President – Grace McKeown – Term 2019 to 2021
Grace began her journey in change management in 2000 as part of a newly formed team at Fraser Health Authority. The team support senior leaders in implementing change in a complex environment. applying strategy consulting and an integrated project management and change management approach. Grace was PROSCI certified in 2012 and achieved my CCMP in 2017. Grace is currently an independent consultant and continues to work with clients in developing and implementing change initiatives.
Grace was interested in running as the chapter President after 1.5 years as the chapter Treasurer. Acting as Treasurer provided Grace with the understanding and experience required to lead our Chapter. The Board has recognized continuity as a key factor in a sustainable chapter and Grace can bring that stability in the transition of this role.
During her time on the Board, Grace has held the responsibilities of the Treasurer role and also supported a variety of chapter events. Over the past year Grace has led the new and intermediate segment activities that included a network social and “virtual” change chats. During her employment with Fraser Health, Grace was a member of the steering committee for a HealthCare Communities of Practice. Grace also participated in the UBC Sauder School of Business Advisory Group supporting the development of the Change Management certificate program.
Vice President – Felicia Granger – Term 2019 to 2021
Felicia currently leads the Change Advisory and Recognition teams in People + Culture at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). Her team supports building change capabilities and providing change advisory and support to large scale initiatives contributing to the transformation of health care delivery for exceptional care and making a great workplace.
Felicia’s change management experience spans from business transformation, ECM strategy, technology programs, culture projects with teams to strategic HR program redesign. Felicia is PROSCI certified, and holds an MBA in Strategic Consulting from Sauder School of Business at UBC and a BBA from Simon Fraser University. Prior to joining VCH, she worked for Kodak Graphic Communications and Creo.
Felicia’s passion is mentoring and coaching, and I dedicate time to improve practices of change management through hosting workshops, 1:1 consultations, and contribute to communities of practice in change and recognition.
Secretary – Carrie Elrick – Term 2019 to 2021
Carrie has been involved in a number of change management roles over several years. Most recently, in her company, Project Rescuers, Carrie helps organizations get projects back on track using her 4-step process to diagnose the root cause, develop an intervention plan using change management tools and process, test the solution and implement the new way forward enterprise-wide. Carrie has implemented change management solutions in industries such as health care and tech as well as Indigenous-focused organizations.
Carrie believes change management is an integral component to introducing change intro organizations. She enjoys being part of the promotion of change management activities at the organizational level and helping to shape the delivery of the change management focused activities for members of the Vancouver chapter.
Carrie was on the board in the Victoria ACMP chapter and enjoyed helping develop a community of practice to promotoe the profession accomplished through activities such as setting up events, meeting other change practitioners and enhancing skill and knowledge in the area of change management. I have also established the Victoria-Vancouver satellite change management group in Victoria, which is growing.
Treasurer – Annie Smith – Term 2019 to 2021
Annie has over ten years experience in change management and has led several large-scale, multi-stakeholder initiatives including two major reorganizations for one of the fastest growing health authorities in BC, and was change lead preparing BC Cancer for the largest change in its history – moving from a paper-based to an electronic health record. Annie endeavors to build change management capacity with the project teams she supports through training, workshops and coaching.
Annie is interested in supporting ACMP Vancouver because she believes in developing and advancing the profession of change management. As a Chartered Professional Accountant, she also understands the role of Treasurer can help our chapter thrive.
Annie joined ACMP in 2018, and since then has participated in several events including webinars, socials and other learning events. Annie currently volunteers with the Advanced Practice Committee as well.
Director – Val Johnson – Term 2020 to 2022
Valerie has specialized in Change Management for over 25 years. Her consulting experience and knowledge is in leadership development, team effectiveness consulting and IT project work across multiple business sectors. She developed her expertise through formal education, years of practical experience as an independent consultant and as a member of IBM Global Services and Accenture.
She is CCMP and Prosci certified, has a MBA from the University of Calgary and a BA in Political Science from UBC. Over her career, Valerie has seen Change Management evolve from a nice-to-have competency to a respected profession.
In the past two years she has had the opportunity to support the growth of ACMP, both at the chapter level as Vice President and involvement in the Chapter Leader Forum at the global level. She looks forward to continuing the work within the ACMP Greater Vancouver Chapter to implement the member engagement strategy the Board has developed and bring even more value to the Chapter’s members!
Director – Lindsay MacDonald – Term 2020 to 2022
Lindsay has been working in the world of change management for more than 15 years, mainly in the public sector. She has experience as both an internal and external consultant. During her time as a member of ACMP Vancouver Lindsay has been a regular attendee at chapter events and has been involved with the new members group, organizing both social events and webinars. Lindsay is interested in joining the Board so that she is able to formally contribute to the work of the chapter in growing the practice of change management across the region and supporting practitioners in making connections with each other.
Director – Deirdre Brown – Term 2020 to 2022
Deirdre has been an active member of the ACMP Greater Vancouver Chapter since 2014 and is a current member of the Advanced Practitioner Engagement Committee. Deirdre has supported a number of Chapter initiatives including advising on the development of the UBC Change Management program last year and is eager to continue supporting the priorities and goals of the Chapter and the members in the coming year. Deirdre is a Prosci certificate change practitioner with 9+ years’ experience.