Vancouver Island

The Vancouver Island 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.

HRMA members are encouraged to participate on the Advisory Council or as a volunteer. The Vancouver Island Advisory Council welcomes input from all HRMA members who would like to be involved with the growth of HR practice in the region.

To volunteer on Vancouver Island, please complete the form located at and a member of the Advisory Council will be in touch with you.

To see upcoming activities, please view our calendar.

For a community breakdown of the Vancouver Island region, please refer to regions by city.

Your Vancouver Island Advisory Council:

Chair - Helen Wale

Helen joined the advisory council in 2010 in the Communications Portfolio, in 2011 lead the Awards Portfolio, spent a year as Incoming Chair and is now the Chair for Vancouver Island. Helen is Director – Service Centre, People and Organizational Development with the Vancouver Island Health Authority


Incoming Chair – Meg Burrows, CHRP


Awards – Nella Garman, CHRP

Nella spent two years working as a Research Assistant in the Awards Portfolio and we are pleased that she has taken the Lead role this year.  Nella is an HR Consultant with the University of Victoria.

CHRP and Professional Development – Glenn Barned, CHRP

Glenn is in his first year as the Lead of the CHRP/PD Portfolio, responsible for the oversight of Roundtables throughout the Island, professional development and CHRP activities. Glenn is an Occupational Health and Safety Consultant with his own firm, RGB Enterprises.


Communications – Ingrid Vaughn, CHRP



Membership – Deborah Pike, CHRP


Mentoring -   Deborah Lang, CHRP

Deborah is our Mentoring Lead, hosting Orientations, Mid-Point Learning and Wind-Up sessions, as well as connecting with the Mentoring Pairs throughout the year.

Networking – Lyndsey Nelson, CHRP

Lyndsey was part of the Networking Portfolio as an Ambassador, before accepting the responsibility to be the Lead of this Portfolio in 2013 – this is her second year on the Advisory Council.  Lyndsey is an Associate with EngagedHR.


Post Secondary – Pamela MacIntosh-Snell, CHRP



Volunteering – Rebecca Lumley, CHRP

This is Rebecca’s fourth year on the Vancouver Island Advisory Council and she is responsible for the recruitment, placement and engagement of volunteers working with the various portfolios. Rebecca is the Manager, Human Resources & Organizational Development with the BC Oil and Gas Commission.

Member at Large – Carole Gosse, CHRP

Please contact Carolyne Taylor for further information regarding the Vancouver Island Advisory Council.