2021 OASSN Fall Summit – In-Person

When safety & security intersects with mental health… Improving Preparedness Training   As the nature of safety and security concerns in schools evolve, it is increasingly important to take a holistic view of how they  intersect with other mental health and behavioral matters. This is true both during incidents and when we are engaging in (more…)

  • OASSN 2021 Fall Summit
    November 10, 2021
    8:30 am - 11:30 am

OASSN Town Hall Meeting: Online Teenage Sexual Exploitation Prevention & Support

The Ottawa Area Secure Schools Network is partnering with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI for a presentation for teachers and administrators on what trends they are seeing locally and nationally that involve sexual exploitation of teenagers.  They will provide some safety tips/information that can be passed along to students prior to summer (more…)

  • May 25, 2021
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

I Love U Guys Foundation Training

The one-day virtual training hosted on Monday, May 24th, with the intended audience being educators, administrators, school and district safety teams, campus supervisors, law enforcement, fire/EMS, emergency managers, and victim advocates.  We are honored that this training will be conducted by John-Michael Keyes – founder of the I Love U Guys Foundation. Link to attend (more…)

  • I Love U Guys Foundation Training
    May 24, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

OASSN 2021 Spring Summit Virtual Edition

Virtual Edition As the nature of safety and security concerns in schools evolve, it is increasingly important to take a holistic view of how they intersect with other mental health and behavioral matters. Simply, there is a symbiotic relationship between these areas. The focus of the OASSN 2021 Spring Summit is to begin to delve (more…)

    March 30, 2021
    8:30 am - 11:30 am

OASSN 2019 Fall Summit

After the Adrenaline… As we think of active assailants, large fires, and other major incidents, it is tempting to think of the event “ending” when the shooting stops or the flames are extinguished. In many cases, however, this activity is just the beginning of the total event timeline as recovery efforts commence and the district (more…)

  • September 26, 2019
    8:00 am - 11:30 am

Rescheduled – OASSN Forum: Navigating Recent School Safety Commission Reports

In November 2018, the Michigan School Safety Task Force released its “Final Recommendations of the School Safety Task Force.”  This report is shaping policy at the state level that has begun to show up in legislation (including some passed into law during this past lame duck session). On the federal level, the “Final Report of (more…)

  • March 8, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

OASSN 2019 Spring Summit

….who’s in control? At any given moment, school personnel may need to respond to an array of emergency incidents such as natural disasters, severe storms, large health-related outbreaks, active shooters, and other violent incidents. These events may occur in classrooms, stadiums, school busses, and other venues. Many incidents require the coordinated effort of the schools, (more…)

  • March 14, 2019
    8:00 am - 11:30 am

OASSN 2018 Fall Summit

In the midst of a crisis people react in different ways.  Why do some individuals freeze, while others move to action seemingly without thinking?  As safety and security leaders, how can we help everyone to become an active “initial responder” in any type of crisis event?  These questions will be explored in the OASSN 2018 (more…)

  • OASSN 2018 Fall Summit
    September 26, 2018
    8:00 am - 11:30 am


  • Nick Bonstell
    Nick Bonstell serves as Ottawa County’s emergency management director. Before this, Bonstell served as the Zeeland fire chief since 2016 and has an extensive fire and hazardous materials background. He currently serves as a hazardous material instructor for the Michigan State Police and is a contracted hazardous material instructor for FEMA.
  • Scott Corbin
    Scott Corbin is currently serving as the Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security for Allegan County, Michigan.  Previously Scott was with Putnam County, Ohio Office of Public Safety.  Scott has served as a local Law Enforcement Officer for over 23 years.  Scott has also served as a Sergeant in the United States Army Reserve for eight years as a Heavy Combat Engineer and Demolitions Expert.  Scott has an Associate’s degree in Law Enforcement from Owens Technical College and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Organizational Management from Bluffton University.   Scott currently holds many certifications which include the Professional Emergency Management Certification (PEM).  Scott is currently attending the Master’s Program at the Naval Post Graduate School, in Monterey California. Scott currently serves as the Michigan Emergency Management Association (MEMA) Legislative Liaison, 5th District Regional Homeland Security Board, and on Holland City Council representing Ward 5. Scott has recently served on the Kalamazoo Area Red Cross Board of Directors, as an elected official for Gunplain Township, Plainwell School Board, and two terms as President for MEMA.
  • Lyle Labardee
    Lyle Labardee is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Coach with more than 25 years of crisis management experience. He specializes in the delivery of critical incident response services and is the founder and former CEO of the largest nationwide provider of EAP-based, on-site crisis response services for business and industry, Crisis Care Network; now R3 Continuum. He has provided crisis response training to hundreds of fellow practitioners and business leaders throughout the US. While earning his undergraduate degree at the University of Dayton Mr. Labardee served in the Dayton Fire Department. As he continued his education, he also continued his first responder work as an emergency medical technician and firefighter in Erie, Pennsylvania. After graduate school, he served as an emergency services counselor at a local hospital and actively participated in helping the community during and after a series of F4 and F5 tornadoes swept through and devastated the area. 10 years of direct public safety experience gives him a deeper understanding of situations from a first responder’s view and the struggle to manage feelings of personal responsibility to family, the community, and the department. His work with Crisis Care Network provided a wealth of experience in large-scale post incident management including 9/11 and the Columbine school shooting managing the response to hundreds of requests for service, providing counselors to the trauma sites, coordinating appointments and facilitating organizational and individual recovery. Mr. Labardee is currently the Director of Behavioral Science for Diversified Protection and Investigation LLC. and co-founder and owner of Amplified Life Network, LLC where he specializes in clinical services and consulting to public safety professionals, business leaders and others presenting with work-related issues including traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, relational issues, and substance use. Mr. Labardee’s Amplified Life team also produces and distributes health and wellness content to organizations such as United Airlines, NASA and the FBI.
  • Jason Pasatta
    Jason has been with the OAISD since 2010.  In that time he has developed and nurtured a variety of initiatives and programs across the Ottawa area.  In his position as the Director of Innovation Services, he collaborates with various organizations (both internally and externally) to support the identification and development of innovative, educational solutions.  He has an insatiable curiosity and loves to explore new and interesting ideas that will make learning more engaging and enriching.
  • Michael Rohwer
    Michael (Mike) Rohwer has 20+ years of senior IT leadership experience and currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for the Division of Innovation, Technology, Information and Security with the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD). Since joining the OAISD in 2006, he has been involved in co-leading and managing a full array of initiatives, collaborations, and services including the Michigan Educational Technology Leaders (METL), FOG-Net, and the OASSN. For his work with FOG-Net, he received Merit’s Award for Community Building in 2015. Michael’s working through an online masters in information systems at the University of Maryland-Baltimore College. He also has an MA in Education (University of Iowa), an MTS in Systematic Theology (Grand Rapids Theological Seminary - Thesis: The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality Technologies), and a BS in Political Science (University of Iowa).