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Chartered Professionals
in Human Resources

Southern Interior

The Southern Interior Advisory Council handles the planning and implementation of local CPHR BC & YK activities and is made up of members representing a broad range of HR experience levels and areas of practice.

To see upcoming activities, please view our calendar.

For regional breakdowns, please refer to Regional Breakdown By Community.

Your Southern Interior Advisory Council:


Chair – Paulette Brager, CPHR

Paulette is an Advisor of Organizational Effectiveness at First West Credit Union. This is her sixth year on the advisory council.


Miranda Birkbeck

Miranda is a student in the HR Program at Okanagan College and is in her second year with the advisory council.


Tricia Deere, CPHR

Tricia is a Human Resource Advisor at Maax Bath Inc. and joins the advisory council for the first time in 2016.


Terri Eriksen, CPHR

Terri is a Benefits, Pension and HR Consultant at ENCOMPASS Benefits & HR Solutions and joins the council for the first time in 2016.


Arleen Gallo, CPHR

Arleen is Director, Human Resources at Selkirk College and joins the council for the first time in 2016.


Karen Lawrence, CPHR

Karen is HR Manager at Columbia Bottle Enterprises Ltd. and joins the council for the first time in 2016.


Lindsay Silvester, CPHR

Lindsay is the HR Business Partner at First Valley Credit Union.  Having previously been the Student Administrator for the council, she is in the second year of her current term.


Dawn Southern, CPHR

Dawn is a Human Resources Advisor at Okanagan College and is in her first year on the council.


Jennifer Thatcher, CPHR(Incoming Chair)

Jennifer is Director of Human Resources at inSite Housing, Hospitality and Health Services.  She is in her second year on the advisory council.

Please contact Tim Read for more information about the Southern Interior Advisory Council.