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

At Actsafe Safety Association a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where all members of the team, stakeholder, community, and individuals whose personal characteristics fall into any of the prohibited grounds of discrimination under Canadian Human Rights Law feel valued and respected. We are committed to fostering a non-discriminatory workplace culture and providing equal opportunity for employment and advancement throughout our organization. We respect, encourage, and value diverse voices because we believe that innovation and creativity are driven by inclusiveness and cultivated by diverse backgrounds, ideas, and experiences.

Our Team Members

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Trina Pollard

CEO

Trina joined the Actsafe team in April of 2022 in her “dream job” as CEO of an industry Health & Safety Association. Trina brings a unique combination of business, regulatory, and not-for-profit management knowledge to Actsafe and is a self-proclaimed “governance nerd.” 

Before joining Actsafe, Trina served as Manager, Occupational Health & Safety Consultation & Education Services at WorkSafeBC, Manager, Health & Safety Association (HSA) & COR Certifying Partner Program at go2HR, the HSA for the tourism and hospitality industry and Manager, Member Programs at the BC Chartered Professionals of Human Resources Association. Trina has also worked in non-profit management consulting, and compensation & benefits consulting. Trina holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia, an Associate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the BC Institute of Technology and is a Certified Workplace Psychological Health & Safety Advisor. Trina has had a long-standing commitment to the not-for-profit industry, particularly associations, and has served in a volunteer capacity on various Boards of Directors, committees, and working groups for the past 20 years.   

Growing up, Trina was no stranger to the stage. As a trained dancer, she performed in community theatres and movie sets and even toured with the Canadian singer Charlotte Diamond. Since then, her love for the arts and entertainment industry has only grown; it is a passion she shares with her family as she enjoys concerts, comedy shows, movies and, of course, their favourite streaming services. 

Outside of work, Trina is referred to as the “Mother of Dragons” as she has three young sons who are wild and wonderful. She is passionate about psychology and enjoys learning about neuroscience, and anything wellness-related, including practicing mindfulness and meditation. She is happiest when travelling the globe with her family, skiing Whistler during the winter, having lots of social connection time with her friends, and has been attempting to learn to play tennis for several years (without much luck 😉).   

As Actsafe’s CEO, she is committed to prioritizing transparency, collaboration, and efficiency to enable us to work together as true partners to tackle the changing landscape before us. She is passionate about Actsafe’s mission and proud to work alongside team members she respects and values. She is committed to realizing our plans, delivering high-quality initiatives, and sharing the successes we achieve together for this organization, our team, and our industry. By enhancing knowledge, improving attitudes and beliefs, and ultimately shifting behaviours, Trina knows we can make a meaningful and measurable difference to those involved in the arts and entertainment industry. She looks forward to leading our organization into our next act. 

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Anna Balliet

Training and Development Coordinator

Anna joined Actsafe in May 2021 as the Training and Development Coordinator. As an Instructional Designer she has 15+ years experience in healthcare, gas, electricity, forestry and the building materials industries…

…Some of her many credentials include a Bachelor of Adult Education, Provincial Instructor Diploma Program, and Instructional Skills Facilitator Development Certificate. She’s passionate about “making the connection” through the learning exchange between the subject matter expert (SME) and the learner and strives for the “Aha moment” in the learning experience.

Outside of work, Anna enjoys mid-modern-century vintage collecting, cooking, wine tasting, gardening, walking with Charlie the Schnauzer, Pilates, travelling and volunteering at the Richmond Hospital/Healthcare Auxiliary. She loves the theatre and attends most of the local productions, but her all time favourite are the shows on Broadway in NYC.

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Eunice Chung

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Digital Media and Graphic Design Coordinator

Eunice joined Actsafe in November 2022 as the Digital Media and Graphic Design Coordinator. She has experience managing websites and creating promotional assets for luxury automotive brands, and…

…she was also a visual merchandising professional for retail clothing stores. It’s safe to say she is passionate in creating aesthetically pleasing experiences for customers and online users alike. Her credentials include a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Art and Technology, and a Certificate in New Media Design and Web Development.

When not at work, you can find Eunice paddle boarding in the summer. Otherwise she’s singing or dancing to Korean R&B and Hip-Hop music even though she doesn’t speak Korean! She is also a thrill seeker and loves roller coasters.

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Natalli Dias

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Safety Advisor, Motion Picture

Natalli joined Actsafe in June 2020 as a safety advisor after working with three large multinational companies from her home country…

… She has nearly 12 years’ experience in OHS, mostly in the manufacturing industry. Her background includes a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management, a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, and recently she received a Leadership Certificate through BCIT. She is always looking for development opportunities as a professional. 

Natalli enjoys outdoor activities and loves to explore new lakes. She has a passion for dancing and spending time with family, like a good Latina. Natalli loves to help her community by volunteering as often as possible and the two groups she usually assists with are the homeless and people who are recovering from addiction.

Gaurav Gupta

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Membership Engagement and Marketing Coordinator

Gaurav is the Membership Engagement Coordinator at Actsafe and joined the team in December 2020, one month after completing a degree in Business Administration Sales and Digital Marketing…

…He also has a master’s degree in Marketing Management from the UK and a bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy along with a diploma in Acupuncture. Gaurav has over 10 years of experience working in the marketing and advertising agencies along with event management and brand communications back in India. He calls himself digitally fluent and creatively curious.

Gaurav loves socializing and is very fond of sports, especially cricket. He enjoys cooking for his family and friends and also loves to explore new cuisine from around the world. He loves to watch movies and is an ardent admirer of the Marvel Universe. He is very fond of travelling and has a bucket list to see 50 places in the world before he turns 50; he calls it his 50/50 vision. His motto is, “In a world of worriers be a warrior.”

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Will Heller

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Safety Advisor, Performing Arts and Live Events

Will joined Actsafe in October 2019 as a safety advisor after working with two other safety associations. He is a graduate of the BCIT…

…Occupational Health and Safety program where he received a ‘Marks of Distinction’ award for his efforts. Will has worked with numerous organizations in the planned development and implementation of safety management systems. Will really enjoys facillitating adult education workshops. Several of the companies that Will has worked with have received international safety awards or external certification of their health and safety management system. Will additionally volunteers time with the CSSE Fraser Valley Chapter as Chair. Will is kept busy by his Basset Hound, Radar, and can often be found meandering down creeks and trails in search of whatever it is Radar smells. This year Will also learned how to sail down at Rocky Point Park and is looking forward to more time on the water next year.

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Anand Kanna

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Manager, Motion Picture Services

After 18 years of working in all aspects of motion picture and television production, Anand moved to Actsafe where he took on the role of…

…Communications Manager. In early 2017, Anand added the Industry Advisor role to his portfolio, and is now responsible for managing education and outreach programs for the motion picture, television and commercial industries.

Considered the “funny one” in the office, Anand is also an avid foodie, and enjoys cooking for family and friends alike. He also spends time as a volunteer coach for his son’s soccer team, and is still active in producing his own motion picture projects.

Harnak Lalli

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Senior Accountant

Harnak is the Senior Accountant for Actsafe having joined the team in January 2019. He has over 20 years experience in the field of finance…

…and he is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the UK. He moved to Canada from the UK in 2003, where he has lived in various locations around British Columbia.

When not working, Harnak enjoys watching his beloved Arsenal FC play, reading sci-fi, history, and fantasy books, and watching movies. Fun fact: Harnak’s favourite movie is Goodfellas.

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Melissa Lamb

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Administrative Assistant

Melissa joined the Administration and Operations team in November 2021.

Jennifer Lane

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Marketing and Communications Supervisor

Jen is the Marketing and Communications Supervisor at Actsafe and joined the team in October 2018, four months after moving to Vancouver…

…from Ireland. She has an undergraduate degree in Commerce and a Masters degree in Food Marketing.

Jennifer also has experience in administration, communications, and marketing. She is part of the CSR committee at Actsafe and likes to consider herself as ‘the funny one’ in the office.

When not at work, you can normally find Jen walking along the beach at English Bay, socialising with friends, phoning her family in Ireland, or exploring all that Canada has to offer.

Don Parman

Manager, Performing Arts and Live Events

Don’s twenty-year career has taken him from student, to crew, to supervisor and now Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services. Along the way…

…he has worked with some amazing organizations: The Massey Theatre, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Royal City Musical Theatre, The Canadian Institute for Theatre Technologies, to name just a few. Don now brings all of that experience and love for live performance to Actsafe. From ladder safety to air quality, Don has experienced it first hand and can help you navigate the world of performing arts safely. Outside of work, Don enjoys exploring North America by riding his mountain bike and goes camping with his family. He has camped the entirety of the West Coast, and most of Canada, only failing to cross into Mexico! Don also lives and breathes theatre so he loves to help out in any production that can use a helping hand. Don’s favourite show of all time is The Phantom of the Opera.

Lisa Wild

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Operations and Administration Supervisor

In October 2018, following her 10 month ASL and Deaf Studies diploma, Lisa joined the Actsafe team as the Administrative Assistant, and has since…

…transitioned to Operations Assistant, and in 2021 Operations and Administration Supervisor.

Throughout her time at Simon Fraser University, Lisa gained extensive experience in client care (humans, critters and dogs), time management, and administration; ultimately graduating with a BSc in Biology. She is a part of the CSR committee at Actsafe and likes to consider herself as “the funniest one” in the office. 

When not at work you can find Lisa eating noodles and pickles- together or separately! When she isn’t eating she is usually thinking about what she is going to eat next while she is working out, stalking neighbourhood dogs, and drinking tea.