Board of Directors

The primary purpose of the Emmanuel Health Board is to lead and oversee the non-profit Catholic Health Organizations on behalf of the owner, Emmanuel Care (SCHC).  Emmanuel Care holds the Emmanuel Health Board accountable to ensure the provision of exceptional holistic health care rooted in the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

Emmanuel Health Board Directors must consider what is in the best interest of the Emmanuel Health organization as a whole while providing fiduciary oversight and leadership for each and every facility governed by the Board.  In effect, the Emmanuel Health Board is responsible for governance of both the individual facilities and the organization as a whole.  Board Directors must bear this ‘both/and’ perspective in mind in their process of discernment and due diligence as a Board.

Two significant considerations in the creation of Emmanuel Health and the population of its Board of Directors are:

  • Maintaining a strong, meaningful, and vibrant connection with the communities where Emmanuel Health serves.
  • Drawing on the experience and expertise that resides in each community.

Darryl Bazylak

Chair – Board of Directors

Saskatoon, SK

Darryl Bazylak is the Director of Education for the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan with programming oversight of Early Learning and Childcare, Language, Heritage, Culture, Veterans, and Post-Secondary Education. He is born and raised in Saskatoon where he lives with his wife Tracy and daughter Alora.

In the past, Darryl served as Director of Education for Prairie Spirit School Division and Superintendent of Education for Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division with experience across several portfolios including First Nations and Métis Education, Learning, Facilities, Human Resources, and Technology.

He has served on several volunteer community and education Boards and is currently active on the Saskatchewan Research Network (SRNET) Board.

Mary Donlevy-Konkin, K.C.

Vice-Chair – Board of Directors

Saskatoon, SK

Mary Donlevy-Konkin, K.C., is a lawyer with McKercher LLP.  Mary’s practice focuses on government relations and estate administration.

Mary is grateful to have been raised in a family that encouraged her and her five siblings to serve their community, use their gifts, and help organizations meet the unmet needs of the most vulnerable.

Mary is an active member of the Saskatoon community; she is on the Emmanuel Health board, a past board member of Protein Industries Canada, the United Way, and Emmanuel Care, and a former director of St Paul’s Hospital and Crossroad’s International.

Wayne Blazieko

Chair – Audit and Finance Committee
Providence Place Local Council Representative

Moose Jaw, SK

Wayne’s career in healthcare administration includes VP Finance and VP Financial Management for the former Five Hills Health Region, Director of Finance in Saskatchewan and Alberta, and most recently Executive Transition Lead with Saskatchewan Health Authority.  Wayne volunteers with numerous organizations in Moose Jaw and Regina including St. Joseph’s Church – Moose Jaw, Knight of Columbus, and is currently Chair Providence Place for Holistic Health Local Council.

Terrie Dumelie

Santa Maria Local Council Representative

Regina, SK

Terrie was born into a devout and loving Catholic family that encountered many challenges; Terrie’s father died before Terrie was 3 and her mother died when Terrie was 13.  Terrie’s parents, maternal grandparents, paternal uncles and step-parents all had a very significant role in her development and provided a stable environment.  Terrie’s upbringing helped her to develop the skill of viewing situations from a variety of perspectives.  This upbringing also helped to develop an understanding of the beauty in diversity.

Terrie’s family had a deep social conscience and would routinely provide support to those in need.  This environment set the stage for Terrie’s career as a psychologist and special education consultant/coordinator.  Terrie has worked in both the health and education sectors and has been on several boards and committees.  Terrie’s most recent involvement was co-chairing a committee to help two Syrian refugee families become part of the Regina community.  This was an incredibly important endeavour and Terrie’s life was enriched by this involvement.

Roxanne Frey

St. Ann's Senior Citizen's Village Local Council Representative

Saskatoon, SK

Roxanne is a Chartered Professional Accountant, CA (Non-practicing).  She had practiced in Canada, where she was a partner with Coopers & Lybrand, prior to moving to Chicago where she practiced with PricewaterhouseCoopers.  While in public practice she worked with clients in public, private, and not-for-profit sectors spanning various industries, including healthcare organizations in both Saskatchewan and the US.  After returning to Saskatoon in 2005 she worked as a consultant to organizations in the mining and fertilizer industries.  Her work was focused on complex accounting issues, corporate reporting and risk management.

Her most recent volunteer activities include as a member of St. Ann’s Senior Citizens’ Village Local Council and a founding member of 100 Women Who Care (Saskatoon).

Ed Hoffart

Member at Large

Saskatoon, SK

Ed is a retired Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with 35 years of experience in healthcare.  He started working at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon as the Budget Officer and continued providing financial and budget information for all levels of management as the system transitioned from individual facilities to Health Districts and Health Regions and finally to the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

Ed took the 3-year Catholic Healthcare Leadership Course that was sponsored by the Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan (CHAS).  He was on the Board of CHAS for several years and held many positions, including Board Chair.

Ed looks forward to working with the Emmanuel Health Board to ensure that faith-based healthcare continues to thrive in Saskatchewan.

John McGettigan

Member at Large

Saskatoon, SK

John McGettigan has recently retired from 30 years in education and has now embarked on new adventures in the private sector.  Having taught in rural, urban, elementary, and high schools,  John has learned that health and education are innately connected to each other.   Serving as President of the Saskatoon Teachers’ Association for ten years, he hopes that his passion and leadership experience will help him serve effectively on the Board of Emmanuel Health.

Pina Melchionna

Chair - Governance Committee

Cobourg, ON

Ms. Melchionna is currently the President and CEO of the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (CITT), a learning and development organization offering professional certification in supply chain logistics.  Prior to her role at CITT, Ms. Melchionna worked for several national banks and financial institutions and started her career as a lawyer.  Ms. Melchionna has a Juris Doctorate Law Degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a specialized Master of Business Administration in Financial Services from Dalhousie University.  She completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program and was awarded the ICD.D designation in 2015.  Ms. Melchionna also obtained her Global ESG designation and Climate designation from Competent Boards and is currently enrolled in Harvard University’s Corporate Sustainability post-graduate certificate program.  Ms. Melchionna is a member in good standing of both the Ontario and Saskatchewan Bar Associations.  She holds several board positions, including as a director for the Royal Canadian Mint and Raymond James Trust Company and is a former board member of SGI Canada.

David Patola

Member at Large

Saskatoon, SK

David is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) and is currently the Director of Finance at the Canadian Light Source.   He previously worked with Saskatchewan Blue Cross for nearly 18 years, holding executive positions in Finance, Administration, and Operations during his tenure with the organization.  Prior to joining Saskatchewan Blue Cross, David held the position of Controller at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.  He has been active as a volunteer in the community and currently sits on the Emmanuel Health Audit and Finance Committee and is also the Past Chair of the Emmanuel Health Board of Directors.

Gaetan Piché

St. Joseph's Hospital/Foyer d'Youville Local Council Representative

Gravelbourg, SK

Gaetan and his wife Lynne farm at Gravelbourg with their son Parker and daughter-in-law Trudy.  Gaetan serves on the St. Joseph’s Hospital/Foyer d’Youville Local Council.  Gaetan owns and instructs aviation at Saskatchewan Paramotor Lessons & Training.

Gaetan is active in serving his community, having served on various boards and committees, among them: President of Minor Hockey and Chair of Bon Ami (a sheltered work shop and group home).

Dr. George Pylypchuk

Member at Large

Saskatoon, SK

Dr. George Pylypchuk is a retired nephrologist  who was a graduate of University of Saskatchewan Medical School and trained in Saskatoon, Michigan, and Toronto.  He has been a member of St Paul’s Medical Staff since 1976.  He has held numerous administrative positions, including Chief of Medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital, Unified Head of Medicine Saskatoon Health Region and University of Saskatchewan, Chief of Staff Saskatoon Health Region, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.

He has numerous medical publications including a focus on prevention of diabetic renal disease in First Nations populations and has been invited as speaker both nationally and internationally.

Current hobbies include golf, cycling, guitar, and spending time with some of his 10 grandchildren.

Brian Senchuk

St. Joseph’s Hospital of Estevan Local Council Representative

Estevan, SK

Brian Senchuk works at and is an owner of McComb Auto Supply in Estevan and Carnduff.   He has served on many community and business boards, including Estevan United Way, St. Joseph’s Hospital Estevan Local Council, New Estevan Reginal Nursing Home Board, Co- Chair of the 2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games, Estevan Minor Football, and Modern Sales Co-op.  Brian is a believer in supporting community and working to better the lives of all.

Colette Stang

Chair - Quality and Safety Committee
St. Joseph's Integrated Health Centre Local Council Representative

Macklin, SK

Colette farms near Macklin with her husband Rob. She has seven grown children and four grandchildren. She is the Past Chair of the Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Integrated Health Centre and was on the fundraising committee during its development. She is the Past President of the Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association and has spent most of her adult life volunteering on local, provincial, and national pro-life boards. She currently serves as the Saskatchewan representative for the Conservative Party of Canada’s National Council. She loves spending time, with family, gardening, and in the faith community.

Janice Therrien

Foyer St. Joseph Nursing Home Local Council Representative

Ponteix, SK

Upon completing the Registered Nursing program, Janice moved to Ponteix to work at the Ponteix Hospital.  As Janice’s husband passed away when their son was young, Janice remained in Ponteix to raise their son in a small and caring community.  Janice continued nursing in various aspects of nursing working at Foyer St. Joseph Nursing Home, Home Care, and at the Health Centre.  Janice retired after 41 years of nursing.

Janice continues to be involved in many committees in Ponteix including Foyer St. Joseph Nursing Home, Catholic Women’s League, and the Ponteix Legion.  Previous to these, Janice sat on the Town Council and was Chairperson for the Notre Dame Church Council.