The Yukon 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.

Your Yukon Advisory Council:

Chair and Communications – Les Hudson, CHRP

Les is Director, HR for Community Services with the Yukon Government.  Les joins us for his second year and was one of the pioneers with the creation of the Yukon Region.  Previous HRMA experience was gained as an active participant in the Vancouver Island Region.

Incoming Chair – Lee Vincent, CHRP

Lee was proud to be part of the group that got the Yukon Region of HRMA up and running. She held the role of Chair for the start-up year and then disappeared and went travelling! She is happy to be back! Having stepped out of a corporate executive role, Lee is happy to balance her time between supporting small to medium enterprises on their people strategy journeys, acting as a strategic thinking partner and executive coach and being a homeschool teacher and head of adventure planning for her family.

Administration and Awards – Colleen Kormos

Colleen joined that Advisory Council in its first year of inception taking on the Administration role and keeping everyone organized.  She also assisted with the Awards Portfolio.  Colleen is a Human Resources Specialist for the Yukon Hospital Corporation. She is a graduate of Okanagan College, where she holds a BBA specializing in Human Resources Management.

Advisor – Barrett Horne

Barrett joins us for his second year as an advisor with the Yukon Region.  He was a pioneer, joining from the beginning and sharing his knowledge and wisdom to help grow the Region.  Barrett is an OD Consultant working with the Yukon Government’s Staff Development Branch in the Public Service Commission.  With work experience in (so far) 39 countries, he is passionate about helping organizations be as productive, effective, and healthy as possible.  He takes a special delight in designing and facilitating group processes that unleash the collective wisdom of organizational stakeholders.


Awards – Tanya Lanigan

Tanya is a graduate from the Royal Roads Executive Coaching program, and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation. With a deep passion for coaching, Tanya draws on her experience in facilitating change. She excels in helping leaders achieve a positive long term change in their behaviour for themselves, their people and their teams. Tanya joins us for her first year with the Advisory Council.


Communications – Ken Todd

Ken has been a change practitioner in the North for the past 25 years, having lived and worked in all three Territories and northern Labrador, in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. He is currently the Business Transition Consultant for Northwestel, working with teams to successfully navigate process, systems and organizational changes designed to improve the customer’s experience. Ken is excited about taking on the role of Communications with the HRMA Advisory Council, to heighten the profile and build some buzz around the practice of HR in the Yukon.

CHRP & Professional Development, Mentoring – Tracey Maher, CHRP

Tracey Maher is the Director, Human Resources at the Department of Justice, Yukon Government.  Tracey obtained her MBA – Human Resource Management at Royal Roads University in 2012.  She has been an Advisory Council member since the Yukon Region joined HRMA. Tracey has 20 years of human resource experience with Yukon Government and many years in private industry before moving to the Yukon in 1993.


CHRP & Professional Development, Post Secondary – Brian Bruckman

Brian is a teaching, training and learning expert working as a consultant.  Formerly he was the Coordinator for the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Yukon College.  He has been with the Yukon Region since its inception and joins us for a second year.

Membership and Mentoring – Judy Tomlin

Judy recently retired from the 9-5 work world as a Staff Relations Advisor (Labour Relations) with the Public Service Commission – Yukon Government..   Judy joined the HR field (when it was Personnel) in 1980 with Parks Canada.  She looks forward to being retired and still volunteering with HRMA.  She was in it from the beginning and continues to help build the HR community in the Yukon.

Networking and Membership – Roxane Larouche, CHRP

Roxane joins us for a second year on the Advisory Council.  She was one of the first Yukoners to obtain her CHRP designation and has over 25 years’ experience in the human resources field in both private and public sectors.  She is currently the Director, Human Resources for the Yukon Hospital Corporation and has a passion for strategic human resource management initiatives.

Networking and Post Secondary Liaison – Brian Bonia

Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development at Yukon College. Brian joins us for a second year and is pleased to be a contributor to the development of a network of human resource practitioners in the Yukon. Has participated as a mentor while residing in Nova Scotia and continues to do so in the Yukon. A graduate of Dalhousie University’s Business program.

Please contact Susan Pearse for more information regarding the Yukon Advisory Council.