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Expertise and Commitment You Can Depend On


Our Story

The WGI name reflects our vision. We have been described as protecting clients from the inside out, serving as the “guardians” of a client's culture of safety and positive leadership. 

Workplace Guardians, Inc. provides services that positively impact workplace behaviors, from safely intervening in difficult, dangerous or threatening situations, to aligning positive and productive performance with business goals. 


What we know

In a healthy, harmonious work environment where employees feel valued, incidents of bullying, aggression, threats, or other problematic behaviors are much less likely. 

WGI's purpose is to help clients create and maintain workplaces that are Safe, Effective and Productive.


Expertise You Can Depend On

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Jaimee Pittman

CEO / President

Ms. Pittman's career in the field of training and development, managing problematic employee behaviors, and workplace violence prevention began in 2000 when Dr. Tony Baron selected her as the business development professional for his specialized consulting and training firm. It didn't take long for Ms. Pittman to realize that she had found her calling and the place where her passion for building solid, long-term client relationships would blend perfectly with providing programs that positively impact the community.

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Suzanne Hoffman, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Client Services, Executive Consultant and Executive-Level Trainer

Suzanne Hoffman, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist (PSY15000), organizational consultant and trainer who has worked extensively with a variety of private corporations and public entities, consulting in the areas of workplace violence prevention, management and organizational development, workplace sexual harassment, and critical incident debriefing.


Workplace Guardians Core Team

Our team is comprised of outstanding professionals with extensive experience in their areas of specialization. Most importantly, they have broad real-world experience, understand business impact, value collaboration, and share a vision that puts people first.

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Wayne R. Spees

Executive Consultant, Retired Law Enforcement Professional

Detective Wayne R. Spees (Ret) is a 31-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department (SDPD). Mr. Spees is a recognized expert in De-Escalation Strategies, having served as a Crisis Negotiator for most of his law enforcement career. Additionally, he has created Active Assailant/Shooter Response programs for business workplaces.

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Glenn S. Lipson, Ph.D

Executive Consultant, A.B.P.P. Diplomate in Forensic Psychology

Glenn S. Lipson Ph.D. works as a Executive Consultant and a Threat Assessment professional for WGI. Dr. Lipson is a licensed psychologist (PSY 11335) and an internationally recognized expert in Forensic Psychology.

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Miguel Rosario

Senior Consultant, Private Investigator, Retired Law Enforcement Professional

Miguel (Mike) Rosario is a Licensed Private Investigator (#189238) and veteran executive law enforcement officer whose career spans over four decades, working with two distinguished law enforcement agencies. Miguel brings his leadership and safety expertise to each of his training and consulting engagements.


Ed Sherman, Psy.D

Consultant & Executive-Level Trainer

Ed Sherman, Psy.D. is an organizational consultant and trainer who specializes in the areas of workplace violence prevention, organizational development, and critical incident response. Dr. Sherman has been performing workplace violence threat assessments for 25 years, including serving as the primary workplace violence threat assessor for the County of San Diego.

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Elizabeth Roche, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Executive Consultant, Trainer

Elizabeth Roche is an Executive Consultant with Workplace Guardians, Inc. As a Senior Professional in Human Resources, (SPHR) Ms. Roche has more than 20 years of wide-ranging Human Resources experience.


Dwayne Pittman Jr

Chief Idea Officer, Member - Board of Directors

Currently Dwayne serves WGI in an advisory capacity as a Member of the Board. He consults on new program development and marketing outreach. Outside of WGI, Dwayne's work experience includes 10 years at Disneyland, creating memorable and outstanding guest experiences.

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Mary Harb Sheets, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant

Mary Harb Sheets, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist (PSY13803) who currently serves as a Senior Consultant and trainer for Workplace Guardians, Inc.

Wayne Maxey, CTM, CPP

Executive Consultant Emeritus

Mr. Wayne Maxey (Retired) had a twenty-six-year law enforcement career, and was a Certified Threat Manager (CTM), and Certified Protection Professional (CPP). He evaluated, investigated and managed hundreds of cases of stalking, threats and incidences of workplace violence during his career. Mr. Maxey is recognized as an expert in all phases of workplace violence prevention, including policy design, best-in-class training for line employees to executives, conducting site security surveys and safely intervening, assessing and managing workplace threats. He currently serves in an advisory role for WGI.


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