AVIVA B. ABRAHAM
Aviva B. Abraham started her career as a CPA in New York City. In 2010 she joined Creative Planning
Financial Group as a group benefits and insurance advisor. Her focus is on providing innovative health-care
solutions for small businesses by helping them to manage skyrocketing healthcare costs. Abraham
has extensive expertise working with difficult health issues such as cancer, disability and medical mar-ijuana
usage. You can reach her at 416-545-5310 or at email@example.com. Her article on the upcoming
marijuana legalization begins on page 29.
DR. HELENA LASS
Dr. Helena Lass is a practicing psychiatrist focused on preventative mental health for almost 10 years.
As a culmination of her work she published a scientific paper “Developing Intra-Personal Skills as a
Proactive Way to Personal Sustainability – The Preventative Side of the Mental Health Equation” in the
book Personal Sustainability: Exploring the Far Side of Sustainable Development by Routledge (London and
New York 2018) and founded Wellness Orbit. Wellness Orbit is a fully digital global mental wellness
gym with the aim of improving mental wellness and employee engagement in workplaces around the
globe. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read her article on a mentally healthy
workplace, starting on page 35.
Koula Vasilopoulos is a district president for OfficeTeam and Robert Half, the world’s first and largest
specialized staffing and consulting company. For more than 18 years, Vasilopoulos has led a successful
career with Robert Half and has held senior management positions in Western Canada. Her perspec-tives
and knowledge on workplace issues and labour trends are often featured in major media outlets, and
she provides curriculum guidance to leading educational institutions across the country. Read her article
on promotions without a raise starting on page 37.
Rowan O’Grady has over 20 years of experience in the recruitment industry in Canada, the U.K. and
Ireland. His in-depth and personal experience of permanent recruitment, contract staffing, MSP and
RPO has been gained across industries including financial services, technology, engineering and con-struction.
O’Grady is a leading voice in the areas of recruitment, careers and the job market in Canada,
regularly publishing market reports, whitepapers and thought leading insights. He comments regularly
in the media on how to compete for and retain talent in today’s competitive marketplace. His article on
how to attract the right people to your job opening begins on page 39.
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