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.
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.
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.
In May 2015, we welcomed New Board Member, McDonald's Owner/Operator from Kindersley, Detlef Bublitz. Biography to come.
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 moved into clinical nurse education as lead of the first rural program in Saskatchewan. Carrie has provided leadership as a Care Team Manager and most recently as the Director of Acute Care Services for the former Heartland Health Region.
Carrie is dedicated to building programming with the aim of improving both the health status as well as the standards of care while supporting services as close to home as safely possible for maternal and pediatric patients.
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.
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.
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.
Chartered Professional Accountant and business professional with KPMG since 2006. She has proven successful in solving complex financial reporting issues and leading project teams. Brittany is committed to her community and is involved in a number of organizations including YWCA Saskatoon, The Princess Shop and member of the Advisory Board for the Hanlon Centre of International Studies at the Edwards School of Business.
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.