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Saskatoon Health Region is governed by a 11 member
Regional Health Authority. The members of the Authority
are appointed by the Minister of Health.
To contact a member of the Regional Health Authority, call the
Authority Office at 306-655-7730 (Saskatoon) or 1-866-230-6966.
* = Returning Board Member
Board Member Biographies
Jim Rhode, Chairperson
Jim Rhode of Saskatoon is president of Davis Machine Company (1960) Ltd.
His community involvement includes various positions within the Entrepreneur Organization - Saskatoon Chapter and of the Canadian Progress Club - Saskatoon Downtown chapter including past president of both organizations.
Jim is currently board chair of 3sHealth (Health Shared Services Saskatchewan), board member of eHealth Saskatchewan and past board member for 6 years of the Royal University Hospital Foundation. He has held executive positions with the 2012 Tim Horton’s Brier, 2010 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, 2006 Potash Corp Vanier Cup, the 2004 Nokia Brier and in 2013 and 2014 holds an executive spot with the PotashCorp CIS Men’s Hockey University Cup. Jim completed the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Director’s Education Program and holds an ICD.D designation.
After surviving a severe motor vehicle accident in early 2007, Jim's first-hand experience of patient care in all of Saskatoon's hospitals has inspired him to give back to the system that cared for him.
Colleen Christensen, Vice Chairperson
Colleen Christensen resides in Saskatoon and works as the Assistant Director of the Feeds Innovation Institute, University of Saskatchewan. For a number of years, Colleen was employed at the Canadian Light Source Inc. as a Lifesciences Industrial Liaison scientist and BioMedical Imaging and Therapy project manager. She was also the general manager of Saskatoon Colostrum Company for two years.
Colleen is currently a Board of Directors member of 212822 Saskatchewan Ltd. (Boffins Food Services) and a steering committee member of the ABIC (Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference) 2010. She was also a member of the Canadian Light Source Inc. Beam Teams (BioMedical Imaging and Therapy Beamline and MidlR Beamline) and a conference organizing member of the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Health 2020 Conference. Colleen was previously involved as a member with the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Health Opportunities Committee and the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, Mayo Clinic Delegation.
Gary Beaudin of Saskatoon works as a consultant with the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Previously, he was employed with the Saskatoon Health Region as a consultant for Addictions and Mental Health and Public Health Services in the area of health Disparity Research. Gary also worked for the Saskatoon Tribal Council as the first Executive Director of White Buffalo Youth Lodge and program coordinator at the STC Family Centre.
His community involvement includes assisting with community youth soccer, committee member with the Aboriginal Advisory Services Committee with Sask. Sport; he was also a member of the race relations committee with City of Saskatoon. Gary also participated as a board member with the Community Health Services Assoc. (CHSA), Saskatoon Health Region Ethics Committee, Saskatoon French School Society, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Services.
Randy Donauer of Saskatoon is currently the Director of Helps Ministry, and a deacon at the Saskatoon Christian Centre Church. He is also owner/director of Boat Safe Saskatoon. Previously, Randy was a supervisor with the Citizenship and Immigration office in Saskatoon. Randy is also an executive member of the Saskatoon Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Committee. For several years, Randy was a coach with the Saskatoon Minor Basketball Association.
Malcolm and his wife Carol, live in Humboldt and have raised a family of five children in the community over the past 25 years.
In 2006, Malcolm retired after a 34 year career as a teacher and school principal. He continues to teach part-time in the Industrial Arts program at the Humboldt Collegiate. Malcolm is currently the Mayor of Humboldt. He was first elected to Humboldt City Council in 2003 and became the Mayor in 2006.
Living in the community for over 25 years and raising a family has allowed Malcolm the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of community groups, events and activities. These include school activities, minor sports groups, church activities, cultural and recreational programs, and community development projects.
J.R. (Ross) Huckle
Ross Huckle of Saskatoon is the owner of Huckle Resources Plus. He served in the Canadian Forces over 20 years as a fighter pilot and Senior Staff Officer, serving in five provinces and in Europe. He holds an Engineering degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
For several years he was Manager of Marketing/ Customer Service at SaskEnergy. Ross was also active as a councillor for the town of Raymore and as a vice-president of the Raymore Recreation Board. For two terms he was president of the Baden-Soellingen Officers Mess. Ross served on several committees and boards, including Franchise Network (FranNet), SaskEnergy and City of Saskatoon / SaskEnergy Technical Planning Committee.
Frank Lukowich of Saskatoon works as an Investment Advisor. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan and two diplomas from the Dale Carnegie Training Program.
Ann Mueller of Cudworth recently retired from the position of Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Music Educators Association. Her long and successful professional career also included administrative positions at the Kerrobert Nursing Home and the Strasbourg & District Health Center.
Ann was part of the Strasbourg team that piloted one of the five original Health Centers in the early 1970’s. She assisted with the coordination of the training program for the first Nurse Practitioners in the province and was directly involved in the implementation of the Provincial Home Care Program. In addition to instructing Adult Community Art classes and private piano and voice lessons, Ann taught the fine arts program in the William Derby High School in Strasbourg.
Ann has served in various capacities as an Alderman for twelve years; President of the Strasbourg & District Health Center; Councilor for the Regina Rural Health area and a member of a 3-person Appeal Board mandated by the Minister of Health to conduct hearings and resolve health related disputes in the province. Ann has served as an appointed member of the University of Saskatchewan’s Board of Governors; a member of the Royal University Hospital Board and a board member of St. Peter’s Junior College in Muenster.
She is presently a member of the Board of Directors of St. Michael’s Haven, an assisted living facility in Cudworth and a Honourary Board Member of the Saskatoon Children’s Choir.
Megan Rumbold of Kuroki owns and operates a grain farm and independent seed retail. Megan dedicates her time to several local community and provincial initiatives. One of the latest projects was serving on the committee of the first Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build for Regina. From 2009 to 2011, she also worked in communications and issues management for the Minister of Health.
Megan believes that the most important person in the health care system is the patient. Coordinating an organization specifically for the patient and promoting a culture of patient-centered care is vital to a successful health care system.
Michael Stensrud of Saskatoon is President and General Manager of Miners Construction Co. Ltd. His community involvement includes Member of CLD Policy and Service Delivery Advisory Committee, Vice President of Choices Saskatchewan – advocates for the intellectually disabled, and Vice President of Family and Friends of Cosmopolitan and Elmwood Industries. Michael serves on several boards including Cosmopolitan Industries Ltd., Cosmo Golf Canada and Airline Resort and Hotels.