Our Associates

Investigations | Training | Consulting

Randal Rauser PhD

Director - Faith Based Organizations Investigations

Randal is a workplace and regulatory investigator and senior lead of our Faith Based Investigations team, with a unique and transferable skill set as a professor in the humanities.  Randal has conducted dozens of successful investigations with a specialization in church and faith based organizations. 

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 violence 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.

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

Director - Workplace/Human Resource Investigations

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. Susan is our senior leader for HR investigations and provides exceptional quality assurance and guidance to these cases. 

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. 

Mary Vale

Associate/Investigator/Human Resources professional

Mary Vale is a highly skilled professional with over 30 years’ experience in the fields of Human Resource and Talent Management. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from McGill University and brings a diverse perspective to her work. As a Certified CPHR, Mary has a deep understanding of human resources practices and policies and enjoys adding value to the Veritas team. Mary has worked across a wide range of industries in Canada, the USA, and internationally. She has collaborated with individuals at every level, from C-suite executives to field personnel, in both non-union and union environments. Mary is dedicated to workplace investigations and ensuring fair, ethical, and unbiased processes. Moreover, she has a passion for lifelong learning and is a strong advocate for continuous improvement for herself and the team.

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.

Amanda Hardy

Associate Regulatory Investigator

Amanda has 14 years in progressive leadership conducting workplace investigations, safety investigations and reviews. policy development. She brings over 30 years of experience as a Registered Nurse specifically in orthopedics, trauma, the emergency and seniors care. Amanda provides clinical expertise in national, provincial, regulatory legislation and standards. With her combination of diverse experiences and training, she lends her ability to conduct thorough, objective investigations. 

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.

Paul McGowan

Associate Investigator

Paul is an experienced former RCMP investigator. After policing, he entered the world of Corporate Security, spending 18 years developing an expertise in identifying and mitigating corporate risk. Paul’s personal passion has been working within the BC Hockey Program, obtaining an Advance Coaching Certification. Paul is a valued member of our Sport Investigations team.

Lauren Hanon


Lauren is a lawyer and a workplace and regulatory investigator, with experience in private practice and in government. She has experience working with First Nations and Metis communities through her youth work, and then later as a ministerial advisor to the provincial Minister of Indigenous Relations. Lauren combines her legal training and analysis skills with her leadership, emotional intelligence, and communication skills to conduct impartial investigations. Whether an individual is a complainant, a witness, or a respondent in an investigation, Lauren appreciates that the process can take a personal toll on all those involved, and strives to be fair, unbiased, and kind.

Barb Sexsmith

Associate Investigator

Barb is a former frontline worker and Senior Manager in Alberta Corrections working extensively with divers 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

Director - Sport Investigations

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. Scott has training and expertise in the area of sport investigations and is our senior leader in this stream. Scott is also a certified investigator with the Office of the Sport Integrity Commission (OSIC)

Bill Appleby

Associate Investigator

Bill is an experienced former RCMP investigator, with the majority of his service in Alberta.   Bill developed his skills in ethnically and geographically diverse detachments before moving into the plainclothes world where he led successful drug, organized crime, and money laundering/proceeds of crime investigations.  Bill also worked in an undercover capacity throughout Canada.   With additional courses and experience in Administrative law, Bill brings a keen sense of justice, fairness, and evidence based critical analysis to Veritas Solutions.

Lisa DeSousa

Director - Regulatory Investigations

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. Lisa is a regulatory investigations instructor with the Council on Licensure Enforcement and Regulations and is Veritas Solutions senior leader providing oversight and quality assurance on all regulatory investigations. 

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

Chief Operations Officer

Ted is the COO of Veritas and looks after day-to-day operational functions, 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. 

Kim Wysseier

Associate Investigator

Kim is bilingual ( French/English ) and leads workplace investigations in both languages. Immersed in fats growing high-tech and non-profit worlds. Kim partners with C-level and boards as an organizational strategist and leadership advisor. She holds an M.Sc degree, and the Prosci, CPHR, and SHRM-SCP designations. She enjoys virtual and in-person investigations and brings light to more sensitive investigations where the highest ranking executives are named.

Catherine Quevillon Schill

Associate Investigator

Catherine is an experienced Human Resources Team Lead, with a successful history of working in the public sector and utilities industry. With over 30 years of experience working in and for Saskatchewan government agencies, Catherine approaches all situations from a trauma informed perspective. She is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment. 

Catherine is skilled in leading workplace investigations, facilitating conflict resolution and providing senior level Human Resource & Labour and Employee Relations support to all levels of management.

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