Tony Botelho
Manager of Career Services and Volunteer Services, SFU

Tony has 12+ years experience in the post-secondary career education field where he has worked in management roles in both Co-operative Education and Career Services. Tony has presented at both provincial and national conferences and has a particular interest in making career development more central to the student experience. Notably, his grade two teacher once said he was “a pleasure to have in the class.”


Jennifer Gervès-Keen, MA
Facilitator, Trainer, Professional Coach

With over 15 years experience, Jennifer is highly successful in resolving workplace issues, and helping organizations, teams and individuals become more effective. Her areas of expertise include customized critical skills training design and delivery, professional coaching, and effective communication skills. She is currently helping many of her clients through generational and other diversity communication challenges. A motivating speaker and coach, Jennifer takes great pleasure in empowering her clients to reach their full potential.

Her current clients include Deloitte, the City of Vancouver, BCIT and a variety of governmental organizations as well as her own private career coaching practice.


Lisa Ryan
Vice President of Talent Management, Right Management

Lisa began her career as a Student Placement Officer in 1983 while completing her undergraduate degree in Economics.  At Royal Bank she gained valuable front- line leadership experience as a Manager Customer Service before becoming an HR Manager.  After investing in an MBA, she joined BC Gas Utility as a Change Consultant and five years later was off to Best Buy Canada as a Change Manager and later Talent Development leader.  For the past five years she was worked as a consultant with clients such as BC Transit, Conair Aviation, BC Housing, BHP Billiton, PayPal and Sask Energy.

Lisa is the BC HR Management Association Conference Chair for 2012 and Personnel Committee chair for Pearson College.  She is the past President of BC Organizational Network, a Certified Human Resource Professional and an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation.


Sandra Reder, C.P.C.
President  & Founder, Vertical Bridge Corporate Consulting

For over 20 years, Sandra Reder has been a driving force within the human resource community. She founded Vertical Bridge in 2005 to assist companies in their quest to become “Employers of Choice”.  Her industry knowledge is comprehensive, and her understanding of current human resource trends and practices is highly sought after. Working together with business leaders, Sandra brings her expertise and training experience to the table when working with her diverse clientele. She has extensive experience working with individuals at all levels in a wide range of industry, not-for-profit and public sector positions.

In recent years, Sandra has focused her attention on sharing best practices with other professionals in the field and delivering dynamic keynote presentations and workshops on recruiting, engaging and retaining multiple generations in the workplace.