About Saskatoon Regional Health Authority
Saskatoon Health Region is governed by the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority board of directors. The board members are appointed by the Minister of Health. To contact a member of the Regional Health Authority, call the board office at 306-655-7722 (Saskatoon) or 1-866-230-6966.
|Mike Stensrud*, Chairperson||General Contractor||Saskatoon|
|Gary Beaudin*||Consultant, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools||Saskatoon|
|Michael Couros||Senior Associate, Independent Financial Services||Saskatoon|
|Garry Derenoski||Founder and Acting CEO, IRC Innovative Rehabilitation Consultants||Casa Rios|
|Ghislaine McLeod||Owner, Capital G Communications||Saskatoon|
|Bobbylynn Stewart||Vice President and Partner, Breck Scaffold Solutions||Corman Park|
|Glenn Wig||President and CEO, Aquifer Group of Companies||Saskatoon|
Returning Board Member (as of October 5, 2015) |
Board member biographies
Michael Stensrud, Chairperson
Michael Stensrud is president and general manager of Miners Construction Co. Ltd., and has a long history of board volunteerism with community-based organizations that provide supports for those in our community with intellectual and/or physical challenges. He currently serves on the board of directors for Cosmopolitan Industries, and is secretary-treasurer of Airline Resorts and Hotels.
Frank Lukowich, Vice Chairperson
Frank Lukowich of Saskatoon works as an investment advisor. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan and two diplomas from the Dale Carnegie Training Program.
Gary Beaudin of Saskatoon is the Director of Health and Social Development with Whitecap Dakota First Nation. Previously, he was employed with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools where he managed the social pediatrics services in St. Mary’s Wellness and Education Centre, and 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 (STC) as the first Executive Director of White Buffalo Youth Lodge and program Coordinator at the STC Family Centre.
Gary’s previous board work includes being a past board member with the Community Health Services Association, Saskatoon Health Region Ethics Committee, Saskatoon French School Society, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Services. Gary has a sociology degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
Michael Couros is a Senior Associate with Independent Financial Services as well as a partner with IFS Benefits Consulting. Over the years he has worked with, helped raise money for and has held positions with numerous non-profit organizations such as Saskatoon Folkfest and the Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation.
Garry Derenoski is the Founder and acting CEO of Bridges Health. He has over 35 years’ experience in the healthcare field, including bodily injury insurance, health and wellness services, human resources, preventative healthcare management, vocational counselling, and short and long term disability management. He is a Chartered Insurance Professional as well as a Registered Rehabilitation Professional.
Garry has a long history of volunteerism, previously serving as two term National President of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA). Garry also served on the board for SARBI (Saskatchewan Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured).
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.
Ghislaine McLeod is the owner of Capital G Communications in Saskatoon. Ms. McLeod brings over 20 years of experience in organizational communication, in both the public and private sector. She provides clients with strategic counsel on communications planning, strategy, issues management, fundraising and employee engagement.
Ms. McLeod earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan, a public relations diploma from Mount Royal College and a Masters degree in business administration from Royal Roads University.
Born and raised in Saskatoon, Ghislaine has worked with many organizations and business that make our city a vibrant place to live and work. She currently sits on the board of HelpOne, a local charity, and is an active volunteer with minor sports in the community.
Bobbylynn Stewart is the vice president and a partner at Breck Scaffold Solutions, a Saskatoon based company with operations primarily in the mining industry. Previously, she worked in the healthcare sector as an operational leader and consultant in the areas of privacy, access, and compliance. Bobbylynn has a keen interest in ethics and held a seat on the Saskatoon Health Region Ethics Committee and the Saskatoon Health Region/Saskatchewan Cancer Agency Joint Ethics Committee in several capacities, including committee chair, from 2007 to 2015. She is active in the community and enjoys serving as a volunteer on several local fundraising initiatives and committees.
Bobbylynn holds a Master’s in Business Administration and is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s Information Access and Protection of Privacy (IAPP) program. She feels privileged to play an active role in supporting the Region on its journey of continuous improvement and patient-centered care.
Glenn Wig is President and CEO of the Aquifer Group of Companies, which includes Wig's Pumps and Waterworks, Flo-essence Plumbing, Hearth and Decor along with Aquifer Distribution Ltd. He had served on the board of Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation for 11 years, including two years as chair. He was also the chair of Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation's Black Tie Bingo for six years. He is currently an active member in the Saskatoon Downtown Men's Progress Club and sits on their national board as a National Vice President of the Great Plains Region. He and his wife Jodi were both born and raised in Saskatoon and have two adult children.