Sheryl Ries is currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer for Reconciliation Canada, an organization that is committed to revitalizing relationships between Indigenous peoples and all Canadians. She joins Reconciliation Canada on secondment from Vancity Savings Credit Union where she has spent her past twenty years holding a variety of different leadership positions; including running numerous community branches as Branch Manager to most recently as the Director of Change Leadership for Vancity’s Banking Applications Renewal Program. Over the past twenty years, Sheryl has gained a deep appreciation for doing work that enables and builds healthy, inclusive and prosperous communities. This perspective along with her diverse background in banking, community engagement, change management and technology has provided her with a sense of optimism; that passionate and committed people united by a shared vision can create lasting and positive change in our communities. Sheryl holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of British Columbia and lives in Burnaby, British Columbia with her husband and son. Some of her favourite activities include: reading, learning, hiking, jogging, cooking and watching youth sports.
- Location: Canada