Mr. Martin is an international security practitioner having worked extensively in both the North American and overseas markets. Beyond his experience in the international security industry, he is a recognized subject matter expert in crisis management, use of force, threat/risk assessment and personal and physical security measures.
As a frequent keynote speaker and lecturer on a variety of security related issues, Mr. Martin advocates the importance of detailed risk analysis and proactive measures to enhance corporate and personal safety.
In addition to his work at Going Home, Mr. Martin previously held a Partial Load Professor status teaching Advanced Security Management and Security Law in a leading College’s Graduate Studies Program.
He maintains active memberships in the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, Overseas Security Advisory Council, Canadian and American Societies for Industrial Security, Association of Counter-Terrorism and Security Professionals and the International Tactical Training Officers Association.
Ryan Hawley is the founding partner of Going Home Medical and the company’s first CEO. Mr. Hawley started his career in ER at one of Canada’s leading hospitals where he developed strong assessment skills and clinical knowledge. His demonstrated strength in leadership led him to several authoritative roles. Ryan then went on to hold successful management positions in surgery, critical care, and patient flow settings.
In 2005, Ryan discovered his real passion and entered the field of medical repatriation. With over 250 transports, Ryan has traveled the world bringing those in need, home safely. His extensive global network also enables Going Home Medical to offer bed finding services, remote clinics, case management and field agent support.
Ryan has been featured in the St. Catherine’s Standard outlining his work as incident commander for the evacuation of the First Nation community of Kashechewan. In this capacity, he oversaw the setup and operations of a primary health clinic for almost 500 displaced evacuees.
Ryan graduated from Trent University’s nursing program, in his hometown of Peterborough, Ontario.
Michael D. Kotler trained at the University of Miami and began his career in Emergency Medicine in South Florida. In 1991, he moved to Louisiana as the Regional Medical Director for InPhyNet Medical Management. After nearly a decade, Michael decided to venture out on his own and founded Pelican State Outpatient Center, a new concept in healthcare delivery.
Dr. Kotler is also a member of the teaching faculty at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans where he is the Program Director for OccuMedics, a course he developed to train Industrial Remote Environment Medical Specialists (IREMS).
Michael joined Going Home Medical in 2016 and provides medical management, leadership, and assists with credentialing.
Mr. Anderson has developed a unique knowledge base in the area of security-related marketing and management. Prior to joining Going Home, he worked for a major building developer managing the sales and marketing team, and coordinating security and public access planning for a new hotel development in Toronto. While managing an airport hotel staff of thirty, Mr. Anderson liaised with federal authorities on many security-related investigations. He had full airport security clearance with the RCMP in this role.
He was the project manager for the construction and design of AFIMAC Global’s company headquarters in Milton, Ontario, which is equipped with state-of-the-art security. He also coordinates all initiatives in relation to marketing, advertising, trade shows and events. He is a member of ASIS, the American Society of Industrial Security, IAAI, the International Association of Arson Investigators, HRPAO, the Human Resource Professionals Association of Ontario, its Manitoba counterpart HRMAM and APRC, the Association of Professional Recruiters of Canada.
Andrew Jernigan has over 20 years of corporate and non-profit management, strategic leadership and business development experience. Mr. Jernigan co-founded an international insurance brokerage and travel-risk management services firm. Living as an expatriate in West Africa, South America, and the UK served as catalysts to strengthen his passion for empowering his clients to live safely, healthy, and securely.
Over the years, Andrew has developed a profound insight on the essential requirements of duty of care, whether through crisis membership, employee emotional wellbeing programs, and travel, international medical, property and casualty insurance, medical repatriation, or evacuation scenarios.
Mr. Jernigan holds a bachelor’s degree from Samford University and is a Global Mobility Specialist (GMS®) and a licensed insurance broker (travel, health, accident, life, property, and casualty).
Karla is a compassionate and patient-centered registered nurse and air force veteran with experience in evaluating, monitoring, and assessing a wide variety of patient populations in a high-volume hospital setting. Karla’s discipline and strong work ethic were instilled into her from her training with the USAF. She began as a paramedic, LPN and worked her way to become an RN charge nurse and ER assistant supervisor. Karla also has been trained in crisis intervention and emergency response.
Her current position as Chief Flight Nurse entails administering medical assistance on commercial domestic and international flights for diversified patients with various medical conditions.
Andre Johnson is a marketing and business professional specializing in marketing analytics and strategic brand development. Prior to joining Going Home, he led the marketing and sales initiatives for a Canadian health and fitness supplement retailer, leveraging customer intelligence to develop channel strategies, repel competitive attacks, and drive sales.
As a former intercollegiate athlete, Mr. Johnson was recognized as a CIS All – Canadian Honors recipient, and held a position on the Student Athletic Council for York University. He is a member of WINiT, the Association of International Educators (NAFSA), the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF), Worldwide ERC, and the International NGO Safety and Security Association (INSSA).
Mr. Johnson graduated with honors and holds a Bachelor of Administrative Studies and Marketing (BAS) from York University.