Chartered Professionals
in Human Resources


The Yukon 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.

Rita Koeller, Member Relations Manager

Please contact Rita Koeller, CPHR for more information regarding the Yukon Advisory Council.

To see upcoming activities, please view our calendar.

Your Yukon Advisory Council for 2020:




Chair – Roxane Larouche, CPHR

Roxane was one of the first Yukoners to get her CPHR designation and has over 25 years experience in the Human Resources field in both private and public sectors. She retired as Director, Human Resources at Yukon Hospital Corporation in 2017 and is currently the President of RJ People Consulting, a human resources consulting company in Whitehorse, Yukon. Roxane is also the Co-chair of the Recruitment & Employee Retention Committee. She also serves as an adjudicator for the Yukon Human Rights Commission Panel of Adjudicators.

Lisa Beck, CPHR

Lisa is the Director of Human Resources at Northwestel, she has a BA in Liberal and Business Studies from SFU with a focus on post graduate studies in Strategic HR Management and Values Based Leadership. She has a diverse background in both public and private sector companies globally. Lisa is excited about continuing to enhance professional development opportunities that deliver results for the HR community in the Yukon.

Jillian Hardie

Jillian Hardie is the Executive Director and CEO for Challenge Disability Resource Group and Career Industries. She has a background in Special Education from Okanagan University and Human Resource Management and Labour Relations from Athabasca University and is passionate about coming in the two fields. Overseeing the operations of Yukon’s largest NGO dedicated to supporting persons with a variety of disabilities gives Jillian an unique perspective on disability management, staff training and development and Policy implementation.

Kirk Malach, CPHR

Kirk is a Human Resources Consultant with the Department of Education in the Yukon Government. He has been working in the Human Resources field since 2012 in a variety of capacities including Recruitment, Disability Management and Labour Relations. Kirk holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce majoring in Human Resource Management from the University of Saskatchewan and obtained his CPHR designation in 2016. He has been a member the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Saskatchewan (formerly Saskatchewan Association of Human Resource Professionals) since 2008 and recently became a member of the CPHR BC & Yukon chapter after moving to Whitehorse in 2017. Kirk looks forward to bringing his experiences and ideas to the Yukon Advisory Council.

Sasha Sywulsky, CPHR

Sasha is the Corporate Accommodation Staffing Consultant with the Public Service Commission of Yukon Government. She has been directly involved in the field of Human Resources for five years, but brings several years of management and union representation experience prior to that. In her current role, she specializes in out-of-occupation accommodations and disability management, and also has extensive experience in recruitment, labour relations, collective bargaining, and strategic planning. Sasha holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership as well as a Graduate Certificate in Leadership. She looks forward to promoting CPHR as the organization of choice for HR professionals and leaders.

Uche Okpalugo, CPHR

Uche is the Human Resources Superintendent at Goldcorp Coffee Project, he has a Bachelor of Management in Human Resources & Labor Relations, University of Lethbridge and an MBA from the University of Bradford, England. He has a diverse mining, public and private sector experience, both locally and globally. Uche possess the CPHR and SHRM-SCP designations and his experience in the Northwest Territories will be transferable in contributing to the development of Human Resources in the Yukon.

Silvia Richards

Silvia is a Human Resource Consultant with the Department of Justice of Yukon government. She is in the process of completing her HR degree this spring but has several years of HR experience in Yukon and Alberta, in both the private and public sector. She is passionate about her work and the future of HR in Yukon and has an appetite for continued professional development. Silvia is very excited to be a part of Yukon’s Advisory Council and the work to come.

Brittni Dieno, CPHR Candidate

Brittni recently moved to the Yukon and is working as a Human Resources Generalist with the City of Whitehorse as of January 2019. Passionate about people and business, she holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree specializing in Human Resources Management and a Bachelor of Arts concentrating in Psychology and Sociology.  Since 2014, she has a range of knowledge and experience across many HR disciplines as an advisor and generalist within government, the performing arts and the construction industry from Alberta, British Columbia, and now the Yukon! She is results oriented, energetic, and excited to be part of the Yukon Advisory Council.

Please contact Rita Koeller, CPHR for more information regarding the Yukon Advisory Council.