I wish to continue being a Delegate so that I can contribute to providing a vital role in guiding Affinity in its mission and vision. I’m currently on the Saskatoon District Council and a member of the Governance Committee.
I’m a passionate and committed civic leader, enjoying a new phase of life following retirement, supporting and leading organizations that are making a difference locally, nationally and internationally.
I’ve lived in Saskatoon for more than 50 years, having gone to high school, university and raised a family here.
I’ve been involved in various organizations, including serving as Board Chair of Saskatoon United Way & Area, YWCA Saskatoon and TCU Place. I’m currently a Commissioner on the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners and a public representative for the Saskatchewan Dental Hygienist Association. I’ve also served on the Board of Directors of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, Persephone Theatre, Heritage Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Saskatchewan Registered Nursing Association and as a Treasurer of YWCA Canada.
My extensive board experience has given me a strong knowledge of board governance and an ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
My family immigrated to Canada, so I have experienced many of the challenges that new Canadians face; perhaps that is why I have such compassion and understanding for those that are marginalized.
A career in public service with a specialization in human resources has also aided me in developing a passion for people and social justice.