Executive Director, CityKidz Regina
For as long as she can remember, Donna has had a passion for helping children. After spending 30 years in the business community as an accountant, her dream to work with children finally came true. In 2004, she began volunteering with a children’s program through her local church in North Central Regina, the neighbourhood McLean’s Magazine dubbed The Worst Neighborhood in Canada. From there her passion for helping the most vulnerable only grew. In September 2010, Donna became the Branch Manager for CityKidz Regina and the Saturday program was launched with great success. Raising a child as a single mom, Donna knows all too well the strength and determination that is needed to endure adversity and keep your dreams alive. Her past experiences have served to fuel her passion to see children who are growing up in adversity reach their full potential.
Meet Our Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors bring insight, passion, and a wealth of knowledge to their role as stewards of CityKidz Regina’s mission.
Keri is President of Ellevate Executive Coaching and part of the management team at Western CML Cleaners Ltd. Keri is passionate about leadership and brings 20 years of experience helping organizations communicate with their employees and holds accreditations in change management, communications, and team building. Keri is motivated to make a positive change in the world and is excited to have the opportunity to do so through CityKidz.
CityKidz Hamilton Liaison
Trevor is a retired teacher who holds a Masters of Education and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management. He brings both experience and expertise to the work of CityKidz. Volunteering full time, Trevor serves as the Secretary and Treasurer for the Board of Directors and as the Executive Assistant to our Executive Director. Trevor is best known for his servant leadership and providing support and encouragement on a daily basis to all staff and volunteers.
Having struggled with substance abuse, Theresa understands the challenges that can hold us back from living up to our full potential. She has been in recovery since 2009 and is passionate about seeing all people, young and old, discover the freedom from any adversity that is keeping them from finding true joy. Theresa is also a mother of 4 adult children and now an empty nester. She spends her time involved in her church as a dedicated volunteer and enjoying a career in retail with Marshalls Canada in Regina.
Stacy has a degree in Business Administration, and Juris Doctor in Law, and currently works for the Government of Saskatchewan. She grew up in Regina and has a desire to see investment in the lives of Regina’s low-income community. Inspired by the mission and work of CityKidz to build resiliency and inspire big dreams, Stacy volunteered to become a Board Member in 2019.
Sean is passionate about helping where he can. He has had a specific passion for CityKidz since his first encounter with them in 2009 at the Hamilton location. Sean attended the U of R completing a Bachelor of Arts in Economic and Business Administration and as a lifelong Regina resident is excited to see the city thrive.
Haley a First Nations woman from Carry The Kettle First Nations on Treaty Four Territory has always been passionate about CityKidz Regina. Having grown up in the North Central Community and gone through the City Kidz program, she understands the impact it makes on a child. As an adult she has dedicated her life to giving back to the Community she grew up.
Renee has worked in the non-profit sector for the past 15 years. Her travels have taken her to over 34 countries to partner with locals addressing issues in contexts of poverty. She earned a degree in Business Administration and International Development from Tyndale University. Her two young boys keep her very busy and happy. Renee is excited to be a part of CityKidz making a difference in her own community among children and families.
Sharon, a proud wife and mother, has been a part of the Regina community for over 25 years. Her professional endeavours have gained her experience in the retail, restaurant, and small business sectors. She has a passion for serving her family, friends, and community in a variety of ways. Whether it is volunteering at summer camps, wrapping presents at Christmas, serving or preparing a meal for others, or simply being a listening ear, her heart is most full when serving others. She enjoys new experiences, pushing through boundaries, and finding a ‘yes’ where others may see a ‘no’. Sharon is excited about the opportunity being a member of City Kidz presents to make a difference in the lives of children and families in our local community.
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