Board of Directors

Our Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organization through sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure the Society has adequate resources to advance our mission.


Board of Directors 2023 – 2024

Dan Kohl

Bill Cooper 
Vice-President and Chair of the Philanthropy Committee

Tracy Lysyk 
Chair of the Governance Committee

Allison Cammer 
Chair of the Nominating Committee

Owen Kot 
Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee

Megan Milani

Jo-Ann Battrum

Pamela Herbert-Maindonald 

Jacqueline Messer-Lepage

Krista Lagimodiere

Brian Martynook 

Femi Ogunrinde 

Seeking Candidates for the Board of Directors

The Nominating Committee seeks expressions of interest to serve on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan prior to the Annual General Meeting each year.  Board members are elected to two-year terms by the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan membership at our Annual General Meeting. Nominations open mid-February each year and close towards the end of March.

The call for expression of interest to serve on the 2024-2025 Board is now closed. The call for applications for 2025-2026 Board will be posted in February 2025. 

In addition to a passion for dementia, the Board prioritized candidates with the following experience and background for recruitment in 2024-2025:

  • Accounting/Business/Finance
  • Governance and Strategic Planning
  • Human Resources/ Experience in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

If you have questions regarding on the Board of Directors, please call Joanne Bracken, CEO at 1-800-263-3367 or email Joanne Bracken at [email protected]

The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan celebrates multiple approaches and points of view as we believe it makes us stronger. Diversity and inclusion is an integral part of who we are and connects us closer to our members and the communities we serve. During the recruitment process, preference will be given to qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Application deadline: March 22, 2024

Serve on our Board

The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan (ASOS) is a charitable organization that provides support, education and information, and advocates for the best care possible for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, their families and their caregivers. The ASOS supports research efforts into finding causes and cure of Alzheimer's disease and is Saskatchewan's leading dementia care and research charity.

We have identified 20 strengths demonstrated by successful Board members in their performance and behaviour.

We have sorted these strengths into four competency categories:

Achieving Competencies

  • Commitment to the organization
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Initiative
  • Objectivity
  • Process Orientation

Thinking Competencies

  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Effective Judgement
  • Independent Thinking
  • Logical Thinking

Leadership Competencies

  • Accountability
  • Interdependence
  • Stewardship

Personal Competencies

  • Ambiguity Tolerance
  • Empathy
  • Open-mindedness
  • Personal Integrity
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-esteem
  • Transparency
  • Respectful

Duties & Requirements

Requirements to Serve on the Board

Directors must be a member of the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan and meet eligibility requirements in accordance with legislation and bylaws. Become a member today.

The Non-Profit Corporations Act, 1995 requires that directors:

  • Are over the age of 18
  • A resident of Saskatchewan
  • Are acting in personal capacity as an individual
  • Have not been found to be of unsound mind by a court in Canada or elsewhere
  • Do not currently have the status of bankrupt

The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan requires all directors to complete a criminal record check to serve on the board.

Conflict of interest

Nominees are not eligible to serve on the board if they have a conflict of interest:

  • If any Director has any personal or corporate interest in any matter other than the best interest for the welfare of the ASOS of which s/he is a Director, there is a potential conflict of interest.
  • Directors of the Board and family members of Directors shall not qualify to be hired as staff; staff and family members of staff shall not qualify to be members of the Board.
  • Directors, staff and family members of either shall not qualify to bid for any ASOS contracts for employment, supplies and services


If you have questions about serving on our board, please contact Joanne Bracken, CEO by email at [email protected] or call 1-800-263-3367.


The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan uses the Relationship Model™ of governance, leadership and management.

People live and work within relationships. Relationships are the human operating system. In order to make our lives and our work successful and fulfilling, we need to apply the natural principles of relationships by establishing the values, structures and the processes of relationships throughout our organization.

In the Relationship Model™ values, structure and processes form the basis of governance, leadership, management and service delivery. The roles of governances, leadership and management differ, but the principles that underlie them are the same. There is a continuity of design from the organization's membership to the point where the clients receive the services.

Relationship Model values

  • Affirmation
  • Involvement
  • Servant Leadership

Relationship structure

  • Authority
  • Limitations of Authority
  • Responsibility
  • Accountability

Governance process

  • Communication
  • Decision-Making
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Strategic Planning
  • Delegating Authority and Responsibility
  • Monitoring and Measuring

For more information, please contact Joanne Bracken, CEO by email at [email protected] or call 1-800-263-3367.