Crystaleen Obray Cobray Consulting Principle - HR Services and Consulting

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Hello… Happy to meet you! My name is Crystaleen Obray and I am the owner and Principal Consultant of Cobray Consulting Services.

I am an experienced business professional with 15+ years of knowledge in many facets of Human Resources management. As a versatile leader with excellent interpersonal and communications skills, I have a proven track record in assessing customer needs and diagnosing underlying issues.

I have led many change initiatives within non-union, and multi-union environments and have done so effectively with positive feedback. I have a strong passion for creating change, leadership, coaching and organizational development. I have a Diploma in Sports Science, a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Human Resources Management and a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

I hold a Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) designation and am a Certified Disability Management Auditor (CBDMA) for the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR). I have studied organizational, global and intercultural communication and bring a unique lens to my work. I am a motivated leader committed to empowering teams and organizations to achieve success.

Crystaleen Obray, Principal, Cobray Consulting
CDMP, CBDMA, M.A., B.Sc.(Kin)


Joanie Grandy


Joanie Grandy - Consultant - Cobray Consulting HR Services Joanie is an Occupational Health & Safety professional with a wide range of experiences that expand over 15+ years. Her experience includes oil & gas, residential/industrial construction, OHS Law enforcement, Municipal Government operations and Federal Government agencies. She is a Certified Health & Safety Consultant, Gold Seal Certified Construction Safety, Certified Safety Specialist (BC Construction Safety Alliance), NCSO (AB Construction Safety Association), a certified Psychological Health & Safety Advisor with the Canadian Mental Health Association and holds an OHS diploma.

Joanie spent 3 years in the Canadian Navy to start off her career journey as a Naval Combat Information Operator. In 2017, as an OHS Peace Officer for the Province of Alberta, she helped introduce the province’s new OHS Legislative requirements and was part of the province’s first Mental Health Bullying/Harassment and Potentially Serious Incidents team, which included inspecting over 300 various employers throughout the Province.

In 2019 Joanie moved to Vancouver Island and became the Capital City of BC’s first Safety Advisor for their Public Works division, helping ensure compliance among various trades and implementing the Cities Health and Safety program from a ground up approach.

In September 2023 Joanie won top 25 under 40 Canadian OHS Professional of the Year.

She has traveled to close to 30 countries, & loves hiking with her chocolate lab Lilly and her new rescue dog Sam, from Mexico. She is Newfoundland born & raised, currently living & exploring beautiful Vancouver Island. She is known to work collaboratively to successfully build solid relationships and enjoys using creativity to solve challenges – no matter how big or small.

Kessewa Heaton


Kessewa Heaton - Consultant - Cobray Consulting - HR ServicesThe world of mediation and conflict resolution isn’t something to shy away from! With a degree in International and Development Studies, complemented by certificates in Mediation, Negotiation and Human Resource Management, Kess believes there are many more options than we think there are available to us to manage conflict. Since 2013, Kess immersed herself in diverse conflict scenarios, specializing in workplace conflict resolution, including individual, team, and labour/management disputes.

Her expertise extends to various settings—stratas, landlord-tenant conflicts, contractor/contracted relationships, and family disputes. As a seasoned mediator, she adapts her approach to the unique complexities of each situation, drawing on complex experiences to guide parties toward resolution and pave the way for a harmonious future.

With over a decade in Human Resources, Kess brings a wealth of knowledge to navigate the intricacies of employment and conflict. Her mission is to not only have parties find a resolution but also acquire the skills to navigate future conflicts independently.


Cobray Consulting understands that Human Resources is a critical part of ANY business (small, medium or large) that staffs employees. In order for your company to thrive and succeed, all of the intricate details of HR need personal, professional and quality attention.

Learn Your Needs

Identify your company’s HR requirements.

Create The Roadmap

Create a Human Resources plan based on those needs.

Work The Solutions

Follow through with your team to achieve your success.


Call Cobray Consulting at 1 (778) 836-9272 or click below to get more info on HR packages/services.


 Contact Cobray Consulting to find your company’s specific HR solution and I’ll help put it to work.