Vancouver, BC CHRO Community


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Join a powerful network of 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 experiences, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

Programs

Participate in year-round gatherings with your local peer group featuring unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, in-depth discussions and networking.

Insights

Exchange peer-validated strategies, solutions and partners, and access exclusive community insights to learn how other CHROs approach similar challenges.

Connections

Make new connections, enhance your career through an exclusive network, and build lasting relationships with peers.

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

  1. Shifting Business Focus From Critical Roles to Critical Skills
  2. Revolutionizing the Employee Experience to Aid Retention
  3. New Ways of Leading for a New Era of Work

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.

Co-Chairs

Jenine Ellefson

Newmont
Vice President, Human Resources - North America

Jacquie Pylypiuk

Capital Power
SVP, People, Culture and Technology

Carolynn Ryan

BC Hydro
VP People & Chief Human Resources Officer

Chris Taylor

Best Buy Canada
CHRO

Kim Toews

HSBC Bank Canada
EVP & Head of Human Resources

Members

Janelle Aaker

Vancity
Chief Equity & People Officer

Satri Alpine

Oppy
Vice President, Talent & Culture

Liz Bailey-Connor

First West Credit Union
Chief People & Culture Officer

Deborah Best

BlueShore Financial
CHRO

Kelly Blackett

CWB Financial Group
EVP, Human Resources & Corporate Communication

Brent Bolling

Arc'teryx
Chief Talent Officer

Cameron Brine

Fraser Health Authority
VP of Employee Experience

Marcia Buchholz

University of British Columbia
Vice President, Human Resources

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
Senior Vice President, People & Culture

Kate Dickerson

Vancouver Community College
Vice President, People Services

Michaela Doelman

Washington Employment Security Department
CHRO

Jason Downing

MOWI
Head of Human Resources & Safety

Jaci Edgeworth

ICBC
Chief Human Resources Officer

Rita Ferrara

BC Liquor Distribution Branch
Executive Director, Human Resources

Heidi Ferriman

Save-On-Foods
Senior Vice President, People & Corporate Affairs

Marlene Higgins

Structurlam
SVP HR

Elaine Jensen

West Fraser
General Manager, Human Resources

April Jones

Kal Tire
Vice President, Human Resources

Tina Lai

Kabam
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

Ovintiv
Executive Vice President, Corporate Services

Beverly Mulder

CNOOC International
VP, Human Resources & Corporate Administration

Renee Murdoch

Hardwoods Distribution Inc.
Director, Corporate Human Resources

Sheila Murty

Tillamook
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
Manager, Employee Relations

Linda Palladino

Enbridge Gas
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
CHRO

Bobbi Sadler

BC Public Service Agency
Deputy Minister

Asifa Samji

Stantec
EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Caroline Schein

Article
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

Lydia Tay

FirstService Residential
Vice President, Human Resources

Paul Taylor

Purdys
VP, People & Culture

Sharon Torgerson

Island Health
VP, People

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