Board of Directors

The primary purpose of the Emmanuel Health Board is to lead and oversee the non-profit Health Care 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 is the Director of Education for Prairie Spirit Schools.  He has served on several local, provincial, and national boards and executives.  Darryl has a passion for serving the Indigenous community, specifically closing the learning gap for Indigenous youth.

Mary Donlevy-Konkin

Vice-Chair – Board of Directors

Saskatoon, SK

Mary Donlevy-Konkin, Q.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 the United Way and Emmanuel Care, and a former director of St Paul’s Hospital, and Crossroad’s International.

Dr. Bruce Berscheid

Emmanuel Health Board Representative to St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation

Saskatoon, SK

Dr. Berscheid is a semi-retired medical doctor who has served at St. Paul’s Hospital as an Interventional Radiologist.  He sits on the St. Paul’s Hospital Local Council and has served on the St. Paul’s Hospital Board, the Saskatchewan Medical Association Board, and the Canadian Association of Radiologists Board.

Colette Stang

Member at Large

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.

David Gibson

Chair - Quality and Safety Committee

Saskatoon, SK

David is retired from his career in healthcare, serving most recently as the Director of Seniors’ Health and Continuing Care in the Saskatoon Health Region.  David recently sat on the Board of the Saskatoon Council on Aging, and is currently serving as the Chair of the St. Ann’s Senior Citizens’ Village Local Council.

David Patola

Member at Large

Saskatoon, SK

David is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) .  He 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.

Don Kindopp

Emmanuel Health Board Representative to St. Joseph’s Hospital of Estevan Foundation

Estevan, SK

Don’s career in education had him in Moose Jaw, Weyburn, and Estevan, where he served as teacher, principal, librarian, computer coordinator and library automation support. Don has served on St. Joseph’s Hospital Board of Estevan as a member and presently as chair of the Local Council. He also serves as treasurer of his church. Don serves as the chair of the New Estevan Regional Home Committee mandated to replace the present nursing home. Although retired, Don continues to provide support to the library automation systems in his school division.

Gaetan Piché

Member at Large

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).

Gene Dupuis

Member at Large

Saskatoon, SK

Gene Dupuis is retired from a career as owner/operator of Prairie Meats, which he began in 1983.  Outside of his involvement with the food industry, Gene has served on the boards of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, Prairieland Park, St. Paul’s Hospital, and on the Council of St. Anne’s Parish.  He is currently serving on the St. Paul’s Hospital Local Council, as honorary co-chair of the Hospice Campaign, and on the board for Str8 Up (an organization with the goal of helping individuals rejoin regular living after a life in gangs and gang violence).

Omer Houde

Member at Large

Ponteix, SK

Omer works in insurance with Westland Insurance in Swift Current, after owning Frontier/Houde Agencies in Ponteix and Swift Current for many years.   He has served as president of Swift Current Minor Hockey, as Chair of St. Anne’s Parish Council at Lac Pelletier, and is the current Chair of Foyer St. Joseph Local Council in Ponteix.

Pina Melchionna

Chair - Governance Committee

Woodbridge, 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.  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.

Shellyann Schaan

Member at Large

Saskatoon, SK

Shelly is retired from her career with Schaan Healthcare Products Inc.  She serves on the Samaritan Place Local Council in Saskatoon, and has served as the Chair of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)–Saskatoon Chapter, as well as serving as a National Board Member for the JDRF of Canada.

Wayne Blazieko

Chair – Audit and Finance Committee

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.

Janice Therrien

Member at Large

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.

Terrie Dumelie

Member at Large

Regina, SK

Terrie was born into a devout and loving Catholic family that encountered many challenges; Terrie’s father passed away before Terrie was 3 and her mother passed away 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.