Our Board of Directors is comprised of a carefully selected group of individuals who come from a variety of education and employment backgrounds. Members are chosen based on the perspective and talents they can contribute, and are charged with the responsibility of acting as the governing body of Hope’s Home to ensure the organization’s philosophy, goals, mission, and vision are met.
Todd Klink, Board Chair
Todd is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Farm Credit Canada. Todd has a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Regina and brings his background in business and marketing to the Hopes Home board. Todd and his wife live in Regina with their two teenagers.
Bob Linner, Vice Chair
Bob Linner retired as Regina City Manager after 19 years and 39 years of municipal government leadership in Saskatchewan. Since retirement in 2006 he has served on and in many cases Chaired numerous community Boards and their Committees including Habitat for Humanity, Hospitals of Regina Foundation, Regina Airport Authority, Globe Theatre, Regina Exhibition Association, Sask Power, Canada West Foundation. He has been recognized with the Lieutenant Governor`s Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Saskatchewan Centennial Medal, Queen`s Diamond Jubilee Medal and Life Membership in the Canadian association of Municipal Administrators (one of only 8).
Allen Kilback, Treasurer
Allen is a senior executive with 23 years’ experience as the President/CEO of two southeast Saskatchewan based businesses. Allen brings successful business experience, operational leadership, and strategic business development skills to the company alongside his own experience of raising children.
Jamie Patterson, Director
Jamie is the Associate Corporate Counsel with Sasktel. Jamie’s experience includes strategizing, delivering responses to major regulatory undertakings, and appearing before the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission, negotiating and concluding mission critical business transactions. He is a member of Corporate Directors Committee overseeing the company-wide project governance advising on governance matters in a complex crown corporation setting. His volunteering activities include involvement with the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, Regina Bar Association and Habitat for Humanity and Regina Plains Museum.
Ron Healey, Director
is the Associate Vice President of Ag and Home, with Federated Co-operative Ltd. He grew up on a grain farm in North East Saskatchewan before attending the University of Saskatchewan where he obtained his Business Degree, majoring in marketing. Outside of work, you can expect to find Ron and his wife Cheryl busy shuttling their 3 children around to hockey rinks, soccer fields and music festivals.
Ryan Graham, Director
Ryan is the Executive Vice President of Wholesale Banking with Concentra Bank. With over 17 years of professional experience in the financial services industry, Ryan has built expertise in strategic project execution, leadership, portfolio management, securitization, residential mortgage and co-operative industries. In his current role, he works collaboratively as a part of the executive leadership team to provide strategic direction, oversight and stewardship for Concentra Bank.
Natalie Millar, Director
Natalie is a Senior Clinical Dietitian in the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region. Natalie has worked in the Children’s Program at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre and currently works in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Her experience working with families and children with special health care needs gives her an understanding of the unique needs and challenges they face. As an employee of the Health Region and a parent of a child who attends Hope’s Home, she strives to uphold the values and principles of family centred care.
Janet Cook, Director
Janet is the Manager of Compensation and Recruitment at Farm Credit Canada. She has been an HR professional for 15 years. Her current role allows her to lead a team of HR professionals who are responsible for the recruitment, compensation and job evaluation at FCC, which is a leader in loans, business and financial services in Canadian agriculture.
Helen Bourget, Director
Helen is a Practice Consultant with the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN). Helen has been a LPN since December 2004 and graduated from SIAST Wascana campus, where she graduated with great distinction. Helen has also worked in Neurosciences, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Rural, Long- term care, Homecare, and Infection Control.
Wallace Lockhart, Director
Wallace is an associate professor with the Paul J. Hill School of Business at the University of Regina, where he has worked for the past nine years. Research interests include health system performance measurement and healthcare organizations, as well as a more recent focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Rhonda Meakin, Director
Rhonda was born and raised in Saskatoon and area, and grew up with the privilege of living in both rural and urban homes. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan, she became a member of the Prince Albert Police Service and has call Prince Albert home for the last 20 years. Rhonda has always had a strong commitment to community, and looks forward to more involvement with Hope’s Home.
Melynda Loder, Director
Melynda Loder is the Director of Catering & Sales at the Radisson Plaza Hotel Saskatchewan and also oversees employee training and specializes in teaching responsible business practices. As a parent member Melynda brings her unique perspective to the board and views her commitment as a way of giving back to her community.