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HR Tech Group Team

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Stephanie Hollingshead (she / her)



Stephanie is the CEO of the HR Tech Group. She is a business executive with many years of international human resources experience with technology and professional services industries and board director experience with the not-for-profit sector. Prior to her position with HR Tech Group, Stephanie was Vice President, Human Resources for Sierra Systems, a Canada-wide information technology and management consultant firm and Chair of the Board for Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. She currently volunteers as a director for The Eastside Cultural Centre, as Secretary of the Board. Stephanie holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. In 2021 Stephanie was awarded  Women of the Year Award: Community Builder from BC Business. Serving as Chair of the HR Tech Group Steering Committee from 2007-2009, Stephanie has been a proud member of the association for the past 25 years.


Nikol Hensler (she / her)

Member Communications 


Nikol joined HR Tech Group in January 2019,  and is the main contact for Member support and communications. She is responsible for planning and implementing member and sponsor communications in collaboration with the CEO, Program Manager and Steering Committee. Nikol also supports onboarding and orientation for new members, events, programs and benefit plans, collaborates with members to develop custom surveys, supports the salary survey participation process and member renewals.

With over 10 years of human resources experience, she is currently in a Master of Arts program at Royal Roads University.  Nikol has her CPHR designation and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Kingston University, London.


Rolanda Chen (she / her)

Program Manager


Rolanda supports the HR Tech Group community as Program Manager, responsible for managing our salary survey, events, and business development. Rolanda is an HR leader with 20 years of international experience in the tech industry. Most recently, she was Sr. Director of HR at Electronic Arts, supporting EA’s Frostbite and Create business units. Rolanda has also held HR leadership roles at Radical Entertainment, Hydrogenics and Scientific-Atlanta. Prior to working at HR Tech Group, Rolanda was an active member for 20 years, with experience on the steering committee, conference committee and special interest groups. Rolanda holds a Bachelors of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.


Kathy Gibson (she / her)

Sr. Consultant & Project Manager, Diversity & Inclusion Tech Project


Kathy leads the HR Tech Group Diversity & Inclusion Tech Project. The scope of this Project includes several key pilots aimed at creating a more inclusive and diverse Tech sector. Kathy has acted as a Sr. Project Manager, Consultant & Advisor on a number of high-profile projects, including multiple Provincial Sector Labour Market Partnerships, inclusive of stakeholder engagement, research / intel and strategy recommendations. Kathy presented to the HUMA Parliamentary Hearings and assisted in the consultation and launch of the  BC Provincial Nominee Program’s Tech Pilot in 2017 & Global Talent Stream. Kathy leverages her Digital Entertainment & Interactive & HR expertise with her work with Klei Entertainment, as well as consults with a number of Not For Profits and Advisory Boards as it relates to her expertise of Human Resources, labor market, diversity and inclusion, immigration and talent strategies.





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