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Mark Slobin

Executive Director, HR/LR
604.601.3122
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Mark joined CSSEA in December, 2015 as an Advocate in the HRLR Services team, providing advice and representation to members, primarily CSSEA’s Aboriginal agencies.  In June, 2016 Mark was appointed HRLR Director and is now responsible for coordinating emerging issues that impact the community social services sector as a whole and for managing the HRLR team. In addition, he currently acts as chief spokesperson in several associate member rounds of collective bargaining and acts as counsel in a number of arbitration and mediation hearings.

Prior to joining CSSEA, Mark held a number of leadership positions in the health sector for over 25 years, performing in similar roles to further the interests of the health authorities and contracted service providers in long-term care, home support, mental health, child development centres, and alcohol and drug agencies. Mark has a legal background and is keen on contributing to and enhancing his experiences in the community social services sector.

 


 

Sara Grujin

Advocate
604.601.6135
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Sara Grujin joined CSSEA in January 2017 as an HRLR Consultant.  Prior to joining CSSEA, Sara practiced in the areas of family law, criminal law and insurance defence. She is a member of the bar in Virginia, District of Columbia and British Columbia. Sara provides services to CSSEA members in the Lower Mainland. 

 


 

Vangie Johnson

Administrative Assistant
604.601.3126
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Vangie Johnson joined CSSEA in June 2018 as Administrative Assistant, primarily supporting the HRLR Services Department. Vangie possesses many years of experience in areas such as communications, HR, project management and governance. Her most recent position was Senior Executive Assistant at Ernst & Young, where she supported the Managing Partner for Government and the Public Sector.

 


 


Courtney McLachlan

Advocate
604.601.3124
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Courtney joined CSSEA in June 2017 as an Advocate. She attended law school in Australia and articled in Ontario. Since being called to the bar in BC, Courtney has worked in civil litigation, primarily in a large employment-related matter. She possesses a long history of volunteerism, which includes work with several organizations in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

 


 

Kristy Milland

Advocate
604.601.3116
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Kristy joined CSSEA in September 2022 as Advocate. She spent 6 years as the director of HR at the Toronto Railway Museum while studying to secure her M.A. at McMaster University in the Faculty of Labour Studies. Upon graduating, she continued her studies in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Kristy recently finished her articles and was called to the Bar in July 2022.

 


 

Kathryn Rogers

Advocate
604.601.3123
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Kathryn Rogers recently joined CSSEA in July 2022 after roles as an Industrial Relations Officer/Investigator at the Employment Standards Branch. Before that, she held a number of legal and consultant positions in forensic accounting, online legal resources, economic crime, and mental health organizations. She received her law degree in London, United Kingdom and articled in Alberta in 2015. 

 


 


Vanessa Wong

Senior Consultant
604.601.3137
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Vanessa Wong, joined CSSEA in 1999 and currently works as a Senior Consultant in the HRLR department. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Commerce Degree majoring in Industrial Relations Management. Prior to joining CSSEA, Vanessa worked at BC Hydro in the employment and resource centre coordinating recruitment and outplacement services. Her speciality is training, collective bargaining and collective agreement interpretation. Vanessa provides service to CSSEA members in the Lower Mainland.

 


 

Maria Zacharias

Advocate
604.601.3106
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Maria Zacharias joined CSSEA in September 2022 an HRLR Advocate. Maria comes to the organization from private legal practice and graduated from UBC law school. Before pursuing her legal education and career, Maria worked in a variety of community social services positions including as a Victim Supports Outreach Worker and Crisis Intake Worker in Alberta.

 


 

 
  Our Address:Suite 800 - Two Bentall Centre
555 Burrard Street, Box 232
Vancouver, BC  V7X 1M8
604.687.7220
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