Experience

  • Associate Vice President Human Resources

    at H&R Block Canada

    July 2017 - February 2020

    Alberta

    Reporting to the President and member of the executive team, led the human resource line of business, internal communications, learning, total rewards, and office services teams. Managed a direct team of 5 managers and 40 indirect reports and an annual operating budget of $4M. Key Accomplishments: • Created a positive organizational culture by creating and implementing HR programs aligned with evolving business objectives resulting in the ability to pivot programming to respond to organizational change. • Improved employee engagement scores by 10% within the first year through the implementation of strategic HR program changes including improved total rewards and building a culture of trust. • Developed and implemented a consistent, equitable, and performance-based total rewards program for the Canadian business including demographically targeted benefits offerings, merit, and incentive-based compensation practices.

  • Vice President Human Resources

    at Mayfair Diagnostics

    August 2015 - July 2017

    Alberta

    Reporting to the President and member of the executive team. Led the human resources function including strategy, policies, programs, and privacy. Managed a team of 5 direct reports and an annual operating budget of $2M. Key Accomplishments: • Created the Mayfair Academy to onboard technical and non-technical recently graduated sonographers through specific methodologies and best practices. Increased positive clinical outcomes and revenue through improved patient care and increased patient volumes. • Renegotiated benefits plan to result in $250K+ in savings reinvested into the development and launch of a flexible wellness credit strategy tailored to the employee population. Reduced time away from work, employer premiums and future benefit-cost through a focus on proactive health and wellness. • Stabilized the HR function during a time of organizational and cultural change.

  • Director Human Resources

    at St. Jude Medical (Abbott)

    September 2008 - June 2014

    Ontario

    Reporting to the President and member of the Canadian leadership team and European HR Leadership team, led the HR function for the Canadian organization. Managed a team of 4 direct reports and an operational budget of $1M. Assumed acting role of Director, Quality, Compliance, and Regulatory for 12 months including 10 direct reports. Key Accomplishments: • Sourced and recruited highly skilled technical employees for positions in operations, field, management, and executive roles leveraging assessment methodologies to align skills with required competencies. Resulted in targeted talent selection, improved product sales, increased revenues, and corporate awards. • Created a positive culture during a period of significant leadership change. • Renegotiated the benefits plan resulting in savings of $300K while improving benefits offerings. • Implemented a recruitment and integration process that reduced voluntary turnover by 8.4% in first year.

Education

  • Master of Business Administration

    at Athabasca University

    2000 - 2003 (3 years) Alberta

  • Post diploma, Human Resources

    at Sheridan College

    1997 - 1998 (1 year) Ontario

  • Bachelor of Arts

    at Queen's University

    1991 - 1995 (4 years) Ontario

Languages

  • English Native

  • French Negotiation

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