Governance

Board of Directors

Burton O’Soup

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…

Cecilia Zerr

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….

Cheryl Hand

Cheryl retired in July 2021 as an RN and director of Saskatoon Community Clinic’s satellite, the Westside Community Clinic, which is a primary health care site in the inner city. Cheryl worked with a diverse interdisciplinary staff of the along with other inner-city agencies and members of SHA to improve health outcomes and address determinants…

Deb Ginther

Debra Ginther

Debra is a Registered nurse with a long career in various front line, leadership, and management positions. She recently retired from the Saskatchewan Health Authority after a rewarding 28-year career. Debra spent most of her professional life working in health programs connected to the community, including homecare nursing, Client Patient Access Services (CPAS), Chronic Disease…

Denise Budz

Denise brings a wealth of administrative and management experience from a career in Nursing and with a focus in Cancer and Palliative Care. Denise is currently the Director for Provincial Programs with the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. She was part of a phenomenal group to open the first Palliative Care Unit in the province at St….

Heather Ward

Heather brings her work experience as a physician and educator, and personal experience as a family caregiver. A relationship-centered approach to care, a recognition of the interdependency of families, communities, and healthcare providers to co-create whole-person care, has defined her clinical practice as a general internist. Education and research initiatives continue to focus on team-based…

Justin Holmes

Justin works with the Holmes Investment Team at CIBC Wood Gundy has a Commerce degree majoring in Finance from the University of Saskatchewan. In his leisure time, Justin enjoys spending time with family and friends at Emma Lake doing water sports and golfing. Justin is married to Laura Buckwold and they currently have two children….

Ken Unger

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…

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Sean Sinclair

Sean Sinclair is a lawyer with Robertson Stromberg LLP. Sean started his law career in Edmonton and came to Saskatoon in 2007. Sean has a litigation practice with a particular emphasis on professional regulation, media law, estate litigation and family law . Sean has volunteered with several organizations, sitting on boards of directors including the…

Shan Landry

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…

Shelly McFadden

Shelly McFadden is a nurse that worked in the ‘Saskatoon Health Region’ for over 30 years, in the areas of acute care, long-term care, Occupational Health and Safety, Staff Wellness and Administration. She recently retired from the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board, where she was the Director of Prevention and then the Director of Claims Operations….

Suzanne Sheppard

Suzanne Sheppard

Suzanne’s varied career in health sciences began as a research scientist and ended as a Director in the SHA. As a physical therapist, she focussed on the creation of programs directed to those suffering from chronic diseases, such as Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the Live Well with Chronic Condition program among others. She was recognized for…

Tracy Broughton

Tracy is the Executive Director with Sask Canola and has spent her career working for non-profit agricultural boards. Her experience includes government relations activities, operational management, and management of funding proposals. Tracy grew up in a small farming community and truly believe in the value of community-based organizations to provide much needed services that might…

Staff

Debbie Gsell-Danilkewich

Volunteer Coordinator – Debbie ventured into the non-profit world in 2009 while recovering from a health crisis. She still felt the need to contribute to her community, so she started volunteering. This is when Debbie discovered her ability to connect with people who were navigating life’s challenges. Working with clients and volunteers proved to be…

Rebecca Hunter

Rebecca Hunter

Administrative Support – Helping operations run smoothly and effectively is Rebecca’s jam! From her studies at the University of Saskatchewan to her adventures in entrepreneurship, Rebecca’s passion for efficient and effective operations led her to diverse career challenges. These included operations management roles at a local bakery, a technology startup and a real estate team…

Kristi Chisholm

Executive Director – Kristi  joined Prairie Hospice Society as 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…

Corla McGillivray

Administrative Support – 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…

Kathy Piller

Volunteer Coordinator – 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…