Vancouver, BC CHRO Community


Join a powerful network of C-level peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CHROs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

Vancouver, BC CHRO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Vancouver, BC CHRO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CHROs, for CHROs.


Jenine Ellefson

Vice President, Human Resources - North America

Jacquie Pylypiuk

Capital Power
SVP, People, Culture and Technology

Carolynn Ryan

BC Hydro
Senior VP People & Chief Human Resources Officer

Chris Taylor

Best Buy Canada

Kim Toews

HSBC Bank Canada
EVP & Head of Human Resources


Janelle Aaker

Chief Equity & People Officer

Satri Alpine

Vice President, Talent & Culture

Sandy Austin

Chief People Officer

Liz Bailey-Connor

First West Credit Union
Chief People & Culture Officer

Deborah Best

BlueShore Financial

Kelly Blackett

CWB Financial Group
Chief People & Culture Officer

Brent Bolling

Chief Talent Officer

Cameron Brine

BC Ferries
Chief People Officer

Marcia Buchholz

University of British Columbia
Vice President, Human Resources

Andrea Cadogan

FortisBC Energy
VP, People

Sarah Cameron

Covenant Health Canada

Kelly Cardwell

Bosa Properties
VP, Human Resources

Rob Chiarello

Pacific Blue Cross
SVP, People & Culture and Chief Privacy Officer

Sean Chilton

Alberta Health Services
Vice President, People, Health Professions and Information Technology

Kelly-Ann Cordner

SMS Equipment
VP, Human Resources & CHRO

Ania Cox

Coast Capital Savings Credit Union
Chief People Officer

Patricia Dejo

Pan American Silver
Director, Human Resources

Kate Dickerson

Vancouver Community College
Vice President, People Services

Michaela Doelman

State of Washington

Jason Downing

MOWI Canada West
Head of Human Resources & Safety

Jaci Edgeworth

Chief Human Resources Officer

Rita Ferrara

BC Liquor Distribution Branch
Executive Director, Human Resources

Heidi Ferriman

Senior Vice President, People & Corporate Affairs

Jo-Ann Giesbrecht

VP Human Resources & Corporate Services

Susan Good

Provincial Health Services Authority
Vice President, People & Culture

Marlene Higgins

PRT Growing Services

Elaine Jensen

West Fraser
General Manager, Human Resources

April Jones

Kal Tire
Vice President, Human Resources

Tina Lai

Chief People Officer

Ana Lopez

British Columbia Institute of Technology
VP, Human Resources & People Development

Jaime MacDonald

Brookfield Properties
Vice President, Human Resources

Rachel Moore

Executive Vice President, Corporate Services

Jennifer Morin

Vice President, Human Resources

Beverly Mulder

CNOOC International
VP, Human Resources & Corporate Administration

Renee Murdoch

Adentra Group
Director, Corporate Human Resources

Sheila Murty

EVP, People and Culture

Andrew Naklicki

City of Vancouver
Chief Human Resources Officer

Shawn Needham

Georgia Main Food Group
VP, Human Resources

Sharlie Niessen

London Drugs
General Manager, Human Resources

Stacey Norman

Senior Vice President Human Resources

Linda Palladino

VP, Human Resources & Development

Kate Parker

Technical Safety BC
VP, People

Franklin Plaistowe

State of Washington Attorney General's Office
Chief Human Resources Officer

Giri Rajamahendran

SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
SVP, Human Capital

Melinda Rogers

NW Natural
Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer

Lori Sabet

Cascade Asset Management Company

Asifa Samji

EVP, Chief People & Inclusion Officer

Caroline Schein

VP, People & Culture

Terrence Schmaltz

Prospera Credit Union
Chief People & Legal Officer (CPO)

Kerrie Shakespeare

O2E Brands
Chief Purpose Officer

Kris Smail

Inland Group
VP, Human Resources

Megan Smith

Head of HR, SAP North America

Lydia Tay

FirstService Residential
Vice President, Human Resources

Paul Taylor

VP, People & Culture

Sharon Torgerson

Island Health
VP, People

Laura Wait

Sunrise Farms
VP, People & Culture

Adele Warner

Service Corporation International
Director Human Resources, Canada

Janet Wong

Fox Factory
Interim Chief Human Resources Officer

Marnie Wright

University of Saskatchewan
CHRO / AVP Human Resources

Margaret Wu

Brookfield Residential
EVP, Corporate Operations

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CHROs today.

  1. Developing empathetic leaders for the new world of work
  2. Fostering Resiliency while supporting the workforce through change
  3. Identifying, growing and retaining employees with the skills your business requires

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