Lori Charvat is an experienced organizational consultant, with a focus on the people side of organizations. Her expertise lies in employee engagement, leadership development, and cultural change management. She also has extensive knowledge in human rights and employment law.
Lori is the Principal of Sandbox Consulting, which specializes in leadership and team development through 360 evaluations, executive coaching, facilitation and strategic planning. Previously, Lori was the Corporate Director of People Strategies and Recruitment at Providence Health Care, where she was responsible for engagement strategies, performance management, and Respect at work. From 2006-2009, Lori served as the Associate Dean, Equity, at UBC’s Faculty of Medicine, where she was responsible for informal investigations of complaints related to harassment and unprofessional behaviour, dispute resolution, ensuring fair process reviews and decision-making, and developing and delivering education related to professionalism and conflict resolution. Before moving to Vancouver in 2000, Lori was the Executive Director of a community justice centre in Connecticut, which provided mediation services to the State of Connecticut.
Since 2011, Lori has served as a government appointed board member to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, which licenses and regulates physicians and surgeons in the Province. Lori sits on several committees at the College – the Executive, Human Resources and Governance, Ethics, Communications, and an Inquiry Panel that adjudicates complaints against physicians.
Lori earned her J.D. (Juris Doctor) from American University in Washington, D.C., and an LL.M (Master of Laws), with a focus on corporate and employment law, administrative process and dispute resolution from the University of British Columbia. Lori’s motto: “Be the person your dog thinks you are.”