Southern Interior

The Southern Interior 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 Southern Interior Advisory Council:


Chair – Paulette Brager, CHRP

Paulette is an Advisor of Organizational Effectiveness at First West Credit Union. This is her sixth year on the advisory council.

Marian Gushue Geiger

Outgoing Chair – Marian Gushue-Geiger, CHRP

Marian is Human Resources Manager at Commissionaires BC and is in her sixth year on the advisory council.


Administrator – Miranda Birkbeck

Miranda is a student in the HR Program at Okanagan College and is in her first year with the advisory council.


CHRP & Professional Development – Joan Kleinsteuber, CHRP

Joan is an HR Advisor at Okanagan College.  This is her fifth year on the advisory council.


Communications – Peter Tonkin, CHRP

Peter is HR Manager at Mission Group Enterprises Ltd and is in his second year on the advisory council.

Membership – Kim Desrosier

Kim is HR Manager at Manteo Resort and is in her second year on the advisory council.

Laurie Glasser

Mentoring – Laurie Glasser, CHRP

Laurie is the owner of Kelowna Human Resources Consulting and is in her fourth year on the advisory council.


Networking – Rob Crawford, CHRP

Rob is Manager, Human Resources at Emil Anderson Construction and is in his third year on the advisory council.

Violet Frost

Post Secondary Liaison – Violet Frost, CHRP

Violet is HR Lead (Canada) for Agility Fuel Systems and is in her sixth year on the advisory council.


Post Secondary Liaison – Lindsay Silvester, CHRP

Lindsay is the HR Coordinator at First Valley Credit Union.  She rejoins the advisory council this year, after previously being the Student Administrator.


Volunteering – Jennifer Thatcher, CHRP

Jennifer is Director of Human Resources at inSite Housing, Hospitality and Health Services.  She joins the advisory council for the first time this year.

Please contact Tim Read for more information about the Southern Interior Advisory Council.