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Community Futures Newsask

Box 357, 903 - 99th Avenue, Tisdale, SK - Phone: (306) 873-4449

Board Governance


Board Composition

Board members are nominated through recommendations of the Board Nominations committee. The Board of Directors is structured based on the results of the Board Experience Matrix. The Board will seek nominees that fulfil the gaps identified by the Board Experience Matrix, seeking a diversity of skills and experience, diversity of age, gender, ethnicity and regional representation.

Each Board member shall be at least 18 years of age, in good standing in the community and a resident of the Newsask region for at least six months and must have their principal place of business/activity in the Newsask region.

Currently, competent and dedicated Board members are as follows:

Kathy Lindsay
Dara McMunn
Hazel Berg
Cheryl Len
Jeanine Holowatuik
Mike Hill
Sheila Skaalrud
Travis Lai

Board of Directors

CHAIRPERSON:  CHERYL LEN
Cheryl Len joined the Board on March 31, 2017  She and her husband Ken reside in the town of Kelvington operating the Sportsman Motel.  Cheryl worked with Mosiac Marketing and was a crew leader for Census 2016.  She has volunteered for many positions including Medical Advisory Board, Economic Development Committee and Town Council from 2005-2011 including Deputy Mayor. 

VICE CHAIRPERSON: DARA McMUNN
Dara McMunn joined the Newsask Board on June 15, 2017. She was a Delegate for Affinity Credit Union for four years, spent ten years on the board for Star City Minor Sports, eight years on the Star City School Community Council, and has belonged to numerous other committees and boards with a focus on community development throughout her years working for three different Regional Colleges. She previously worked in various senior management positions including Executive Director, Director of Programs, Director of Development and Director of Human Resources at Cumberland College, Parkland College and Prairie West Regional College for 24 years. She currently owns and operates a grain farm near Star City with her husband.

SECRETARY-TREASURER: MIKE HILL
Mike Hill joined Newsask Board June 2023. Mike grew up in the Tisdale area where he currently resides. He is currently employed as an Office Manager and has over twenty years in the banking industry. Mike has a keen interest in entrepreneurship. Mike is actively involved in his community serving on past and present committees such as Community Justice Committee, Tisdale Kinsmen, Tisdale Masonic Lodge, Tisdale Lions and various coaching positions in Minor Hockey and ball. Currently Mike is in his second term in town council in Tisdale.

DIRECTOR: KATHY LINDSAY
Kathy joined the Newsask Board on November 25, 2015. She and her husband, Rick reside in the town of Arborfield operating a third generation family farm. Previously Kathy worked over 18 years with the Royal Bank in Saskatoon before relocating to Arborfield. Since arriving in Arborfield, she has volunteered on various organizations which work effectively as joint ventures between Arborfield, Carrot River and Zenon Park.  She completed a term on town council as Deputy Mayor. Kathy continues to spend her time volunteering with various organizations while balancing her time helping on the farm.

DIRECTOR: HAZEL BERG
Hazel Berg joined the Newsask Board on May 12, 2017 and currently lives in Melfort area. She is a former Outreach Manager, North East Outreach and Support Services, Social Worker, Child and Family Service Supervisor, Ministry of Social Services and farmer.  She is the CASW representative on council at the Saskatchewan Association of  Social Workers and board member of the Canadian Association of Social Workers.

DIRECTOR: JEANINE HOLOWATUIK
Jeanine was nominated to the Board November 24, 2017.  Jeannine is currently the Community Development Director with the Town of Hudson Bay, and previously was an employee of the NE Enterprise region.  Jeanine’s community services include the Chamber of Commerce, Regional Park board member and Community Theatre Board member. 

DIRECTOR: SHEILA SKAALRUD
Sheila joined the Newsask Board June, 2023. She grew up in the Wadena, Hendon area. When she got married they lived in Kelvington for 33 years. Since then she has moved with her husband to Marean Lake. Her work history is in the health field and has served on many volunteer boards and committees.

DIRECTOR: TRAVIS LAI
Travis Lai joined Newsask Board June 2023 and resides in Tisdale. Travis has been production Team Leader for Westeel and is currently working on taking the Realtor's exam. He is currently secretary for Tisdale Metis Local #222 and has an interest in getting more connected to the community.