Our Associates

Investigations I Training I Consulting

Randal Rauser PhD


Randal is a workplace and regulatory investigator with a unique and transferable skill set as a professor in the humanities.  In addition to his highly effective interviewing and investigative experience, Randal is the quality assurance manager for our investigation reports, ensuring the highest quality in the business.

Judy Matthew-Rusnak


Judy combines her investigation and senior leadership experience with the Canadian Border Services with her continuing education in workplace and regulatory investigations.  Judy’s personality, experience and training ensures our clients are receiving the highest quality of service in their investigation needs.

Liam Ennis PhD


Liam is an internationally recognized expert in violence and threat risk management.  Liam is a forensic psychologist and has lectured, written and provided service to numerous corporate clients in the areas of threat and risk management.

Diana McDaniel


Diana is a retired Senior Leader from Municipal Policing in British Columbia and brings experience in investigations, interviewing, human resources and organizational awareness. Diana’s approach is with a trauma informed lens and is dedicated to providing detailed,
objective and thorough investigations.

Annette Bidniak


Annette is a gifted trainer and facilitator with substantial experience in the police and corrections industries.  A passionate advocate of healthy workplaces, Annette is a Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor and Certified facilitator in the Four Stages of Psychological Safety. 

Jody Craig


Jody is our executive level administrative associate who keeps Veritas Solutions going.  In addition to her executive support experience, Jody is a burgeoning investigator and has continued her education in the field of workplace and regulatory investigations and conducting culture assessments.

Susan Cassidy MBA, CPHR

Associate/Human Resource and Labour Relations

Susan is our seasoned Human Resource and Labour Relations expert. With extensive experience in both areas, Susan brings her earned wisdom and problem solving skills together to help our clients risk manage any issue to a successful conclusion. In addition to her LR skills, Susan is a workplace investigator and also brings significant board governance experience to our team.

Patty McCallum

Patty is a retired Calgary Police Service Major Crimes investigator and senior leader. Her advanced interviewing and investigative experience is supplemented by her continued education in investigations and related courses. Patty is trauma informed and sensitive to the complexities and nuances of the most complex of incidents and human resource risks. 

Denise Ledi


Denise is our Diversity, Inclusion and Equity trainer, coach, and consultant. In addition to her graduate level education, Denise’s dynamic background as a leader in mental health services, corrections and forensic psychology is complemented by her training as an executive coach and diversity, inclusion and equity specialist. Denise is also a trained workplace investigator.

Dawna Day

Associate/Investigator/Human Resources professional

With over 25 years of experience working with Indigenous communities across Canada along with non-profit agencies, school districts, provincial and federal governments, Dawna brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Veritas Solutions. Dawna is a well-respected and trusted Human Resource Professional and Workplace Investigator. Her work is founded on principles of fairness and objectivity, effective listening and respect for the process, people, and organizations that rely on her support. Dawna is a Certified Professional in Human Resources and holds a Masters Degree in Education Administration.

Sue Hopgood

Associate - Conflict Resolution and Workplace Restoration

Sue has 20+ years in the restorative justice and restorative practices field. She is passionate about relationships being the foundation of everything in life. Her work is trauma informed and sensitive to mental health, addictions and historical trauma. Sue specializes in assisting teams and individuals in coming together to repair harm and build healthy organizational cultures in a variety of workplace settings and communities.

Naomi Yamamoto


Naomi brings her extensive business and political experience, combined with her Human Rights interests and workplace investigations training to our team. As a British Columbia MLA for two terms, holding five cabinet positions, Naomi has extensive knowledge of government, emergency management, and advanced education environments. Naomi is also our board governance subject matter expert.

Barb Sexsmith

Associate Investigator

Barb is a former frontline worker and Senior Manager in Alberta Corrections working extensively with diverse populations presenting with issues around mental health, trauma, addictions and anger. As well as workplace investigations, policy development and interviewing, she has extensive experience in investigations in the public and private sector providing service that is trauma informed, sensitive and respectful. Barb has a Master’s degree in Leadership and Training and has developed Respectful Workplace Programs and teaches college level human services courses. 

Scott Doran

Associate Investigator

Scott is a retired RCMP investigator, risk manager and senior executive with extensive high profile investigation experience. From small town policing, to homicide undercover, and international terrorism, Scott brings these experiences and honed skill-set to his role as an investigator with Veritas Solutions. 

Lisa DeSousa

Associate Investigator

Lisa is a Registered Nurse of over 20 years, with extensive experience conducting complex regulatory investigations. She has a combination of diverse experiences and training, including trauma informed, which lends to her ability to conduct thorough, objective and sensitive investigations.  Lisa’s passion for ensuring public protection fosters her pursuit of ongoing training and educational opportunities.  

Andrea MacDonald

Associate Investigator

Andrea comes from a background in human resources and joins Veritas as an associate and DEI practitioner. Understanding the importance of belonging, and using compassion and her passion for people, Andrea is focusing her work on diversity, equity, and inclusion and looks forward to supporting projects through these lenses. Certified in both ‘Foundations’ and ‘Antiracism’ through the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, Andrea has also received her certification in ‘Aboriginal World Views and Education’ and Gender Based Analysis Plus

Patty Kohl

Associate Investigator

Patty retired after a 36 year career with Alberta Correctional Services, where she was the Director of Professional Standards. She brings extensive workplace and incident investigation experience and expertise to Veritas. She also provides alternative dispute resolution services to organizations.

Ted Wolff

Associate/Director of Business Development/Accounting

Ted looks after accounting and business development at Veritas. He is a successful award-winning entrepreneur and PI, with decades of experience in HR, business coaching, management, product development,  manufacturing operations, sales and customer services, administration, bookkeeping, financial record keeping and reporting. 

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