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The Windsor & District Chapter Board

Events

Keep up to date with the latest HRPA events.

Windsor-Halton: PD Event - How to do HR Analytics with No New Investments

Over the past few years it's become clear that the key to people analytics is not big data or big technology....

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Windsor: PD Event - Dare to Be Kind: Transform Your Leadership

In her fast-paced interactive virtual presentation, Laurie Flasko shows us how to implement The Kindness Advantage in our lives and organizations...

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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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Susanne Earle​, B.A., CHRL, CPCC, PCC

Chapter Chair

Susanne Earle is a Leadership and Executive Coach, empowering leaders to enhance strengths and manage challenges such as poor performance, disengagement, conflict, turnover, and resistance to change. Susanne provides relevant tools delivered in a practical way that accelerate learning for positive and lasting results.

Susanne’s experience in HR includes 25 years as a Consultant and in the corporate sector. She has been a certified HRPA member since 2001 and a dedicated board member since 2013. Credentials include a CHRL, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, and a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. Her unique background in coaching and HR provides an added level of support to leaders when handling everyday people issues. As the founder of Game Change Coaching & Consulting,

Susanne’s mission is to drive organizational success by bringing more awareness, harmony and joy to workplaces.

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Sara Ouellette​

Chapter Past Chair and Chair, Regulatory Discussion Group

In my current role as the Total Compensation Specialists for the Corporation of the City of Windsor, I am responsible for pay equity, job evaluation, research and analysis of benefits and compensation policies and procedures.

Previously I have worked in the agriculture, health care and manufacturing industries in human resources generalist roles where I have provided a full range of human resources services including, but not limited to, health and safety, training, orientation, recruitment, attendance management, payroll, benefit administration, and labour relations.

I completed my Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor with a concentration in Management Science and a minor in labour studies and currently hold a Certified Human Resources Leader designation.

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Chris Nicholls Worth, CHRP, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Student Liaison Committee

I began my HR career recruiting technical staff and skilled trades in the manufacturing and automotive sectors, before specializing in organizational learning and career development for salaried staff and executive leadership. Eventually, my affinity with training and the classroom environment motivated a career transition into education, and I have been teaching in Business Administration and Human Resources Management programs at St. Clair College for the last decade.  Prior to moving to Windsor in 2007, I had been teaching at Fanshawe College in London, ON. During my tenure at both colleges, I have enjoyed assisting students with CHRP designation preparation and career path planning. Relating to the former, I also share the role of facilitating the HRPAW’s Comprehensive Knowledge Exam (CKE) study group. Additionally, I volunteer with various employment-related initiatives throughout Windsor and Essex County.

I have held my Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation since 2002, and my Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL) designation since 2014.

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Liz Nichols (Black), CHRP, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Mentorship

My name is Liz Nichols (Black) and I so excited to be a part of this great group of people to bring you, our members the best programs and development opportunities we can muster! Having had exposure both at the Provincial and local levels of HRPA, I am excited to bring my experience to this Chapter Board and ensure you get what you need for your personal growth and development.

Having only lived in this area for about two years now I will look forward to meeting many of you at the virtual events and hearing what you would like to see from the Windsor & District Chapter Board in the future.

Thanks for your support, stay safe & healthy!

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Jennifer Mawhinney, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Communications

Jennifer has professional experience in a range of industries including farming, retail, manufacturing, education, financial, and agricultural. This allowed her to develop a diverse perspective, creative problem-solving skills, and a wide-reaching network.

She has done full-cycle recruitment, core values implementation, organizational structure development, created a streamlined onboarding process and designed an in-house mediation process.

Jennifer is most passionate about the labour relations, and pension and benefits functions of Human Resources. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, with Honours from the University of Windsor with a concentration in Management Science. Her involvement with community organizations spans CIBC Run for the Cure, Girl Guides of Ontario, and School Advisory Council leadership roles.

Jennifer has been a Windsor & District Chapter member since 2019 and proudly holds her CHRP designation.

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 Inna Turkova, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development

Inna brings over 20 years of progressive experience in Global Human Resources Management and Administration in manufacturing, non-for-profit and public service organizations.  Backed by strong generalist acumen, Inna’s areas of expertise include all functional competencies of HR, and particularly Recruitment & Selection, Health & Safety, Compensation & Benefits, Policies & Procedures. In her current role of Corporate HR Manager at A V Gauge & Fixture Inc. Inna oversees legal compliance and leads various HR programs for over 300 company’s employees worldwide spread across five domestic and two international facilities. Inna also holds an advisory role in the Strategic Management processes of the company.

As a dedicated HR professional, Inna acknowledges the challenges employers face due to the current shortage of skilled labor in Windsor-Essex community. To bridge the gap, Inna advocates to actively engaging more school aged youth and women into the workforce by promoting skilled trades through a variety of community programs and initiatives. In 2015 Inna received the Community Partner Award from WEST of Windsor Inc. for her participation in the Industry Council of the “Women in Skilled Trades” initiative.

Inna is excited to return to the Windsor Chapter Board after serving a two year term as the Treasurer/Secretary and the Regulatory Liaison in 2017-2019.

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Shelley Sutherland

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Shelly is the Human Resources Manager with Pure Hothouse Foods Inc. in Leamington, ON. Her key accountabilities include employee relations, benefit administration, compensation, recruitment and policy development. Additionally, Shelly supports their human resource team across North America, in Georgia, Texas and Michigan. Previously, she has been involved in training and development, health and safety, orientation and attendance management.

Shelly’s career has taken the path of diversity having held management roles in retail, fast food, newspaper publishing and in the IT/LAN sector. In 2009 Shelly was fortunate to start a new educational opportunity and re-educate herself in the field of human resources management. This education allowed her to work in the capacity of; Recruiter in staffing with a manufacturing industry focus; Recruiter and HR Generalist with a BPO; and as a Human Resources Manager in the greenhouse industry.

Shelly is a honored to be a 2012 graduate of St. Clair College, completing an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration Human Resources as well as a Davenport University alumnus of 2013, having received a Bachelor of Business Administration – Human Resources with honors, with a concentration in Leadership.

susanne-earle
Susanne Earle​, B.A., CHRL, CPCC, PCC

Chapter Chair

Susanne Earle is a Leadership and Executive Coach, empowering leaders to enhance strengths and manage challenges such as poor performance, disengagement, conflict, turnover, and resistance to change. Susanne provides relevant tools delivered in a practical way that accelerate learning for positive and lasting results.

Susanne’s experience in HR includes 25 years as a Consultant and in the corporate sector. She has been a certified HRPA member since 2001 and a dedicated board member since 2013. Credentials include a CHRL, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, and a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. Her unique background in coaching and HR provides an added level of support to leaders when handling everyday people issues. As the founder of Game Change Coaching & Consulting,

Susanne’s mission is to drive organizational success by bringing more awareness, harmony and joy to workplaces.

sara-ouellette
Sara Ouellette​

Chapter Past Chair and Chair, Regulatory Discussion Group

In my current role as the Total Compensation Specialists for the Corporation of the City of Windsor, I am responsible for pay equity, job evaluation, research and analysis of benefits and compensation policies and procedures.

Previously I have worked in the agriculture, health care and manufacturing industries in human resources generalist roles where I have provided a full range of human resources services including, but not limited to, health and safety, training, orientation, recruitment, attendance management, payroll, benefit administration, and labour relations.

I completed my Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor with a concentration in Management Science and a minor in labour studies and currently hold a Certified Human Resources Leader designation.

chirs-nicholls-worth
Chris Nicholls Worth, CHRP, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Student Liaison Committee

I began my HR career recruiting technical staff and skilled trades in the manufacturing and automotive sectors, before specializing in organizational learning and career development for salaried staff and executive leadership. Eventually, my affinity with training and the classroom environment motivated a career transition into education, and I have been teaching in Business Administration and Human Resources Management programs at St. Clair College for the last decade.  Prior to moving to Windsor in 2007, I had been teaching at Fanshawe College in London, ON. During my tenure at both colleges, I have enjoyed assisting students with CHRP designation preparation and career path planning. Relating to the former, I also share the role of facilitating the HRPAW’s Comprehensive Knowledge Exam (CKE) study group. Additionally, I volunteer with various employment-related initiatives throughout Windsor and Essex County.

I have held my Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation since 2002, and my Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL) designation since 2014.

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Liz Nichols (Black), CHRP, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Mentorship

My name is Liz Nichols (Black) and I so excited to be a part of this great group of people to bring you, our members the best programs and development opportunities we can muster! Having had exposure both at the Provincial and local levels of HRPA, I am excited to bring my experience to this Chapter Board and ensure you get what you need for your personal growth and development.

Having only lived in this area for about two years now I will look forward to meeting many of you at the virtual events and hearing what you would like to see from the Windsor & District Chapter Board in the future.

Thanks for your support, stay safe & healthy!

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Jennifer Mawhinney, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Communications

Jennifer has professional experience in a range of industries including farming, retail, manufacturing, education, financial, and agricultural. This allowed her to develop a diverse perspective, creative problem-solving skills, and a wide-reaching network.

She has done full-cycle recruitment, core values implementation, organizational structure development, created a streamlined onboarding process and designed an in-house mediation process.

Jennifer is most passionate about the labour relations, and pension and benefits functions of Human Resources. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, with Honours from the University of Windsor with a concentration in Management Science. Her involvement with community organizations spans CIBC Run for the Cure, Girl Guides of Ontario, and School Advisory Council leadership roles.

Jennifer has been a Windsor & District Chapter member since 2019 and proudly holds her CHRP designation.

inna-turkova
 Inna Turkova, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development

Inna brings over 20 years of progressive experience in Global Human Resources Management and Administration in manufacturing, non-for-profit and public service organizations.  Backed by strong generalist acumen, Inna’s areas of expertise include all functional competencies of HR, and particularly Recruitment & Selection, Health & Safety, Compensation & Benefits, Policies & Procedures. In her current role of Corporate HR Manager at A V Gauge & Fixture Inc. Inna oversees legal compliance and leads various HR programs for over 300 company’s employees worldwide spread across five domestic and two international facilities. Inna also holds an advisory role in the Strategic Management processes of the company.

As a dedicated HR professional, Inna acknowledges the challenges employers face due to the current shortage of skilled labor in Windsor-Essex community. To bridge the gap, Inna advocates to actively engaging more school aged youth and women into the workforce by promoting skilled trades through a variety of community programs and initiatives. In 2015 Inna received the Community Partner Award from WEST of Windsor Inc. for her participation in the Industry Council of the “Women in Skilled Trades” initiative.

Inna is excited to return to the Windsor Chapter Board after serving a two year term as the Treasurer/Secretary and the Regulatory Liaison in 2017-2019.

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Shelley Sutherland

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Shelly is the Human Resources Manager with Pure Hothouse Foods Inc. in Leamington, ON. Her key accountabilities include employee relations, benefit administration, compensation, recruitment and policy development. Additionally, Shelly supports their human resource team across North America, in Georgia, Texas and Michigan. Previously, she has been involved in training and development, health and safety, orientation and attendance management.

Shelly’s career has taken the path of diversity having held management roles in retail, fast food, newspaper publishing and in the IT/LAN sector. In 2009 Shelly was fortunate to start a new educational opportunity and re-educate herself in the field of human resources management. This education allowed her to work in the capacity of; Recruiter in staffing with a manufacturing industry focus; Recruiter and HR Generalist with a BPO; and as a Human Resources Manager in the greenhouse industry.

Shelly is a honored to be a 2012 graduate of St. Clair College, completing an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration Human Resources as well as a Davenport University alumnus of 2013, having received a Bachelor of Business Administration – Human Resources with honors, with a concentration in Leadership.

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