Meet Our Team

Cathy Der, Marketing & Employment Resource Specialist
Cathy loves her job as she has the opportunity to combine three career passions: marketing communications, employment services, and client support. She is an enthusiastic Certified Career Development Practitioner with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and enjoys the opportunity to use her education and training hand-in-hand every day. Motivating and creating opportunities for clients drive her and she is pleased to work alongside a team of professionals and community stakeholders that are all dedicated to client success.

Esther Jung, Case Manager
Esther is a service provider colleague from Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC). She has over 4 years of experience in employment services and has helped clients from diverse cultures and career backgrounds. Her skills in serving clients have been enhanced by her education in Business but also through her active involvement in various domestic and international volunteer programs over the last 8 years. Esther enjoys providing resources and guidance to clients and witnessing their progress and success.

Jaymie Nelson, Youth Employment Specialist / Case Manager
Jaymie Nelson is a service provider colleague from Douglas College. She has worked in the Career development field for 7 years in many different roles and also worked for the federal government. Jaymie has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from SFU and loves to see the “lightbulb” moment when clients realize the opportunities that they have.  Her facilitation experience ranges from teaching kids about dinosaurs to adults going through career changes.

Lana Fawcett, Program Manager
Lana has been working in the human services field with adults, youth, and children for the past 10 years; six of these years in the Career Development industry. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Victoria and is passionate about ongoing learning. She has been working with teams of career development practitioners since the onset of the WorkBC program and enjoys the challenge of working within an environment where participants, services and the labour markets continue to evolve to support the ongoing needs of communities. Lana thrives in a team environment and is excited to be working with a diverse and talented group of career development practitioners.

Lauren Mitchell, Case Manager
Lauren is a service provider colleague from Open Door Group. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Education and a certificate in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies. She has worked in the career development field for over 4 years, and loves her work because she has opportunity to work with a variety of people who have had to overcome many obstacles, and are so resilient.

Lisa Stephen, Facilitator
Lisa has had the privilege to work in the field of Employment Services for 12 years. During that time, she has assisted job seekers in all fields from new graduates to senior professionals. She holds both a BA in Psychology and a BA in Education. Her love of writing and helping others to achieve success in their job search led her to become a Certified Professional Resume Writer in 2008. More recently she developed additional expertise in writing LinkedIn profiles. As the Employment Resource Facilitator at the WorkBC Centre in Port Moody, Lisa has the privilege of guiding Port Moody job seekers in securing meaningful work through workshops and resume consultations.

Maria Shylov, Employment Resource Specialist & Program Administrator
Maria has experience assisting clients to navigate employment services and determining needs through her work in the Self Serve Resource Areas in the Tri-Cities WorkBC Centers. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her employment in the private sector including a legal background, 8 years of office management, sales, and human resources. Maria’s drive and enthusiasm come from the ability to immerse herself into things she loves such as continuous learning and volunteering. Maria is always looking forward to meeting clients as the first point of contact when they enter the employment center.

Patrick James, Job Placement Specialist
Patrick’s greatest passion is “facilitating employment success”. For the past five years he has been busy coordinating employee training programs and working closely with hundreds of Metro Vancouver employers. He now works as a Job Placement Specialist in the Port Moody WorkBC Centre, connecting job ready candidates with local employers. Motivated by results, Patrick is excited about contributing knowledge gained from his own employment background as a private sector recruiter, job placement specialist and BC’s first “Job Coach” to the success of participants in the WorkBC program.

Rachel Haugh, Case Manager
Rachel believes each individual has an enormous potential and will support and assist clients to achieve their unique career goals. Rachel holds a Bachelor Degree in Human Resources from Argentina and has completed the Career Development Practitioner Certificate Program at Douglas College. For the last 10 years Rachel has worked as a Career Practitioner and HR/Talent Acquisition and now she is excited to join a very friendly and diverse team at Training Innovations.


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