Ruth MacDonald, RPR - Maritimes Regional Director
InnovaSea Marine Systems Canada, Bedford, NS
Ruth MacDonald is currently the Human Resources Manager at InnovaSea Marine Systems Canada. Based in Bedford, NS, Ruth provides support to Innovasea employees in the divisions of Open Ocean Aquaculture, Land based Aquaculture, Aquaculture Intelligence and Fish tracking in Norway, Chile, Germany, Australia, US and Canada. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts at Wilfrid Laurier University and her Certificate in Professionalism for the HR Practitioner from Saint Mary’s as well as her Strategic Human Resource Management Certificate from University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management Executive Programs. Ruth has focused her career- combined 25+ years of HR and Management experience within the fields of manufacturing, multi-unit big box and corporate retail. She specializes in Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition, Coach/Mentor, expert in Safety, OHS, WCB and Return to Work Programs. She also holds her RPR (Registered Professional Recruiter) designation through IPM.
Brandi Babando, RPR - Maritimes Regional Co-Chair
Bell, Bedford, NS
Brandi Babando is currently a Senior Consultant, Human Resources for Bell based in Bedford, NS and supporting groups nationally. Brandi returned to school in her 20's to earn her Certificate in Human Resource Management from Saint Mary’s University in order to focus her career on HR and operations management. Brandi completed the Registered Professional Recruiter (RPR) program in 2004 through IPM and also holds the CPHR designation. She specializes in employee relations, talent management and HR project management.
Jaime Moore, RPT - Ottawa Regional Director
Canadian Commercial Corporation, Ottawa, ON
Jaime Moore is currently HR Advisor at the Canadian Commercial Corporation.
Jaime deals in a number of areas including recruitment and selection, health
and safety, work description writing and classification, as well as some
labour relations and HR policy development. Jaime holds a B.A. in Industrial
Psychology from the University of Western Ontario as well as a Certificate
in Human Resources Management from Sheridan College. Jaime has her
Registered Professional Trainer (RPT) designation as well as her CHRP
designation. Jaime has a generalist background and has held a variety
positions in the past with organizations such as Nestlé Canada, The
Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa and McConnell HR Consulting.
Brianne Carlson, RPR, RAS - Ottawa Regional Co-Chair
Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa , Ottawa, ON
Brianne Carlson is the Grievance Officer at the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa. Working in the field of labour relations, Brianne provides bargaining unit members with expert advice on all matters under a Collective Agreement including grievances, accommodation requirements, complaint processes and conditions of work. Having worked in both the private and public sectors, Brianne has extensive experience in a number of areas within human resources including recruitment and selection, job classification and evaluation, employee relations and organizational governance and policy development. Brianne holds a B.A. in French and Spanish from Dalhousie University, a Certificate in Human Resources Management from Algonquin College and is currently pursuing a Certificate in Labour Relations. Brianne also holds her Registered Professional Recruiter (RPR) designation and Registered Assessment Specialist (RAS) designation through IPM.
Lynia Vincent, RPR - Ottawa Regional Co-Chair
Elite HR Services, Ottawa, ON
Lynia Vincent is an independent HR Consultant with over 25 years of diverse HR experience. Her passion is conducting workplace investigations. Lynia effectively helps clients work through many complex workplace issues. She has experience conducting investigations into allegations of harassment and workplace violence, code of conduct violations, bullying, poisoned work environments and other problematic workplace behaviour. Lynia holds the RPR (Registered Professional Recruiter) designation as well as the Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL). She is a member of the Association of Professional Recruiters of Canada (APRC), the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) and Canadian Association of Workplace Investigators (CAWI).
Cindy Ziobrowski, RPR - Calgary Regional Director
Mayfair Diagnostics, Calgary, AB
Cindy Ziobrowski is the Director of HR for Mayfair Diagnostics in Calgary, Alberta. Mayfair Diagnostics is a leader in the medical imaging industry. As key member of the senior leadership team, Cindy is responsible for providing the strategic direction and leadership for the Human Resources team across all core human resources functions. In addition to her Registered Professional Recruiter (RPR) and Registered Professional Trainer (RPT) designations through IPM, she has completed her Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
Dmetri Berko, RPR - Calgary Regional Co-Chair
Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB
Dmetri Berko is Advisor, Strategic Initiatives Office of the Provost & Vice-President, Academic for Mount Royal University. As a lifelong learner, he has studied Project Management at the Graduate level. He blends his 15 years of professional recruitment and post-secondary admissions experience to focus on strategic enrollment management for both public and private schools. Dmetri has completed the Project Management Professional (PMP), the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Canadian Management Professional (CMP) and the Registered Professional Recruiter (RPR) designations. He is currently working towards the Strategic Enrolment Management Endorsed Professional (SEM-EP) designation.
Kristin Krause Reed, RPR - Calgary Regional Co-Chair
SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, Calgary, AB
Kristin Krause Reed is the Canadian Recruitment Specialist for Suez Water Technologies and Solutions. In her role, Kristin supports all recruitment for the Canada Region, using her industry expertise and strong network to help Suez recruit top talent. She has 13 years experience in recruitment in Calgary, 3 years working for an agency and 10 years at GE Canada. Kristin has been an RPR (Registered Professional Recruiter) through IPM since 2006 and has a Bachelor of Management Degree from the University of Lethbridge. Kristin also commits her volunteer time to the Junior Chamber of Calgary.
Shawn Nesseth, RPT - Toronto Regional Director
407 ETR Concession Co. Ltd., Toronto, ON
Shawn Nesseth is the Training Developer at 407 ETR Concession Company Limited in Woodbridge, Ontario. Shawn earned his Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a specialization in Sports Administration from Laurentian University and his Registered Professional Trainer (RPT) designation through IPM. Shawn is a Langevin Learning Services Master Trainer with specialty certifications as a Training Manager/Director, Training Generalist, and e-Learning Specialist. Shawn is dedicated to the design, development, and delivery of high-quality training initiatives, including Health and Safety, Compliance, Technical Skills, Soft Skills, and Customer Service. Shawn embraces “Lifelong Learning” and is committed to supporting the success of his colleagues through training and development.
Reeshma Jassani, RPT, CMP - Toronto Regional Co-Chair
CN Rail, Toronto, ON
Reeshma Jassani is currently the Director of Human Resources/Labour Relations working for CN Rail. With over 15 years of experience in employment law and human resources, she oversees the HR strategy and planning for the organization including: implementing HR best practices, addressing the strategic needs of the business, performance management and compensation decisions, execution of organizational effectiveness, workforce and succession planning, disability case management and return to work programs, managing complex employee relations issues, analyzing and coaching senior leaders on legal risks relative to Human Rights and Employment Standards matters. She possesses strong knowledge and expertise of employment legislation and guides business leaders across Canada in fostering a development, coaching and mentoring culture within the organization. She holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Athabasca University, and has both her Canadian Management Professional (CMP) and Registered Professional Trainer (RPT) designations through IPM.
Connie Olson, RPR, CMP - Edmonton Regional Director
e4c Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Connie has worked as an HR Professional for over 20 years and recently accepted a role with e4c, a not for profit organization in Edmonton, who work tirelessly towards ending poverty. She is passionate about the part she plays in setting leaders and the business up for success. Connie has her certificate in Human Resources Management, is a member of CPHR in addition to having her Registered Professional Recruiters (RPR) and her Canadian Management Professional (CMP) designations through IPM.
Jacalyn Appelt - Edmonton Regional Co-Chair
Jacalyn (Jackie) Appelt is a career Human Resources Generalist with comprehensive broad-based experience. She has a passion for HR Management and a penchant for labour/employee relations. She has extensive experience as a leader, manager and professional within public and private sector organizations including post-secondary institutions, healthcare, libraries, municipal government, industrial camp & catering, trucking and public education. Jackie brings integrity, teamwork and a collaborative, interest based approach while demonstrating sound judgment, due diligence, dedication and determination to her profession. Jackie has CHRP, IPMA-CP designations, a Human Resources Management certificate and numerous professional development training courses.