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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 2018:


Chair – 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 third year on the advisory council.


Awards & Networking – 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 fourth year on the council.

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Membership – Susette Matusiak, CPHR Candidate

Susette earned a Bachelor of Business Admin Degree (2016) and a CPHR BC + Yukon accredited Diploma in Human Resource Management (2015) from the BCIT School of Business. She occupies an interesting senior role within a very unique environment where she supports the Secretary-Treasurer in an Executive Assistant capacity within a union-to-union role in the private labour relations sector.  She has more than three years experience as a CPHR BC + Yukon membership ambassador from a previous volunteer assignment. This is her first year on the Greater Vancouver advisory council.

Chelsea Francis

Mentoring – Chelsea Francis, CPHR

Chelsea is currently a Regional HR Generalist with Cactus Club Cafe. She has worked in various HR roles over the past seven years including most recently with the Richmond Olympic Oval and formerly at the University of British Columbia in the Faculty of Medicine and the Central HR total compensation team. Her professional interests are in the transformation of the HR field, and the future of work. This is Chelsea’s first year on the advisory council and second year as a committee member for the Mentoring Program.


Networking – Jabeen Boga, CPHR

Jabeen has close to ten years of experience across a wide variety of human resources functions. She earned her undergraduate degree from Simon Fraser University obtaining Dean’s Honor Roll status. She has worked for several large organizations, including KPMG and TD Bank, and is currently employed as a senior human resources manager. Jabeen is also part of the Ashton College faculty instructing the Diploma in Human Resources Management program and is a Chair for the Career Advancement Network Roundtable. This is Jabeen’s third year on the advisory 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 first 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 third year on the advisory council.

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