Roona Sinha joined the Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan Board of Directors in 2014. She is a pediatric hematologist oncologist based in Saskatoon. She is passionate about her work caring for children with blood disorders and cancers.
As a part of her daily life she sees first-hand the tremendous difference that Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan makes in the lives of patients and their families.
Grady Brown is a local resident living in the Adelaide Churchill area. And he says although he has spent over 10 years away from Saskatoon in Vancouver and Toronto building his career, Saskatoon is home. Grady and his wife moved their family of three young boys’ home five years ago and has not looked back.
Grady’s background is Pharmaceuticals and retail with a strong emphasis on negotiations and building strong dynamic teams. It is an honor to sit on the board at Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan to help support those in need.
Detlef Bublitz Joined the Saskatchewan Ronald McDonald house Board of directors in 2015. He is the owner operator of McDonalds restaurants in Kindersley Saskatchewan for the past 9 years. Prior to that he has worked for McDonalds restaurants in Edmonton Alberta for 21 years. He started as crew and worked his way up through the ranks to restaurant management. In 2006 the opportunity was presented to own his own location in Kindersley SK This is where his wife Edith and his daughter Tanya and son Dillan call home now.
Having received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan, Carrie has worked as an obstetrical, emergency and integrated care Registered Nurse. She later transitioned into clinical nurse education as lead of the first rural program in Saskatchewan.
Carrie has provided extensive leadership as a Care Team Manager, the Director of Acute Care Services for the former Heartland Health Region and currently as the Executive Director for Maternal and Children’s Provincial Programs with the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
Carrie is committed to improving the health status and standards of care for maternal and pediatric patients in Saskatchewan with a focus on supporting services as close to home as safely possible.
In 2019 Carrie had the unique opportunity to share leadership accountabilities in the monumental opening of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital, Saskatchewan’s first hospital dedicated to providing the best of care to the families and children of Saskatchewan. Carrie’s passion for maternal and child excellence and advocacy for families has allowed her the opportunity to serve at the national level as a board member with Children’s Healthcare Canada, taking a seat on the finance committee in 2019.
Jim Flath works as an Investment Advisor for CIBC Wood Gundy. For the past 24 years. Jim has also owned and operated the family farm near the town of Rosthern.
In recent years, this joint venture farm has grown into a large operation with the focus on grain production.
Jim’s previous volunteer experience includes serving on finance, building and nominating Board subcommittees, coaching girls hockey, and mentoring.
As a Board member at Ronald McDonald House Charities Saskatchewan, Jim looks forward to continuing to provide community service for an organization that supports Saskatchewan families.
Luke has been working in health care in Saskatchewan for over 15 years, the most recent five as the Director of Hospital and Specialized Services with the Ministry of Health. In addition to a Masters in Psychology, he has received his Lean Leaders Certification, completed a Fellowship in Health System Improvement through the University of Alberta, and has achieved a Certified Healthcare Executive designation through The Canadian College of Health Leaders. He, along with his wife and two young children enjoy spending time at the lake with the family.
“My experiences in health have helped me understand the intricacies and complexities of navigating the health care system, which has fostered a deep appreciation for all of the support and help that organizations like Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan provide for families at a pivotal time in their lives”
Judy Lehne was a Partner & Vice President of S.O. Asher Consultants Ltd. and has over 20 years of specialized fundraising experience working with charities across Canada, Australia and in the USA. Prior, Judy had a 15 year career with Scotiabank where she held various management positions. Now retired, Judy is married to Jeff and while they call Saskatoon home they also enjoy spending time at Anglin Lake and in Canmore.
“I feel very fortunate for the opportunity to contribute to the important work at Ronald McDonald House which provides not just a home away from home for seriously ill children and their families but so much more.“
Colin Olfert is the General Manager with Westridge Construction Ltd. in Regina. Westridge constructs commercial and civil infrastructure projects all across Saskatchewan and has since their inception in 1989. Colin has been the General Manager at Westridge since early 2018 and has been in the construction industry in Saskatchewan since 2007. Colin and his wife Carling have called Regina home since 2007 and have two children.
Colin’s previous board and volunteer experience includes the Regina Construction Association, the Saskatchewan Construction Association, the General Contractors Association of Saskatchewan, as well as the Saskatchewan Construction Association Advisory Council.
Murray Sawatzky is currently a partner at the law firm of McDougall Gauley LLP in Regina. He has practiced law for 33 years in the areas of commercial litigation and arbitration. His prior community service includes Regina Palliative Care Inc., Regina Beach Yacht Club and Canadian Bar Association Saskatchewan Branch. Having had colleagues who have benefited from Ronald McDonald House in Saskatoon, Murray looks forward to contributing to the important work that it does for families in Saskatchewan.
Ivan was born and raised in the small town of Albertville, SK, and is married with a young family - 2 girls and a special needs son. He is the owner/operator of Trudel Autobody Collision Centre in Prince Albert with 12 staff. He has been in the industry for over 20 years.
Ivan and his young family spent over 140days in RMH’s in BOTH Saskatoon and Edmonton and countless hours in Prince Alberts RMH Family Room and simply felt the need to give back to the amazing RMHC organization by seeking a spot on the board.
Kelly Walker is a Senior AVP & Branch Manager for Canadian Western Bank in Saskatoon. He has extensive senior management experience spanning 30 years in the financial services industry throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan with the past 10 years being spent in Saskatoon. Kelly holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Dalhousie University.
Kelly has a passion for the work being done by Ronald McDonald House and as a Board Member of Ronald McDonald House Charities Saskatchewan, looks forward to working with a community organization which has so much to offer the residents of Saskatchewan families in supporting them during a most challenging time, “their child’s illness”.
Kelly is married to Pam and they have 3 adult children. During the summer months, he and Pam spend as much time as possible at their cottage in NE Saskatchewan where they enjoy to host and entertain family and friends.
Brittany Walter is Chartered Professional Accountant and business professional with KPMG since 2006. She works with clients in the public and not-for-profit sectors on financial reporting matters, internal controls and risk management. Brittany is committed to her community and has been involved in a number of organizations including YWCA Saskatoon, READ Saskatoon Finance Committee, and the Princess Shop.