Danielle Sun

Rising Stars 2019

Disability and recruitment specialist

Coast Mental Health

As the disability and recruitment specialist for Coast Mental Health, a charitable organization providing a range of services to more than 4,500 people with serious mental illnesses and addictions in 45 sites across British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, Danelle Sun has helped to change the perception of recruitment at the organization. Over the past year, Sun has helped Coast Mental Health implement a new talent management system while also hiring more than 200 employees for six new locations and dramatically reducing time to hire from 50 to 20 days.

“During this key period of hiring and onboarding, Danelle helped redefine the role of the HR department at Coast Mental Health as a critical resource for the operating divisions within the society,” says HR director Deborah Maynard. “This marked a fundamental shift in the organization.”

Outside of her responsibilities at Coast Mental Health, Sun volunteers her time to support the Courage to Come Back Awards.