Board of Directors

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We must mention the huge number of volunteers that we also consider staff, (albeit unpaid). They are essential to the operation of the House and are invaluable.

Roger Arnold

Chair

Roger Arnold  is currently a partner at the law firm of Cuelenaere, Kendall, Katzman & Watson. He has practiced law for 25 years in the areas of corporate commercial law, real estate and wills & estates. His prior community service includes the Saskatoon Community Foundation, Saskatoon Kinsmen Club, and Telemiracle (Chair).

He is married to Laurie, and they have two daughters, Alora and Alicia.

Jim Flath

Vice Chair

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.

Bette Boechler

Bette Boechler, member of the Board, more than fulfils the position of Hospital Liaison which sustains communication with the Saskatoon Health Region and Ronald McDonald House.

She is Director of Maternal and Children's Health Services for the Saskatoon Health Region.

Grady Brown

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 two young boys home two years ago and have not looked back.

Grady’s background is Pharmaceuticals and retail with a strong emphasis on negotiations and building strong dynamic teams.  He has a passion for business development, and creating strategic partnerships through strong relationships with the vendor community.  Grady has been recognized for delivering results through the right people and continually improving processes. It is an honor to sit on the board at Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan and continuing with the success the charity has had over the many years. Having two healthy children has given Grady a new perspective on life and he is honored to help others in need.

Detlef Bublitz

In May 2015, we welcomed New Board Member, McDonald's Owner/Operator from Kindersley, Detlef Bublitz. Biography to come.

Sean Junor

Sean Junor is the Manager of Workplace Planning and Talent Acquisition at Cameco Corporation. Over the past seven years, Sean’s responsibilities within human resources have evolved and expanded to include talent acquisition, human capital technology deployment, strategic workforce planning and workforce analytics.

Sean possesses a BA in political science from the University of Saskatchewan and a Masters of Public Administration from Queens University. Sean is active on many community and industry boards at the regional, provincial and national level and calls Saskatoon home. 

Jessiely Lazaro

Community Relations Representative, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited. Biography to come.

 

Judy Lehne

Recently retired, 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.

Judy is married to Jeff and while they call Saskatoon home, they also enjoy spending time at Anglin Lake and in Canmore.  She looks forward to the opportunity to contribute to the important work accomplished by the board, staff and volunteers of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Dorothy Myo

Dorothy Myo is the President of the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre (SICC) and brings a wealth of experience and expertise in community service.

With a background in Social Work and Public Administration, Dorothy has guided the work of the SICC for the past 10 years. Prior to joining the SICC, Dorothy has served the First Nations public at the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, and in the private sector. Dorothy was raised in the First Nations tradition of the Saulteaux and Cree and honours the value of family that is engrained in her cultural teachings.

Her hope is to bring forward the value of caring, miyō-opikināwasowin, that she was taught in how she contributes to the Ronald McDonald House.

 

Annette Pilipiak

Annette Pilipiak is a Chartered Accountant and joined the Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan Board in May 2013 after being involved with the capital campaign.

She started at Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. in 1992 and is currently the senior director of tax.

Annette enjoys reading, photography and being at the lake. She is married to Dennis and they have been blessed with three remarkable sons, Matthew, Logan and Dallas.

Roona Sinha

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. 

Kelly Walker

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.

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