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About Leadership

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Melanie Williams, CHRP, CHRL

Chapter Chair

Melanie is pleased to accept appointment to her new role as Chapter Chair.

Melanie possesses 25 yrs. Sr. HR Leadership experience and is a graduate of McMaster University. A strategic thinker, pragmatic leader and persistent achiever, Melanie has served as an Executive Advisor to leadership teams across multiple business sectors and orgs. from start-ups to the Fortune 500. She’s led several high performing teams, possesses a sound knowledge of all HR functional areas and a track record of developing strategic People programs at national and global levels.

A longstanding member of HRPA, Melanie has served on the Peel Board since 2016 and been an active volunteer since 2010. Prior Board roles include Regulatory Discussion Grp. Chair and Mentorship Chair. During her term, Melanie delivered 4 consecutive “Chapter of Excellence” in Mentorship awards, which she proudly shares with committee members who shared their time, talent and passion.

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Flavia Iuston-Blair, CHRP, CHRL

Chapter Past Chair

Flavia Iuston-Blair is a seasoned HR professional with more than 20 years of HR experience. Flavia holds the position of Sr. Manager, HR, at DSV Air & Sea Inc. DSV is a global supplier of transport and logistics services with offices in 80 countries employing 56,000 employees worldwide.

Flavia also sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian International Freight Forwarding Association (CIFFA) as Education Chair, and previously sat on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council (CSCSC). As a strategic senior HR professional, she uses a collaborative and solution focused approach to achieve business and personal goals. She believes to be successful, you need to develop strong relationships, both professionally and personally. Relationships & trust are the foundation to being respected.

Flavia enjoys staying fit and being physically active. Her motto is, physical wellness helps promote mental wellness.

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​Deanne Cormier​

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Deanne brings over 10 years of senior management exposure in financial roles with experience in M&A, organizational restructuring, financial reporting, full-cycle accounting, payroll, administration and operational support.  She has been employed with Trica CXM Solutions as Controller since its start-up in 2015, responsible for financial, human resource and administrative activities.  Trica, in partnership with a global organization, provides Customer Flow Management solutions to the Canadian market.  Previously, Deanne held similar positions at VoiceTrust and Safran Morpho Canada as well as a variety of accounting roles in the technology and transportation industries.   Her collaborative management approach working with key stakeholders to implement efficiencies and process improvements supports corporate objectives to achieve desired results.  She has acted as both lead and contributor on several projects that include implementation of ERP, accounting and payroll systems.

Deanne, a certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP), currently volunteers as a Subject Matter Expert with the Canadian Payroll Association and is an active member of the Peel Chapter.  She is also a volunteer mentor with KIDS.NOW facilitating their proactive youth mental health program for grade 7 & 8 students.  She has always been actively involved in the community supporting local children’s organizations and school committees.

Deanne recently completed the Certificate of Human Resource Management at Sheridan College and is currently pursuing the CHRP designation.

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Anjana Vasudevan, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development

Anjana is a passionate, result oriented Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) with over 7 years of progressive experience in Human resources. Anjana is a Business Management Graduate and holds a Master’ Diploma in Business Administration. She has also earned a Human Resources Management certificate with high honors. She possesses diversified skills in project coordination, Customer Service, Talent Acquisition, Employee relations, managing employee life cycle operations including Training intervention, Benefits and Pension administration.

Her key strengths lie in strong analytical problem solving, positive behavior and willingness to “learn, share and grow” attitude coupled with a high emotional quotient to tackle conflict resolution.

She is presently employed at the City of Mississauga as a Talent Acquisition Associate.

She has led a Toastmaster’s club in the capacity of VP-Education and Area Director as a committed member of Toastmasters International for 3 years.  Anjana also likes to write and blog on various topics in HR columns. In short, she is an “out of the box” thinker and delivers with diligence and dedication.

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Robert Gearing, CHRP, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Student Liaison

Rob has been involved with the Peel Chapter Board since 2016 to the present, previously serving as the Communications Chair, he has also volunteered with the HRPA at the annual conference in the past.

Rob holds both his CHRP and CHRL desingations and works as an HR Generlist.

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Enriqueta del Carmen Fischer, CHRP, PCP

Chair, Chapter Mentorship

I have always believed in volunteering because I find helping others to be a very rewarding experience. I have volunteered with the Publicity Committee for 10 years. Volunteering is fun because I have had the opportunity to meet very valuable people and I’ve enjoyed providing career mentoring support to friends and people while they were in career transition. I have developed my leadership skills leading different projects and being the chair of different committees.

I believe this is the right opportunity to provide my experience and share my creativity and my ideas with the committee and continue the amazing work that other committee chairs have contributed with their commitment for our Peel Chapter to become the strongest chapter in the Region with the best facilitators and training development tools for the HR Professionals for today and tomorrow. I am a CHRP and I am currently working towards my CHRL designation.

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Rima Toor, CHRP, CHRL, CCP, GRP

Chair, Chapter Regulatory Discussion Groups

Rima is a self-motivated, results-focused leader who responds enthusiastically to complex intellectual challenges and sees learning as a lifelong initiative.

With over 20 years of experience as a Human Resources professional in a wide variety of industries, Rima is responsible for the success of the executive and broad-based total rewards program and an expanded role including employee experience and diversity and inclusiveness. A natural effective leader, Rima possesses a unique style to influence others, inspire enthusiasm and improve morale.

Rima’s past experiences has helped hone her reasoning and critical thinking skills to develop sustainable initiatives that align with business strategy while keeping the ‘big picture’ as a frame of reference.

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Stacy Hylton, MBA, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development

With over 10 years of senior HR experience, Stacy enjoys bringing her unique perspectives to help organizations ensure they are effectively considering diverse viewpoints and have a thorough lens when navigating challenges. Stacy has held many progressive HR roles supporting business leaders in executing on their people strategies through operating models, organizational design and restructuring activities impacting large teams across various industries and is currently a Senior Consultant with Blue-Mark Management Consultants.

Stacy is a graduate from York University with a Bachelors of Commerce, Specializing in HR, holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and is also a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL). Stacy is also very passionate about inclusion and diversity causes and has held the co-lead position of an employee resource group for a leading financial institution.

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Stephanie Enright, CHRP, CHRL, CHRE

Chair, Chapter Communications

Stephanie Enright is the Director of Talent Management and Administration for Lakeside Process Controls. Holding over thirteen years’ experience in human resources, safety, compliance practices and administration management, Stephanie’s responsibilities include developing and implementing Lakeside’s talent management strategy, as well as ensuring the continuous enhancement of the organization’s talent management programs to create more value for Lakeside’s customers.

In 2010, she led the development of Lakeside’s Wellness Program. This program is a recipient of Benefit Canada’s Best In-Class Wellness Programming. She regularly shares her knowledge as a public speaker and as a panel member at conferences on various topics related to wellness in the workplace, as well as other talent management best-practices. She has been a member of the HRPA Peel Chapter since 2008 and hold her CHRP, CHRL and CHRE designations

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Melanie Williams, CHRP, CHRL

Chapter Chair

Melanie is pleased to accept appointment to her new role as Chapter Chair.

Melanie possesses 25 yrs. Sr. HR Leadership experience and is a graduate of McMaster University. A strategic thinker, pragmatic leader and persistent achiever, Melanie has served as an Executive Advisor to leadership teams across multiple business sectors and orgs. from start-ups to the Fortune 500. She’s led several high performing teams, possesses a sound knowledge of all HR functional areas and a track record of developing strategic People programs at national and global levels.

A longstanding member of HRPA, Melanie has served on the Peel Board since 2016 and been an active volunteer since 2010. Prior Board roles include Regulatory Discussion Grp. Chair and Mentorship Chair. During her term, Melanie delivered 4 consecutive “Chapter of Excellence” in Mentorship awards, which she proudly shares with committee members who shared their time, talent and passion.

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Flavia Iuston-Blair, CHRP, CHRL

Chapter Past Chair

Flavia Iuston-Blair is a seasoned HR professional with more than 20 years of HR experience. Flavia holds the position of Sr. Manager, HR, at DSV Air & Sea Inc. DSV is a global supplier of transport and logistics services with offices in 80 countries employing 56,000 employees worldwide.

Flavia also sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian International Freight Forwarding Association (CIFFA) as Education Chair, and previously sat on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council (CSCSC). As a strategic senior HR professional, she uses a collaborative and solution focused approach to achieve business and personal goals. She believes to be successful, you need to develop strong relationships, both professionally and personally. Relationships & trust are the foundation to being respected.

Flavia enjoys staying fit and being physically active. Her motto is, physical wellness helps promote mental wellness.

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​Deanne Cormier​

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Deanne brings over 10 years of senior management exposure in financial roles with experience in M&A, organizational restructuring, financial reporting, full-cycle accounting, payroll, administration and operational support.  She has been employed with Trica CXM Solutions as Controller since its start-up in 2015, responsible for financial, human resource and administrative activities.  Trica, in partnership with a global organization, provides Customer Flow Management solutions to the Canadian market.  Previously, Deanne held similar positions at VoiceTrust and Safran Morpho Canada as well as a variety of accounting roles in the technology and transportation industries.   Her collaborative management approach working with key stakeholders to implement efficiencies and process improvements supports corporate objectives to achieve desired results.  She has acted as both lead and contributor on several projects that include implementation of ERP, accounting and payroll systems.

Deanne, a certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP), currently volunteers as a Subject Matter Expert with the Canadian Payroll Association and is an active member of the Peel Chapter.  She is also a volunteer mentor with KIDS.NOW facilitating their proactive youth mental health program for grade 7 & 8 students.  She has always been actively involved in the community supporting local children’s organizations and school committees.

Deanne recently completed the Certificate of Human Resource Management at Sheridan College and is currently pursuing the CHRP designation.

anjana-vasudevan
Anjana Vasudevan, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development

Anjana is a passionate, result oriented Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) with over 7 years of progressive experience in Human resources. Anjana is a Business Management Graduate and holds a Master’ Diploma in Business Administration. She has also earned a Human Resources Management certificate with high honors. She possesses diversified skills in project coordination, Customer Service, Talent Acquisition, Employee relations, managing employee life cycle operations including Training intervention, Benefits and Pension administration.

Her key strengths lie in strong analytical problem solving, positive behavior and willingness to “learn, share and grow” attitude coupled with a high emotional quotient to tackle conflict resolution.

She is presently employed at the City of Mississauga as a Talent Acquisition Associate.

She has led a Toastmaster’s club in the capacity of VP-Education and Area Director as a committed member of Toastmasters International for 3 years.  Anjana also likes to write and blog on various topics in HR columns. In short, she is an “out of the box” thinker and delivers with diligence and dedication.

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Robert Gearing, CHRP, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Student Liaison

Rob has been involved with the Peel Chapter Board since 2016 to the present, previously serving as the Communications Chair, he has also volunteered with the HRPA at the annual conference in the past.

Rob holds both his CHRP and CHRL desingations and works as an HR Generlist.

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Enriqueta del Carmen Fischer, CHRP, PCP

Chair, Chapter Mentorship

I have always believed in volunteering because I find helping others to be a very rewarding experience. I have volunteered with the Publicity Committee for 10 years. Volunteering is fun because I have had the opportunity to meet very valuable people and I’ve enjoyed providing career mentoring support to friends and people while they were in career transition. I have developed my leadership skills leading different projects and being the chair of different committees.

I believe this is the right opportunity to provide my experience and share my creativity and my ideas with the committee and continue the amazing work that other committee chairs have contributed with their commitment for our Peel Chapter to become the strongest chapter in the Region with the best facilitators and training development tools for the HR Professionals for today and tomorrow. I am a CHRP and I am currently working towards my CHRL designation.

rima-toor
Rima Toor, CHRP, CHRL, CCP, GRP

Chair, Chapter Regulatory Discussion Groups

Rima is a self-motivated, results-focused leader who responds enthusiastically to complex intellectual challenges and sees learning as a lifelong initiative.

With over 20 years of experience as a Human Resources professional in a wide variety of industries, Rima is responsible for the success of the executive and broad-based total rewards program and an expanded role including employee experience and diversity and inclusiveness. A natural effective leader, Rima possesses a unique style to influence others, inspire enthusiasm and improve morale.

Rima’s past experiences has helped hone her reasoning and critical thinking skills to develop sustainable initiatives that align with business strategy while keeping the ‘big picture’ as a frame of reference.

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Stacy Hylton, MBA, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development

With over 10 years of senior HR experience, Stacy enjoys bringing her unique perspectives to help organizations ensure they are effectively considering diverse viewpoints and have a thorough lens when navigating challenges. Stacy has held many progressive HR roles supporting business leaders in executing on their people strategies through operating models, organizational design and restructuring activities impacting large teams across various industries and is currently a Senior Consultant with Blue-Mark Management Consultants.

Stacy is a graduate from York University with a Bachelors of Commerce, Specializing in HR, holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and is also a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL). Stacy is also very passionate about inclusion and diversity causes and has held the co-lead position of an employee resource group for a leading financial institution.

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Stephanie Enright, CHRP, CHRL, CHRE

Chair, Chapter Communications

Stephanie Enright is the Director of Talent Management and Administration for Lakeside Process Controls. Holding over thirteen years’ experience in human resources, safety, compliance practices and administration management, Stephanie’s responsibilities include developing and implementing Lakeside’s talent management strategy, as well as ensuring the continuous enhancement of the organization’s talent management programs to create more value for Lakeside’s customers.

In 2010, she led the development of Lakeside’s Wellness Program. This program is a recipient of Benefit Canada’s Best In-Class Wellness Programming. She regularly shares her knowledge as a public speaker and as a panel member at conferences on various topics related to wellness in the workplace, as well as other talent management best-practices. She has been a member of the HRPA Peel Chapter since 2008 and hold her CHRP, CHRL and CHRE designations

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