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2014 - 2015 Board of Directors

Dan Brown (Member at Large), Bill Brooks (2003 Alumnus), Linda Clouthier (Secretary and 2011 Alumna), Bev Dubois (Vice-Chair), Trevor Forrest (Saskatoon Community Foundation Appointee), Giselle Howard (Chair and 2008 Alumna), Frank Hounjet (Treasurer), Bob Korol (Member at Large), Laurie O'Connor (2013 Alumna), Jill Salamon (University of Saskatchewan Appointee), and Kent Smith-Windsor (Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Appointee).

Our Staff

Administrative Services Coordinator, Magel Sutherland

Magel Sutherland Magel has a diverse background, working in the public, private and not-for profit sectors with organizations such as Parks Canada, Saskatchewan Environment and the University of Saskatchewan. She is delighted to be able to contribute to the community through her work with Leadership Saskatoon.


Executive Director, Doug Finnie

Doug FinnieFrom 1965 to 2000 Doug was employed by Royal Bank in various roles in Canadian and US locations.  These included marketing, systems and operations, human resources and commercial banking.  From 2000 to 2005 he lead Canadian Western Bank in Saskatoon.  Doug has had extensive leadership experience with charitable, cultural, health care and business development organizations.

Program Director, Tracy Stephensen

Tracy StephensenTracy holds a Bachelor of Education from University of British Columbia and a Master’s Degree in Community Planning from Laval University. She has over twenty years’ experience as an educator and planner. As a training coordinator, Tracy has coordinated and delivered a variety of training initiatives. In addition to her work with Leadership Saskatoon, she is also a Program Coordinator with Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan. Tracy is passionate about yoga and has been practicing since 2006 and teaching since 2009.


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Our alumni now number over 300 in total. Here are the photos from each class. Click on each year below to see who they are.

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Community Leadership Award

Milton Taylor - 2014 Award Winner

Milton Taylor Milton Taylor, Owner of Imagery Photography is the recipient of the 2014 Community Leadership Award.

Milton believes in Saskatoon and all it has to offer. He knows that community does not just happen, you have to build it and that it takes time, dedication and patience. It is about paying it forward, spotlighting others and when necessary carrying the flag yourself.

The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre has been a beneficiary of Milton’s efforts. He first grew potatoes outside his studio on Duchess Street, and then convinced the city that one of their vacant lots might just be a good place to grow more food. Individuals and corporate teams now work the “Patch” delivering more than 15 tonnes of food per year to people in need.

Milton's work can also been seen in 100 People 100 Reasons, a project to celebrate Saskatoon's Centennial. Partnering with CTV, he donated hundreds of hours to showcase 100 deserving people who make Saskatoon a community to be proud of. His leadership activities span from being a Kinsmen and K40 member, to being on numerous boards including Tourism Saskatoon, the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club, and Care and Share which delivers programs to support the less fortunate children of Saskatoon. He also helped create the Saskatoon Junior Chamber of Commerce, now known as SYPE.

You usually see Milt behind the camera, not in front, recording the people and events in and around Saskatoon as he lends his time to support our community. We are pleased to have to opportunity honor Mr. Taylor and his efforts with the 2014 Community Leadership Award.

Previous Leadership Award Winners
Dave Dutchak


Kirby Wirchenko


Om Kochar


Ayten Archer


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Annual Report

It was all good news at our Annual General Meeting.