Human Resources

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Meet the team

Linda Heska

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

Dorie Burnham

Manager, HRIS and People Services
Office: Centre For Learning 508D
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4807

Human Resource Advisors

The Human Resources Advisor interprets and administers all Okanagan College terms & conditions and collective agreements and is 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.

Haley Perrault

HR Advisor
Office: Centre For Learning 508A
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4208

Emily Kompauer

HR Advisor
Office: Centre For Learning 508B
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4228

Caroline Barnhart

HR Advisor
Office: Centre For Learning 508H
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4761

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.

Charlene Cornett

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

Rachelle Nielsen

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

HR Assistants

Our HR 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.

Arlene DeBruin

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

Gardeen DePluzer

HR Assistant
Office: Centre For Learning 508
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4718

Jennifer Quiring

HR Assistant
Office: Centre For Learning 508
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4290

HR Analyst

Our HR Analyst 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

HR Analyst
Office: Centre For Learning 508
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4547