Meet the Members of our Board

Gary Emde

Gary Emde

Board of Directors

Chair of the Elmwood Residences Inc. Board of Directors
Owner and Real Estate Broker, Royal Lepage Varsity

Bo Kristensen

Bo Kristensen

Board of Directors
Grant Douziech, B.Sc., MBA

Grant Douziech, B.Sc., MBA

Board of Directors

Owner and Consultant, Apex Consulting

Barb Degenstein, BSW, LLB

Barb Degenstein, BSW, LLB

Board of Directors

Lawyer, Legal Aid Saskatchewan

Lenore West, B.Sc. Engineering

Lenore West, B.Sc. Engineering

Board of Directors

Program Coordinator, University of Saskatchewan

James Hatley

James Hatley

Board of Directors
Mike Tornopolski, CPA, CA

Mike Tornopolski, CPA, CA

Board of Directors
Wendi Stoeber, MA

Wendi Stoeber, MA

Board of Directors
Alana Doetzel, MPAcc, CPA

Alana Doetzel, MPAcc, CPA

Board of Directors

Alana holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in accounting, as well as a Master of Professional Accounting degree. She obtained her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in 2016 and is currently working as a Tax Manager at KPMG.

She was involved in the Best Buddies program in University, where students paired up with individuals with an intellectual disability to form friendships, and thought that Elmwood would be a great organization to get involved with.

Alana loves staying active and some of her favorite activities are volleyball, golfing, snowboarding and running. She plans to train her dog Marley to be her running partner this summer. She also loves to travel and her favorite countries so far have been Vietnam and Peru.

Conal Hancherow

Conal Hancherow

Board of Directors

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Norm Wiens

We at Willowgrove Pharmacy have thoroughly enjoyed working with the staff and residents of the manor and group homes over the past few years. Devin Elias and myself purchased the store in Nov of 2013 and for the first couple of years did most of the group home and manor deliveries ourselves. It always brightened my day to stop by the homes and interact with the staff and residents and see how happy and caring the atmosphere was.We see the value that Elmwood Residences offers to the community and are humbled to have the opportunity to be involved.

Norm Wiens

Lorna Lee

Elmwood is my Brothers’ special extended family.

Lorna Lee
Family Member

Lorna Lee

Elmwood has given my brother the guidance and opportunity to live a fuller life.

Lorna Lee
Family Member

Feteh Derese

Elmwood has impacted my life greatly, I am happy to come here every day. It’s a happy place and the residents make my day”.

Feteh Derese
Elmwood Support Worker

Feteh Derese

It never feels like I am going to work, it always feels like home.

Feteh Derese
Elmwood Support Worker

Jenelle Fortier

I enjoy seeing everyone together and interacting with each other, this gives me a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that, as a Recreation Team, we are providing residents with a good quality of life.

Jenelle Fortier
Elmwood Recreation Coordinator

Jenelle Fortier

As the newest addition to the Recreation Team, Elmwood has given me a meaningful career in Recreation. I have developed many amazing relationships with residents as well as staff at Elmwood. We provide a variety of programs that meet the needs and interests of the residents. I enjoy taking the residents out in the community and seeing the smiles on their faces as they are enjoying themselves and being included in their community.

Jenelle Fortier
Elmwood Recreation Coordinator

Phyllis Peters

Our connection to Elmwood’s Kinsmen Manor is through our sister. The staff are professional, compassionate, skilled and respectful of residents and their families. The physical environment is clean, comfortable and exemplifies a home environment

Phyllis Peters
Family Member

Lori Emde

Our daughter is part of the Elmwood family living with 5 other ladies in a group home.  She has found her joy and purpose in life with daily activities and independence as she grows into a woman.  She has found her happy place! Being on the board is our way of giving back - for what Elmwood has given us.

Lori Emde
Board Member and Family Member

Ross

I feel like a rock star when I enter Elmwood!  I am greeted by so many people with handshakes, high fives and hugs.

Ross Revill
Board Member and Kinsmen Representative

Grant Douziech

Without words, residents showed me joy manifesting itself from our human spirit and that they too want to live a fulfilled life.

Grant Douziech
Board Member and Family Member

Gary Emde

I did not know of Elmwood’s support concept for those with various disabilities, and it was a huge eye opener, and a big learning curve for me, also thoroughly enjoyable! Just to watch how the system works, and to be a part the decision making process, was energizing! I just knew this would be a part of my life for a long time.

Gary Emde
Board Chair and Family Member

Gary Emde

The employees have a special compassionate side to them that radiates when they work together to support individuals with disabilities. It is truly a wonderful thing to see this in action, and I am pleased to be a part of the Elmwood community.

Gary Emde
Board Chair and Family Member