Governance

Board of Directors

 

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Doug Borrowman – Doug brings a wealth of administrative and management experience from a career as an executive with the federal government and various community organizations. He is currently is a Board member with the Saskatoon Community Service Village and recently completed seven years on the Board of the United Way of Saskatoon and Area.

 

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Ev Burnett – Ev is a retired educator of 36 years, which included extensive professional development work and leadership in the Saskatoon Teachers’ Association, the STF, as gender equity consultant for Saskatchewan Education, and as a school principal.  She currently serves on the Saskatoon Sexual Assault and Information Centre board and volunteers with many community organizations. If its spring or summer and she is not travelling with her husband, Dean Jones, you’ll find her working at Boychuk Greenhouse or digging in her own garden.

 

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Marcia Clark – Marcia is a retired Social Worker, having worked as Executive Director of Family Service Saskatoon, Manager of KidsFirst Saskatoon, and Assistant to the Director of City of Calgary Social Services. As well, she has had extensive experience as a leader of non-profits such as the Saskatoon YWCA, Persephone Theatre, the Community Service Village, and the Saskatoon Symphony.

 

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Vicki Holmes – Vicki has been a family physician in Saskatoon for over 40 years. She has been active in community organizations involving women’s health for many years. Administratively she held positions within the Saskatoon Health Region and was on the Board of Management at St Paul’s Hospital. In 2003 along with many others, she founded the Women’s Midlife Health Centre. She was a palliative care physician for seven years and considers it an honour to serve the families and individuals facing life’s greatest challenge.

 

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Janine Harriman – Janine is the Director of Commercial Agricultural Banking at Scotiabank, and brings with her years of management and HR experience.  She has volunteered with several community organizations including United Way, and  Junior Achievement.  Janine experienced first hand the value of hospice care during her mother’s final weeks, and she is committed to raising the awareness and the benefits  of the Prairie Hospice Society.

 

Kathryn Ford

 

Kathryn Ford – Kathryn is a lawyer/mediator who has practiced law in Saskatoon for over 38 years. She has had considerable experience and leadership roles with organizations such as the YWCA of Saskatoon, the Saskatoon Community Foundation, Saskatoon City Hospital, and Luther Care Communities. She presently sits on the Board of Governors of the University of Saskatchewan.

 

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Barb Jiricka – Barb has been affiliated with palliative care in Saskatchewan for over 20 years. Prior to her recent retirement from the health care system she worked as a staff nurse, nurse educator and health care executive in the Saskatoon Health Region and the Prairie North Health Region. Her experience in the health system and commitment to the community will make her a great contributor to the growth and development of hospice services in Saskatoon.

 

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Josh Pion – Josh is the Chief Internal Auditor at Affinity Credit Union. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor. Josh is a longtime volunteer and past board chair with the United Way of Saskatoon and Area. He currently serves on three other volunteer boards/committees and has participated in several peer groups at the national and provincial levels.

 

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Maria Ryhorski – Maria is a Communications Advisor with the Saskatchewan Medical Association. She previously worked with Canadian Virtual Hospice in Winnipeg, where she was awakened to the need for quality hospice and palliative care. Since moving to Saskatoon she is happy to have found a way to continue to support hospice and palliative care in her now home through Prairie Hospice Society and hopes to use her experience at Canadian Virtual Hospice and her skills as a communicator to raise awareness and support the goals of PHS.

 

Staff

 

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Muriel Dickson – Administrative Support
Muriel works from our Queen St. office on a part-time basis, lending administrative support to our board and expanding team of client service volunteers. A librarian by profession, her experience includes over 25 years as a manager at Saskatoon Public Library. She enjoys working with others in a creative way towards a common goal and has volunteered on many boards and committees. Muriel lives outside Saskatoon with her partner, glass artist Lee Brady. She enjoys nature, gardening, reading and the visual and performing arts.

 

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Sheila Morgan – Volunteer Coodinator
Sheila has joined Prairie Hospice after recently retiring from a 38 year nursing career. She has had considerable experience with health care in Saskatoon and personal experience in palliative care during her mother’s final weeks. Compassion and communication are her assets; volunteering has been a passion as she has served on several boards in Saskatoon. Sheila enjoys gardening, sports and travel in her spare time.


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Rick Schellenberg
– Volunteer Coordinator
Rick moved to Saskatchewan with his wife Gwen to pastor the Borden Mennonite Brethren Church for six years, after which he moved to Hepburn. During his 28 years at Bethany College he served as Dean, President, and Instructor. Rick enjoys crosswords, hiking, woodworking, and gardening. He currently works half-time at Prairie Hospice and Blaine Lake Gospel Chapel.

 

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Prairie Hospice Annual Report 2015-2016