The Ministry of Health sets strategic direction, establishes goals and allocates resources for Saskatchewan’s healthcare system. 3sHealth is governed by the 3sHealth Board, which is appointed by Governing Council.
Board of Directors
Mr. Barber’s insight and knowledge of the health system is a result of serving on the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region board since 2008. With prior board and governance experience with municipal government, community and financial organizations, in addition to skills learned and applied as Senior Vice President of Ledcor Construction, Mr. Barber brings significant contributions to the Board of 3sHealth. Mr. Barber is a strong advocate of a shared services approach and understands the importance of focusing on doing fewer things better in the health system.
Chair, Governance and Business Development Committee
A social worker by profession, Ms. Harper has served the healthcare system over a 25-year career in a variety of front-line and leadership capacities and services, including quality improvement, strategic planning, environmental, laundry and food services. Ms. Harper is currently serving as Chair of the Kelsey Trail Regional Health Authority. As a former surveyor with Accreditation Canada, Ms. Harper has surveyed in the healthcare system across Canada. She brings strong skills in quality improvement and risk management, governance, and human resources and communication to the 3sHealth Board. Rennie has also been appointed to the Law Society of Saskatchewan, serving her first term as a public representative.
Mr. Cartmell’s experience and leadership as the President and CEO of SGI serve as an excellent foundation to support transformational change within the healthcare system. He is accustomed to working within a complex organization that needs to be responsive to many stakeholders and has experience as a member of the Facility Association Board, an insurance industry association, and with his own board at SGI. Mr. Cartmell has strong financial, insurance and enterprise risk management skills.
Mr. Code’s experience of the health system comes from his time with the Prince Albert Parkland Regional Health Authority since 2006; he currently serves as chairman of the region’s audit and finance committee. Mr. Code has vast experience in the finance industry, with 39 years of experience in the credit union system; his work has spanned the province from north to south, including both rural and urban communities – he recently retired as a Branch Manager with Conexus Credit Union. He also serves as chairman of the finance and audit committee of the Diocese of Saskatchewan.
Ms. Knelsen’s considerable experience as a registered nurse, Director of Nursing and facility administration, in addition to board experience with healthcare facilities, the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association, and as a representative of affiliated agencies are significant contributions to the 3sHealth Board. Ms. Knelsen is the Board's representative to the Employee Benefits Committee. She has been immersed in the health sector for several years and is well known and well respected for her commitment to a quality, patient-centred healthcare system.
Grant Kook is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Westcap Mgt. Ltd., the largest Saskatchewan-based private equity and venture capital fund manager with over half a billion under management focused on Saskatchewan’s economy. He is the owner, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ramada Hotels in Regina and Saskatoon. He is the Chairman of the Board for SaskTel and the past Chair of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan and retains a number of other provincial, federal and international memberships. Mr. Kook is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Institute of Corporate Directors for Saskatchewan, and is the recipient of many provincial and national leadership awards including the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. He has received his Chartered Director (C. Dir.) designation from McMaster University DeGroote School of Business, and is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan.
Ms. Meredith has assumed a variety of financial and leadership roles in the public sector and Crown Corporations since 1983. She most recently served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation until her retirement in March, 2015. She holds a degree in administration, is a Chartered Professional Accountant, and is a Fellow of The Society of Management Accountants of Canada. In addition, Meredith has extensive board experience and filled a number of roles with sports, community and volunteer organizations, all of which will be beneficial in her role on the 3sHealth Board.
Chair, Audit, Finance and Risk Committee
Arnie Shaw is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and is currently the President of Centennial 360. Prior to that, Shaw was in public practice as a CA for 15 years and later established a Management Consulting practice, which mainly specialized in consulting to and operating companies in financial difficulty. In addition to his business roles, Mr. Shaw has several current and past local, provincial, national and international board affiliations and is an active volunteer.
3sHealth Governing Council
- Brenda Abrametz, Prince Albert Parkland Health Region
- Richard Anderson, Heartland Health Region (Chair)
- Richard Carter, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region
- Lyle Quintin, Cypress Health Region
- Marilyn Charlton, Sun Country Health Region
- Don Rae, Sunrise Health Region
- Betty Collicott, Five Hills Health Region
- Clarence Hendrickson, Kelsey Trail Health Region
- Bonnie O’Grady, Prairie North Health Region
- Tina Rasmussen, Keewatin Yatthé Health Region
- Randy Rooke, Affiliate Representative (Non-Voting)
- Mike Stensrud, Saskatoon Health Region
- Ron Waschuk, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
- Ronald Woytowich, Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region