Natalie joined Ranch Ehrlo in January 2021 as the president/CEO. Natalie has worked in child and family services for close to 28 years, most recently as the Assistant Deputy Minister with Saskatchewan Social Services. Natalie believes in collaboration, building strong teams, and working together to improve the lives of individuals, children, youth, and families. She is very excited to join and lead the Ranch Ehrlo organization. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys camping and traveling with her husband, two children, and their dogs.
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!
vice-president of group living services
Pam has been a director at Ranch Ehrlo since 2016. She has worked in both direct care and management roles at the Ministry of Social Services and the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region. She loves travelling and spending time with family.
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 strategy and organizational effectiveness
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 community services in 2011. He later became the vice-president of residential services until he took over his new role in January 2020. Malcolm enjoys working with others in the community, and always, always supports his Riders.
vice-president of clinical and family services
David Rivers has over 20 years of experience in the agency. He has filled many roles in several programs, starting as a caseworker. Before becoming vice-president of clinical services in August 2020, David served as the director of performance and quality improvement.
vice-president of finance
Shelley is joining Ranch Ehrlo on June 7th. She comes to the agency with significant corporate, leadership, and finance experience. During her 20-year career with the Government of Saskatchewan, Shelley has held several positions including Assistant Deputy Minister. In her most recent role, Shelley has led the budget development, planning, performance management, process improvement, and policy functions for a division.
director of governance and corporate services
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.
Dr. Louise Greenberg
Dr. Louise Greenberg is currently an Executive in Residence at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) at the University of Regina. Before joining JSGS, Louise worked for 32 years in the Government of Saskatchewan with the last five years as Deputy Minister of Advanced Education. Louise currently serves on several boards in Saskatchewan.
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.
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. Greg is the vice-presidnet at Gallagher Benefit Services, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Hiedi Pearson joined the board in 2017. She is the Vice President, Employee Services, Human Resources t 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.
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 registrar with the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan. She has had over 13 years of 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 of 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.
Prior to his 19 and a half year tenure as practicum coordinator and a three-year term as department head with the Department of Justice Studies, Hirsch held various positions in justice, social services, education, unions, and health organizations as a front-line staff, an executive director, a volunteer board member, and a consultant. Hirsch’s involvement with Ranch Ehrlo dates back to the early 1970s when he worked on the front line at the agency; at Mobile Crisis Services he worked with Ranch staff in placing youth on an emergency basis or intervening in situations where youth were AWOL from the Ranch. More recently in his position at the Department of Justice Studies, he has worked with a number of our staff placing students in practicums with the Ranch. He has also worked on a contract basis on reserve setting up one of the FN Child and Family Services agencies. Hirsch has an array of board experience and currently sits on the board of the Alternative Measures Program.
Darren is currently the CEO/Executive Director of the Saskatchewan School Board Associations (SSBA), a position he has held for the past 10 years. The association represents all publicly funded school boards in Saskatchewan. Prior to joining the SSBA, Darren was the Assistant Deputy Minister with the Ministry of Education, being the first Indigenous ADM at the provincial level. While at the ministry he led the policy framework development for Indigenous Education in the province. Darren is currently chair of the United Way of Regina.
Benjamin Findlay joined Connor, Clark, and Lunn Private Capital Ltd. as vice-president in November 2021. Prior to his appointment, Ben spent over five years as associate director, investor relations at PFM Capital. A graduate of Arizona State University with undergraduate degrees in human communication and design management, Ben received his Certificate in Investment Foundation from the CFA Institute in 2018. He is currently working on an MBA in Leadership from Dalhousie University and his Chartered Investment Manager designation which will be completed in late 2022. An amateur athlete and coach, Ben is very active in the community. He has volunteer and board experience with Golf Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs. He has also served as a hockey coach, instructor, and team lead with a number of teams, including one year volunteering at Sport Venture’s Outdoor Hockey League.
Blair Swystun retired in 2020, following a 24-year career at Crown Investments Corporation (CIC), the last six as president and CEO. Blair has a master’s degree in Business Administration (Finance), is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. His directorships include member and board chair, CIC Asset Management Inc., member of First Nations and Metis Fund, board chair, Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation, and chair, Saskatchewan Pension Plan. An active volunteer, Blair served on the Dean’s Advisory Committee, Uof R, Levine Graduate School of Business, on the Leaders Council, UofR, Hill School of Business, was a member of the Saskatchewan Science Centre, the Regina Mayor’s Community Leaders Advisory Committee and treasurer/president of the Saskatchewan Society of Financial Analysts. An avid outdoorsman, Blair enjoys hiking, hunting, fishing, and cycling.
Lana Gray has a lengthy career in human resources and people consulting practices. She was a senior leader in the Saskatchewan and national credit union system having worked 22 years in various capacities, nine at the executive level of leadership. A certified executive coach, Lana served as a subject matter expert supporting a wide variety of public and private organizations with MNP national consulting arm. She is currently a business owner, executive coach, and leadership consultant at Lana Gray Leadership Services. She is a sessional instructor with the UofR Hill School of Business. Lana has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Development from the UofR and a number of certificates and diplomas in coaching, adult education, and business administration. She is the public representative of CPA Saskatchewan's board committee, a former director on the Regina Symphony Orchestra, and former president of Family Services Regina.