pipelines, ER programs and Management System across the US and Canada. He has chaired the API's Emergency Response Work Group and the development of API's Recommended Practice 1174, for Onshore Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Emergency Preparedness and Response.

Stephen has also served, in the past, as WCSS Board Member and also a member of CEPA's Emergency Management Work Group. His varied background covers Paramedicine, Emergency Response within Refineries and Upgraders to International Disaster Response and relief overseas.

Mike Nerbas graduated from the University of Calgary in 1988 with a Master’s degree in Environmental Science. His career has included 5 years in Environmental Consulting, 9 more years with his own Environmental Consulting firm, Greystone, 10 years in senior management positions with public environmental services companies and 8 years in HSE roles with two different oil and gas producers.

Mike has work experience across 5 different decades, in public and private enterprise, as an employer and an employee, working for oil and gas companies, and as a consultant to oil and gas in Canada and internationally. He has served as Director on two different non-profit Boards and is currently employed as Vice President, HSE for Whitecap Resources Inc.

Scott Andrews is the Sr. Spill Preparedness and Response Advisor for Cenovus Energy and has worked in the Oil and Gas sector for over 10 years. His emergency management experience extends to over 15 years and incorporates many responsibilities including upstream, midstream, and downstream operations, private consulting, and aviation. Previous to this, his career path incorporated roles in Aviation operations and finance.

Scott has represented the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers in the past on both the Emergency Management Steering Committee and BC Provincial Coordination Response Task Force and currently sits on the Land Based Spills Emergency Program-Funding Committee.  His WCSS involvement has progressed from area chairman to zone alternate chairman. This has enabled him to ensure the continuity of practical experience, equipment stewardship, and striving to instill new education and practical applications of spill response to its members.

In his current role within Cenovus Energy, Scott leads the spill program for North American operations, both on and off shore.  This includes maintaining jurisdictional compliance and governance, tactical strategies, and driving continuous improvement of the program.

Nolan Steinwand is a Professional Agrologist who has spent the last 23 years working within the upstream oil and gas industry in North East British Columbia and Alberta.  His entire career has been dedicated to Regulatory Compliance and Environmental Management, with 5 years in the service sector and 18 years working for producers. 

Early in his career, Nolan was involved in environmental sampling and reclamation, which migrated over to remediation and spill response, then on to more corporate-focused Regulatory Compliance and Environmental Management roles.  In 2002, Nolan joined the Area C Steering Committee and shortly thereafter attended his first ice exercise on the Peace River located in Taylor, BC.  His curiosity and drive to improve upon the status quo and do things differently motivated him to be more involved within WCSS.  Since that first exercise and in the 18 years since, Nolan has held a variety of positions with WCSS, including Areas C & E Chairman and Alternate Chairman roles. He continues to be involved on the Executive Sub-Committee and has recently taken on the role of Provincial Chairman.