Our Team

We believe in hiring the best HR experts.

Our Strength is in Our People

Terry J Gillis


President & CEO

Terry has cultivated over 20 years of progressive experience in the field of talent management with expertise in attracting, retaining, managing, and transitioning talent in both private and public sector settings. He possesses an entrepreneurial spirit that has helped foster the growth of our consulting firm. Terry is a certified professional coach bringing his expertise in executive & leadership coaching, career transition, leadership development, workshop facilitation, and organizational effectiveness.


Kelly J Gillis


Vice President & Managing Partner

Kelly is a strategic, values-based health care executive and certified professional coach with strong leadership, relationship development, and change management skills. She has a proven track record of leading organizations in the establishment of strategic directions, transformational change strategies, implementation of quality improvement initiatives, and development of new systems and processes. Kelly’s professional expertise and services include leadership coaching & development, team effectiveness, change management, strategy development & execution, and organizational effectiveness.


Darlene Cameron

Office Administrator

Darlene is an enthusiastic and energetic individual who oversees the administrative functions at Ahria Consulting. She handles financial matters such as client billing, accounts payable, and general accounting procedures. Darlene synchronizes all client information and is at our reception with her friendly nature to welcome any visitors to our office.


Lorna Gunning Fratschko


Director, Business Development

Lorna is an accomplished business professional who understands the complexities of business and the difficulties faced by business owners and executives. As a previous business owner, she brings this knowledge and understanding to her role at Ahria Consulting, maintaining a constant focus on the needs of clients and how Ahria Consulting can help them. Her approach to sales is collaborative, solutions oriented and customer centric.


Afa Jegede



Afa utilises her people focused and relational approach to support organizations with talent management and employee engagement. As a Career Development Practitioner, Afa is passionate about supporting individuals in reaching their full potential by identifying their strengths and values and achieving personal and professional goals through preparation and strategic planning. Afa holds a Masters in Management and Human Resources from the University of Bath, U.K. Her professional expertise and services include 1-on-1 career coaching, career transitions, group facilitation, and recruiting.


Michael Little


Senior Consultant

Michael is an innovative learning and human resources professional known for his consultative approach and success at delivering effective talent management strategies to solve complex business challenges, supporting legendary employee experiences and driving organizational business results.
As a certified coach, Michael is able to leverage his expertise to support and guide the career success of employees and business leaders. His professional expertise and services include talent management, strategic human resource planning, human resources compliance, team effectiveness, recruitment, and organizational culture.


Philippa A O’Brien


Senior Consultant

Philippa is a seasoned business and education professional with extensive HR experience at local, national, and international levels. Combining a strategic consultative approach with operational implementation skills, she is able to deliver business solutions to address a wide spectrum of HR issues. Philippa is a certified coach who’s professional expertise includes career transition, leadership coaching & development, employee engagement, and workplace investigations.


Shelly K Pickering


Senior Consultant

Shelly is a human resources professional who has helped organizations develop and manage a variety of programs. She has implemented several new systems and processes including performance management and recognition. Shelly has her designation as a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and is a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association. Her professional expertise and services include human resources compliance, health and safety, policy development, HR strategy, recruiting, employee relations, team effectiveness, and recognition


Kaitlyn Apfelbeck


Human Resources Associate

Kaitlyn is an accomplished HR professional with tremendous depth and breadth of experience. She is a Certified Human Resources Leader with almost a decade of experience in a variety of sectors helping organizations to address HR challenges and be at the forefront of best practice HR approaches. Kaitlyn has a love for people and their well-being at work, and thrives in areas that require strategic people decisions. Kaitlyn’s professional experience and services include HR strategy, compensation planning, leadership development, HR policy development and recruitment.


Jeff Bowerbank


Senior Associate

Jeff is a strategic human resources leader with over 30 years of experience in diverse settings including oil and gas, education and health care industries. Jeff has considerable expertise in talent acquisition, labour relations, health and safety, compensation and benefits administration, training and development as well as conflict resolution. Jeff also has significant experience in the development and implementation of corporate diversity and inclusion programs.


Steven Coulahan

CHRE, BA (Honours)

Senior Associate

Steve is an experienced business executive with more than 30 years in human resources management, coaching, change leadership and organizational development in the public, not for profit and private sectors. He brings a strong management and leadership background through his extensive experience in Health Care, Automotive, and Retail Service Sectors.
Steve was educated at McGill University and holds a CHRE designation (Certified Human Resources Executive, Rte.). He is also a Certified Coach through CTI International.


Gloria Csullog-Poulin


Senior Associate

As a senior associate with Ahria Consulting, Gloria conveys the conceptual and practical aspects of successful career management to a large and diverse client base. She does this through resource development, one-on-one coaching and group workshop facilitation. Gloria’s expertise is in career transition, adult education, instructional design, strengths-based performance management, and team-building.


Norman H Tiffin


Senior Associate

Norm brings his business acumen, love of people, and broad experience, to provide a unique perspective to solve problems and provide solutions for our clients. His strengths come from building teams, growing organizations, and solving problems that require a different approach. Norm’s professional expertise and services include recruitment & hiring, team leadership, new initiative plans & execution, strategy development & execution.


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