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Board of Directors

The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency is governed by a board of directors appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Ron Waschuk - Elkridge, Chair

Ron Waschuk has senior management experience in the public and private sectors, including eight years as Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Prescription Drug Plan and 13 years of senior and executive management in the Pharmacy and Optical Divisions of Wal-Mart Canada Corp. He holds a degree in Pharmacy, has an extensive background in health care delivery, executive administration and management, and has held leadership positions in a variety of professional associations.

Howard Crofts - Regina, Vice Chair

Howard Crofts has been involved with health-related charitable organizations, as a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society, Saskatchewan Division and the Hospitals of Regina Foundation. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and spent his career working in public accounting practice, retiring from MNP LLP in 2012 where he held various leadership roles in the firm 10 years prior to retirement. He is active on various boards, currently serving as a member of the boards and various committees of Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority (FCAA), Raven Oil Corporation, Pro Docs Ltd., and Greystone Managed Investments Pension and Pooled Fund Advisory Committees.

Zeba Ahmad - Saskatoon

Ms. Zeba Ahmad has a diverse background in management, clinical practice, academia, mentorship and business development. She practised as a pharmacist for 20 years before transitioning to the corporate sector in 2008 after running for provincial politics in 2007. She has held leadership roles in the philanthropic sector; as former Board Chair of the Saskatoon Community Foundation and Royal University Hospital Foundation, Inaugural Chair of Gold Medal Plates Saskatoon and Vice-chair of the Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation. In 2008 she was the recipient of the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award and was named a Centennial Alumni of Influence in 2014 for the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition’s 100th anniversary.

Lionel Chabot - North Battleford

Biography coming soon.

Douglas Finnie - Saskatoon

Doug Finnie has been on the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency Board since 2007. He was  a member of the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority from 2005 to 2012. He serves as a member of the Discipline Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan. Doug is currently Director Community Relations with Leadership Saskatoon. Doug has served in leadership and business development roles with Canadian Western Bank and Royal Bank in Saskatchewan as well as other provinces in Canada and the United States. He has extensive leadership experience with charitable, cultural, health care and business development organizations. He and his wife Jane reside in Saskatoon.

Don Ravis - Saskatoon

Mr. Ravis has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from Waterloo. He has a wide variety of experiences in business, public and volunteer sectors. In the past 20 years he has gained significant governance experience as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Saskatoon Community Foundation, Waskesiu Community Council, Leadership Saskatoon and Saskatoon Auditorium & Convention Centre. He served on the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority Board and is a facilitator in Health Care Governance Training with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. He is currently in on the Advisory Board for Health Care Canada. Don also served as a parliamentarian in the House of Commons.

Frances Stang - Macklin

Biography coming soon.

Dr. Walter Streelasky - Melville

Dr. Walter Streelasky is the long-time president of Horizon Credit Union, a faculty advisor at the University of Regina and Brandon University, the current Mayor of the City of Melville and Chairperson of the Melville and District Community Foundation. He has also served as Chairperson of the Saskatchewan Centennial Celebrations 2005 (Melville) and Chairperson of Melville’s 2000 Millennium Celebrations and is presently a member of the Sunrise Regional Health Authority.

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