Kyla Wells

Prior to joining Safer Schools Together, Kyla worked as a Regional Sales Manager for a small business, where she specialized in expanding the brand both locally and into global markets. As her role evolved, her focus began to shift towards a career in design and marketing, working to help businesses align their online presence with their overall mission and values.

Kyla is continuing her education and is in the process of completing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree through Yorkville University.

Born and raised in Vancouver, she continues to call the Lower Mainland home.

Steve Corbeil

Steve completed a Master of Arts in intelligence studies with a focus on criminal intelligence from the American Military University. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelor of Technology in forensic investigations with a focus on crime and intelligence analysis at BCIT in Vancouver. His studies included courses in open-source intelligence, street gangs, organized crime, drug cartels and the narcotics threat, and criminal intelligence analysis. Steve further developed his investigative skill set in the workforce during his time as a Private Investigator before joining Safer Schools Together and the International Center for Digital Threat Assessment, where he is currently a Threat Analyst Manager.

John Callery

Mr. John W. Callery has a total of 35 years of law enforcement experience, beginning his career as a Police Officer in the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1984. He was detailed to the prestigious USAF Presidential Honor Guard in Washington, D.C., serving then-President Ronald Reagan. Mr. Callery continued his law enforcement career as a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in 1992, initially assigned to the DEA Los Angeles Field Division (LAFD).  Mr. Callery received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in Counterterrorism-WMD from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 2007. He also holds a Master Certificate in Conflict Management from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Business.

Mr. Callery started his DEA career in the Los Angeles Field Division as a member of the OPERATION LEYENDA task force and worked arduously on bringing to justice the conspirators in the murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in Mexico. In 1995, Mr. Callery was assigned to the LAFD’s Mobile Enforcement Team (MET), where he conducted numerous deployments to cities suffering from drug-related violence. These deployments were extremely successful, resulting in the arrests of hundreds of drug traffickers and violent criminal offenders.

In 1999, Mr. Callery was chosen for an overseas assignment in Bangkok, Thailand. During his tenure in Bangkok, he controlled high-level heroin investigations with US nexuses to include the first Judicial Wire Tap investigation in the history of The Kingdom of Thailand.

In 2011, Mr. Callery assumed the position of Country Attaché of DEA’s Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Country Office, where he managed DEA’s efforts to identify and dismantle drug trafficking and money laundering organizations operating in Malaysia and Singapore.

In 2014, Mr. Callery returned to the LAFD as a Group Supervisor, where he led the division’s Clandestine Lab Enforcement Group, where he focused his group’s attention on PCP manufacturing, criminal street gangs, and violent drug trafficking.

In 2016, Mr. Callery was promoted to Section Chief at DEA/HQS Regional and Local Impact Section (OGR) where he oversaw DEA’s domestic operations and managed DEA’s Domestic Cartel Initiative (DCI), Domestic Priority Targeting Operations, DEA’s assistance to the Violent Reduction Network and Bureau of Indian Country Affairs.

In 2017, Mr. Callery assumed the duties of Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the DEA Honolulu District Office. There he led and managed all DEA operations in the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, and Saipan.

From 2019 to 2021 he was the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the San Diego Field Division where he led the men and women of the SDFD in concentrating on the opioid overdose death investigations, fentanyl-laced drugs, Mexican Cartel operations, US/Mexico interdiction efforts and the enduring scourge of methamphetamine trafficking in the region.

Mr. Callery is a professional public speaker and has conducted hundreds of lectures around the world on myriad law enforcement and counter-terrorism topics. Between 2005-2011 Mr. Callery conducted over 70 DEA International Training seminars on professional law enforcement best practices in over 50 nations around the globe.

Mr. Callery is married, enjoys golf, snorkeling, and tennis, and is an avid sports fan.

Bill Reynolds

Bill Reynolds is an accomplished Senior Executive with more than 20 years of success across the education, retail, insurance, financial services, healthcare, and nonprofit fields. Leveraging extensive experience improving cultural alignment and creating strategic channel partnerships for a B2B company, he is a valuable advisor to the International Center for Digital Threat Assessment. His broad areas of expertise include entrepreneurship, product development, sales management, growth, analytics, business analysis, enterprise software, global operations (China), investments, and customer service.

Nancy Hiebert

Nancy joined the Safer Schools Together team in the spring of 2019. Her role as the Training Coordinator involves the delivery of the provincial-wide ERASE strategy program.

Nancy was born and raised in Vancouver and worked as an administrative assistant for a structural engineering firm for more than 10 years.  She took a hiatus from the workforce to raise her 3 children in South Surrey. With her children now teenagers, she is passionate about working to promote safety for all children.

Doug Strachan

Prior to joining the International Center for Digital Threat Assessment, Doug had been the communications manager for the Surrey School District—the largest school district in B.C.—for 16 years. He was also the district’s privacy officer.

Doug was a member of the school district’s Critical Incident Response team, as well as the Communications Officer for the district Emergency Operations Centre. He worked closely with the Safe Schools department as well as the Media Relations Unit of the Surrey RCMP, Canada’s largest RCMP detachment. Doug had also established solid working relationships with the regional homicide and sexual crimes police investigation units that assisted him with crisis communications on a number of occasions.

Doug started his communications career working as a reporter at BCTV, then CKNW Radio. He later became the national director of external relations for Telus with responsibilities for crisis communications and emergency operations. He left Telus for a media consulting career, providing media planning and management services for the Air India and Robert Pickton trials for the B.C. Ministry of Attorney General, before joining the school district.

Doug has been a member of the Canadian Public Relations Society since 1998 and has served on the executive of the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education for nine years, including as president.

Randy Wallis

Randy is a Trainer and Case Consultant for Safer Schools Together. He provides support to the Threat Analyst team while also training across North America.

As a lifelong learner and someone who is passionate about Youth Safety, Randy has supported ‘at-risk youth’ and their families throughout his 30+ year career as an International School Counsellor and as an Inner-City Youth and Family worker. Having presented to educators, parents, and students across the globe, Randy comes with immeasurable knowledge and a unique skill set.

Randy has a long history of combining his work in counselling and education to work alongside Law Enforcement, International Embassies, Mental Health Clinicians and Hospitals. Through this work, Randy has developed comprehensive and developmentally appropriate Social-Emotional Curriculum and Child Safety protocols to ensure Safe and Caring Schools.

With his studies in counselling and psychology, Randy has centred most of his work to understand family structure and dynamics, cognitive behavioural interventions for trauma, and inclusion in schools.

While supporting the Threat Analyst team and training, Randy is putting final touches on a manual created for educators in learning to support children through traumatic transitions in the International School’s community.

Kelly LePrieur

Kelly has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 10 years.

Kelly has owned and operated her own centre and went on to become the Regional Director for a large Canadian based Childcare Centre, overseeing 13 facilities in BC. While operating one of the centres, Kelly developed an initiative that was used company-wide, spanning across Canada and into the US, winning her an award of achievement.

Kelly has provided workshops at the Childcare Resource and Referral Program, as well as training and support for Students, Parents, and Teachers. She has developed a unique skillset in guiding professionals to help support children with Challenging Behaviours.

Kelly is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the International Center for Digital Threat Assessment (ICDTA) and Safer Schools Together (SST).

Theresa Campbell

Theresa Campbell is the CEO of Safer Schools Together, an organization focused on promoting a climate and culture of safety in schools and Executive Director of International Centre for Threat Assessment (ICTA).

Theresa established Safer Schools Together (SST) in 2008, to provide opportunities for extensive professional development in the areas of safe and caring schools and violence prevention. In addition to hosting training symposiums, SST has authored the Safe & Caring School Tool to measure the climate and culture of a school, as well as ensure best practices are followed and the Ministry of Education mandates regarding school/student safety are met. Recommendations from each assessment are aimed at ensuring that positive programs and proactive measures to address bullying, drugs and fighting are implemented, or enhanced, ensuring students, staff and parents feel safe and comfortable in their respective schools. SST was awarded the contract for the British Columbia Provincially mandated ERASE Bullying Prevention Training Strategy for which, Theresa is the lead trainer.

Theresa was identified 20 years ago by educational and law enforcement professionals as an innovative visionary and passionate leader in the area of program development and ensuring safe and caring schools. She developed the first web-based anonymous reporting tool to encourage students to get personally involved in ensuring the safety and security of their school. In 2008, she was awarded the prestigious 2008 Frederic Milton Thrasher Award for superior service in gang prevention.

Theresa is very involved in the community and has served on many boards and committees, liaising with various levels of government, police services, school districts, regional health and social services. She is also an executive board member of the Odd Squad VPD (Vancouver Police Department).

Previously as Manager of Safe Schools for the Surrey School District, she has been responsible for the conceptualization, development and implementation of many highly successful and comprehensive, evidence-based prevention and intervention programs, initiatives and resource materials aimed at enhancing student and staff safety. Many of these unique and innovative projects have also been recognized and implemented worldwide. Prior to the Surrey School District, Theresa spent 10 years with the Vancouver School District where she worked extensively with entrenched, at-risk and gang-associated youth.

Theresa is also the executive producer of five award-winning gang prevention documentaries and a certified trainer and consultant with the Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment & Trauma Response and serves as a representative on municipal, provincial and federal committees. She has been recognized for her work by all three levels of Canadian government.