Andrea started her career at Ranch Ehrlo in August 2014 as the president/CEO. She spent 24 years of her career in the area of child welfare, most recently working as the assistant deputy minister of child and family services with Saskatchewan Social Services. Andrea looks forward to the opportunity to provide leadership to an organization that has such a positive impact on children, youth, families and the community. In her spare time Andrea enjoys cycling, gardening and spending time with family.
vice-president of finance and administration
Lori started her career at Ranch Ehrlo in July 2015 as the chief financial officer (CFO). In August 2016 she became the vice-president of finance and administration. She came to the agency from the Saskatchewan School Board Association with leadership and management experience from the Government of Saskatchewan and SaskTel. Her areas of strength include leading, implementing and overseeing financial management processes; strategic planning; economic and financial analysis; and enterprise risk management.
vice-president of education
Corinna has been with Ranch Ehrlo for eight years, but has spent 24 years as an educator. Before being appointed the vice-president of education in September 2013, she held the title of director of secondary and vocational programs. When she’s not working, Corinna is participating in her favourite lifelong leisure activity, Friday night curling.
vice-president of residential services
Malcolm joined the Ranch in 1988 as a casual child care worker. He held various job positions including unit manager and director, before being appointed as the vice-president of residential services in 2011. Malcolm enjoys working with others in the community, and always, always supports his Riders.
vice-president of human resources
Judy joined Ranch Ehrlo in March 2017 as the vice-president of human resources. Judy came to the agency from Supreme Office Products Ltd., where she was the VP of HR for seven years. She values strong working relationships and collaboration. Judy is committed to developing a positive corporate culture that supports the success of the organization and its stakeholders. Judy’s favourite pastimes include spending time with her husband and two sons, enjoying Globe Theatre performances, and cheering on the Riders!
Dr. Bree Fiissel
vice-president of clinical services
Bree began at Ranch Ehrlo in 1994 as a youth care worker, and has spent over 20 years working in the residential, clinical, and community programs at Ranch Ehrlo. In 2007, Bree became a clinical director, leading, developing, and implementing clinical services for both community and residential areas. In 2017, Bree was promoted to vice-president of clinical services.
Carole Bryant, director of governance and quality improvement
Carole Bryant joined the Ranch in 2000. In 2003, she became the vice-president of Ehrlo Community Services and in 2005, she became the vice-president of administration and quality improvement. In 2016, she assumed a new role as director of governance and corporate services.
Greg Fieger joined the board in September 2013. A life-long learner Greg has been a professional management consultant since 1985 working with small, medium, and large organizations across public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Since November 2008 Greg has -led the Optimum Talent Inc. Saskatchewan practice, an executive search and leadership talent management consulting firm. Greg’s connection with the human service sector goes back to the early 1980’s when he completed his undergraduate education and had work experience with the John Howard Society, Regina Work Preparation Centre, Crisis Management Project and Mobile Crisis Services. Today Greg works with boards and executives to strengthen the leadership capability of their organization to achieve their goals. Over the years, Greg has been an active volunteer with Kidsport, Saskatchewan Roughriders and CFL Alumni associations, among other great community causes.
Marlys Tafelmeyer joined the board in September 2015. She has over 25 years’ experience in human resources and organizational development, including the areas of financial services sector, corporate, entrepreneurship, public sector, and community service. She is the former assistant chair of the Public Service Commission (PSC) in Saskatchewan. Marlys was a sessional lecturer for over 10 years with the Paul J. Hill School of Business at the University of Regina. Marlys is a member of the Saskatchewan Association of Human Resource Practitioners, the International Personnel Management Association and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada. She is currently working as an independent human resource consultant.
Laurel Garven joined the board in September 2012. She is the vice-president of business strategy at Information Services Corporation (ISC), a TSX-listed company focused on the delivery of registry and information services to governments and the private sector. Prior to joining ISC, Laurel worked in the Information Technology Office in the Government of Saskatchewan and at McNair Business Development, a Saskatchewan-based management consulting firm. Laurel is active in the non-profit sector and is actively engaged in the local music community, serving as a piano accompanist and Children’s Choir director. She received her Honours Business Administration degree from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and a Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Regina.
Treasurer, senate representative
Peter Hoffmann is the senate appointee to the board. Peter served on the board of the former Ehrlo Community Services from 2003-2007 where he chaired the audit and finance committee. He also served as president of RES &E Holding corporation. He has had an extensive 34-year career in senior government including ADM of Municipal Affairs and Housing and CEO to the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation. Having both a CPA and a pension plan administration certificate, Peter currently chairs the SaskTel Pension Plan board. He is past chair of Campion College Board of Regents. He is also a previous board member of the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK), having served as the chair of its audit and finance committee.
Carmen Lien joined the Ranch Ehrlo board of directors following the amalgamation of the Ranch Ehrlo Society, RES&E Holding Corporation, and the Ehrlo Child and Family Foundation (ECFF) on June 1, 2017. Carmen was appointed to the ECFF board in November 2014. He is the owner of Link Developments, a real estate consultancy company. His previous work experience has been at Harvard Developments, the City of Regina, and Brandt Developments. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science, Industrial Systems Engineering, a Diploma in Business Administration, and a Master’s Certificate in International Business, from the University of Regina.
Dr. Louise Greenberg
Dr. Louise Greenberg joined the board in 2017. She recently retired as the Deputy Minister of Advanced Education with the Government of Saskatchewan in her 32nd year working in the Saskatchewan Public Service. She has held a number of senior executive positions with the provincial government. Her work experience included both human services and economic development ministries as well as a central agency. Louise has served on several boards, including the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, the International Mining Innovations Institute, and the senates of the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan.
Hiedi Pearson joined the board in 2017. She is the Manager of Human Resources and Corporate Communications and a member of the senior management team at Harvard Developments Inc. She has a BA and CA from the University of Regina and is a member of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) Saskatchewan. Her previous board experience includes Access Communications Co-operative, Regina Palliative Care and Greystone Bereavement Centre, and the U of R Alumni Association.
David Hedlund joined the board in 2018. He has held senior leadership positions in the areas of social services, health, and addictions counselling, including regional director, Regina region of Ministry of Social Services and executive director of Mental Health and Addictions Services, with the former Regina Qu’Appelle health region. He is active in a number of community organizations including Phoenix Residential Society and the Regina Symphony Orchestra. David holds a master’s degree in psychology. He now works as a consultant in the health care field.
Sheri Woods received both her Bachelor of Arts degree and Law degree from the University of Saskatchewan. She maintains a general family law practice with a special emphasis on child protection matters, the representation of First Nation Family Services Agencies, and assisting families with the legal aspects of reproductive science. Sheri has been a guest presenter at the national Pro Bono Law Conference, has published a commentary in Saskatchewan’s CBA quarterly publication, and has delivered training sessions to lawyers, social workers, and First Nations agencies across Saskatchewan. She serves as a member of the board of directors for both the Saskatoon YWCA and the Saskatoon Community Service Village.
Diana Leray, CPA joined the board in 2018. She is a partner in KPMG’s audit and business advisory services practice with 15 years’ experience in the field. She provides audit and assurance services in several sectors, including telecommunications, financial institutions, Crown corporations, and not-for-profits. Diana is a strong supporter of the local community and has served on various boards, including chair of the YWCA and has volunteered for major local events.
Frank has a Master of Social Work degree and worked in the human services field for over 30 years including residential services for youth, child protection, youth justice, and mental health. When he retired, he had been the executive director of the Prince Albert Mental Health district for several years. Frank was also a sessional lecturer with the School of Social Work, U of R, teaching in the area of mental health, alcohol, and addictions. Following his retirement, he remained active on contract with the health region providing leadership to the regional ethics committee. Frank has served on various boards and committees over the years and continues to be active with Family Futures Inc., Friends of Little Red, and the Ranch’s Buckland/Prince Albert advisory committee. Frank is excited to become involved in a more “provincial” role with Ranch Ehrlo.
Amy is a partner with Miller Thomson’s national labour and employment practice group. She has had over 13 years experience practicing in a diverse environment, including as former general counsel to a bi-territorial Crown corporation and in private practice. Her areas of practice include labour and employment law, administrative law, and civil litigation. She is an active member in the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), and currently serves as chair of the CBA Administrative and Labour Law (South) Section. Amy resides in Regina with her husband and three children
Deb has her BA and LLB from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. Following her articles with MacPherson, Leslie, Tyerman she stayed at home to raise a family for a few years. Returning to the workforce, she worked as assistant general counsel at Co-operators Life Insurance, a Canadian life and disability insurer. She then accepted a similar position at Information Services Corporation, a TSX-listed company focused on the delivery of registry and information services. During her legal career, she served as director of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association and various legal profession committees. Deb retired from ISC after 10 years of service in June 2018. Deb is an active member of Poltava Ukrainian Ensemble where she has played the mandolin in its orchestra for over 24 years. She is also a former director of Basketball Saskatchewan.