Our Team | Associates

Macarena Rau Vargas

Macarena Rau Vargas is an international authority on CPTED and has appeared on TED Talks describing her story working in gang ridden favelas. She is a Chilean-born architect and the Vice Chair of the International CPTED Association. Macarena heads the Latin American chapter of the ICA and has consulted in CPTED for the World Bank and advised national governments. She is executive director of the South American International Safety Fair and Director of the firm PBK Consulting, a leading CPTED firm in Latin America.


Megan Carr

Megan Carr is an Urban Design professional bringing over 17 years communications and project management experience to her work. She seeks to restore neighborhood vitality, sustainability and safety by integrating stormwater management and civic green spaces into a community focused transportation planning process. She is certified in FHWA’s Designing for Pedestrian Safety with which she combines a Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) assessment in her analysis and recommendations. She facilitates SafeGrowth Walking Workshops in the U.S. and Canada helping communities restore vitality and safety through community-driven programs and public space projects. 


Cindy Granard

Cindy Granard is a CPTED and SafeGrowth consultant to AlterNation LLC. She has been a police officer for 28 years with police departments in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Redmond, WA. She has worked in anti-crime teams, general patrol, undercover, domestic violence, community response teams, communications and evidence. She and has won numerous local and national awards for her prevention and community safety work including Working Against Domestic Violence Award, the Seattle Police Department Foundation’s Innovation Award, and the national LISC/MetLife Community Policing Partnership Award.

John Lyons

John spent a number of years as fraud investigator with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and as international crime analyst with Interpol Ottawa. He has extensive experience in identifying, preventing and mitigating insurance fraud in both the private property and casualty insurance industry and with public health insurance systems. He is author of a forthcoming book on the role that identity documents play in fraud. With an academic background in art history, he is also a specialist in art fraud. While assigned to Interpol from the RCMP he established a Canadian art theft repository, consulted law enforcement and insurance agencies on complex investigations, and assisted museums with crime risk assessments. He specializes in search conferencing as a means to establish collaborative networks for capacity building within organizations.


Ross McLeod:

Ross is a former tenured sociology professor with expertise in the sociology of knowledge and religion. Over 23 years ago Ross founded Intelligarde, The Law Enforcement Company which has come to symbolize and demonstrate the rapidly changing boundaries between public and private policing. Known around the world by academics and police scientists Intelligarde continues to test the limits of public and private methods of order construction and maintenance. Ross is active internationally as a consultant in all aspects of crime prevention and policing. In his spare time Ross tends his vineyard with his wife in historic Prince Edward County. Prince Edward County is two hundred kilometers east and a world away from Toronto.


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