Office Manager/Benefit Plan Administrator
Elna commenced employment with the association on April 6, 1992 on a part time basis in a role designed to provide accounting and administrative support for the operation of the association and benefit plans. Given her obvious acumen for accounting, systems and processes she was an immediate asset to the organization. In later 1995, Elna assumed the role of Benefit Plans Administrator for Conifer and administrator for the Northern Interior Forest Industry Benefit Plan (NIFIBP).
In the years that have followed, Elna has been instrumental in the design and operation of the multi-faceted benefit plan features which have remained simple, efficient and cost effective for participating firms. In addition Elna is integral to the financial operation and administration of the association, coordinating the annual budget process and capital expenditures for the office. Over the course of the last several years Elna has been diligent in pursing distinguished academic credentials related to her role. In November of 2006, Elna completed the final course module to receive the designation of "Certified Employee Benefits Specialist" through Dalhousie University under the auspices of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The completion of this demanding and challenging course of study exemplifies Elna’s professionalism and further enhances the capabilities of Conifer. Please feel free to contact Elna should you have any questions about the organization or about benefit plans.