3sHealth Governance

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

Brian Barber Brian Barber
Chair

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.


Rennie Harper Rennie Harper
Vice-chair
Chair, Governance and Business Development Committee

A social worker by profession, Ms. Harper has served the health-care system over a 25-year career in a variety of frontline and leadership capacities and services, including quality improvement, strategic planning, environmental, laundry, and food services. Ms. Harper served as Chair of the Kelsey Trail Regional Health Authority from 2010 to 2017. As a former surveyor with Accreditation Canada, Ms. Harper has surveyed in the health-care system across Canada. She brings strong skills in quality improvement and risk management, governance, and human resources, and communication to the 3sHealth Board. Ms. Harper was elected in October 2016 as the Mayor of the town of Nipawin.


Andrew Cartmell Andrew Cartmell

Mr. Cartmell’s experience and leadership as the President and CEO of SGI provide him with an excellent foundation to support transformational change within the health-care system. He is accustomed to working within a complex organization that needs to be responsive to many stakeholders, and he 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.


Andrew Cartmell Marilyn Charlton

Ms. Charlton serves on the board of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and previously served as the Chair of the former Sun Country Regional Health Authority (April 2008 to December 2017), and was previously the Vice-chair. Ms. Charlton is a general manager with an extensive background in leadership roles in small and complex organizations, with high-level combined knowledge of strategic planning, financial management, and change management skills.


Donald Code Donald Code

Mr. Code’s experience with the health system comes from his time with the Prince Albert Parkland Regional Health Authority (2006 to 2017). He served as Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee as well as Chair of the Quality and Safety Committee. Mr. Code has vast experience in the finance industry with 39 years in the credit union system, where his work spanned the province from north to south, including both rural and urban communities. He retired as a Branch Manager with Conexus Credit Union in 2014. He also serves as Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee of the Diocese of Saskatchewan. Mr. Code holds a Professional Director Designation from the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (University of Regina).


Karen Knelsen Karen Knelsen

Ms. Knelsen’s considerable experience as a registered nurse, Director of Nursing, and facility administrator, in addition to her board experience with health-care facilities, with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association, and as a representative of affiliated agencies, significantly contributes to the 3sHealth Board. Ms. Knelsen is currently the Chair of the Employee Benefit Plans Board of Trustees and is a representative to the Employee Benefits Committee. She has been immersed in the health sector for several years and is known and respected for her commitment to a high-quality, patient-centred health-care system.


Grant Kook Grant Kook

Mr. Kook is Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chair of Westcap Mgt. Ltd., a leading venture capital and private equity fund manager with over half a billion in assets under management. Mr. Kook is also President and Chief Executive Officer of Cheung On Investments Group Ltd., an international investor syndicated Fund, and has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ramada Hotels (Regina and Saskatoon) since 1992. Mr. Kook serves on the boards of numerous private and publicly traded companies, including SaskTel (Chair), Saskatchewan Blue Cross, Saskatchewan Health Authority, and the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation Investment Committee. Mr. Kook has been active in many professional association and community initiatives, lending his considerable expertise in leadership, business development, and governance. For those efforts, he has received several prestigious honours, including the 2013 Saskatchewan Order of Merit.


Twyla Meredith Twyla Meredith

Ms. Meredith has assumed a variety of financial and leadership roles in the public sector and Saskatchewan 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, Ms. Meredith has extensive board experience and has filled a number of roles with sports, community, and volunteer organizations, all of which are beneficial in her role on the 3sHealth board. Ms. Meredith is a member of the Employee Benefit Plans Board of Trustees and was recently appointed as the Vice-chair of the eHealth Saskatchewan board.


Arnie Shaw Arnie Shaw
Chair, Audit, Finance and Risk Committee  

Mr. Shaw is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and Certified Management Consultant (CMC), and he is currently the President of Centennial Plumbing, Heating & Electrical & Centennial Kitchen & Bath. Prior to that, Mr. Shaw spent 15 years in public practice as a Chartered Professional Accountant and later established a Management Consulting practice, which specialized in consulting to and operating companies in financial difficulty. In addition to his business roles, Mr. Shaw has several current and past, for-profit and not-for-profit board, and committee affiliations including Blue Cross Life of Canada, Saskatchewan Blue Cross, Canadian Association of Blue Cross Plans, Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium & Convention Centre, Nexstar Network, Westwind Aviation, and Saskatoon Fastprint.


3sHealth Governing Council

This group is made up of a representative from both the Saskatchewan Health Authority and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and is responsible for planning and organizing provincial services including business and clinical support, determining the mandate, services, funding parameters and governance for 3sHealth, and appointing the Board of Directors.

  • R.W. (Dick) Carter, Saskatchewan Health Authority
  • Randy Rooke, affiliate representative (non-voting)
  • Ron Waschuk, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency