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Joyce-BenningerJoyce Benninger, CHRL - Chapter President 

My name is Joyce Benninger and I have been a member of the Grey Bruce HRPA Chapter Executive since 2004.  I have held the positions of Communications Director, Secretary, Vice President and President.

I have worked for the Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board since 1988 and am currently in the role of Supervisor of Health and Safety.  Over my time here as a member of the Board’s HR department I have had payroll & benefit responsibilities as well.  Currently I volunteer with the Workplace Safety and Prevention Services making safety presentations to young workers. I live in Hanover with my husband and our two cats. 

By being involved with the HRPA, I have had many opportunities to meet people from other organizations and appreciate the value of the networking opportunities our Chapter provides.  I look forward to seeing our members at our upcoming events and hope each of them finds belonging to the Grey Bruce HRPA as rewarding as I do.


Heather-WrightHeather Wright, CHRP, CHRL - Secretary

Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself. I live in Durham, am married withy two grown daughters, two grandsons and one granddaughter. In 2006, I retu​rned to school for part-time evening courses at Georgian College in Owen Sound in the Human Resource Management Program and I received the CHRP designation in May 2009. In November of 2014, I was granted the CHRL designation.

I am presently employed at the South Bruce Grey Regional Health Centre as a multi service worker. I have past work experience in the service industry, manufacturing and retail.

I am proud to be a member of HRPA as well as a member of the Executive Commitee of the Grey Bruce HRPA. I have been a director for two years and at present I am Sectretary for the second term. Volunteering with my assiciation has given me the oppourtunity to work with some great people to behefit our local chapter. I have enjoyed attending the HRPA Annual Conference for the past six years. For two years I was a volunteer at the Annual Conference office where I met many people who were working very hard to make out association as great as it is. Volunteering has been a great learning experience for me. 


Grey Bruce - Audrey Bross.jpgAudrey Bross, B.A., CHRL - Membership Director

​Audrey joined the GBHRPA executive in 2009 as Treasurer.  She has been an active member ever since being Treasurer, Vice President and just recently completed her role as President of the GBHRPA. 

She now takes on a new challenge as Membership Director for the chapter for a 2 year term. ​

Audrey has working in the telecom, food manufacturing, rubber manufacturing industries as well as public administration and now with Canada's leading Ethanol producer. 

She works and lives in the Grey-Bruce area.



GB - Jason Hemstock.jpgJason Hemstock, CHRL​ - Treasurer

Born and raised in Bruce County, I am fortunate enough to have remained living in my home town of Tara with my wife and two daughters. My diploma in business and many of the human resource courses I took were with Georgian College - Owen Sound Campus so Grey and Bruce County is definitely home to me .  Immediately after finishing college, I started working at Best Western Inn on the Bay in Owen Sound as an Accountant while assisting the General Manager with Human Resource duties.  Remaining with this organization has paid off as I currently fill the role as General Manager.  I obtained my CHRL in 2009 and continued in hospitality gaining my CHA designation in 2014.  My love for working with people has kept me in this industry were there is never a dull moment.  I attribute the success of the Best Western Inn on the Bay to the employees and I know it was my human resources background that helped me to build this team.  I can often be found working along side the staff members somewhere inside the hotel.  I love where I live and I enjoy what I do for a living.  One could not ask for much more.        
 

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Melissa Clancy, CHRL​ - President Elect

Melissa is currently employed as a Human Resources Department Manager at the Grey Bruce Health Unit. Her work involves advising in various areas including Labour & Employee Relations, Job Evaluation & Pay Equity, Return to Work & Absence Management, Performance Management, and Recruitment & Succession Planning. Prior to joining the Health Unit, Melissa has held leadership positions in a variety of industries including retail, education, and financial services. Melissa has earned an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration, a Post Diploma in Human Resources and continues her journey to be a lifelong learner throughout her career.‎
 

Lacy Fischer, CHRL​ - Communications Director

Lacy has been working for The Home Depot in a number of different HR capacities over the last 7 years. She began her career as a Human Resource Staffing Coordinator then moved to an HR Manager role; most recently she covered a parental leave in the capacity of District Human Resource Manager over the course of 2015. Lacy has obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University and a Business Administration Diploma from Sheridan College. Lacy has been a member of the Grey Bruce HRPA Board of Directors over the last 5 years in both the "Programs Director" role and currently in the "Communications Director" position.
 

Karolina Durkalec, CHRP​ - Programs Director

Karolina joined the Grey Bruce HRP​A Board of Directors in 2015 and is currently your Programs Director. She originally became a member of the HRPA in 2010 while she was completing her studies. Karolina obtained a Bachelor Degree in Sociology from McMaster University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management from Humber College. For the past 6 years, Karolina has worked as an Account Manager and Recruitment Specialist in both the Retail Distribution and Light Industrial Industry. Her work has allowed her to work in various HR capacities – Employee Relations, Attendance and Performance Management, Training and Development, and Health & Safety.

Currently, she has embarked on a new journey in her Human Resources career covering a Maternity Leave with in the Manufacturing Industry. Her goal is to contribute to the success of any organization or, team she works for by exceeding every expectation. 

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Joyce-BenningerJoyce Benninger, CHRL - Chapter President 

My name is Joyce Benninger and I have been a member of the Grey Bruce HRPA Chapter Executive since 2004.  I have held the positions of Communications Director, Secretary, Vice President and President.

I have worked for the Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board since 1988 and am currently in the role of Supervisor of Health and Safety.  Over my time here as a member of the Board’s HR department I have had payroll & benefit responsibilities as well.  Currently I volunteer with the Workplace Safety and Prevention Services making safety presentations to young workers. I live in Hanover with my husband and our two cats. 

By being involved with the HRPA, I have had many opportunities to meet people from other organizations and appreciate the value of the networking opportunities our Chapter provides.  I look forward to seeing our members at our upcoming events and hope each of them finds belonging to the Grey Bruce HRPA as rewarding as I do.


Heather-WrightHeather Wright, CHRP, CHRL - Secretary

Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself. I live in Durham, am married withy two grown daughters, two grandsons and one granddaughter. In 2006, I retu​rned to school for part-time evening courses at Georgian College in Owen Sound in the Human Resource Management Program and I received the CHRP designation in May 2009. In November of 2014, I was granted the CHRL designation.

I am presently employed at the South Bruce Grey Regional Health Centre as a multi service worker. I have past work experience in the service industry, manufacturing and retail.

I am proud to be a member of HRPA as well as a member of the Executive Commitee of the Grey Bruce HRPA. I have been a director for two years and at present I am Sectretary for the second term. Volunteering with my assiciation has given me the oppourtunity to work with some great people to behefit our local chapter. I have enjoyed attending the HRPA Annual Conference for the past six years. For two years I was a volunteer at the Annual Conference office where I met many people who were working very hard to make out association as great as it is. Volunteering has been a great learning experience for me. 


Grey Bruce - Audrey Bross.jpgAudrey Bross, B.A., CHRL - Membership Director

​Audrey joined the GBHRPA executive in 2009 as Treasurer.  She has been an active member ever since being Treasurer, Vice President and just recently completed her role as President of the GBHRPA. 

She now takes on a new challenge as Membership Director for the chapter for a 2 year term. ​

Audrey has working in the telecom, food manufacturing, rubber manufacturing industries as well as public administration and now with Canada's leading Ethanol producer. 

She works and lives in the Grey-Bruce area.



GB - Jason Hemstock.jpgJason Hemstock, CHRL​ - Treasurer

Born and raised in Bruce County, I am fortunate enough to have remained living in my home town of Tara with my wife and two daughters. My diploma in business and many of the human resource courses I took were with Georgian College - Owen Sound Campus so Grey and Bruce County is definitely home to me .  Immediately after finishing college, I started working at Best Western Inn on the Bay in Owen Sound as an Accountant while assisting the General Manager with Human Resource duties.  Remaining with this organization has paid off as I currently fill the role as General Manager.  I obtained my CHRL in 2009 and continued in hospitality gaining my CHA designation in 2014.  My love for working with people has kept me in this industry were there is never a dull moment.  I attribute the success of the Best Western Inn on the Bay to the employees and I know it was my human resources background that helped me to build this team.  I can often be found working along side the staff members somewhere inside the hotel.  I love where I live and I enjoy what I do for a living.  One could not ask for much more.        
 

Grey Bruce - Melissa Clancy.jpg

Melissa Clancy, CHRL​ - President Elect

Melissa is currently employed as a Human Resources Department Manager at the Grey Bruce Health Unit. Her work involves advising in various areas including Labour & Employee Relations, Job Evaluation & Pay Equity, Return to Work & Absence Management, Performance Management, and Recruitment & Succession Planning. Prior to joining the Health Unit, Melissa has held leadership positions in a variety of industries including retail, education, and financial services. Melissa has earned an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration, a Post Diploma in Human Resources and continues her journey to be a lifelong learner throughout her career.‎
 

Lacy Fischer, CHRL​ - Communications Director

Lacy has been working for The Home Depot in a number of different HR capacities over the last 7 years. She began her career as a Human Resource Staffing Coordinator then moved to an HR Manager role; most recently she covered a parental leave in the capacity of District Human Resource Manager over the course of 2015. Lacy has obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University and a Business Administration Diploma from Sheridan College. Lacy has been a member of the Grey Bruce HRPA Board of Directors over the last 5 years in both the "Programs Director" role and currently in the "Communications Director" position.
 

Karolina Durkalec, CHRP​ - Programs Director

Karolina joined the Grey Bruce HRP​A Board of Directors in 2015 and is currently your Programs Director. She originally became a member of the HRPA in 2010 while she was completing her studies. Karolina obtained a Bachelor Degree in Sociology from McMaster University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management from Humber College. For the past 6 years, Karolina has worked as an Account Manager and Recruitment Specialist in both the Retail Distribution and Light Industrial Industry. Her work has allowed her to work in various HR capacities – Employee Relations, Attendance and Performance Management, Training and Development, and Health & Safety.

Currently, she has embarked on a new journey in her Human Resources career covering a Maternity Leave with in the Manufacturing Industry. Her goal is to contribute to the success of any organization or, team she works for by exceeding every expectation. 

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