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Our Team

Wilkens Health & Safety Solutions pulls together a wide variety of experts to assist a client solve a specific issue or need. Our team consists of experts in the field of Environmental Health and Safety, which includes access to an Occupational Health Physician, ergonomists, industrial hygiene services, lawyers and business consultants. This collaborative approach enables us to provide your business with the right solution.

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OWNER / PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

Wiebke Wilkens

mark graham

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Mark Graham

CONSTRUCTION & HIGH RISK

SECTOR RESOURCES

Ms. Wilkens, is an independent occupational health and safety consultant who founded her own consulting firm, Wilkens Health and Safety Solutions in 2001. She has worked for the past 25 years in the health and safety field, having worked both in the private and public sectors. She previously held the position of Director of Environmental Health and Safety at Queen's University, as well as that of District Manager with the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

Her consulting practice specializes in providing the business owner and their management team with the advice and guidance they need to manage all aspects of their health and safety program. This includes evaluations, training and the management of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board claims.

Ms. Wilkens is the co-founder and President of Kingston: Partners for a Safe Community, a not-for-profit organization that works with the local business community and youth, teaching and implementing injury prevention programs in the Kingston area. In addition, Ms. Wilkens was an executive board member with St. John Ambulance, Loyalist Branch and past chair of the Heritage Division Executive Committee, Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA).

Ms. Wilkens' work has been recognized both provincially and nationally. She was awarded the 1999 first place national Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) award for innovation for her work with Kingston: Partners for a Safe Community. As well, she received the 2000 Award of Merit from the Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) for her Volunteer Work within the Heritage Division. In June 2006 Ms. Wilkens was inducted into the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in recognition of her dedicated work with St. John Ambulance, Loyalist Branch and the Kingston community.

Read more about what drove Wiebke to her award winning career in health and safety in her feature in Fine Lifestyles Magazine "Women of Achievement" edition.

Mark Graham recently joined Wilkens Health and Safety Solutions as a per diem trainer. He maintains his fulltime position as General Manager with Hendriks Aggregates Ltd. & H.R. Doornekamp Construction Ltd. He oversees the corporate health and safety program for both organizations.

In his role with WHSS, Mark brings his many years of experience managing, training and supervising construction and mining workers.

In his spare time, Mark is the Past-President of the Frontenac Rifle & Pistol Club and IPSC Competitive Shooting Instructor and Range Safety Officer.

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SENIOR PROGRAM ADVISOR

Claudia Romero

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PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Rosanna Bylsma

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Claudia joined the Wilkens Health and Safety Solutions team as a Senior Program Advisor, specializing in Human Resources, in November of 2021.

Prior to joining the consulting practice, Claudia worked for 5 years as a Finance and Insurance Manager in the RV retail Industry, where she developed skills in finance, selling insurance and warranties specific to client’s needs.

Claudia brings with her a strong background in the Customer Service and Retail industry, having held various management positions in the retail sector.

Claudia graduated from St. Lawrence College Kingston with a Human Resources Diploma, where she gained an in-depth knowledge of issues facing Ontario’s labour and employment sector.

Claudia is looking forward to applying her Human Resources knowledge and assisting the team at Wilkens Health and Safety Solutions with your Human Resources and Health and
Safety needs.

Rosanna began her work with Wilkens Health and Safety Solutions as Program Assistant in March 2022. Working for a non-profit in the recreational sector for more than 17 years, her experience includes activity instruction (think: archery, low ropes group facilitation and indoor climbing), health and safety training, grant writing, lifeguarding and running an industrial kitchen. 

 

Curious by nature she has taken courses in HTML, Proofreading and Health & Safety. She holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biology from Redeemer University. Much of her time with the non-profit was spent in administration: she worked to ensure smooth client registration, did a good deal of wordsmithing and was the friendly voice on the other end of the phone. 

 

Rosanna comes to the field of Health and Safety having served as a Joint Health and Safety Committee worker representative and having helped to strengthen the health and safety program for her former employer. She is keen to assist clients of Wilkens Health and Safety Solutions to implement or update their own Health & Safety programs. She holds current certification as a Joint Health & Safety Committee member.

 

Rosanna enjoys researching, relishes camping with her family and can't resist a good pun.

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Amy Fortington

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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Amy joined the team at Wilkens Health and Safety Solutions the Administrative Assistant in March of 2022. Her current role makes her the front of office contact, assisting clients to register for the Team’s various courses, as well as accessing the Boutique Consulting Firm’s services.

 

Amy brings with her a varied background in customer and administrative service skills, both in the office and retail sectors.

 

She spent close to ten years working in the Entertainment Law and Music industries, providing a wide variety of administrative, customer and employee support services.

 

She brings with her a strong customer centric background and dynamic office skills. 

 

Amy is looking forward to assisting the Team at Wilkens Health and Safety Solutions achieve their various client’s needs, as well as guide their clients to the right solution for their Health and Safety and Human Resources needs.