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IPAC Vancouver Virtual AGM
Featuring Panel Discussion
Emerging Public Sector Workplace: Understanding Pandemic Impacts
Nov. 19, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:15PM PST
Panel Disucssion Moderator
President and CEO
Pinpoint Consulting Inc.
Lisa has 28 years of experience in a variety of areas within the BC Public Service including: Indigenous Community Development, Indigenous Relations, Treaty Negotiations, economic development, post-secondary education, clean energy, program evaluation, post-secondary education/training and employment. She has received both the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Excellence in the Public Service and the Métis Order of the Sash. Lisa established her own consulting business in 2010 and works on a collaborative basis with Indigenous Nations and communities, governments, non-profit organizations and the private sector. Lisa was involved with the Institute of Public Administration in Victoria prior to joining IPAC Vancouver. Lisa has taken on various roles and is currently the National representative.
Assistant Deputy Minister, BC Region
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Government of Canada
Gerry Salembier is the senior executive in British Columbia for the federal department of Western Economic Diversification (WD). He holds a BComm (Honours) and an MA in International Affairs. He began his career with the Institute for Research on Public Policy, and has 30 years of experience within the federal Departments of Finance and Foreign Affairs and International Trade. As Assistant Deputy Minister for WD’s BC region, Gerry is responsible for a wide range of economic development funding initiatives and is an advocate for strengthening and diversifying the economy of BC and the West.
Director, Technology Partner, Workforce Innovation, Skills and Training
Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
Government of BC
Caitlin is passionate about digital transformation, reconciliation, and policy excellence. She's been with the BC Public Service for 9 years and has developed expertise and experience in digital policy, IT transformation, and data innovation. As the lead for the Policy Community of Practice and the Chair of IPAC Victoria, Caitlin has been driving efforts to provide direction and development for the policy profession in the BC Public Service and across Canada. Caitlin is delighted with the collaboration and deepening partnership between IPAC Vancouver and IPAC Victoria.
Intergovernmental Relations Manager
City of Vancouver
Sandra is the Manager of Intergovernmental Relations at the City of Vancouver where she works with the regional, provincial and federal governments to advance priorities such as housing, transit, climate change, childcare, and most recently, COVID-19 recovery efforts. Prior to her current role, she managed Vancouver’s Great Beginnings Program which aimed to restore Vancouver’s founding neighbourhoods and establish a foundation for improvements to the economic, physical and social environments through collaboration between community groups, and the municipal and provincial governments.
Sandra obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria, and Masters in Public Policy from Simon Fraser University, when she had an opportunity to live, work and conduct research in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
She began her public sector career working at British Columbia Parks and the Provincial Health Services Authority as a performance metrics and workforce demographics specialist.