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.

To see upcoming activities, please view our calendar.

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

Your Vancouver Island Advisory Council:


Chair – Helen Wale

Helen joined the advisory council in 2010 in the Communications Portfolio, in 2011 she was the lead the Awards Portfolio, and then spent a year as Incoming Chair and is now in her second year as the Chair for Vancouver Island. Helen is Project Manager and Executive Coach with Island Health.


Awards – Pamela MacIntosh-Snell, CHRP

Pamela began volunteering in the Membership Portfolio and was the lead for the Victoria Roundtable prior to joining the advisory council in 2014 as the Post Secondary Lead.  She now is responsible for seeking award nominations, with her team for the Professional Awards, given annually by the HRMA.  Pamela is a Human Resources Consultant for Western Financial Group.


CHRP and Professional Development – Glenn Barned, CHRP

Glenn is in his second 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 Vaughan

Ingrid is in her first year on the Vancouver Island Advisory Council and leads a team of volunteer writers for the HRVoice.


Membership – Deborah Pike, CHRP

Deborah is in her first year on the council and can be found hosting Members Only Breakfasts on the 4th Friday of each month and leading a team of volunteers to phone new members. She is a Training and Development Coordinator with WCG International HR Solutions.

 Theresa Henriksen

Mentoring –   Theresa Henriksen, CHRP

Theresa returns to the Mentoring Portfolio after a one year hiatus and we are pleased she brings her expertise in this area back to the Vancouver Island Region.  Theresa is a Human Resources Consultant with the City of Victoria.


Post Secondary – Lyndsey Nelson, CHRP

Lyndsey was part of the Networking Portfolio as an Ambassador, before accepting the responsibility to be the Lead of that Portfolio in 2013.  Now in her third year on the Advisory Council, Lyndsey takes on the role of Post Secondary where she will liaise with post secondary representatives from Camosun, Vancouver Island University, Royal Roads, North Island College and the University of Victoria..  Lyndsey is an Associate with EngagedHR.


Advisor – Carole Gosse, CHRP

Carole has been serving the Vancouver Island advisory council in the role of Mentoring Lead for many years and now shares her expertise in an advisory role.  She is an instructor in the HRM program at Camosun College.

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