Human Resources

Meet the team

Gillian Henderson

Human Resources - Director
Office: Centre For Learning 508G
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4419

Diane Adair

Executive Assistant
Office: Centre For Learning 508
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4717

Ryan Savelieff

Manager, Employee Relations
Office: Centre For Learning 508E
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4223

Perpetuah Muthui

Manager, Employee Experience
Office: Centre For Learning 508F
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4390

Dorie Burnham

Manager, HRIS and People Services
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4807

Human Resource Advisors

The Human Resources Advisors interpret and administer all Okanagan College terms & conditions and collective agreements and are responsible for providing employee and labour relations advice and consultation to managers, supervisors and employees regarding job descriptions, job evaluation, recruitment & selection, performance management and exit interviews.

Shani Herath

Human Resources Advisor
Office: Centre For Learning 508A
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4761

Gardeen DePluzer

Human Resources Advisor
Office: Centre For Learning 508B
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4718

Recruitment Coordinator

Our Recruitment Coordinator is responsible for planning,developing and implementing recruitment services to attract, recruit and retain qualified employees.  The Coordinator will work with Human Resource Advisors, Managers and departments to identify hiring needs and search requirements; develop and implement effective selection processes; and effectively match candidates with roles in which they will be successful.

Bianka Blandon

Recruitment Coordinator
Office: Centre For Learning 508
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4650

Pension & Benefits Coordinators

Our Pension & Benefits Coordinators are responsible for pension & benefits administration, sick leave, long-term disability, return to work administration, wellness programs and consultative services in retirement planning.

Cheryl Dempsey

Pension & Benefits Coordinator
Office: Centre For Learning 508C
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4603

Alana Jordan

Pension & Benefits Coordinator
Office: Centre For Learning 508C
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4290

Rachelle Nielsen

Pension & Benefits Coordinator (on leave)
Office: Centre For Learning 508
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4449

Human Resources Assistants

Our Human Resources Assistants are responsible for administering the staffing process and for accurately compiling, documenting, entering and updating all employment-related staffing actions from initial hire to cessation of employment into the Human Resources Information System (HRIS); this includes analyzing the staffing action for the effect on individual employee benefit and leave eligibility and accurately processing those changes, ensuring data integrity.

Tina de Vooght

Human Resources Assistant
Office: Centre For Learning 508
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4228

JT Cowan

Human Resources Assistant
Office: Centre For Learning 508
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4291

Human Resources Systems Coordinator

Our Human Resources Systems Coordinator provides technical, analytical and professional support and guidance and participate in the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of Human Resources information systems and reporting.

Liz Currie

Human Resources Systems Coordinator
Office: Centre For Learning 508
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4547