Teresa Burgess-Ogilvie – Executive Director
905-615-4155 ext 4144
Teresa has served in the military, municipal government, nonprofit and private industries. She is passionate about building individual and community resiliency. A connector between Boards, staff, volunteers, sponsors, government officials, donors, and the community. She served as the Executive Director of Safe City Mississauga from 2008-2013; Board member from 2013-2018. MBA from Webster University – Ocala Florida Campus.
Samantha Gob – Community Services Manager
905-615-4155 ext 4478
Samantha Gob holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with High Distinction in Geography and English from the University of Toronto, with a background in Environmental and Social Development. Upon graduation, she earned a Most Outstanding Student Award from the Department of Geography for graduating at the top of her class. Samantha has been involved with Safe City Mississauga since 2010, starting as a volunteer tutor for the Aspire program. After branching into more administrative roles for the program, Samantha eventually became the program’s lead (Youth Development Supervisor), dedicating several years to helping Aspire develop into a flourishing, city-wide program. Now, as Safe City Mississauga’s Community Services Manager, Samantha manages all of Safe City Mississauga’s programs, projects, and campaigns. In 2018, Samantha became a certified International Crime Prevention Specialist (ICPS) by the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners. Samantha is certified in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and Mental Health First Aid. She holds membership with Central Ontario Crime Prevention Association (COCPA) and has obtained a C.P.T.E.D. (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) Level 1 Certificate from the Peel Regional Police. In her spare time, Samantha volunteers with Victim Services of Peel as a Team Leader in their Crisis Response program.
Gerald Adad – Neighbourhood Watch and Research Coordinator
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Gerald Adad is the Neighbourhood Watch and Research Coordinator of Safe City Mississauga. Gerald began his work with Safe City Mississauga in 2017, when he worked with the organization as Team Lead for his own Neighbourhood Watch. He continued his work for Safe City Mississauga by taking on the role of Outreach Lead for the Safe City Mississauga Youth Cabinet. In this role, he established partnerships with student societies at UTM and Sheridan. As part of the Youth Cabinet team, he also helped to write the Youth Cabinet report titled, “Bridging the Gap between Education and Employment: Unemployment and Underemployment from a Canadian Youth Lens”. After his time on the Youth Cabinet, Gerald went on to work as Program Assistant for the Neighbourhood Watch program, gaining familiarity with the program.
Gerald holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. George, majoring in Criminology and History. He volunteers regularly as a Probation Officer for Mississauga Probation and Parole. He also volunteered for the Mississauga community hub, Studio.89, as its Sponsorship Lead in 2017.