Sincerely,
The Windsor & District Chapter Board

Events

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Windsor: 01.21.21 *VIRTUAL* Unintentional Racism: Managing a Diverse Workforce

Windsor: 01.21.21 *VIRTUAL* Unintentional Racism: Managing a Diverse Workforce To help foster a safe, inclusive and productive workplace, it is...

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Windsor - Chatham-Kent: 02.11.21 * VIRTUAL* Legal Update Event

Employment law questions are part of the workday, pretty much every day, when you work in HR. For that reason,...

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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

sara-ouellette
Sara Ouellette​

Chapter Chair Elect, and Chair, Chapter Mentorship Committee

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.

susanne-earle
Susanne Earle​

Chapter Chair Elect

Susanne Earle is a Leadership Development Specialist and Human Resources Consultant. As President of Game Change Coaching & Consulting, Susanne works with executive and middle management leaders to help them enhance their strengths and overcome any habits and behaviours that may be getting in the way of optimal leadership effectiveness. Personalized one-on-one coaching provides tools that are relevant to each leader and is delivered in a way that accelerates learning and creates behaviour change that sticks. Customized training programs incorporate tools to apply the learning to the workplace for positive and sustainable organizational change.

With over 25 years of corporate experience in human resources and management along with solid, hands-on knowledge and success in lean, fast-paced, highly competitive automotive parts manufacturing, Susanne understands the pressures, challenges and stresses of leading in today’s rapidly changing environment. Her solid background enables her to provide an additional level of support to leaders when handling people issues such as performance and attendance problems, workplace conflict, communication and disengagement.​

allison-rusling-bigelow
Allison Rusling-Bigelow

Chair, Chapter Communications Committee

Senior Human Resources Generalist at Anchor Danly/AWC for the past several years, overseeing Health and Safety, Training and Development, Claims Management and Recruitment.

Proud alumnus of Davenport University having earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with honours concentrated on Human Resources Management, and an alumnus of St. Clair College having graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration Human Resources.

For the majority of my career, positions held have been within the manufacturing sector in both union and non-union organizations with involvement in all aspects of an employee life cycle.

I have been an active Board member of our local chapter for the past several years in the role recording Secretary, and this past year have focused on enhancing communications to our membership.

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.

shelley-sutherland
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.

inna-turkova
 Inna Turkova, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development Committee

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.

sara-ouellette
Sara Ouellette​

Chapter Chair Elect, and Chair, Chapter Mentorship Committee

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.

susanne-earle
Susanne Earle​

Chapter Chair Elect

Susanne Earle is a Leadership Development Specialist and Human Resources Consultant. As President of Game Change Coaching & Consulting, Susanne works with executive and middle management leaders to help them enhance their strengths and overcome any habits and behaviours that may be getting in the way of optimal leadership effectiveness. Personalized one-on-one coaching provides tools that are relevant to each leader and is delivered in a way that accelerates learning and creates behaviour change that sticks. Customized training programs incorporate tools to apply the learning to the workplace for positive and sustainable organizational change.

With over 25 years of corporate experience in human resources and management along with solid, hands-on knowledge and success in lean, fast-paced, highly competitive automotive parts manufacturing, Susanne understands the pressures, challenges and stresses of leading in today’s rapidly changing environment. Her solid background enables her to provide an additional level of support to leaders when handling people issues such as performance and attendance problems, workplace conflict, communication and disengagement.​

allison-rusling-bigelow
Allison Rusling-Bigelow

Chair, Chapter Communications Committee

Senior Human Resources Generalist at Anchor Danly/AWC for the past several years, overseeing Health and Safety, Training and Development, Claims Management and Recruitment.

Proud alumnus of Davenport University having earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with honours concentrated on Human Resources Management, and an alumnus of St. Clair College having graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration Human Resources.

For the majority of my career, positions held have been within the manufacturing sector in both union and non-union organizations with involvement in all aspects of an employee life cycle.

I have been an active Board member of our local chapter for the past several years in the role recording Secretary, and this past year have focused on enhancing communications to our membership.

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.

shelley-sutherland
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.

inna-turkova
 Inna Turkova, CHRL

Chair, Chapter Programs/Professional Development Committee

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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