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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.

Quinne Davey, Member Relations Manager

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

To see upcoming activities, please view our calendar.

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

Your Greater Vancouver Advisory Council for 2020:

Please contact Quinne Davey for more information.

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Chair – Liana Chang, CPHR

Liana is 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 third year on the advisory council and her first year as chair.


Outgoing 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 sixth year on the advisory council.

Awards – Michelle Nalliah, CPHR Candidate

Michelle is a Human Resources Advisor at Capilano University. She also provides HR support for community organizations focused on diversity and sits on Capilano University’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion working group. Michelle holds a BA in Political Science from McGill University and an MA in Strategic Public Relations from the University of Sydney, Australia. This is her first year on council but second year supporting the Awards portfolio.

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 will be Crystal’s second 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 will be Heidi’s second year on council.

Networking – Devin Sharma, CPHR Candidate

Devin Sharma is the Manager of Human Resources for the Musqueam Indian Band. This will be Devin’s first year leading the networking portfolio for the Greater Vancouver Advisory Council. Previously he helped to support this portfolio in 2019 and has also lead the Burnaby roundtable for several years.

Post-Secondary – Dimpy D’Souza, CPHR

Dimpy has more than 18 years of global HR experience across various industries – banking, healthcare, construction, oil & gas and the non-profit sector. She is currently the Director of HR & Admin with Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre, Vancouver. Dimpy has also been associated with the Simon Fraser University as a guest faculty since the last two years. Dimpy’s professional interests include driving change, increasing engagement & building positive organizational culture. She is very enthusiastic about the post-secondary portfolio as this ties in with her diverse global experience & personal interest in guiding young minds and shaping futures. This is her first year on council leading the post-secondary portfolio, but she has been supporting this portfolio for the last year.

Volunteers – Tania deRidder, CPHR

Tania works as a learning and development professional at the BCIT Student Association (BCITSA), where she serves as an Entrepreneurial Specialist. Her work involves designing and developing blended learning experiences and facilitating entrepreneurial education and training for students and alumni. Tania is a graduate of BCIT’s Human Resources Management diploma program and she holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Communication (NWU). It is Tania’s first year on the advisory council. She is enthusiastic about the volunteer portfolio as she enjoys working with fellow CPHR volunteers with shared values of bettering the HR community through service.

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