We Are IH: Project manager helps create an equitable workplace

January 25, 2024
Yvea and her family at Guisachan gardens.

Name: Yvea Zaels (she/her/hers)
Job Title: Project Manager, Hospital at Home Program, Kelowna General Hospital (KGH)
Years of Service:  3.5 years
Worksite:  KGH (and home office)
Community:  Kelowna
Ancestral Territory: Syilx First Nations 
Favourite Quote / Advice to live by: "Conquer yourself."
 

Yvea Zaels is a multi-disciplined project manager who is passionate about helping others and creating an equitable workplace. 

When we say multi-disciplined, we mean it! Yvea has a background in project management, electrical engineering, astronomy, marketing, international business, business analysis, adult learning, public speaking and professional editing.

She also has extensive experience with connecting people from multiple cultures and is fluent in four languages. In fact, Yvea sponsored the first Russian speaking club in the world and developed a curriculum in collaboration with an experienced accent reduction specialist (speech language pathologist).

Yvea’s dedication to creating an equitable workplace ultimately led her to join Interior Health’s Employee Voices, an internal employee advisory group that aims to advise, guide and make recommendations that support Interior Health. Committee members contribute diverse viewpoints in support of creating a respectful, welcoming, culturally safe and inclusive workplace for everyone.

Headshot of a woman with blonde, short hair smiling
Yvea Zaels

 

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