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Get Ready has a team of over thirty professionals including: Physicians, Emergency Management, Police, Fire, EMS, Critical Care, Business Continuity, Business Development and Client Support experts. We also have our own inhouse team of software programmers to develop our proprietary ATLAS-LeadingthewayTM web application.
Get Ready is a team of critical care medicine, public health, policing, emergency management, fire fighting, military, crisis communications, and information technology experts.
Scott Ashley CCP(f)
President and CEO
Scott is the President and co-founder of Get Ready. Scott’s strong belief is to separate policies from procedures and truly “operationalize” these often complex, policy-based programs into response-ready capabilities.
Scott has over twelve years experience in EMS from his early years as an EMT and paramedic in Banff, Los Angeles, and Toronto, and for eight years as a Critical Care Flight Paramedic on the Ontario Ministry of Health Air Ambulance helicopter.
While working for the Ministry, Scott’s entrepreneurial spirits kicked in and he founded companies providing First Aid, CPR, and AED training. Since 2001, these businesses expanded to include Emergency Management, Business Continuity, and pandemic planning for all levels of government, hospitals, school boards, professional services firms, and Fortune 500 companies.
Scott has worked with many different associations and groups to develop best practices for the healthcare and health & safety industries. Today, Scott is a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Business Led Recovery Council, and a founding member of the Safe Site Global consortium through CanDev, Niagara Spark Innovation, and the Ryerson DMZ.
As the President of Get Ready, Scott leads his team to deliver world-class custom programs with proven content and our proprietary cloud-based incident management platform. The ease of use, instant access to the right information, and real-time situational awareness dashboards have been industry game changers.
Dr. Mike Christian
MD, MSc (Public Health), FRCPC, DRCPSC, CCPE
Mike is a member of the Get Ready Board of Directors and works with the leadership of Get Ready, providing advice and guidance on the development of our products.
Mike has been a senior healthcare sector leader with nearly 30 years of experience and a strong track record of high-performance. His specialisms include critical care, infectious diseases, military, aviation and pre-hospital medicine. Mike has enjoyed a diverse range of roles, including Chief Safety Officer for a large multi-site Hospital System, Medical Director of Critical Care Response Teams in Canada, and Director (Founding Board) of Ontario Agency for Health Protection & Promotion Health System. In 2016, he moved to the UK for a sabbatical with London’s Air Ambulance. Having decided to remain in the UK, Mike was recruited to join London’s Air Ambulance’s senior team to lead on the delivery of key objectives within their research and quality strategies.
Mike completed an MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a retired member from the Regular Forces of the RCAF having served tours in Haiti and Afghanistan and continues to serve as a reserve specialist medical officer/flight surgeon. Mike has responded to a number of disasters including SARS, the 2010 Haiti earthquake and was one of the first on scene of the London Bridge attack and has advised governments about emergency preparedness issues. Mike’s academic pursuits focus on disaster management and emergency preparedness, and in 2018 was identified as one of the top 3 authors in the field of Disaster Medicine between 2008-2017.
Christel Hollinger Ivanyshyn
ABCP, CMM II (EMP), Dipl MM
Vice-President, Client Services
Christel designs and develops the content for Get Ready’s incident management programs. She is also a part of the implementation team, ensuring our clients needs are met.
Christel has over 20 years of emergency response and emergency management experience, working for the chemical industry, municipal government, fire service, and healthcare. She co-chaired the Province of Ontario Interoperability Task Group (POINT), and participated on provincial Critical Infrastructure Assurance Program working groups and national Technology Interest Groups to promote interoperability across Canada. She has created multi-tiered emergency management plans, and provided leadership for tornados, mass casualty incidents, ice storms, and H1N1.
RN, CNCC, ENCC
Specialty Programs Director
Glenn manages the on-site Get Ready Emergency Response Teams (ERT), and works directly with our clients to achieve their emergency response goals.
Glenn completed his training in Nursing at John Moores University. Since then, he has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in Critical Care, Emergency Care, Critical Flight Care, Emergency Management and Crisis Interventional Care. Glenn has worked in the Emergency Management industry for over 15 years, working closely with agencies operating in the field during an incident, and organizations during the planning and recovery of an incident. Glenn is also a paralegal.
Client Solutions Director
As Get Ready’s Client Solutions Director, Craig works closely with clients to develop EM and BCP programs. He works with the Get Ready team assisting sectors such as big financial, pharma, health care, and transportation.
Because Craig has worked at the “tip-of-the-spear”, he understands the value of how the Get Ready programs, such as the Immediate Business Impact Assessment Tool, assists organizations in successfully navigating critical incidents.
Craig has 20 years of experience in Emergency Management. This experience was gained with tenures in the military, front line policing, Tactical and Rescue (SWAT), Bomb Squad, and experience with Operational Planning for major events and bomb threat/active shooter contingency planning for the public and private sectors. He has had the pleasure of serving the community as a Tactical Team Leader and retired from policing as the Officer in Charge of an Explosive Disposal Unit. Craig currently serves as a Firefighter with the City of Brampton.
Director of Finance and Administration
Tim has over 35 years’ experience in Finance and Administration mainly as an Executive Manager, working for municipal governments. Areas of expertise are financials, budgets, human resources, contract development, project management and strategic planning
Director of Technology
James manages and supports all technology related aspects of the Get Ready eco-system from software and systems design to implementation and support services.
As a self-proclaimed ‘professional geek’ with over 15 years experience James has proven expertise in IT service delivery, system architecture design and development, platform support and project management. Previously supporting the delivery of a hosted Business Intelligence solution for the pharmaceutical industry, security and reliability concerns are always on his mind. Starting out as a Software Developer and progressing through many roles in IT including Quality Assurance, Business Analyst, Systems Implementation Manager and Director of IT James approaches business opportunities and challenges with an perspective that spans the technology landscape.
Our dedicated team of Subject Matter Experts develops and manage our programs and services to deliver high-quality, compliant, and innovative solutions to our clients.
Platform Development and IT
Get Ready’s software platform and innovation has been recognized by the Canadian Federal Government as a National Research Council of Canada – Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) funding partner.
Our in-house development team, with expertise across mobile, virtualization and server technologies, are a well-rounded team of tech professionals. Our team focuses on secure, reliable and scalable delivery of features and updates to the Get Ready ecosystem. Our approach provides effective user experiences through continuous QA testing and iteration on our designs.
Get Ready’s platform is domestically secured for our clients.
“My team and I are so incredibly grateful for our partnership with Get Ready during this unprecedented time.”
“Our business is unique and our return to work strategy must be custom to ensure that the health and safety of our members, staff, and visitors is considered at every turn. The Get Ready team is responsive, agile, and committed to ensuring we feel supported and our business can adapt quickly to the changing environment. We cannot recommend them enough!”Brittnei Gaudio
VP of Operations
"Get Ready provides the planning and facilitation of our annual emergency tabletop exercise. The benefits of this include time management, real-time exercise scenarios for senior staff that would otherwise plan the exercise, resource management, data collection, and after-action reporting. The software is easy to use and navigate, and I would not hesitate to recommend the GetReady software and their professional staff to other organizations."
"The Town of LaSalle has been using GetReady software for the last two years. The main components we utilize are the EOC member training modules and facilitation of our EOC annual emergency exercise. Using this software has allowed us to provide and track annual training requirements with ease. Town employees remark that they prefer the monthly short training modules over the in-person time required to complete this requirement through an annual training session. Completing EOC of the Month refresher training modules are a timely reminder throughout the year about the various roles, responsibilities, and components of the IMS system. Training records are also readily available on this software for easy of compliance tracking."Ed Thiessen
Director of Fire Service/Fire Chief/CEMC,
LaSalle Fire Service
“Get Ready conducted a Safe Workplace Assessment in my Store. It was very thorough and really helped to identify areas of concern and risk with our staff.”
“Scott helped us develop a new customer flow and checkout procedure that made my staff feel more confident and safer while at work. I highly recommend their Workplace IPAC program for any business operations.”Ben Gorski