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"…(instructors) are unparalleled and unequalled in their credibility. They are superb - professional, yet down-to-earth and able to meet each of us on our own level. This was priceless!"

Gregory Janelle, CTR

Gregory Janelle, CTR, is a consultant and a former airline executive with AirBC (Air Canada Jazz). Educated in business management, he holds multiple Trained Trainer endorsements from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), and is recognized as a Certified Trauma Responder by the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS).

Greg Janelle has trained thousands of line personnel, management and Mental Health Professionals from both public and private sector organizations, and he is presently the CISM Trainer for several major Airlines as well as for federal Correctional Service of Canada CISM teams and the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency CISM program. In addition to his training work, Greg is a frequent and popular guest speaker at conferences throughout North America and overseas.

Greg's successful aviation career allowed him to develop as a professional instructor and senior manager while at the same time pursuing his long time interest in employee peer support and Critical Incident Stress Management. As a pioneer in his field, he is credited with being the motivating force behind the first Aviation CISM program: the award winning AirBC Critical Incident Response CIRP (1988). Since then he has been welcomed as a CISM trainer and program builder by numerous other industries and government agencies.
Based in Vancouver, Canada Greg now provides his full-time professional services worldwide through the firm Janelle & Associates Consulting Ltd.

Cristina Cullens, Ph.D.

Cristina Cullens, Ph.D., is a Public Safety Psychologist, practicing in Denver, Colorado. In addition to providing trauma interventions, counseling and CISM for police, fire and emergency medical services, she provides CISM services for several major Airlines. Dr. Cullens has responded to numerous airline disasters, earthquakes and other trauma events during her career.

While pursuing a professional designation, Cristina worked for many years as a flight attendant for United Airlines and assisted in the development and training of anti-hijack procedures for aircrew members. She is the winner of two prestigious awards for her contributions to aviation safety and has had the distinction of being an invited speaker to numerous organizations, including the U.S. Navy, Federal Bureau of Investigation, the International Association of Employee Assistance, and the International Association of Police Chiefs.

One of the first aviation professionals trained in Critical Incident Stress Management procedures, in 1986, Dr. Cullens was immediately requested to provide crisis intervention at a major air crash in California. Since then she has trained hundreds of airline, public safety and Mental Health Professionals in the psychological aspects of critical incidents, including debriefing techniques.
Cristina Cullens, Ph.D. is a Senior Associate of Janelle & Associates Consulting Ltd.

Bruce Ramsay, CTR

Bruce Ramsay, CTR, retired as Deputy Fire Chief from the District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services after thirty years of experience. He is now a full-time consultant and trauma counselor, specializing in CISM for First Nations, Aboriginal and Native Indian communities and Emergency Services organizations. He is presently the CISM Program Director for the First Nations’ Emergency Services Society of British Columbia and is an Approved Trainer with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).

Bruce has provided ICISF certified CISM training for police, fire and ambulance services, as well as victim’s assistance programs, domestically and internationally. He is very experienced in trauma intervention for emergency services and industry, and for First Nations’ responders and communities, and helped form the first Aboriginal CISM team in the world.

Bruce Ramsay is also a Thought Field Therapy (TFT) diagnostician and an authorized trainer in the Callahan Technique. He is a Certified Traumatologist recognized by the Traumatology Institute of Florida State University, and is a Certified Trauma Responder with the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS).

Among his many accomplishments, Bruce is a Board Member of the ATSS, the On-Site Academy, the West Coast Post-Trauma Recovery Center, and the Canadian Foundation for Trauma Research and Education. An engaging and popular speaker, he has presented on behalf of the Justice Institute of BC (trauma instructor), the Yukon Aboriginal Health Program, and the BC Fire Chiefs Association, among others. In addition, he has received formal recognition by the ICISF for outstanding contributions in CISM development.

Bruce Ramsay is a respected colleague and Trainer Associate of Janelle & Associates Consulting Ltd.