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.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Jenine Ellefson

Newmont Corporation
VP, HR North America

Jacquie Pylypiuk

Capital Power
SVP, Technology & Chief People and Culture Officer

Carolynn Ryan

BC Hydro
Senior VP People & CHRO

Chris Taylor

Best Buy
CHRO Canada

Kim Toews

Royal Bank of Canada
Vice President Human Resources

Governing Body Members

Satri Alpine

Vice President, Talent & Culture

Guy Arguin


Liz Bailey-Connor

First West Credit Union
Chief People & Culture Officer

Deborah Best

BlueShore Financial

Brent Bolling

Chief Talent Officer

Cameron Brine

BC Ferries
VP & Chief People Officer

Marcia Buchholz

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Vice President People and Culture

Andrea Cadogan

VP, People

Sarah Cameron

Covenant Health Canada

Kim Campbell

VP, Human Resources

Rob Chiarello

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

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 People and Partnerships

Jaci Edgeworth

Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
Chief Human Resources Officer

Zaida Fazlic

Taiga Building Products
VP, People, Culture & Change Management

Heidi Ferriman

Senior Vice President, People Marketing & Corporate Affairs

Jo-Ann Giesbrecht

Vice President and Chief People Officer

Susan Good

Provincial Health Services Authority
Vice President, People & Culture

Marlene Higgins

PRT Growing Services

Elaine Jensen

West Fraser
General Manager, 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

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, Operations

Franklin Plaistowe

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

Giri Rajamahendran

SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
SVP, Human Capital

Asifa Samji

EVP, Chief People & Inclusion Officer

Terrence Schmaltz

Prospera Credit Union
Chief People & Legal Officer (CPO)

Kris Smail

Inland Group
VP, Human Resources

Megan Smith

SAP America
Head of HR, SAP North America

Lydia Tay

NorLand Limited
Vice President – People & Culture

Paul Taylor

VP, People & Culture

Abby Thorsell

HUB International
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Sharon Torgerson

Island Health
VP, People

Laura Wait

Sunrise Farms
Chief People Officer

Adele Warner

Service Corporation International
Director Human Resources, Canada

Janet Wong

Fox Factory

Marnie Wright

University of Saskatchewan
CHRO / AVP Human Resources

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

  1. Boosting Resiliency Through Change and Innovation
  2. Developing the Next Generation of Leaders for Evolving Ways of Work
  3. Fostering Connected Culture in Hybrid Work Environments

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