About Us

IMG_4636_ppfinal_2500Ivana Strgacic, P.Eng, M.Sc.


Educated, experienced, and devoted to her work, Ivana Strgacic is President and Principal of Strategies for the Environment. She brings a wealth of experience to this position.  She prides herself on her education as a Chemical Engineer with a Masters in Science in Environment and Management. Additionally, she is certified as a Lead Auditor in the Environmental, DWQMS (Drinking Water Quality Management Systems), GHG verification, Quality and Occupational Health and Safety Management System fields.

Over the past fifteen years, Ivana has helped hundreds of clients, educating them through her work as an auditor, consultant, and trainer in management systems and legal compliance issues. She has deep experience with Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality standards, helping clients achieve certification in ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001, CSA Z299, 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.


IMG_4699_ppfinal_2500Nadiya 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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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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