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 2021 – 2022

Charlene Callander

Dan Kohl
Vice-President and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee

Pamela Herbert-Maindonald
Chair of the Governance Committee

Allison Cammer 
Chair of the Nominating Committee

Tracy Danylyshen-Laycock

Bill Cooper

Lisa Haubrich

Owen Kot 

Jenny Lewis

Tracy Lysyk 

Jacqueline Messer-Lepage

Randi Ross

For more information on our Board members, please click here.

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.

Application for expression of interest to serve on the 2021-2022 Board closed March 26, 2021.

In addition to a passion for dementia, the Board prioritized candidates with the following experience and background for recruitment in 2021-2022:

  • Legal
  • Financial
  • Entrepreneur, business, fundraising
  • Medical
  • Advocacy/public policy

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 is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from diverse candidates.

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
  • 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

Based on an analysis of skills of current and outgoing board members the following attributes have been identified as priority for 2020-2021:

  • Research
  • Human Resources
  • Advocacy/Public Policy

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.