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Chartered Professionals
in Human Resources

Greater Vancouver

The Greater Vancouver Advisory Council handles the planning and implementation of local CPHR BC & Yukon 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 Greater Vancouver Advisory Council for 2019:


Chair & Networking – Ian Gibson, CPHR

Ian is the Corporate Human Resources & Labour Relations Manager for The Gisborne Group, an Industrial Construction Company operating in Western Canada and based in Burnaby BC. He has worked in various sectors in his 40+ year career, including 5 years as a union representative. This will be his fourth year on the advisory council.


Awards – Sara Colliss, CPHR

Sara has worked as an HR professional for 9 years in the healthcare, hospitality and emergency services sectors. She is a graduate of the Human Resources Management Certificate program from BCIT (2010). She currently holds the role of Employee and Labour Relations Manager, at We Care Home Health Services. This is her fifth year on the council.

Membership – Crystal Pitt, CPHR

Crystal Pitt has been an HR professional for over 10 years and has experience in a variety of industries including tech, health care, and hospitality. She has occupied generalist positions and positions focused on recruitment, labour relations, performance management, and employee development. In her current role as Growth and Development Manager for MeeT Restaurant Group, she is charged with implementing the company’s HR systems from the ground up, supporting the owners and restaurant managers with their people and helping the company grow its leadership pipeline. This is Crystal’s first year on council.

Mentoring – Heidi Cheung, CPHR

Heidi is a Senior Clinical Project Manager at Vancouver Coastal Health and has over ten years of experiences in the public health sector. Her professional interests include strategic and transformational change management. She holds an MBA from UBC Sauder School of Business and a joint major undergraduate degree in Sciences and Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. This is Heidi’s first year on council.

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Post-Secondary – Liana Chang, CPHR

Liana is a HR Manager at the University of British Columbia. She has worked in various industries such as manufacturing, food & facilities management services, banking, and government, which has allowed her to gain a wide breath of knowledge and experiences in multiple areas of HR. She graduated with honours from Simon Fraser University, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration and is currently pursuing her MBA. This is her second year on the advisory council.


Volunteers – Samantha Saldanha, CPHR

Samantha is currently a Labour Relations Advisor at Douglas College where she provides support, advice and representation on labour and employment related matters. Samantha is a Douglas College alumna, who earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources and International Business from SFU. This is Samantha’s fourth year on the advisory council.

Networking – OPEN

Please contact Quinne Davey for more information.

Please contact for more information regarding the Greater Vancouver Advisory Council.