Advisory board

Anthony Ariganello

Anthony Ariganello

President and CEO of the Chartered Professionals of Human Resources (CPHR) of BC and the Yukon, and CPHR Canada

Tony Ariganello was president and CEO of CGA (Certified General Accountants) Canada and president of Avon Canada. He is also a board director for the World Federation of People Management Associations.
Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett

HR analytics and planning, human resources, at Alberta Health Services

Tony Bennett has worked in HR for more than 30 years — mostly in compensation, labour relations, organizational design and now workforce planning and analytics. He believes HR provides important, value-added services through the development and management of strategy-based services.
Petra Bergner

Petra Bergner

Director of HR services at the government of New Brunswick in Fredericton

Petra has experience in human resources, strategic initiatives, labour and employee relations, leadership development, conflict and dispute resolution, and employee engagement. She is also certified as an executive coach.
Marie-Hélène Budworth

Marie-Hélène Budworth

Associate professor in the School of Human Resource Management at York University in Toronto

Marie-Hélène’s teaching is concentrated in learning and development and negotiations with a particular focus on encouraging and supporting developmental relationships. Her program of research seeks to understand how people learn, acquire knowledge, make choices and negotiate with one another in order to succeed.
Karen Collins

Karen Collins

Chief talent officer at BMO Financial Group in Toronto

Karen has enterprise accountability for talent acquisition, leadership staffing and succession; diversity and inclusion; learning and development; and organizational effectiveness. She has developed enterprise strategies and individualized plans to assist leaders in achieving their potential and to create productive teams.
Alina Constantin

Alina Constantin

Director of human resources, payroll and health and safety at Grieg Seafood in Campbell River, B.C.

Alina Constantin provides HR consulting services for EI talent. She holds a master’s and a bachelor’s degree with specialization in HR management, and a BCIT Human Resources Management Certificate with Distinction.
Nita Chhinzer

Nita Chhinzer

Associate professor in HR management and business consulting in the Department of Management at the University of Guelph in Ontario

Nita is also an advisor, award-winning researcher and best-selling author of Canadian human resource management issues. Her research and teaching are focused on business consulting, change management and decision-making, with a specific interest in downsizing and layoffs.
Tennyson Devoe

Tennyson Devoe

Director of organizational development and learning at Purolator

Tennyson leads a national HR team in reinforcing strong company culture, driving employee engagement, leading training and development programs, and implementing reward and talent management strategies that support the achievement of business goals and objectives.
Louise Taylor Green

Louise Taylor Green

CEO of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) in Toronto

Louise is one of those rare CHROs who has transitioned in and out of HR and into running a line of business. She’s done this in multi-billion-dollar corporations in aviation, financial services, property and casualty insurance and health care.
Marni Johnson

Marni Johnson

Senior vice-president, human resources and corporate affairs at BlueShore Financial in Vancouver

With over more than 25 years’ experience in financial services, Marni provides overall leadership and strategic direction in the areas of human resources and corporate affairs. Under her leadership, BlueShore has been named an Aon "Best Employer in Canada" for nine consecutive years.
Rodney Miller

Rodney Miller

President and CEO of CPHR Alberta in Calgary

Rodney is responsible for the strategic direction of the organization, advocacy for the profession and overseeing the standards for the CPHR designation in the region. He previously led the Calgary operation of an international recruitment firm.
Manon Poirier

Manon Poirier

CEO of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés

Manon has more than 25 years of experience in the human resources field and has been CEO since 2016. Before joining the Ordre, she was vice-president of human resources at the YMCAs of Québec. Manon also is a lawyer.
Laura Williams

Laura Williams

Founder and principal of Williams HR Law and Williams HR Consulting

Laura has more than two decades of experience providing strategic advice and legal representation to employers across virtually all industries. She is an entrepreneur, lawyer, speaker, HR business consultant, workplace investigator and thought leader.