ICD.D – President & Founder

Janet is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources with 20 plus years of experience. She is a senior business leader with a strong background in strategic planning, human resources and board governance. Janet also brings to the client advanced certification in Board Governance with an Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D).

In June of 2005 Janet left her position as VP of Human Resources for United Farmers of Alberta and in 2006 incorporated Salopek & Associates Ltd. Consulting assignments for Janet have primarily involved workforce planning as well as attraction and retention strategies utilizing best and emerging human resource practices. Janet has managed all aspects of Human Resources for both small and large organizations. She has also instructed at the University of Calgary.

Professional Certifications:

  • Certified Corporate Director (ICD.D)
  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) – Retired in 2024


  • Board Director and Advisor
  • Over 20 years of business experience; 12 years in the board room as a member of senior management and as a Corporate Secretary
  • Reported through to CEO’s where business planning was a focus
  • In partnership with the board & senior management developed mission, vision and business strategies
  • As a member of the management team developed the strategy that transformed an organization with an aging infrastructure into a prosperous business that generated over one billion dollars in annual sales
  • Developed operating plans for Human Resource Departments, Payroll Facilities Departments and Administrative Services Departments – received “outstanding review” ratings from President/CEO
  • Employee Engagement
  • Team Building
  • Hands-on experience as a Human Resource Generalist


  • Tourism Calgary – Chair of the Governance & HR Committee
  • YouthLink – Calgary Police Service Interpretive Centre – Chair of Governance Committee
  • Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association: CIWA – Chair of Governance Committee
  • Human Resource Association of Calgary
  • BA Honours in Economics, Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario


Janet is a passionate runner. She ran the Boston Marathon in April 2012 and placed 29th in her age division