President: Linda Dickson
Linda Dickson is recently retired Emergency Manager/9-1-1 Coordinator for the County of Wellington. She has thirty years experience in 9-1-1 as the Coordinator for the County involved in the initial civic addressing project and roll out of 9-1-1 in Wellington in 1997. She has been an active member of NENA for over 25 years and has been a member of the Executive from 2010 to 2015 and rejoining in 2019. She has been active with the Coalition of the Willing nationally since 2013. She has also participated in Emergency Services Working Group subgroups for several years.
1st Vice President: Krista Neilson
Krista has been a member of the Niagara Regional Police Service Communications Unit since 2003. She has been a call taker, dispatcher, trainer and acting Supervisor in the course of her career. In 2017, she stepped into the role of Communications Training Coordinator.
She has been a member of the Ontario Chapter of NENA for the past 10 years and has been part of the Executive since 2020. Some of the achievements Krista is most proud of include being awarded the Memorial Presidents award in 2015 and earning her ENP designation in 2018.
2nd Vice President: Tracy Klingbyle
Tracy has been a member of the Windsor Police Service 9-1-1 Communications since 2001. She started her 9-1-1 journey as a communicator but quickly progressed and became involved as a trainer and mentor to other communicators. In 2015, she was promoted to the position of 9-1-1 Supervisor.
She is an active member and participant with many working groups related to emergency communications such as ESWG, CITIG, NPSTC and NENA. In 2015, Tracy proudly earned her ENP designation.
Past President: Robin Johnstone ENP
Robin began her career with the Niagara Regional Police Service Communications Unit in 1990. Since that time she has had the privilege of experiencing every role within the Unit. During her years as a Communicator she was involved in many projects which enhanced her knowledge and expertise in many technical areas and assisted her in additional duties such as coach officer and acting supervisor.
In 2011, Robin became the training coordinator for the Unit. As the training coordinator, she was involved in all projects affecting the Communications Unit. She was considered the subject matter expert and was relied upon to provide recommendations, create policies and inform and advise other stakeholders of the unique requirements of the Unit. Due to the demands of this position, Robin felt it was important to increase her level of knowledge and expertise in many different areas. In 2013, she obtained her ENP designation, graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Communications. Robin has continued to move forward in her career and is currently a supervisor in the Communications Unit .
Robin has been a member of the NENA ON executive since 2013, and is the current 1st Vice-President
Director: Carol Frank
Carol Frank has worked for York Regional Police for 21 years holding the position of Communications Trainer.
She has been involved with NENA Ontario over the past 19 years in various capacities from Conference Volunteer to Executive member and remains an advocate for 9-1-1, Communicators and NENA Ontario. Carol Frank is currently a Director with NENA Ontario.
Director: Larry Breen
Larry started with Bell in 1976 as a residential service installer and repairman. The next 28 years were spent in front line "field services” performing a variety of different technician and management related roles. Larry joined the 9-1-1 Network division at Bell in 2004 in the role of
9-1-1 Emergency Services Manager. In addition, Larry also manages the department responsible for performing the Network Administration and Service Support tasks for the Ontario 9-1-1 Network.
Larry has been a NENA member since 2004, a Past-President of the Ontario Chapter and is currently a Director with NENA ON
Director (Treasurer): Peter Holland
Peter Holland is a retired Financial Professional with 40 years of experience in many different areas of industry such as Financial, Manufacturing and Regulatory Bodies. He has been involved with the Ontario NENA 911 Association for approximately 20 years in a supportive and financial role, and has held the Treasurer’s position since 2011. He was appointed to the position of Director of the new NENA 911 ON Inc. in 2017 when it was officially created, and currently holds this position.
While not actively involved in the industry as a professional, his association with NENA over the past number of years has provided him a perspective of its ideals and direction. This has allowed him to bring a financial aspect of control and fiscal responsibility to NENA 911 ON Inc.