Home / About Us / Board of Directors

Board of Directors

2022-23

Chair

Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers was nominated to the Board in 2020 by the Sport Medicine & Science Council of Saskatchewan and served as Vice Chair Lotteries in 2021-22. He was active in minor sports while growing up in Regina and is now focusing on coaching as his children’s involvement in sport grows. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Regina and, previously worked as an investment analyst, and now serves as a grain trader. Working in the agriculture sector with constantly evolving outside forces allows him to be creative in adapting in a changing world. Rogers believes sport has a significant influence on preparing youth with skills that they can use later in life.

Read Bio

Past Chair

Lance Dudar

Lance Dudar was nominated to the Board in 2019 by Triathlon Saskatchewan. He served as Secretary-Treasurer in 2020-21, before being elected Chair in 2021-22. Lance is a Co-ordinator with the Regina Intersectoral Partnership (TRiP), an initiative that provides services to vulnerable children and their families. Prior to that, Dudar was a 28-year member of the Regina Police Service. Trained in strategic management and leadership, Dudar has received several honours for exemplary service, including Community Policing Awards in 2002 and 2005. 

Read Bio

Vice Chair Sport

Bill Kinash

Bill Kinash was nominated to the Board in 2021 by Sask Cycling. He has been a volunteer and an avid cyclist for 45 years. A long-serving member of the Sask Cycling board, he has served in roles including vice president of racing, finance, coaching and Sask First before becoming president for 10 years from 1992-2002. Kinash has also served as a board member for the Canadian Cycling Association. He has been recognized for his contributions to sport with service awards from Sask Cycling and Canada Cycling, received a Saskatchewan Sport Volunteer Recognition Award in 1994 and is a member of the Saskatchewan Sport Hall of Fame as a builder. Kinash is a registered professional engineer.

Read Bio

Secretary/Treasurer

Trent Knapp

Trent Knapp was nominated to the Board in 2021 by CURLSASK. A Chartered Professional Accountant, Knapp works with clients ranging from not-for-profit organizations/corporations, governments and Indigenous communities. He also has experiences in corporate structures and governance practices, as well as connections to various business and government leaders in southern Saskatchewan. Knapp is active with soccer, golf and curling in the province.

Read Bio

Vice Chair Lotteries

Rochelle Neff

Rochelle Neff was nominated to the Board in 2021 by Football Saskatchewan. Neff is the current vice president and chair of the community liaison committee for the Saskatoon Hilltops and has been an active “sports mom” in hockey and football. A Rural Municipal Admin and Economic Development Officer, Neff has experience with grant writing, succession planning, policy writing, stats and acts, procedures and budgets. She has worked with all levels of government, is community–minded and has a strong sense of civic leadership.

 

Read Bio

Vice Chair Trust Fund

Shawn Waskewitch

Shawn Waskewitch was nominated to the Board in 2021 by the Rivers West District for Sport, Culture and Recreation. An analyst with SaskEnergy since 2013, Waskewitch is active with the Crown Corp’s Aboriginal Government Employees Committee. He is the current Director of the Muskoday Economic Development Board and has helped set the strategic direction for the board, as well as helped identify investment and partnership opportunities. He has been a member of the Sask Sport Indigenous Sport Leadership Council for the last two years and is passionate about sport as a participant.

Read Bio

Board Member

Luke Flegel

Luke Flegel was nominated to the Board in 2022 by Sask Volleyball. Flegel is active within the volleyball community in the province, where he is both an official and coach. As a Senior Program Manager, he has experience in strategic planning and operating budgets. Flegel holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Systems Engineering from the University of Regina, as well as two business certificates. He is currently completing a business administration diploma. In addition to volleyball, he has a background in a wide range of sports, including baseball, basketball, soccer, curling and tae-kwon-do.

Read Bio

Board Member

Graham Hayes

Graham Hayes was nominated to the Board in 2021 by the Saskatchewan Hockey Association. An experienced school-based administrator and curriculum consultant, Hayes has been responsible for planning, communicating and managing extra-curricular athletics across Regina Catholic Schools. He served as President of the Saskatchewan Physical Education Association from 2017-19 and is a provincial facilitator with the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unity, as well as a sessional instructor at the University of Regina. He is a former assistant coach and player with the University of Regina Cougars men’s hockey team. 

Read Bio

Board Member

Brett Hines

Brett Hines was nominated to the Board in 2021 by Skate Canada – Saskatchewan. Hines is a current board member for Skate Regina, Chair of the Evaluators/Judges Sub-Committee and member of the Officials Coordinating Committee and Competition Committees for Sask Canada – Saskatchewan. He is also Chair of the Program Development Committee and a member of the Sport Chair Working Group for Skate Canada. An Executive Assistant, he has experience in strategic planning, operational procedures, management and relationship building. Hines has been recognized for his volunteer service with a Saskatchewan Sport Award and a Skate Canada Award in 2020. 

Read Bio

Board Member

Cornelia Laliberte

Cornelia Laliberte was nominated to the Board in 2020 by the Prairie Central District for Sport, Culture and Recreation. She served as Secretary/Treasurer in 2021-22. As the Coordinator for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Education for Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, she is responsible for working with various partners that provide services and supports to Indigenous students. Laliberte has volunteered for United Way of Saskatoon, serving on various committees including a term as Board Chair. She also served as a board member for the YMCA and was Board President for the Interprovincial Association on Native Employment. She has a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Waikato in New Zealand, and began a PhD in education at the University of Saskatchewan. Laliberte believes in the value of sport and physical activity, and the impact it can have on children and youth. 

Read Bio

Board Member

Janelle Layton

Janelle Layton was nominated to the Board in 2020 by the Saskatchewan Soccer Association. Layton served as Vice Chair, Sport in 2021-22. She is a long-time volunteer, serving on the board of Kindersley Soccer as a member and president and as secretary for the Kindersley Karate Club. She also served on the board of the Saskatchewan Soccer Association and has been a long-time soccer and sledge hockey coach. As a business owner in the health and safety sector, Layton has a strong background in risk management, and has served on the board of the Saskatchewan Emergency Planners Association. She has tried to be a strong voice for females in sport and believes that sport give children a chance to grow, learn and keep fit for life. 

Read Bio

Board Member

Mason Medynski

Mason Medynski was nominated to the Board in 2022 by Basketball Saskatchewan. Medynski has served as the co-ordinator of basketball for Team Saskatchewan at the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) and is a co-founder of both One Love Basketball and the Living Skies Basketball League. He has experience in co-ordinating sport at the grassroots level and promoting meaningful change in communities through sport.

Read Bio

Board Member

Colina Paul

Colina Paul was nominated to the Board in 2022 by the Saskatchewan Archery Association. Paul has spent time on a multitude of boards including Regina’s Rainbow Youth Centre Board, Sask Sport’s Indigenous Sport Leadership Council and Regina’s Board of Police Commission. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Regina, as well as a Master of Human Resource Management from the Levene Graduate School of Business at the University of Regina. Paul can often be found coaching basketball and football or in the stands cheering on her kids.

Read Bio