Dolores  M. Ebert  M.S.W, LL.B

President

Dolores is the current President of the Board of Directors. Dolores is a retired Provincial Court Judge. Previous to appointment to Provincial Court, she worked as Lawyer for Legal Aid, served as Legal Director of the Saskatoon Office of the Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission, and short period in a private practice primarily focused on criminal law and family law. Dolores is also qualified as Mediator. Previous work experience included teaching as sessional university lecturer and in workshop settings, working as family therapist, and in management roles at Unified Family Court and  a non profit agency.

 

Rebecca Crookshanks

Vice President

Rebecca has been on the Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan's Board of Directors since 2015. She was recently appointed as Vice President of the Board, and also sits as Chairperson on the Governance Committee.  Rebecca graduated with a Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria Faculty of Law in 2012, and has been practicing criminal defence law since then. She is currently a staff lawyer at Legal Aid Saskatchewan's Prince Albert Area Office, and has direct and daily engagement with the criminal justice system.  As a result of this work, Rebecca has become interested in prison issues and how Canada's justice system affects women and their families.

Nan Lee, P.Eng

Secretary

Nan is a professional engineer with extensive experience in project management.  Nan joined the board in the Spring of 2014, and is the member of the Executive, Governance, and Human Resources committees.  Nan has and continues to volunteer in various capacities for a wide range of community and non-profit organizations.  Nan feels very honoured to serve on this board, for an organization that is so deeply committed to its mission of working for and with women at risk.

Alanna E Carlson, BA, JD

Alanna Carlson is a lawyer practicing at Stevenson Hood Thornton Beaubier LLP in Saskatoon. She clerked at the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan in Regina, doing research and writing for the judges. She attended the University of Saskatchewan College of Law and convocated from St Thomas More College with a degree in political studies and minor in Critical Perspectives on Social Justice and the Common Good. While attending law school she was part of Just Rights, a social advocacy group that engaged in letter writing and fundraising for human rights issues. Alanna was fortunate enough to take prison law and feminist legal theory courses from Kim Pate, the former Director of CAEFS and current Senator. During the prison law course, she visited the Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge for Aboriginal Women where they discussed critical prison rights with the women. These experiences have formed in Alanna a deep respect and passion for women’s issues and advocacy.


Sadie Dewald

Sadie Dewald is a Human Resources Professional, working as a Supervisor at West Wind Aviation. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is working towards her Chartered Professional in Human Resources designation. Sadie has a passion for giving back to the community and supporting great organizations, such as the Elizabeth Fry Society. Having joined the Board in 2017, Sadie is currently the Chair of the Human Resources Committee, and is looking forward to being part of a great cause.
 

Monica Johnson

Monica is a CPA-CMA who has worked in the business world for over 30 years and is now employed in the charitable not-for-profit sector. She is also completing a B.A. in Sociology at the U of S with a minor in Crime, Law, & Justice. In addition, she has volunteered on numerous boards and finance committees for Saskatoon charities and community organizations over the past 30 years. Monica is new to the Elizabeth Fry Society and is the Chair of the Finance Committee.  Monica looks forward to supporting the organization in achieving its mission to assist women and girls facing the justice system.

   

Cybelle Oscvirk, RPN, RN

Cybelle is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and a Registered Nurse, Her practice areas in nursing have ranged from working in the federal prison system across Canada, intensive care, acute psychiatry, obstetrics, supervisor positions and nurse management positions in both obstetrics and pediatrics.  She had worked in various communities within the province of Saskatchewan and Ontario.  She is currently a faculty in the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCSBScN) program, facilitating student learning as it relates to community nursing and obstetrics. She internationally lectures offering Canadian Nursing perspectives to students overseas.  As a board member since 2015, she brings her nursing expertise to support the women that Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan work with in our communities and in our prison system.

   

Nancy Poon

Nancy Poon has her Ph.D. in Sociology, alongside two other post-graduate degrees, and is a trained Inside-Out facilitator. She has a lifelong interest in the area of justice as it pertains to marginalised peoples and she works to put in place emancipatory practices in both her teaching and volunteer work.  Her Ph.D. dissertation was about contrasting federally sentenced Aboriginal women lived experiences of risk and danger with dominant correctionalist sensibilities on the subject.  Her areas of expertise include criminal justice, penology and their impacts on marginalised populations like women, and women of colour. Nancy currently serves on the Governance Committee; she has served as past-president of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan, and is a Board member for CAEFS (Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies). Nancy is also the proud mother to 11 year old Olivia.

   

Susan Winmill

Susan Winmill is a commerce student, majoring in accounting at the University of Saskatchewan. This past year she was accepted into the Co-op program, working at KPMG as an accountant, and will be going back to complete a summer internship. Susan has received the opportunity to be a non-voting board member at the Elizabeth Fry Society through the course, ‘Governance and Leadership Development Practicum’ offered through the Edwards School of Business. Susan has a passion for volunteering and has been an active volunteer with the Princess Shop for nearly two years. She hopes to give back to her community and gain knowledge in governance.

 

Teegan Jeffers

Teegan is the Client Supports Coordinator for Prince Albert’s Housing First Program, YWCA Homeward Bound. She is responsible for assisting episodically and chronically homeless individuals and families navigate “the system” and help break down barriers to finding stable and permanent housing. She connects clients with a number of services including addictions, harm reduction, mental health, and income assistance, and provides support for court and probation.

Teegan is one of the most accomplished upright bass players in the province and enjoys performing in community theatre, as she is extremely passionate about the arts. Teegan is happy to serve on the Elizabeth Fry Board of Directors, and looks forward to lending a hand to women all over the province.

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