Vancouver, BC CHRO Community


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:


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


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


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.


Jenine Ellefson

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

Kim Toews

HSBC Bank Canada
EVP & Head of Human Resources


Janelle Aaker

Chief Equity & People Officer

Satri Alpine

Vice President, Talent & Culture

Liz Bailey-Connor

First West Credit Union
Chief People & Culture Officer

Deborah Best

BlueShore Financial

Kelly Blackett

CWB Financial Group
EVP, Human Resources & Corporate Communication

Brent Bolling

Chief Talent Officer

Cameron Brine

Fraser Health Authority
VP of Employee Experience

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

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

Marlene Higgins


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

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

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

Bobbi Sadler

BC Public Service Agency
Deputy Minister

Asifa Samji

EVP, Chief Human Resources 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

Lydia Tay

FirstService Residential
Vice President, Human Resources

Paul Taylor

VP, People & Culture

Sharon Torgerson

Island Health
VP, People

Upcoming Programs


March 22, 2023 | 1 hour

Vancouver, BC CHRO Town Hall

Creating Certainty in Uncertain Times

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.



June 6, 2023 | 1 day

Vancouver, BC CHRO Executive Summit

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.


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