Introducing HRPA’s new chair: Brenda Clark, CHRE
HRPA welcomed a new board chair at HRPA’s annual general meeting in May. Brenda Clark, a long-time board member at both the provincial and Ottawa chapter level, will serve as HRPA chair over a two-year term.
Brenda is principal and founder of Advanced Corporate Health, an Ottawa HR consultancy, and an HR professor at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management. She holds both the Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation and the Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) designation. She has been a member of the provincial Board of Directors of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) for the past four years and was previously the Chapter President of the HRPA Ottawa Chapter.
Brenda’s areas of expertise include Human Resources Strategic and Operational Leadership; research (policy/program research and design) and Occupational Health and Safety and Employee Wellness. She has worked for a number of organizations determining industry leading practices and providing for policies and programs to reduce the risk of illness/ injury and ensure legislative compliance. Brenda is also an expert in Disability Management and has been successful in implementing measures to control for loss time due to occupational/ non-occupational injury or illness.
Brenda has been teaching at the University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management since 2006 in Organizational Behaviour; Occupational Health and Safety; and Strategic HR Planning. Previous to that she taught for two years at Algonquin College in Occupational Health and Safety.
Brenda obtained the Advanced Program in Human Resources Management Certificate from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto after completing a Masters in Science (Project Management) from the University of Quebec, Outaouais. She holds a Baccalaureate in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa, Ottawa; an Occupational Health Nursing Certificate from Algonquin College, Ottawa and a Registered Nurse Diploma from Canadore College, North Bay.
Brenda will be instrumental in leading HRPA as it embarks on a new inspirational strategic direction that ensures everyone–HR professionals, government, business and the public—understands that HR is a genuine profession with unique skills and capabilities that bring value to organizations through people strategies.