Entrepreneurs in Residence
Kara is an accomplished human resources leader, facilitator and business partner with over 13 years of progressive experience in unionized and non-unionized environments in private, public and non-profit sectors. She’s held HR positions in many areas from HR Generalist, Occupational Health & Safety, and Employee/Labour Relations, to Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Inclusion and Diversity, E-Learning and Learning Innovations, and Employee and Leadership Development. Kara is a strategic partner providing expertise, guidance, and advice in all areas of human resources including HR strategy development, change management and workforce planning. Her passion is diagnosing complex problems and providing talent solutions for her clients by helping them build strong HR foundations through technology, programming and people.
In addition to her current role as HR Director and Inclusion & Diversity Lead, she instructs part-time in the Bachelor of Commerce degree program at UNBC and is passionate about growing the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Prince George Chamber of Commerce, the Two Rivers Art Gallery as the Vice-President and is past Chair of the Northern Region for the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources – BC & Yukon.
Kara is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and holds a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University, a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Human Resources from the University of Northern BC, a diploma in Marketing and Management from the College of New Caledonia and a certificate in Conflict Resolution and Leadership from the Justice Institute of BC. She is also a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) ® Practitioner.
A Certified Professional Accountant, Natascha helps firms to set strategic direction, respond to challenging situations and navigate growing and innovative business environments using her experience. She does this by helping her clients better understand and utilize their financial information, which leads to improved internal processes. Her experience includes providing assurance, tax, asset management, and other business improvement services for entities in health services, manufacturing, natural resources, and non-profit organizations. A Lecturer at UNBC’s School of Business, Natascha is passionate about passing along her knowledge to the next generation of Business professionals.