As a non-profit, charitable organization we are honoured to have a volunteer board of directors that represent the very best of Saskatchewan’s business and volunteer community. The giving of their time and expertise to help guide the Foundation is greatly appreciated.
Dr. Stewart McMillan – Chair
Dr. Stewart McMillan is a full-time family physician in Regina who has been practicing for 45 years. Dr. McMillan has served as President of the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA), College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Medical Council of Canada. He’s been honoured with a Saskatchewan Health Care Award of Excellence (2005), and being named Saskatchewan Family Physician of the Year by the Canadian College of Family Physicians (2011).
John Scarfe – Vice Chair
John Scarfe is the President and CEO of Points Athabasca Contracting LP, an aboriginal-owned civil earthworks and industrial contracting company. Prior to his 11 years at Points Athabasca, John spent 20 years in the mining industry with Cameco, the world’s largest provider of uranium. His volunteer work includes the Wanuskewin Thundering Ahead Campaign, a $40 million renewal plan for the heritage park.
Randy Sandbeck – Secretary/Treasurer
Randy Sandbeck is a partner at the Regina Law firm of Olive Waller Zinkhan & Waller LLP. He sits on the board of the New Home Warranty Program of Saskatchewan Inc. and served 12 years on the Board of the Regina & Region Home Builders Association (RRHBA) Inc. He was named outstanding volunteer by the Saskatchewan Continuing Legal Education Society Inc. (2002), and an award of merit recipient from the RRHBA (2011).
Rob Currie is the Deputy Minister for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. He volunteers his time as a member of the Board of Regents for Campion College at the University of Regina, and is a board member of One Life Makes A Difference, which supports at-risk youth in their quest to obtain quality elementary, high school and post-secondary education. Rob is an avid sports fan having served as VP of Sport for the 2005 Canada Summer Games.
Leon Friesen is the founder of Westridge Construction Ltd, a Saskatchewan general contracting firm. He is also president of Westridge Homes Ltd. and Westridge Developments Ltd. Prior to joining the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan board. Leon has given of his time to many other organizations including: the Saskatchewan Construction Association Board of Directors (President, 2002), Regina Construction Association Board, (President, 1995) and many others including the Gold Medal Plates fundraising committee.
Shelley Gregg is the co-founder and chair of Choc’laCure, an annual fundraising campaign that raises money for equipment used in treatment at the Saskatoon Cancer Centre. Choc’laCure involves several community events that culminates with a signature gala dinner held every fall. As a cancer survivor, donor, and supporter of the cause, she’s a passionate advocate for improving cancer care in Saskatchewan. Shelley and her husband owned Gregg’s Plumbing and Heating Ltd. for 30 years before retiring.
Corey Miller is the Vice President of Provincial Programs for the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Prior to that, he was the VP of Care Services for the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. Corey is very active in his community, sitting on several boards including the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Health Opportunities Committee, and being a founding member of the Synergy 8 Community Builders Group.
Charles Olfert is a founding principal of aodbt architectural + interior design in Saskatoon, one of the largest design firms in the province. Charles supports the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) initiatives including their International Exchange Program (IVEP). He’s also been on the board of the Saskatchewan Abilities Council and the Camp Easter Seal sub-committee. He is an advocate for urban improvement initiatives, especially related to intergenerational housing and the local arts community.
Don Ravis has worked in adult education, real estate development and public life. In the past 20 years, he’s been a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Saskatoon Community Foundation, Waskesiu Community Council, Leadership Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Auditorium & Convention Centre. He’s served on the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority Board and is currently a board member with the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.
John Salmond is the President and CEO of GMS and GMS Insurance Inc. He joined the GMS Executive Team as Vice President, Sales & Marketing serving in that role for more than three years before being appointed President. As head of GMS Sales and Marketing, he was the driving force behind launching the GMS living well social media channels, enhancing their product lineup, investing in technology for customers and brokers, plus continuing the GMS’ legacy of community investment. John moved to Saskatchewan from Waterloo, ON and has a B.A. in Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier.
Jim Scarrow served as Mayor of Prince Albert from 2006 -2012. Prior to entering public life, he was a broadcaster and VP of Rawlco Radio Ltd. Jim is a proud Saskatchewanian and community builder. He was an Honorary Witness of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, past producer for Saskatchewan Kinsmen Telemiracle, and past National President of Kinsmen Clubs. For his community service Jim was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit and the Queen’s Silver, Gold, and Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Medals.
Dr. Jon Tonita – (Pres. & CEO – Saskatchewan Cancer Agency)
Dr. Jon Tonita is the President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, whom he has been with for over 22 years. Prior to his appointment as CEO in 2017, Dr. Tonita was the Vice President of Population Health, Quality and Research Division for over a decade. He has authored/co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications on cancer control. Dr. Tonita received his PhD from Community Health and Epidemiology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan in 2009.
Jacqueline Woods is a PhD candidate in the Johnson-Shoyama School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan, and an Advanced Candidate of the Doctor of Musical Arts program of the State University of New York. She also owns a consulting company focused on branding and communications. As a passionate volunteer she has been a part of Reconciliation Saskatoon’s ConnectR Project, an online platform that strives to help people take their first steps toward Reconciliation.
Keri Ziegler is an accredited CPA/CA who owns her own consulting firm focused on accounting and business advising. Prior to that she was a Partner, Assurance Services with MNP LLP. Her volunteer work includes being the Finance Committee Chair for the 2013 Grey Cup and a board member of the Regina & District Chamber of Commerce (2008-2013).