President & CEO
Born and raised in rural Saskatchewan, with Resource being her home town, Jean received her undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Saskatchewan. In 1986 she and her husband moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia where she completed her Master’s Degrees in Nursing and Health Services Administration at Dalhousie University.
Prior to joining Emmanuel Health in 2018, Jean served in the Chief Executive Officer role for St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon for nine years. Her position with St. Paul’s Hospital was preceded by rewarding experiences in a variety of roles and settings within the health system – as a special care aide in a long term care facility; a registered nurse in acute care; a public health nurse in rural Saskatchewan; and Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Executive Officer positions in Nunavut and Saskatchewan.
Throughout her career Jean has been guided by her desire for all clients to have the best care possible and be treated with respect and dignity. Improving quality and involving clients and staff in planning and decision making has been a constant in Jean’s practice as she believes it is only by including those most directly impacted that you get the best outcome.
She has served on the Board of Directors for a number of provincial and national organizations, including the Saskatchewan Health Services Utilization and Research Commission, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Accreditation Canada, the Canadian Nurses Association’s Ethics Committee for one term as the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association’s representative, and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Board where she represented the Saskatchewan Hospice Palliative Care Association.
Currently, Jean is the Provincial Affiliate Resource Group representative on the Partnership Oversite Committee, which is the committee that oversees collaborative activities between the Saskatchewan Health Authority, 3sHealth, eHealth Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, and affiliated organizations in Saskatchewan. She also is the Vice Chair of Sanctum Care Group, a not-for-profit in Saskatoon, and sits on the Board of the Saskatchewan Hospice Palliative Care Association Board as the Past Chairperson.
Outside of work, Jean stays busy keeping track of her husband, three adult children, one busy grandson, and a large extended family. She has served on a number of volunteer boards including the YMCA Judo Club, the United Way Campaign Cabinet, and the Health Sector Committee for several years, and regularly canvases for various organizations.
St. Anthony’s Hospital (Esterhazy, SK)
Daniela obtained her BA from Luther University College at the University of Regina and began working in a field not related to healthcare. She then obtained her RN diploma at Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, and her BN through the Univerity of Calgary, attending part time while raising her family. Daniela has worked in homecare, public health, and acute care (post-surgical care, ER, and medicine) in both rural and urban centers. Spending three summers working in a potash mine while a student helped to prepare her for ER room work.
Daniela’s volunteer activities have included teaching Sunday School; being a classroom parent at her children’s schools; sitting on school community councils; and coaching boys soccer, girls fastball; and managing kids hockey teams. Daniela is currently a member of the Prairie Fire Hockey Foundation.
Foyer St. Joseph Nursing Home (Ponteix, SK)
Raised on Vancouver Island, Alison is a University of Victoria graduate with a background in Education. After teaching overseas, Alison moved to Saskatchewan in 2005 and switched gears from Education to Healthcare in 2011. Providing front-line care for several years, Alison later moved into a management role, initially as the Training Specialist with the former Five Hills Health Region and later into the management of teams in many different areas, including both Continuing Care and Community Care programs.
As a “transplant” from Victoria to Saskatchewan, Alison spends as much downtime as possible near the water and can often be found at the lake near her home with her husband and two daughters.
St. Joseph’s Hospital/Foyer d’Youville (Gravelbourg, SK)
Prior to her position as Executive Director, Désirée was a Registered Nurse with orthopedic experience and Patient Flow and Bed Management with Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region.
Désirée stays busy with her two sons who are heavily involved in community sports. Summer time is spent golfing and swimming; winter is spent mainly at the community rink. Désirée and her husband are active members in their community and feel it is important to raise their children with the heightened sense of the importance of the well-being of the people around them.
Providence Place Home For Holistic Health (Moose Jaw, SK)
Georgia began her career as a Registered Nurse working in surgery and obstetrics. She left the health industry after 17 years and focused her career in Agriculture while she earned her Business Administration Degree and later her MBA. During that time Georgia was co-owner/operator of a corporate grain farm and other agricultural businesses.
Georgia was a member of the Canadian Humanitarian Board of Directors and participated in several international Humanitarian expeditions over the years including Ethiopia, Djibouti and Haiti.
Georgia returned to health industry in 2010 to work for former Five Hills Health Region. Her most recent responsibilities within the region were as Vice President for Continuing Care, and with the Saskatchewan Health Authority as Executive Transition Lead, Continuing Care and Community Health Services. Georgia’s leadership responsibilities with the former Health region and SHA were in long term care, home care, public health, primary health care, and mental health and addictions services. Her current responsibilities are as Executive Director at Providence Place and CEO of Providence Place Foundation.
Georgia and her husband have six children and 12 grandchildren. Family is central to their lives. Georgia considers herself a lifelong learner, recently completing a Certificate in Elder Law from Osgood University, Toronto and is currently enrolled in a Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies program.
Family, learning and travel are her passions.
Radville Marian Health Centre (Radville, SK)
and St. Joseph’s Hospital of Estevan (Estevan, SK)
Greg’s career in health care began in 1989 as assistant to Sister Therese Roddy at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Estevan. Greg left health care to work as a Municipal Administrator from 1996 through 2011, at which point he returned to health care and St. Joseph’s Hospital of Estevan as Executive Director. Greg added the role of Executive Director of Radville Marian Health Centre in early 2020.
Greg is a husband, a father of two, an avid SCUBA diver, and an amateur carpenter. He spends his spare time at the cottage and in warm destinations as well as building projects for home and for St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation fundraising events. Greg is on the Board of Directors for the Estevan Bruins and Chair of the 2022 Centennial Cup.
St. Joseph’s Integrated Health Centre of Macklin (Macklin, SK)
Kaitlyn is a Registered Dietitian and has previously been employed with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, most recently as Manager of Environmental, Laundry and Maintenance Services at the Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford. Kaitlyn was involved in the completion of the new hospital and worked closely with the 3P partners involved in the hospital. Prior to that, Kaitlyn worked as a Clinical Dietitian in Saskatoon and North Battleford areas and was the Education and Prevention Coordinator with the Acquired Brain Injury Outreach team based out of Saskatoon that serviced the former Saskatoon, Prairie North and Heartland Health Regions. Kaitlyn began her current position with Emmanuel Health as Executive Director in December 2019.
Kaitlyn is on the Board of Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health.
In her spare time Kaitlyn enjoys spending time with her husband and dog on their acreage and travelling to Ontario annually to see extended family.
Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home (Regina, SK)
Prior to becoming Executive Director at Santa Maria, Kelly was a Health Policy and Health Services Researcher and worked with the Provincial Ombudsman and Auditor.
Kelly enjoys spending her free time with friends and family. She is an avid vegetable gardener and bumble bee watcher, curler, community chorus member, and proud English as an Additional Language tutor.
St. Peter’s Hospital (Melville, SK)
After completing Bachelor of Administration degree at the University of Regina in 2002, Lisa relocated to Melville where her husband Dan had accepted a teaching position. Lisa worked in various roles in Human Resources, Safety, and Quality with the Saskatchewan Health Authority prior to commencing at St. Peter’s Hospital in 2015.
Lisa and Dan enjoy golf and traveling. They keep busy with the various activities their two daughters are involved in and are thankful to live in a small, safe community to raise their family.
St. Ann’s Senior Citizens’ Village , Samaritan Place,
and Hospice at Glengarda (Saskatoon, SK)
Rae is responsible for the day to day operations, coordination with the Local Council, Planning and Forecasting, Budgeting and Finances, along with the Human Resources, Maintenance, Projects, Communications and Public Relations.
Rae began his career as the Home Care Manager for South Country Home Care based in Assiniboia. From there Rae became the Home Care Manager at Midwest Health District prior to becoming the Executive Director of St. Ann’s. In addition to St. Ann’s, Rae also became the Executive Director of Samaritan Place and Hospice at Glengarda in July 2021.
In his spare time, Rae enjoys spending time with his family and is a huge Saskatchewan Roughriders fan.
St. Paul’s Hospital (Saskatoon, SK)
Tracy began her position as Executive Director at St. Paul’s Hospital in April 2020. Tracy comes to St. Paul’s Hospital with 34 years’ experience in health and social service sectors. She is a former Director with Mental Health and Addiction Services and a former Manager with Client Patient Access Services, Saskatchewan Health Authority.
Tracy is a board member with the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, St. Peter’s College in Muenster, and a former board member of several community organizations, including the Saskatoon Community Foundation where she helped initiate the Community Fund for Reconciliation, Saskatoon Open Door Society, and Saskatchewan Intercultural Association. Her interest and support for newcomers in our community was also demonstrated in her role as a founding Coordinator of the Newcomer Information Centre in Saskatoon in 2009.
Tracy has been the recipient of multiple leadership awards including a Distinguished Service award from the Canadian Association of Social Workers, Distinguished Service- Saskatchewan Psychiatric Association, the Chief of Police Award for Community Service, and the Saskatoon Police Services Badge Award.
Tracy lives in Saskatoon with her son Ayden and enjoys all the Saskatoon has to offer in the theatre, live music, festival and restaurant scenes, as well as the natural beauty of our community walking and cycling trails.