Daphne FitzGerald, CHRP, SHRP
Chair, Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)
Daphne FitzGerald was appointed Chair of the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) Board of Directors in May 2011.
Since 2002, she has been President of Pension Puzzle Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of Capital G Consulting Inc., providing specialized HR consulting services (Capital G) and retirement education seminars (Pension Puzzle) to Canadian employers.
Between 1974 and 2002, Daphne held a number of executive positions with Zurich Financial Services, including SVP of Corporate Development, managing all facets of Human Resources, Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Corporate Communications and Public Relations.
Daphne has been a member of HRPA and its predecessor organizations since 1976. She has been a board member since 2005 and has chaired the Governance & Nominating Committee, the Government Relations Committee, the Audit & Finance Committee and the Human Resources & Compensation Committee.
In 2002, Daphne was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and in 1992 was a nominee of the Women Who Make a Difference Award (1992).
Tom Bursey, CHRP, FCMA, C. Dir., ICD.D
Tom Bursey is the Vice President, Corporate Services & CFO for the Council of Canadian Academies.
Prior to joining the Council of Canadian Academies, Tom served as the Managing Partner of Bursey Consulting Group Inc., Vice President, Client Services with Right Management Consultants, Managing Director with Alan Davis & Associates, and various senior management positions with the ATCO Group.
Tom received a B. Comm. (Hon) and MBA degree from Memorial University. In 2011, his Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation was elevated to FCMA, a Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada; and received the Chartered Director (C. Dir.) designation and two specialized governance certifications Audit Committee Certified (ACC) and Human Resources and Compensation Committee Certified (HRCC) from The Directors College at McMaster University. Tom is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and is an Institute-Certified Director (ICD.D). He is also a member of the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries.
In 2010, Tom received a Vision Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Human Resources Profession, and an Honorary Life Award from HRPA.
Janet Brooks, MBA, CHRP, SHRP
Janet is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Listowel Wingham Hospitals Alliance and has over 30 years experience in the HR profession.
Janet has worked in both private and public sectors including health care, financial services, manufacturing with international operations and municipal government. This broad based experience has provided Janet with a well-rounded perspective on the HR profession and its’ role in organizations. Additionally, Janet has taught Human Resources at the undergraduate level at Wilfrid Laurier University. Janet received an MBA from Laurier in 1998.
Janet serves on the Professional Regulation and Standards Committee and the Governance and Nominating committee.
Robert (Bob) Canuel, CHRP, SHRP
Bob Canuel is a bilingual senior HR professional with more than 35 years of HR leadership experience in the consumers packaged goods, plastics and automotive parts sectors.
Bob also has extensive experience in organizational design and development as well as senior leadership in many change management initiatives. He has a long history as a board member for several charities. Currently, he chairs the board of directors of a national animal rescue group. Over the past 11 years, Bob has sat on a variety of corporate boards in the automotive parts and plastics sectors.
In early January of 2010, Bob elected to take early retirement from Hallmark Canada after 13 years as VP of Human Resources. He continues to do senior level HR consulting for several clients and is active on the board of a large plastic manufacturer.
Brenda Clark, MSc, CHRP, SHRP
Over the past seven years, Brenda has had considerable experience as a volunteer leader with HRPA, as a committee member, Director and President of the HRPA Ottawa Chapter.
Under her leadership the Chapter was awarded the Chapter of Excellence and Innovation Award for its Leadership Challenge program for two years in a row. As a demonstration of Brenda's commitment to the community, she was awarded the 2010 Vision Award for "Outstanding Human Resources Volunteer".
Michelle Collier, CHRP
Michelle Collier is Area Director of Human Resources at Access Independant Living Services. She is a senior HR professional with over 20 years of HR leadership experience in a variety of industries including hospitality, transportation, media and health care, providing Human Resources expertise in both start-ups and re-establishing HR departments within organizations.
She has a solid background as a dedicated volunteer Board Member, most recently with the York Region chapter (HRPYR). Under her development and leadership of the chapter’s Relationship Management portfolio, her committee successfully integrated an ongoing relationship between HRPYR and the York Region business community.
Deidre Henne, MBA, CA
Deidre Henne holds the positions of Director of Research for Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and Chief Operating Officer for the Population Health Research Institute. Deidre began working with Hamilton Health Sciences in 2002 as a Senior Financial Officer overseeing the hospital's research financial administration portfolio. Since then, she has held additional roles for HHS including financial accounting oversight for the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
Deidre graduated from McMaster University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Hon). She articled with Ernst & Young LLP in Hamilton and obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 2001. In 2009, Deidre was recognized as an Ivey Scholar, when she completed her executive Masters of Business Administration at the University of Western Ontario.
She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.
Alice Kubicek, MBA, CHRP, CMC, SHRP
Alice Kubicek is Managing Director of akpsGlobal and has been an independent management consultant for over 20 years working locally and internationally with organizations seeking solutions to their performance challenges.
She has been successful as a leader implementing new programs supporting HR professional standards and development at colleges and universities including the Fast Track program at Algonquin College, the Human Resources Certificate at Carleton Management Studies program and the Executive Certificate Program at Sprott School of Business.
Alice is a Senior Fellow with the University of Ottawa's Centre on Governance.
Geoff Ramey, CHRP, SHRP
Geoff Ramey is Vice President, Human Resources at St Andrew Goldfields Ltd.
Geoff has worked as a HR professional across a variety of private and public companies in several different industry sectors, including several years at LoyaltyOne (formerly The Loyalty Group), Xstrata (formerly Falconbridge) and was recently a senior Human Resources Consultant supporting Yahoo! Canada. Mr. Ramey provides HR consultative services on a volunteer basis to the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation and is a regular speaker and conference chair at domestic and international seminars.
Karen Stone, SHRP
Karen Stone is Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development at St. Joseph's Health Care in London where she oversees a portfolio encompassing human resources, organizational development & learning and occupational health and safety. She provides services to over 5,500 employees and is a member of the executive senior team with specific accountability for strategic human resource planning and maintaining a special interest in leadership development of health care professionals.
Karen served as a director of the board for Mission Services of London for the past eight years and is an active volunteer for Autism Speaks Canada.
Melinda Sutcliffe, MBA, CHRP, CAHRI
Melinda Sutcliffe is an independent consultant who drives business performance through strategic people practices. For over 20 years, Melinda has crossed the globe and built a reputation for creating innovative and practical solutions that give high value and sustainable returns. Melinda has worked in diverse industries, including high-tech and broad-based engineering, creative design, professional services, manufacturing, hospitality, and transport, amongst others.
Melinda has a degree in Organizational Psychology and Technology, and an MBA focused upon global strategy and international HR. She is an active member of SHRM, AHRI and HRPA, and represents Ontario on the CCHRA standards committee. A frequent conference speaker and trainer, Melinda has published papers on performance management systems, succession management, and recruitment and selection. She is experienced with a wide variety of assessment tools, and accredited in DiSC, MBTI, LEA 360, 6 Thinking Hats, and the McQuaig suite.
Louise Taylor Green, CHRP, SHRP
Louise Taylor Green is Vice President, Human Resources Organizational Development and Corporate Strategy at Hamilton Health Sciences.
She has an extensive professional background as an operations, sales and HR executive in both the private and public sector. She has worked in real estate development, aviation, hospitality, retail banking and health care and credits her operations experience for her success in planning and implementing large scale enterprise-wide change initiatives to optimize organizational performance. Louise leads the HR, OD, Volunteer Services, Internal Audit and Office of Strategy Management functions at Hamilton Health Sciences – an academic health sciences centre comprising six hospitals and a cancer centre.
Philip Wilson, CHRP, SHRP
Philip is an HR professional with more than 25 years of experience. His many senior executive roles have included Vice President, HR at Corel; Senior Vice President of Central Services, HR at CIBC; as well
global strategic and operational HR roles at North Telecom. He began his HR career with CAE Electronic, Montreal. He is a founding board member of the Greater Toronto Human Resources Professional Association, and chairs the HRPA board’s Governance & Nominating Committee. He volunteered on the board of the York University Human Resources Advisory Council and has chaired the school’s HR Research Committee). Phil is a guest lecturer for the Masters Human Resources Program at York University as well as Carleton University.
William (Bill) Greenhalgh, MBA, C. Dir.
CEO, Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)
Bill Greenhalgh was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) in April 2006.
His previous positions include President of the Globe and Mail, CEO of Thomson’s Western Canada Newspaper Group; President of Cinram International; and COO of Shred it International as well as various line and staff positions in general management, operations, marketing and finance with Nortel Networks.
He was born in Derry in Northern Ireland and holds a Master’s Degree in Business from the London Business School, a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southampton University, certificates from the Senior Executive Programs in both Manufacturing, and Marketing from Harvard Business School and is a graduate of both The Aspen Institute Executive Leadership Program and the Directors College at McMaster University.
Bill also serves as HRPA Board Secretary and CEO and Board Secretary for the Human Resources Research Institute (HRRI). He is a member of the boards of both the North American Human Resources Associations (NAHRMA) and The Scarborough Hospital; and a past member of the boards of the Toronto Symphony, the Commonwealth Games Club and the Canadian Foundation for the Preservation of Chinese Cultural Treasures.