Coastal Vancouver

The Coastal Vancouver Advisory Council handles the planning and implementation of local HRMA activities and is made up of members representing a broad range of HR experience levels and areas of practice.

To see upcoming activities, please view our calendar.

For regional breakdowns, please refer to Regional Breakdown By Community.

Your Coastal Vancouver Advisory Council:

Tyler Cheyne

Chair – Tyler Cheyne, CHRP

Tyler is an HR Business Partner and Program Manager, Training and Development at STEMCELL Technologies. He has volunteered with both the Greater and Coastal Vancouver regions in a variety of roles for over five years. Tyler is the HRMA Rising Star Award recipient for 2013 and volunteered as an Advisor on the HMRA Conference Planning Committee for two years. He is a graduate of the UBC Sauder School of Business with a specialization in Human Resources.


Incoming Chair + CHRP & Professional Development – Fiona Ho

Fiona is an HR Generalist at Fortinet Technologies. She is a graduate of Sauder School of Business at UBC and previously served as the post secondary student representative while there. She is also the Chair of the New Professionals Roundtable and the most recent recipient of the HRMA Rising Star Award for 2014. This is her third year on the Advisory Council.


CHRP & Professional Development – Darelle Odo, CHRP

Darelle is a HR Coordinator with West Fraser Timber. She has a Bachelors in Business from the University of Victoria and previous experience at a recruitment firm and in marketing. This is Darelle’s second year volunteering on the HRMA Advisory Council and she is thrilled to be able to give back to an association and profession that she has and continues to grow in.


Communications – Raluca Manolache

Raluca is a driven HR professional with experience in media, government and not-for-profit organizations who enjoys growing her HR knowledge through good books and great people alike. She is an actively involved member of People Talk’s advisory committee and a writer for the People Talk Magazine and the HR Voice. This is her first year on the Advisory Council.


Membership – Kathryn Moore, CHRP

Kathryn is an HR Generalist at the University of British Columbia, providing services to the Development & Alumni Engagement and Communications & Community Partnership portfolios, and is an alumna of UBC’s Sauder School of Business with specializations in HR and Marketing. She previously worked in a generalist capacity at EY (formerly Ernst & Young) and in international development in Cambodia. This is Kathryn’s first year serving on the Advisory Council.


Networking – Serena Aroon, CHRP

Serena is a Talent Acquisition Advisor with SNC Lavalin, Canada’s largest Engineering, Procurement and Construction firm. For the last 7 years, Serena has taken on recruiting roles though her experience includes onboarding, labor relations, employee relations, compensation and performance management. Serena holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and a Certificate in Human Resources Management from BCIT. In addition to the HRMA, Serena has also volunteered with Dress for Success as a Career Advisor for the last 2 years. This is Serena’s first year as an Advisory Council Member.


Networking – Courtney McKissock, CHRP

Courtney is currently an HR Advisor at Omicron Canada Inc. She is a graduate of University of Western Ontario where she completed her Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies with a specialization in Human Resources. Courtney started volunteering at events with HRMA several years ago and this is her second year on the Advisory Council as the Networking Co-Lead.


Post Secondary – Kevin Chiu

Kevin is an HR Business Partner with the BMO Financial Group. This is his first year on the Advisory Council, with prior involvement as a post-secondary student representative and as a member of the mentoring portfolio. He is a graduate of the Sauder School of Business at UBC.


Post Secondary – Laura Liden

Laura is currently working as a Health and Benefits Analyst with Morneau Shepell. She recently graduated from BCIT’s Human Resources Management Diploma Program after completing her Bachelor of Arts at the University of British Columbia. This is Laura’s fourth year volunteering with the advisory council.


Volunteering – Mari Perugini

Mari is an HR Generalist at St. John Ambulance. She has worked at various international non-profit organizations and has expertise in leadership development, volunteer engagement and retention, and conflict management. This is her second year serving on the Coastal Vancouver Advisory Council.

Please contact Elizabeth Bonner for more information regarding the Coastal Vancouver Advisory Council.