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The Halton Chapter Board

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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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Nancy Klassen, CHRL, MBA

Chapter Chair

As a human resources leader, Nancy is a strong business partner and advisor to the senior management team at Kerr’s. She has a broad base of knowledge and experience across several human resources disciplines, including training, recruiting, health & safety, performance management and employee relations. Nancy is a twice graduate of the University of Guelph, with a B. Comm and MBA. She completed her diploma in Human Resources Management through McMaster University, and successfully achieved her CHRP designation, now holding the CHRL designation.

Nancy has volunteered on food industry advisory committees, including the Youth Into Food Processing training program through TDSB, the Food Processing Human Resources Council (now FPSC), and has been Chair of Women in Food Industry Management (WFIM). Nancy enjoys volunteering with Second Harvest Food Rescue as a Team Lead for the annual Turkey Drive. Nancy has been a mentor three times, and has enjoyed the experience of helping a junior HR leader grow, and sharing her HR experiences with them.

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Rabi Mostafa

Past Chapter Chair

Rabi is a seasoned HR professional (CHRP) with over 15 years experience in 3 main sectors Education, NGO’s and Financial Services. Rabi has obtained a Bsc. in Business, Msc. in HR Development and an HR diploma from Sheridan college.

Rabi possess experience in HR areas including training and development, compensation, benefits, employee relations and more recently talent acquisition and volunteer experience in communications, JA and United Way. As an employment networking director, Rabi has an active pulse on the current job market and strives to help HR professionals in making connections and gaining skills that facilitate gainful employment.

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Tanya Cox

Chair, Chapter Communications

Tanya has over 12 years of experience in Human Resources specializing in Project Management. Her background includes a mix of HR roles as a generalist and in recruitment, as well as I.T. project management before moving into her current role leading large scale HR projects. The mix of experience and project work has allowed Tanya to build a solid foundation across various HR Disciplines (recruitment, policy, total rewards and employee engagement).

Tanya also brings Chapter Board experience from 3 years as part of the HRPA Hamilton Board. Having recently moved to the Burlington area, Tanya is looking forward to getting to know and value the experiences of the HR professionals

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Sofia Lombo, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development

Sofia is a Human Resources professional with more than 5 years of experience in a variety of industries such as Oil & Gas, Banking and Real Estate. She holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Relations and Human Resources from the University of Toronto and a Bachelors Degree in Human Resources Management from Humber College. Sofia also holds a CHRP designation and is working towards her CHRL designation.

Sofia has volunteered at the HRPA Halton Chapter since 2014 in the Communications Committee, Registration Table and most recently as the Membership Chair on the Halton Chapter Board of Directors where she served a 2-year term.

After a short break, Sofia is excited to return to the board and add value through her contributions. She enjoys networking, learning and making an impact by giving back to the community.

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Charlie Guy, CHRE

Chair, Chapter Regulatory Discussion Groups

Charlie is a Human Resources professional (CHRE) with over 40 years experience in senior and executive leadership roles extending across a variety of sectors from telecommunication to not for profit.

After having retired in 2018 as Chief People Officer of World Vision Canada, Charlie now dedicates his time to serving organizations and leaders to advance their People & Culture priorities and professional development. Charlie has a strong sense of commitment to personal values of integrity, excellence, and continuous improvement. He has cultivated a solid reputation for mentoring and coaching young leaders up to C-suite executives. His coaching has focused on team building, leadership development and career transition, and he takes a modern, inclusive and human approach to supporting clients with strategic HR solutions.

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Shelly Meadows, MBA, CPA

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Shelly is the co-founder of Navigation Consulting & Training (NavCT), a consulting firm focused on supporting and promoting healthy work environments, including assisting organizations with workplace harassment investigations.

Shelly has over two decades of experience in the professional services environment, where she rose to the executive level as a Director, with a breadth of experience, primarily in the areas of regulatory compliance, risk management, and restructuring. Having a strong desire to make a difference, Shelly decided to leverage her professional experience to pursue her passion as a speaker, facilitator and consultant focused on workplace safety and mental health through NavCT.

Shelly has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto, is a Chartered Professional Accountant, and is in process of (finally) obtaining her CHRP designation to catch up with her professional experience.

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Rana Al Semaani

Chair, Chapter Mentorship

Rana is currently studying Masters of Industrial Relations and Human Resources at University of Toronto, to graduate in July 2021. She has been a HRPA member for several years, is certified by SHRM and in the process of attaining CHRP certification.

With 15 years of practicing HR with international organizations, she started her HR career at Emirates Airlines, an international airline with a diverse workforce of more than 50,000 employees.

Rana is specialized in recruitment, developing human capital, setting performance management systems, aligning organizational goals with departmental and individual goals, implementing strategic initiatives, consulting on diversity and inclusion strategy and practices and facilitating change.

nancy-klassen
Nancy Klassen, CHRL, MBA

Chapter Chair

As a human resources leader, Nancy is a strong business partner and advisor to the senior management team at Kerr’s. She has a broad base of knowledge and experience across several human resources disciplines, including training, recruiting, health & safety, performance management and employee relations. Nancy is a twice graduate of the University of Guelph, with a B. Comm and MBA. She completed her diploma in Human Resources Management through McMaster University, and successfully achieved her CHRP designation, now holding the CHRL designation.

Nancy has volunteered on food industry advisory committees, including the Youth Into Food Processing training program through TDSB, the Food Processing Human Resources Council (now FPSC), and has been Chair of Women in Food Industry Management (WFIM). Nancy enjoys volunteering with Second Harvest Food Rescue as a Team Lead for the annual Turkey Drive. Nancy has been a mentor three times, and has enjoyed the experience of helping a junior HR leader grow, and sharing her HR experiences with them.

rabi-mostafa
Rabi Mostafa

Past Chapter Chair

Rabi is a seasoned HR professional (CHRP) with over 15 years experience in 3 main sectors Education, NGO’s and Financial Services. Rabi has obtained a Bsc. in Business, Msc. in HR Development and an HR diploma from Sheridan college.

Rabi possess experience in HR areas including training and development, compensation, benefits, employee relations and more recently talent acquisition and volunteer experience in communications, JA and United Way. As an employment networking director, Rabi has an active pulse on the current job market and strives to help HR professionals in making connections and gaining skills that facilitate gainful employment.

tanya-cox
Tanya Cox

Chair, Chapter Communications

Tanya has over 12 years of experience in Human Resources specializing in Project Management. Her background includes a mix of HR roles as a generalist and in recruitment, as well as I.T. project management before moving into her current role leading large scale HR projects. The mix of experience and project work has allowed Tanya to build a solid foundation across various HR Disciplines (recruitment, policy, total rewards and employee engagement).

Tanya also brings Chapter Board experience from 3 years as part of the HRPA Hamilton Board. Having recently moved to the Burlington area, Tanya is looking forward to getting to know and value the experiences of the HR professionals

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Sofia Lombo, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development

Sofia is a Human Resources professional with more than 5 years of experience in a variety of industries such as Oil & Gas, Banking and Real Estate. She holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Relations and Human Resources from the University of Toronto and a Bachelors Degree in Human Resources Management from Humber College. Sofia also holds a CHRP designation and is working towards her CHRL designation.

Sofia has volunteered at the HRPA Halton Chapter since 2014 in the Communications Committee, Registration Table and most recently as the Membership Chair on the Halton Chapter Board of Directors where she served a 2-year term.

After a short break, Sofia is excited to return to the board and add value through her contributions. She enjoys networking, learning and making an impact by giving back to the community.

HRPA_ProfilePic_CharlieGuy
Charlie Guy, CHRE

Chair, Chapter Regulatory Discussion Groups

Charlie is a Human Resources professional (CHRE) with over 40 years experience in senior and executive leadership roles extending across a variety of sectors from telecommunication to not for profit.

After having retired in 2018 as Chief People Officer of World Vision Canada, Charlie now dedicates his time to serving organizations and leaders to advance their People & Culture priorities and professional development. Charlie has a strong sense of commitment to personal values of integrity, excellence, and continuous improvement. He has cultivated a solid reputation for mentoring and coaching young leaders up to C-suite executives. His coaching has focused on team building, leadership development and career transition, and he takes a modern, inclusive and human approach to supporting clients with strategic HR solutions.

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Shelly Meadows, MBA, CPA

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Shelly is the co-founder of Navigation Consulting & Training (NavCT), a consulting firm focused on supporting and promoting healthy work environments, including assisting organizations with workplace harassment investigations.

Shelly has over two decades of experience in the professional services environment, where she rose to the executive level as a Director, with a breadth of experience, primarily in the areas of regulatory compliance, risk management, and restructuring. Having a strong desire to make a difference, Shelly decided to leverage her professional experience to pursue her passion as a speaker, facilitator and consultant focused on workplace safety and mental health through NavCT.

Shelly has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto, is a Chartered Professional Accountant, and is in process of (finally) obtaining her CHRP designation to catch up with her professional experience.

HRPA_ProfilePic_MichelleBelbin
Rana Al Semaani

Chair, Chapter Mentorship

Rana is currently studying Masters of Industrial Relations and Human Resources at University of Toronto, to graduate in July 2021. She has been a HRPA member for several years, is certified by SHRM and in the process of attaining CHRP certification.

With 15 years of practicing HR with international organizations, she started her HR career at Emirates Airlines, an international airline with a diverse workforce of more than 50,000 employees.

Rana is specialized in recruitment, developing human capital, setting performance management systems, aligning organizational goals with departmental and individual goals, implementing strategic initiatives, consulting on diversity and inclusion strategy and practices and facilitating change.

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