From Where I Stand
Associate Director of HR, Buffalo Narrows
My Work Today
"There are many Northern provisions in the collective bargaining agreements, and we currently process those manually."
"Having the Northern rates automatically calculated for those people living and working in specific locations would accommodate a more streamline workflow.
Melissa began her career in the health system in 2006, initially joining as a Finance Assistant. She has moved through various roles gaining experience in payroll, benefits and scheduling, which lead to her current position as the Associate Director of HR. Melissa reflected, “I saw that there was the opportunity to grow within the system, and that appealed to me.”
Melissa’s early childhood began in Prince Albert. “My parents were school teachers, so that’s what brought us to Buffalo Narrows. I was nine years old so it wasn’t an easy transition because I missed living in a city. Now, I wouldn’t live anywhere else.”
When asked what she enjoyed outside of work, the response was emphatic. “Boating!” Melissa, her husband Lesley, and her children enjoy cruising either Churchill Lake or Little Peter Pond and Big Peter Pond in their 18’ Lund. “I love the serenity of being on the lake. We fish, picnic, meet up and socialize with other people. There’s nothing better.”