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The North Bay Chapter Board

Events

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North Bay: 01.21.21 *VIRTUAL* Exploring Workplace Bullying

North Bay: 01.21.21 *VIRTUAL* Exploring Workplace BullyingEVENT DESCRIPTION: Exploring Workplace Bullying- Provides an overview of a silent epidemic occurring in organizations...

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North Bay: 02.23.21 *VIRTUAL* Strategies to Align your Organization’s HR Practices and Business Goals

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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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Marsha O'Connor, CHRL

Chapter Chair

Marsha O’Connor is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) with over 30 years of human resources management experience. Having recently retired from the Near North District School Board as the Manager of Human Resources, Marsha has a passion for innovation in the pursuit of supporting the organization as well as the individual employee. When she’s not working as a consultant in the human resources field or teaching in the HRM Program at Canadore College, she enjoys travelling and spending time with the family.

Marsha looks forward to supporting the needs of her human resources professional community as a member of the HRPA North Bay Chapter.

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Lucie Laperrière, CHRL

Chapter Chair-Elect

Lucie is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) with over ten years of progressive human resources management experience.  She is currently the Manager of Organizational Development and Talent Management with the Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology where she is accountable for the development, implementation and continuous improvement of strategies, programs and initiatives to support employee learning, development and engagement to advance institutional innovation, accountability and effectiveness.

Lucie received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Nipissing University and Human Resources Management and Business Program Management Certificates at Canadore College.  She is fluently bilingual in French and English and an active member of the North Bay Chapter executive since 2014 in the positions of Program Director, Communications Chair and her new position of Chapter Chair-Elect.

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Lori Lee Michaud, CHRL

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Lori Lee has been working as a Human Resource Professional for more than 15 years, has been a member of HRPA since 2004 and started volunteering for the North Bay HRPA Executive Board in 2016.

Her experience has touched in the areas of Non-Profit, Retail, Telecom, Manufacturing, Consulting, Mining and Transportation. She has worked in both union and non-union companies building relationships with employees and managers and working through areas of conflict and resolution.

In addition to Human Resources, Lori Lee obtained her diploma from Sheridan College as a Sign Language Communicator and is fluent in American Sign Language. She worked with the Deaf for approximately 7 years at The Canadian Hearing Society as well as some volunteer work. She has also worked as an Intervenor for the Deaf-Blind where the support person acts as another’s eyes and ears.

Lori Lee enjoys volunteering with the North Bay HRPA chapter, challenging herself with new and exciting projects and working alongside HR Professionals.

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Katerina Kmet, CHRP, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Mentorship Committee

Katerina Kmet is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) with over 13 years of progressive human resources management experience. She is currently a Senior HR Specialist with Cementation where she is involved in all areas of human resources, but has a focus on training and development, recruitment and various employee programs. She holds a Certificate in Human Resources Management from Sheridan College and two Certificates in Adult Learning from Calgary University, one specializing in workplace learning and one specializing in online learning. Katerina is passionate about supporting people who live and work in the community and loves to continually learn.

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Beckie Gallardi, CHRP, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development Committee

Beckie Gallardi is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) with 19 years of professional human resources experience. She has had the opportunity to work across a number of diverse industries in areas of Recruitment and Retention, Employee and Labour Relations, Policy Creation and Implementation, and Continuous Improvement. Currently she is the HR Business Partner for Redpath Canada Limited where she is supporting all aspects of talent acquisition and development.

Beckie received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Nipissing University in Psychology and has been a member of the HRPA since 2007.

She appreciates the way the HRPA local chapter brings HR professionals together to create an environment they can go to for collaboration, continuous learning and professional growth.

 

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Madison Buckley

Chair, Chapter Student Liaison Committee

Madison Buckley has gained a great deal of experience within the HR profession as an HR Coordinator within the past couple of years at Redpath Canada Limited. She holds the designation of Certified Human Resources Professional and received her Bachelor of Business Administration and Certificate in Human Resources Management from Nipissing University.

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Megan Johnson, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Communications Committee

Megan Johnson is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) with over 12 years of progressive human resources management experience. She is currently Manager of Human Resources at Workplace Safety North, a leading provider of health and safety services, training, and resources for mining, mine rescue, and forest products sectors, as well as for northern Ontario businesses across all sectors.

Megan is interested in creating a rich experience for all members of the HRPA North Bay Chapter.

marsha-o-connor
Marsha O'Connor, CHRL

Chapter Chair

Marsha O’Connor is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) with over 30 years of human resources management experience. Having recently retired from the Near North District School Board as the Manager of Human Resources, Marsha has a passion for innovation in the pursuit of supporting the organization as well as the individual employee. When she’s not working as a consultant in the human resources field or teaching in the HRM Program at Canadore College, she enjoys travelling and spending time with the family.

Marsha looks forward to supporting the needs of her human resources professional community as a member of the HRPA North Bay Chapter.

lucie-laperriere
Lucie Laperrière, CHRL

Chapter Chair-Elect

Lucie is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) with over ten years of progressive human resources management experience.  She is currently the Manager of Organizational Development and Talent Management with the Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology where she is accountable for the development, implementation and continuous improvement of strategies, programs and initiatives to support employee learning, development and engagement to advance institutional innovation, accountability and effectiveness.

Lucie received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Nipissing University and Human Resources Management and Business Program Management Certificates at Canadore College.  She is fluently bilingual in French and English and an active member of the North Bay Chapter executive since 2014 in the positions of Program Director, Communications Chair and her new position of Chapter Chair-Elect.

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Lori Lee Michaud, CHRL

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Lori Lee has been working as a Human Resource Professional for more than 15 years, has been a member of HRPA since 2004 and started volunteering for the North Bay HRPA Executive Board in 2016.

Her experience has touched in the areas of Non-Profit, Retail, Telecom, Manufacturing, Consulting, Mining and Transportation. She has worked in both union and non-union companies building relationships with employees and managers and working through areas of conflict and resolution.

In addition to Human Resources, Lori Lee obtained her diploma from Sheridan College as a Sign Language Communicator and is fluent in American Sign Language. She worked with the Deaf for approximately 7 years at The Canadian Hearing Society as well as some volunteer work. She has also worked as an Intervenor for the Deaf-Blind where the support person acts as another’s eyes and ears.

Lori Lee enjoys volunteering with the North Bay HRPA chapter, challenging herself with new and exciting projects and working alongside HR Professionals.

katerina-kmet
Katerina Kmet, CHRP, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Mentorship Committee

Katerina Kmet is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) with over 13 years of progressive human resources management experience. She is currently a Senior HR Specialist with Cementation where she is involved in all areas of human resources, but has a focus on training and development, recruitment and various employee programs. She holds a Certificate in Human Resources Management from Sheridan College and two Certificates in Adult Learning from Calgary University, one specializing in workplace learning and one specializing in online learning. Katerina is passionate about supporting people who live and work in the community and loves to continually learn.

beckie-gallardi
Beckie Gallardi, CHRP, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development Committee

Beckie Gallardi is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) with 19 years of professional human resources experience. She has had the opportunity to work across a number of diverse industries in areas of Recruitment and Retention, Employee and Labour Relations, Policy Creation and Implementation, and Continuous Improvement. Currently she is the HR Business Partner for Redpath Canada Limited where she is supporting all aspects of talent acquisition and development.

Beckie received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Nipissing University in Psychology and has been a member of the HRPA since 2007.

She appreciates the way the HRPA local chapter brings HR professionals together to create an environment they can go to for collaboration, continuous learning and professional growth.

 

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Madison Buckley

Chair, Chapter Student Liaison Committee

Madison Buckley has gained a great deal of experience within the HR profession as an HR Coordinator within the past couple of years at Redpath Canada Limited. She holds the designation of Certified Human Resources Professional and received her Bachelor of Business Administration and Certificate in Human Resources Management from Nipissing University.

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Megan Johnson, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Communications Committee

Megan Johnson is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) with over 12 years of progressive human resources management experience. She is currently Manager of Human Resources at Workplace Safety North, a leading provider of health and safety services, training, and resources for mining, mine rescue, and forest products sectors, as well as for northern Ontario businesses across all sectors.

Megan is interested in creating a rich experience for all members of the HRPA North Bay Chapter.

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