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Gentil Mateus




Chief Executive Officer

Suite 800 - Two Bentall Centre
555 Burrard Street, Box 232
Vancouver British Columbia V7X 1M8 Canada

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Phone: 604 601 3118

Fax: 604 687 7266

Mobile: 604 551 9382


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Appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer in September 2011, Gentil joined CSSEA with over 20 years of multi-faceted experience in human resources, leadership, change management, collective bargaining and community engagement. Gentil came to CSSEA from the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) where he held a variety of positions, including Corporate Director of Employee and Labour Relations, Vice-President of Human Resources (interim) and Vice-President, Corporate Services & System Innovation.

Gentil was the lead negotiator at the Community Health table in 2010, the architect of the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry and led a number of provincial initiatives, including a $37 million Health and Safety in Action project. Gentil continues to work closely with government, unions and the social service membership, while being actively involved in the community.

He has served on the Advisory Board for Okanagan College, the board of the Occupational Health and Safety agency for health care (OHSAH) been a member of the Rotary Club of Kelowna and the Rotary Club of Trail and is co-founder of the Friends of Children Foundation, a charitable organization committed to helping families with sick children in BC’s Kootenay region.