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The Algoma Chapter Board

Events

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Northern ON and Algoma: Managing your Emotions

In the past, traditional interviewing has emphasized on what job must be done. Behavioural interviewing focuses on the person’s competencies...

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Algoma: Being Present - Managing Anxiety in the Workplace

Event Description: Stress is sometimes the first indicator that leads to missed workdays, poor performance and lower morale. When the...

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Membership

At the Human Resources Professionals Association, we believe that better HR makes business better. Our goal is to ensure human resources professionals are recognized as an essential part of business success, and that our profession is as valued by organizations as those of other major professional associations.

We do this by equipping our members and students with the knowledge and tools that allow them to be specialized strategic thinkers relied upon to safeguard and futureproof Ontario businesses.

Interested in becoming an HRPA Member or joining as a Student? Learn more about member and student benefits and how to register.

Mentoring

Mentoring: The HRPA Mentorship Program encourages career growth and development by providing students – and HR Professionals who are early in their careers – with the opportunity to receive one-on-one coaching from more experienced Human Resources Professionals

Learn more about our HRPA Mentoring Programs

Volunteering

Volunteering at HRPA is a rewarding membership experience and volunteers are critical to the association’s continued success.

With the expertise and involvement of members, we create awareness of workplace issues, promote excellence in human resources management practices and provide services that support the HR community, knowledge-sharing and continuous professional development.

HRPA members and students are involved in a variety of volunteer service opportunities including:

  • Board of Directors
  • Committees
  • Annual Conference & Trade Show
  • Mentoring
  • Local HRPA Chapter Board’s and Chapter Committees

Register as a Volunteer:
The first step to volunteering at HRPA is registering in our volunteer services database. If your registration is accepted, you receive a notification. When an opportunity that matches your preferences and/or skills becomes available, you may be contacted directly with more information about the available volunteer role.

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About Leadership

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Trina Skagen, CHRP

Chapter Chair

Trina is the General Manager of Yes You Can Employment Consulting and Accessibility North. Her diverse background in Human Resources includes Employee Relations, Performance Management, Return to Work Strategies/Disability Management, Recruitment, Training, Change Management, Outplacement Services, Payroll, Benefit Administration, and Facilitation. Trina is working towards achieving her CHRL designation and also used to work for the HRPA Grand Valley Chapter in Kitchener.

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Darla Pirillo​​, CHRL

Past Chapter Chair

Darla is currently employed as the Manager of Human Resources at Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board.  At the Board, she is responsible for the negotiation and administration of all collective agreements and/or terms and conditions for all employee groups.  She oversees all HR functions, including staffing and scheduling and is responsible for the preparation and application of and employment policies and procedures.  Darla is a senior HR professional with over 30 years of experience in both the public and private sectors.  Prior to joining the Board in 2018, she worked in higher education, as well as healthcare and banking industries.

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Nicole Gulli​​

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development

Nicole Gulli is a Purchasing and Accounts Payable Clerk with five years’ experience acting as a buyer for various schools and processing many types of invoices for all Trustees, Administration, Teachers, Support Staff and Management within the Algoma District School Board. Experienced in providing administrative support with demonstrated history of working in the Public Sector and volunteering for the Algoma Human Resource Professionals Association. Skilled in public speaking and leadership providing strong professional support with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Business Administration and Management. I am currently an active member and Practitioner with HRPA Algoma.

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Lisa Salvini​​, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Student Liaison

Lisa has 20 years of diverse human resources and management experience.  She has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including policy design, HR strategy, compensation, labour relations, performance management, job evaluation, recruiting, health and safety, training and development and succession planning.

Lisa is currently the Director of Human Resources for Algoma Family Services.  Prior to joining Algoma Family Services, Lisa has held management level positions in a variety of industries including retail, wholesale,  government and manufacturing.  She is a Certified Compensation Professional and enjoys volunteering in the community.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, a Post Diploma in Human Resources and continues to seek opportunities to learn in her professional and personal life.

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Marisa Pecile Balgue, CHRP

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Marisa is currently employed as a Human Resources Officer at PUC Services Inc.  Although this is a generalist role, her main responsibilities include Recruitment and Onboarding, Training and Development, and Employee Relations.

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Devon Sanderson, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Communications

Devon is currently employed as a Human Resources Administrator at the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board where she oversees a broad range of HR functions within the board in a generalist capacity.

Devon obtained her Honours Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources and minor in English from Algoma University in 2012 and spent the first seven years of her professional career working as an HR Generalist at her alma mater. While her experience spans all functional areas of HR, Devon is most passionate about exploring and leveraging technology to create new efficiencies in these core functions.

trina-skagen
Trina Skagen, CHRP

Chapter Chair

Trina is the General Manager of Yes You Can Employment Consulting and Accessibility North. Her diverse background in Human Resources includes Employee Relations, Performance Management, Return to Work Strategies/Disability Management, Recruitment, Training, Change Management, Outplacement Services, Payroll, Benefit Administration, and Facilitation. Trina is working towards achieving her CHRL designation and also used to work for the HRPA Grand Valley Chapter in Kitchener.

darla-pirillo
Darla Pirillo​​, CHRL

Past Chapter Chair

Darla is currently employed as the Manager of Human Resources at Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board.  At the Board, she is responsible for the negotiation and administration of all collective agreements and/or terms and conditions for all employee groups.  She oversees all HR functions, including staffing and scheduling and is responsible for the preparation and application of and employment policies and procedures.  Darla is a senior HR professional with over 30 years of experience in both the public and private sectors.  Prior to joining the Board in 2018, she worked in higher education, as well as healthcare and banking industries.

nicole-gulli
Nicole Gulli​​

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development

Nicole Gulli is a Purchasing and Accounts Payable Clerk with five years’ experience acting as a buyer for various schools and processing many types of invoices for all Trustees, Administration, Teachers, Support Staff and Management within the Algoma District School Board. Experienced in providing administrative support with demonstrated history of working in the Public Sector and volunteering for the Algoma Human Resource Professionals Association. Skilled in public speaking and leadership providing strong professional support with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Business Administration and Management. I am currently an active member and Practitioner with HRPA Algoma.

lisa-salvini
Lisa Salvini​​, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Student Liaison

Lisa has 20 years of diverse human resources and management experience.  She has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including policy design, HR strategy, compensation, labour relations, performance management, job evaluation, recruiting, health and safety, training and development and succession planning.

Lisa is currently the Director of Human Resources for Algoma Family Services.  Prior to joining Algoma Family Services, Lisa has held management level positions in a variety of industries including retail, wholesale,  government and manufacturing.  She is a Certified Compensation Professional and enjoys volunteering in the community.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, a Post Diploma in Human Resources and continues to seek opportunities to learn in her professional and personal life.

marisa-pecile-balgue
Marisa Pecile Balgue, CHRP

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Marisa is currently employed as a Human Resources Officer at PUC Services Inc.  Although this is a generalist role, her main responsibilities include Recruitment and Onboarding, Training and Development, and Employee Relations.

devon-sanderson
Devon Sanderson, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Communications

Devon is currently employed as a Human Resources Administrator at the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board where she oversees a broad range of HR functions within the board in a generalist capacity.

Devon obtained her Honours Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources and minor in English from Algoma University in 2012 and spent the first seven years of her professional career working as an HR Generalist at her alma mater. While her experience spans all functional areas of HR, Devon is most passionate about exploring and leveraging technology to create new efficiencies in these core functions.

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