Meet the Team

Our team comprises of individuals who are passionate and dedicated to ensuring we provide quality resources and services to everyone in our industries.

Maureen Kaake

Operations Manager

Don Parman

Manager, Performing Arts Programs and Services

Will Heller

Safety Advisor, Performing Arts

Anand Kanna

Manager, Motion Picture Programs and Services

Stephanie Lawrence

Safety Advisor, Motion Picture

Carolyn Fisher

Receptionist / Administration Assistant

Ella Pritchard

Digital Media and Analytics Specialist

Manu Nellutla

Executive Director

Jennifer Lane

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Lisa Wild

Operations Assistant

Harnak Lalli

Senior Accountant

Jason Hamdan

Temporary HR Advisor

There are a number of ways to contact the Actsafe team;

  • Instant message with one of the Actsafe Team here
  • Drop us an email at
  • Give us a ring on 604 733 4682
  • Speak to a Manager for your industry’s programs and services:

Motion Picture: Anand Kanna, or call 604 733 4682 Ext. 120.

Performing Arts: Don Parman, or call 604 733 4682 Ext. 112.

  • In-house course and mailing address:
    • #140-4259 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 1H1

We look forward to hearing from you.

If you’re visiting us for a course or meeting, the Actsafe office is wheelchair accessible. Call anytime for additional information.



To help our audiences better understand our role, operations and the industries we serve, please head to our Governance page here.


Lynne Charbonneau

Ted Violini

Miles Muir
Performing Arts Employer Representative

Dave Wilson
Performing Arts Worker Representative

Tracey Wood
Motion Picture/Video Employer Representative

Tom Adair
Motion Picture/Video Worker Representative

Michael van Dijk

Actsafe operates through two standing committees;

Performing Arts

Manu Nellutla

BC Alliance for Arts + Culture
Beverly Edgecombe

British Columbia Touring Council
Michael Cade

Canadian Actors Equity Association
Jennifer Riedle

Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists
Jessica Wadsworth

Canadian Institute of Theatre Technology
Alex House

Dancer Transition Resource Centre
Nina Patel

Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance
Ace Martens

IATSE International
Julia Neville

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees – Local 118
Dave Wilson

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees –  Local 168
Laurie Edmundson

Professional Association of Canadian Theatres
Carey Dodge

Riggit Services Inc.
Matt Lees

Scene Ideas
Isaac Kinakin

The Dance Centre
Robin Naiman

Underground Circus
Peter Boulanger

Vancouver Civic Theatres
Miles Muir

Vancouver Musicians Association – Local 145


Motion Picture & Video

Manu Nellutla

Alameda Entertainment B.C. (Disney)
Mark Elliott

Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers
Tracey Wood

Association of Canadian Film Craftspeople
Jeff Holloway

Canadian Media Producers Association – BC Producers Branch
Jennifer Buchanan

Contract Services Administration Trust Fund
Matthew Antonucci

Directors Guild of Canada – British Columbia
Rob Larson

Fox Cable Networks Services, LLC.
John Moore

IATSE International
Julia Neville

International Cinematographers Guild – Local 669
Michelle Yardley

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees – Local 891
Keith Woods


Paul Jordan

Paramount Pictures Corporation
Jonas Matz

Sony Pictures
Eric Busch

Teamsters – Local 155
Shawn Henter

Union of British Columbia Performers / ACTRA
Lori Stewart

Vancouver Musicians Association – Local 145
Dusty Kelly

Warner Bros.
Ken Hiura