Ana Potzkai MA DEM

Ana Potzkai MA DEM

Emergency Management Consultant

A dynamic professional with over 10 years’ experience working in emergency management, Ana has worked in close alignment with Executive Teams and Senior Officials, providing strategic oversight on operational and resource management to maximize efficiency and drive results. Highly skilled in developing and delivering government programs, as well as essential policy, legislation, and regulations. Leverages outstanding coaching skills to train, develop, and mentor diverse teams, ensuring that they have the fundamental skills to succeed. Adept in championing collaborative working partnerships, working closely with cross-functional teams to spearhead initiatives. Overall, Ana brings a compelling blend of talent and vision to the table, combined with incredible integrity for optimal results.

Current Responsibilities

Emergency Management

Years of Experience





Master of Arts, Disaster and Emergency Management – Royal Roads University

Bachelor of Arts – York University

Professional Designation

Incident Command System 400
ICS 300 Instructor
ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training: Liaison Officer Type 3 Incident Management Team

Response & Training Experience

  • Supported the response to significant incidents across Alberta including the 2011 Slave Lake Fire, the 2013 Alberta Floods, 2016 Horse River Wildfire, the COVID-19 Response, and the 2020 Fort McMurray ice jam flood
  • ICS Canada instructor since 2015
  • Instructor at the Emergency Management Diploma program with NAIT
  • Logistics Section Chief during the Alberta Environment response to an aquatic invasive species in 2016


  • Exercise design and delivery including table-top, functional, and full-scale exercises (Government of Alberta, Canadian Red Cross, Oil and Gas companies)
  • Emergency Plan review and redesign for government departments, municipalities, and industry sectors
  • Emergency Program Review for communities in Alberta
  • Emergency Management curriculum development (provincial and municipal)


  • Best Practices in Emergency Management
  • Professional Practices in Business Continuity
  • Program Development
  • Exercise Design
  • Incident Command System
  • Emergency Operations Centre design and implementation