We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories.
Worksite: Kelowna Community Health Centre
Ancestral Territory: “Syilx” (Saay-ilks) / Okanagan Interior Salish
Years of Service: 7 months
“Treat others how they want to be treated.”– Gillian’s favourite quote
Gillian’s bright smile, positive attitude, and welcoming demeanour put others at ease. In her role as the Administrative Assistant for Employee Experience and Staffing Services, Gillian continually goes above and beyond to help others. Passionate about working with people, Gillian pursued an education in Human Resources and recently graduated with her Business Administration degree from the Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Eager to make a positive difference in the workplace, Gillian is a member of the Employee Voices Advisory Group (EVAG) at Interior Health. The establishment of this group aims to support efforts in promoting an engaged workforce and healthy workplace, where all employees feel included and are able to bring their whole selves to work. Through this important work, Gillian strives to create long-lasting positive impacts at Interior Health. In one short year, Gillian has already influenced the lives of so many as she continues to pursue diversity and inclusion initiatives.
“Being a member of the Employee Advisory Group Committee, I have a strong passion for the work being done with that group and am very proud and honoured to be a part of the meaningful work that the committee is responsible for.” –Gillian Lane
Born and raised on the East coast of Canada in Newfoundland, Gillian has a great appreciation for the beautiful outdoors and a love for the water. She grew up in a close-knit community, Marystown, surrounded by family. Raised primarily in the coastal city of St. John’s where she met her now-husband who happened to be from her rival small town. They fell in love over their mutual passion for exploring the outdoors and travelling the world.
An adventurer at heart, she and her husband moved cross-country from Newfoundland to Kelowna in 2018 chasing the Okanagan lifestyle. Gillian’s easy-going personality pairs for adventure with her enthusiasm for being outdoors backcountry camping and hiking with her rescue pup, Skipper. Looking for a new way to enjoy the water, Gillian looks forward to learning to Kayak on the many lakes around the Okanagan. Thank you for all that you do, Gillian!
Gillian’s nomination keeps the We Are IH loop going:
“Chelsea, Administrative Assistant at IH, was relatively new to Kelowna, started at IH just a couple of months before me, and has always been eager to assist me with any questions I have. She is so helpful and thoughtful and very hard working. I think she would be a great person to feature.“
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