About Us

IMG_4636_ppfinal_2500Ivana Strgacic, P.Eng, M.Sc.


Over the past fifteen years, Ivana has helped hundreds of clients, educating her work as an auditor, consultant, and trainer in management system and legal compliance issues. She has deep experience with Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality standards, helping clients achieve certification in ISO 14001, ISO 45001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001, COR (Certificate of Recognition) and DWQMS. She is also a regular speaker at industry conferences and workshops.

Ivana has worked with clients in a broad array of industries including:

  • Utilities (Water Treatment, Wastewater treatment)
  • Power Generation (Electricity Supply Distribution, Nuclear, Fossil Fuel, Hydroelectric, etc.)
  • Chemicals, Chemical Products, and Fibers
  • Basic Metals and Fabricated Metal Products
  • Coke and Refined Petroleum Products
  • Food Products, Beverages, and Tobacco
  • Other Transportation Equipment
  • Rubber and Plastic Products
  • Electrical and Optical Equipment
  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Pulp, Paper and Paper Products
  • Transport, Storage, and Communications
  • Wood and Wood Products

In her spare time, Ivana enjoys spending time with her family in her hometown of Toronto. Visit our Contact Us page for further details on how to reach Ivana.



Nadiya Cherniy, B. Eng

EHS Consultant

Nadiya is an experienced environmental health and safety (EHS) professional with proven experience in implementing and maintaining Environmental, Health & Safety, and Drinking Water Quality Management Systems including audits, investigations, documentation reviews, and root cause analysis. Over the past 10 years, Nadiya has worked extensively on Occupational Health and Safety projects as an Occupational Safety Engineer, has consulted with organizations regarding pollutant release and provided health and safety support to municipal water operations.  She has practical knowledge of Federal and Provincial Environmental Health and Safety legislation, ISO14001, OHSAS 18001, and DWQMS. Nadiya has hands-on experience in performing Environmental and OH&S compliance audits via regulatory environmental/safety and management system audits at multiple client sites.

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Thomas Barnes, M.A.Sc., P.Eng


Thomas Barnes is a licensed professional engineer with over twenty-five years of experience working with industry, including automotive, manufacturing, processing, maintenance, and quality engineering. He is a qualified and experienced Internal Auditor for Quality, Environmental, and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.  He also has extensive experience with implementation of management systems, training, and consulting to support activities such as process improvement, corrective action, and continual improvement.

Melissa Mitchell

Business Development Coordinator

Melissa comes to Strategies for the Environment with more than 10 years’ experience in Office Administration.

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