Karen Scanlan

Director of People Operations, Support & Facilities

Karen stumbled into HR when, as an editor for a legal publication, she became curious about the employment side of human rights. She joined an HR consulting firm in Pittsburgh, where she learned the importance of hiring the best talent and then working very hard to keep that talent through engagement, development, and recognition. Since then, she has led HR strategy in hospitality, healthcare, international development, and manufacturing. She holds her Hons BA from Western and an MSc in International HR from Salford University. She is an avid cyclist and hiker who is thrilled to be relocated to BC because the hills in Ontario just weren’t big enough!