Alixe Edwards

Alixe is the Office and Project Administrator for MMDA & S2Sa. With over 15 years in the not-for-profit sector, Alixe’s passion for making a difference is clear in everything she does.

With the strong background of the arts, particularly the theatre, she adds a creativity to her approach, whether she’s orchestrating projects or engaging with people. She enjoys the challenge of working in a fast-paced environment, using organizational tools, and ensures that everything runs smoothly.

Outside of work Alixe enjoys spending time crafting, hitting the trails for a hike, camping, on disc golf course or being the lead on her curling team.

Andrea Darling

Andrea is Executive Assistant, Project and HR Manager for MMDA & S2SA. 

Andrea has spent over 15 years working at industry-based Associations, having previously worked at MMDA from 2008 until 2017 as an Office Manager and then at the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba from 2017 until 2024 as an Office and Administrative Manager. 

She has always been interested in the various aspects of office and association administration and management and enjoys working with people to make the workplace more efficient and enjoyable.  
Outside of work, Andrea likes to keep busy with lots of hobbies and activities. She enjoys travel and is really into Formula 1.  Andrea has two young kids and too many pets and survives on caffeine. 

Nishant Barthwal

Nishant is a passionate marketer with expertise in brand outreach, market research, content marketing, and strategic growth initiatives. He believes in leveraging marketing strategies to drive positive change and make a meaningful impact.

Nishant has over a decade of experience in the field, working in diverse roles across government, non-profits, and private companies.

Nishant moved to Canada in 2021 to pursue a Marketing Management Diploma from the University of Winnipeg PACE. Outside work, he enjoys travelling to new countries, immersing himself in different cultures, and experiencing diverse perspectives. He is also passionate about playing table tennis and badminton, which helps him stay active and focused.

Lee Rosenberg [CRSP, CHSC]

Lee is the Safety Program Director, he previously headed our Training and Auditing departments and has been working at the Sales and Service Safety Association (S2SA) since 2016. Lee has worked for both Government and private industry before S2SA and has been in the health & safety field for over 15 years.

Lee completed the Occupational Health & Safety course at Red River College in 2006, and obtained his CRSP designation in 2015. Lee enjoys training, auditing, and assisting members with their health & safety needs. Lee’s goal is to simplify health & safety for all our members in the sales and service industry.

Lee is a huge Jets and Bomber fan and has thoroughly enjoyed the back-to-back grey cups, he hopes to see a Stanley Cup one day.

Sonya Barnhardt

Sonya joined S2SA in January 2021 as a project manager. Before this, she was an account manager with Coca-Cola for almost 10 years, where she perfected her flawless execution of projects and developed a talent for customer relations.

She graduated from the University of Manitoba, majoring in Criminology with a minor in Sociology, and is currently working on her COHS. Sonya is passionate about people.  Building and maintaining great customer relationships is her superpower.

When she’s not busy with work, you can find her spending time with Molly, the cutest dog on the planet, or in the kitchen baking/cooking up a storm.

Janice Yu

Janice is the Project Coordinator at S2SA. She has extensive experience in event and program coordination. Her professional accomplishments include successfully planning and executing large-scale events and programs.

Janice’s history in the field spans over 10 years, during which she has held positions at various organizations, including non-profits and private companies.

She received her Mass Communications degree from The New Era University in the Philippines. Janice is an excellent communicator and problem solver who can thrive in high-stress environments. She values teamwork and collaboration and takes pride in her ability to build relationships with clients and stakeholders.

Outside work, Janice enjoys spending time with her family, friends and traveling.

Kareen Dahlin [CRSP, CHSC, CRM]

Kareen Dahlin holds the position of Consulting Manager & Senior Safety Advisor. Since November 2019, she has served as a Senior Safety Advisor. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental and Political Science, an Agricultural Diploma, a Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety, and professional designations: Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)®, Canadian Risk Management (CRM), and Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC). Kareen has over 15 years of experience in health and safety and risk management at various organizational levels and industries including automotive, retail, agriculture, and food manufacturing. 

Key position responsibilities at the Sales and Service Safety Association are leading consulting, member services, and program development along with supervising/mentoring Safety Advisors. The key objective of this role is to serve our members by improving their Safety Management System (SMS). She accomplishes this through conducting SMS phase consulting, member services, gap analysis, SAFE Work Certified Audits, training, advisory services, and member site inspections to identify hazards and provide recommendations on controls. Experienced in developing policies and procedures for multiple locations and holding positions at various organizational levels has given her capabilities to overcome challenges management, supervisors, workers, and safety committee members face in obtaining buy-in and implementing safety programs. She recognizes safety business integration is the critical link to a successful safety program and is practiced in developing processes, programs, initiatives, and business strategies to integrate safety. She is accomplished in reducing WCB costs through safety policy development, tactical program implementation, and claims management.

Kareen is a leading supporter of SAFE Work Certification with first-hand experience bringing members to certification and has observed the benefits our members receive through certification. She is a great advisor to acquire with a friendly, open demeanor and sense of humor, and truly enjoys working with our members. Along with her ability to successfully work with members, innovative problem-solving, and valuable years of safety and business experience back abilities to bring you to SAFE Work Certification or improve your safety program. For SAFE Work Certified members and members with established safety programs, she can continue to advance members’ organizations beyond safety compliance toward safety culture change.

Other professional experiences have included incident management, fleet management, Agriculture laboratory work in canola haploid production and Manitoba-originating species rose cloning, environmental water and species at risk monitoring programs, conducting organizational risk assessments, and developing audits and programs for food safety, product safety, and organizational risk control.

Outside of the office, time is spent at her cabin, where she enjoys reading, hiking, swimming, games, and painting with her family. She hopes to soon resume her traveling passion, which has been on hold for the last few years.

Jordan Senderewich [CRST]

Jordan Senderewich is our Program Certification Manager. He was previously a Safety Advisor with S2SA since August 2020. His background consists of 10+ years of experience in hospitality as an Operations Manager in the food and restaurant industry, where he first learned about health and safety including food safety.

He received his certificate in Health and Safety from Red River College Polytech in 2020 and attained certification as a Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST®) in 2022. He hopes to raise awareness of health and safety and improve safety culture in many workplaces through safety training and shared experiences so that everyone can go home safely at the end of the day.

He values the connections he has made and hopes to continue to network and build strong relationships to continuously learn and educate. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, a variety of sports, and his favourite hockey team is the Vegas Golden Knights!

Katiuska Barrios

Kat comes to S2SA with over 12 years of experience in Integrated Management Systems, including Health and Safety. She has worked in various industries, such as manufacturing, engineering, oil and gas, transportation, and healthcare. 

Kat holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Microbiology and a Postgraduate Degree in Occupational Health and Safety Management. She is an ISO lead auditor who has audited standards including, but not limited to, ISO 9001, 14001, 45001, and OSHAS 18001. In 2019, Kat created her own consulting company, through which she led the creation of a Safety Management System from scratch, among other accomplishments. Kat moved to Canada to study Occupational Health and Safety at Red River College, completing the program in Spring 2023.

With the firm intention of positively impacting the Sales and Services Industry in Manitoba, Kat will be focused on facilitating the safety training offered by S2SA and developing the Safe Work Certification process, including audits, gap analysis, and inspections, as required by our members.

Outside work, Kat is a big fan of tennis and baseball and enjoys watching 5-set Grand Slam matches and MLB extra innings games.