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Chief Executive Officer
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Appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer in September 2011, Gentil Mateus 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.

 
 



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Executive Director, Finance, Research and Knowledge Management
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Eric Peraro rejoined the Community Social Services Employers Association (CSSEA) in December 2011 as Director of Research and Knowledge Management department. His team’s responsibilities include providing labour market and compensation data, analysis and costing support during collective bargaining, the joint job evaluation program (JJEP), information technology infrastructure and data systems. He previously held the role of Compensation and Benefits Coordinator at CSSEA from 2000 to 2003, in which he led the Employers’ team that developed the Community Social Services Joint Job Evaluation system and provincial wage schedule.

Before rejoining CSSEA, he was the Director of Research and Knowledge Management for six years at Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC). Prior to holding the position of Director, he was a Senior Physician Compensation Consultant at HEABC. Eric has significant experience with public sector bargaining, having been a member of the BC Government Physician Negotiations Team and various other bargaining teams for health care workers in HEABC.

Before moving to Canada, Eric was the Compensation Manager for Coca Cola Bottlers Philippines Inc. (CCBPI). Prior to joining Coca Cola, he worked for ten years in the telecommunication industry doing job evaluations, organization studies, business process reengineering and manpower planning. Eric holds a degree in B.S. Industrial Management Engineering.

 
 



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Director, Human Resources/Labour Relations Services
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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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.

 
 



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Director, Communications
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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. joined CSSEA in April, 2016 as Manager of Communications and in her role, produces member communications, organizes CSSEA’s Annual General Meeting and Conference, manages the BC Community Social Services Awards of Excellence and conducts outreach with potential community partners. Doris was previously Senior Communications Specialist and Editor at the Association of BC Forest Professionals, where she was responsible for organizing a yearly conference and trade show attended by forest professionals working in government, consulting and industry. She was also tasked with producing a widely read 32-page bi-monthly magazine, which discussed forestry trends and research. Doris received her start in communications at CSSEA, where she served as Communications Coordinator from 2009-2012.

Prior to stepping into communications, Doris worked in journalism and reported for the Vancouver Sun, CBC Television and CBC online. She holds a Masters of Journalism and Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, both from the University of British Columbia. 

 
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