Board of Directors
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.
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 it’s 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.
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.
Sheryl is currently the Executive Director of READ Saskatoon. She brings experience from volunteer recruitment, management and training and her fund development skills. She is a mother of teenagers, and wife to bug-loving biologist. She hates all things chocolate, but she loves asparagus and knitting. She volunteers her time for Prairie Hospice because she believes in the values and mission of the organization.
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.
Shan has had a long career in health care, first as a social worker and then as a senior administrator. Shan has worked towards promoting the basic determinants of health and connecting traditional health care services to a wider role in improving community wellbeing. She retired from the Health Region in 2012 after being responsible for most of the non-acute community health services including Long Term Care, Home Care, Primary Health Care, Public Health and Health Promotion, Mental Health and Addictions. She is very pleased to be joining the Prairie Hospice Society Board as a committed advocate and supporter of hospice and palliative care.
Residing in Saskatoon since 2000, Burton O’Soup (Saulteaux/Blackfoot) from The Key First Nation, is the Academic Advisor – Saskatoon Campus for the First Nations University of Canada. His experience includes: Young Offenders (North Battleford/Regina)/Justice (RPC – Saskatoon), Mental Health (Yorkton Tribal Council), Career Coaching (SIIT) and Education (FNUniv). Burton is passionate of family and raising awareness by advocating and promoting First Nation history, education and contributions. He has also volunteered extensively towards First Nations sport and recreation. As a recent addition to the Board of Prairie Hospice Society, it is both, a pleasure and honour to serve.
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.
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.
Bryan Salte has been the Associate Registrar and Legal Counsel for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan since 1999. Before that he was a lawyer in private practice. Bryan also has had extensive involvements in the community and has been a member of the Board of Directors of a number of charities.
Ken is currently the Director Finance Business Partnerships – Provincial Programs for the Saskatchewan Health Authority, where he has worked for the past 23 years in various finance roles. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). Ken has other volunteer experience as well, serving as the Chair of the Stewardship Team for West Portal Church for the past 19 years. He brings with him the knowledge of health care systems and the importance of community partnerships in providing care to the community. Ken and his wife Pauline have two grown daughters.
Cecilia is Manager of Communications with Affinity Credit Union and has over 30 years of marketing, communications and community engagement experience with the credit union system. Born and raised in Saskatoon, Cecilia is passionate about initiatives that have a positive impact on our community and that’s what attracted her to serve on the PHS Board. When not working, Cecilia loves traveling, reading, quilting and time sitting around the fire with her husband Phil and their three adult children (and her puppy named Dave).
Kristi joined Prairie Hospice Society as our part-time Executive Director. Kristi retired from the Saskatoon health region after a 28 year career as a Registered Nurse. Kristi worked at the bedside in multiple departments, including the Palliative Care Unit, she also worked in varied roles as an educator and manager. She joined Prairie Hospice as a client volunteer in 2017. “I believe in quality care at the end of life. I loved the people we served and the great team here at Prairie Hospice,”. She felt she wanted to offer more and to continue supporting those doing this work and she joined the team. Kristi along with her husband love to travel and enjoy new experiences.
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.
Corla McGillivray works casual in the Prairie Hospice office as an assistant administration person, but she also was attracted to this model of care for the people of Saskatoon. Having lived in rural Saskatchewan for most of her life she recognizes the difference in community and support techniques in rural and city settings, not everyone is blessed with that anchoring sense of acceptance and love.
Kathy comes from a background of social work and business. Her career has been focused on community care, seniors’ housing and cancer support. Together with her husband Phil, they have two grown sons. They love to take long road trips and attend music festivals. Kathy has travelled with both of her parents in their end-of-life journeys. She volunteers as a figure skating official, and loves everything related to gardening.
For the past 10 yrs. John has been a nursing educator and prior to that has worked in mental health and long-term care. His personal journey with his parents’ end of life and working in health care has motivated him to help others with their own journeys through Prairie Hospice. He is an avid dog walker and tries to do yoga often; in his spare time, he enjoys musical theatre and hockey. Fortunately his family also enjoy musical theatre, so listening to “Hamilton” is a pleasure for all, however hockey, not so much!