Dale McFee, Chairperson and President

Deputy Minister, Corrections and Policing, Government of Saskatchewan

In September 2012, after 26 years as a police officer in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, including nine years as the Chief of Police for the Prince Albert Police Service Dale McFee was appointed as Deputy Minister of Corrections and Policing in the Ministry of Justice for the Saskatchewan government.

Dale has considerable small to mid-size business experience and lectured extensively on leadership and change management nationally and internationally. Dale is a former member of Entrepreneurs International and served in the capacity of moderator for groups of business leaders within Saskatchewan.

Dale has received several commendations in his related fields including being appointed and promoted to officer within the Order of Merit within police services by the Governor General of Canada. He has received a provincial policing leadership award for Leadership in Multi-Agency Community Mobilization. He is a recognized Governor General Leadership alumnus and a former citizen of the year within his home community.

Gary Teare, Secretary Treasurer

Chief Executive Officer, Saskatchewan Health Quality Council

Gary Teare joined the Health Quality Council (Saskatoon, SK) in January 2005 as Director of Quality Measurement and Analysis. He is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto (Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation) and Adjunct Faculty at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto.

At the Health Quality Council, Gary leads a team of 12 researchers and analysts in the Council's work of measuring and reporting on the quality of health care in Saskatchewan and helping to develop performance measurement capability in the health system. As a health services researcher, Gary's own research has largely focused issues of health care performance measurement and he is principle investigator of a CIHR-funded three-year study of the impact of a nurse-led quality improvement initiative in Saskatchewan. Gary serves as a member of the Institutional Advisory Board for the Institute of Aging of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and is a member of the National Accreditation Program Advisory Committee of Accreditation Canada.

Dr. Teare earned graduate degrees in Epidemiology (Doctor of Philosophy, University of Guelph) and in Immunology (Master of Science, University of Toronto) and a professional degree (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Guelph).

Chief Rick Bourassa

Moose Jaw Police Service

Rick Bourassa was a member of the Regina Police Service, retiring as a Superintendent in 2011 to become the Director of Court Security for the Province of Saskatchewan. In 2013, Rick was named Chief of the Moose Jaw Police Service. He is active on a number of local, provincial and national committees, including Criminal Intelligence Service Canada and the National Joint Committee of Senior Justice Officials, and is co-chair of the South Central Regional Intersectoral Committee. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Queen's University and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Regina.

Karen Chad

Vice-president (Research), University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Karen Chad is the Vice-President Research at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and is also a faculty member in the U of S College of Kinesiology. With a Ph.D. from the University of Queensland in Australia, Dr. Chad is a prolific researcher holding several research grants and contracts and has supervised numerous graduate students. She received the YWCA Woman of Distinction (Health and Education) award and was awarded the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal. In addition, Karen has earned five teaching awards including the U of S Master Teacher Award.

Dr. Chad sits on a number of national boards and has chaired or overseen more than 100 key boards, committees, research programs, and teams. Honors include an International Award for “Innovation in Research”, the National Leadership Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and in 2011 was identified as a “Woman of Influence” by Saskatchewan Business Magazine.

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to enhancing its capacity for research, scholarly and artistic work; strengthening its performance; and promoting the transfer of knowledge for the benefit of communities. As the Vice-President Research, Dr. Chad plays a strategic leadership role in achieving these objectives within the context of the University’s key goals: to attract and retain outstanding faculty; to increase campus-wide commitment to research; to establish the University of Saskatchewan as a major presence in graduate education; and to recruit and retain a diverse and academically promising body of students.

Building on the University of Saskatchewan’s renowned history of discovery and innovation spanning more than a century, Dr. Chad, the University’s Vice-President Research, aims to enhance globally important research under the banner of “discovery with impact”; bringing its expertise on issues of importance to communities and to society.

Joanne Grant

CEO United Way, Regina

After 15 years with a national crown corporation, Joanne decided it was time for a change.

For the past 22 years, Joanne has worked within the voluntary sector. Initially working with three small non-profit organizations; Regina Multicultural Council, Saskatchewan Organization for Heritage Languages and the Saskatchewan Multicultural Association. She has worked with the United Way Regina since 1998, initially as Director of Operations and is currently the Chief Executive Officer. She has participated on the National President’s Advisory Council and as part of the 2012/13 Strategic Planning Task Force for United Way Centraide Canada and currently participates on the Resource Development National Task Force.

Through both her employment and volunteer experiences, Joanne has been actively involved with voluntary sector issues at a local, provincial and national level for over 30 years. Family comes first in Joanne’s life and of particular enjoyment are her six grandchildren.

George Krausz

Chief Executive Officer, Motorola Solutions Canada

George Krausz is the President of Motorola Solutions Canada Inc., headquartered in Toronto, Canada. George’s responsibilities include overseeing Government Sales for Canada. Motorola Solutions is focused on serving the global communications needs of Governments, first responders and public service agencies, providing digital two-way radio as well as voice and data communications products and systems, LTE broadband systems, and smart public safety solutions.

George joined Motorola in 2004 as Vice President of our Government and Commercial Markets Division’s Canadian operation and in March 2010, he was appointed Country Management Regional Director of the Americas region.

Prior to joining Motorola in June 2004, George spent 25 years in sales and marketing in the Information Technology Sector and Public Safety. During the course of his career, he has held several executive positions with major companies in Information Technology sector and Public Safety.

George is a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance, the RCMP Foundation and the Community Safety Knowledge Alliance. In addition, George was formerly Chair of the Ontario Board of Directors for the Information Technology Association of Canada.

In 1978, George obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree specializing in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo. George is registered with the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

George’s interests include golf, tennis and swimming. He has coached in the North Toronto Hockey Association.

Rick Linden

Chair Manitoba Police Commission and Professor, University of Manitoba

Rick Linden is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manitoba. He has B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Alberta and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington.

He is the author of over 60 published papers and reports and is the author or editor of four books including Canada’s best-selling Criminology text which is now in its 7th edition. He has published several crime prevention handbooks and has done many evaluations of crime prevention programs.

Rick is currently the co-chair of the Manitoba Auto Theft Task Force. The Task Force developed an auto theft prevention strategy which reduced auto theft rates in Winnipeg by over 80 percent and which won the 2010 Quality Policing Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is also the Chair of the Manitoba Police Commission and serves on the management committee of Winnipeg’s Gang Response and Suppression Program.

David Malloy

Vice-president (Research), University of Regina

Dr. David Cruise Malloy is the Vice President (Research) at the University of Regina, Canada. He is the Principal Investigator for the International Healthcare Ethics Research Team at the University of Regina, the Foreign Director of the International Bioethics Research Institute of Shandong Province, China, the Principal Investigator and Honorary Dean of the Research Institute for Multiculturalism and Applied Philosophy at Hunan University, China, and a Fellow of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association in Client Counselling & Organisational Consulting.

Malloy has served as the Associate Dean in the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research and in the Faculty of Kinesiology & Health Studies as the Assistant Dean. He serves as an adjudicator for both SSHRC and CIHR, as well he occupies the role of the University’s SSHRC Leader. A graduate of The University of Western Ontario and Université d’Ottawa (Education Administration & Ethics), Malloy's research focus is in applied philosophy in health care. Specifically his interests include ethical decision-making, codes of ethics, existential hardiness, personhood, and ethical climate/culture. He has published numerous refereed articles and is the co-author of four texts dealing with applied ethics and philosophy. His current research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Canadian Institutes for Health (CIHR), and Worksafe BC.

Malloy was born in Gimli, Manitoba and, as the son of an RCAF pilot, lived in numerous places across Canada and the US as well as in Yokohama, Japan before settling in Regina in 1988. He is married to Valerie Sluth and has four children. Apart from family and work, Malloy is an active local musician.

J.Greg Miller

Deputy Minister, Saskatchewan Social Services

As Associate Deputy Minister for Saskatchewan Education, Greg led the Ministry in the areas of Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 education. He was responsible for guiding the work of Student Achievement and Supports, Early Learning, and the Provincial Library and Literacy Office. Like many leaders in today’s education systems, Greg’s contributions to the evolution and improvement of education began right in the classroom.

His experience as a high school science teacher became the foundation of his career as he took on the challenges of leadership roles within the school system and later in a provincial ministry. Greg’s belief in the importance of building strong and lasting relationships has been his guiding principle in keeping the success of Saskatchewan’s First Nations and Métis students at the forefront of the Ministry’s work and decision making.

Greg has also served as the co-chair of the Senior Inter-Ministry Steering Committee for the past four years, working to support the co-ordination of programs across the human services ministries to provide better outcomes for Saskatchewan’s families, children and youth.

Russ Mirasty

Consultant, Lac La Ronge, Saskatchewan

Russ Mirasty recently retired from the RCMP after serving for 36 years. He reached the rank of Assistant Commissioner and his last position was that of Commanding Officer of the RCMP in Saskatchewan. Russ is originally from La Ronge, Saskatchewan and is a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. He has always maintained close ties with his home community and he speaks fluent Cree.

He graduated from high school in La Ronge and attended the University of Saskatchewan for a year before joining the RCMP in 1976. He began his career in Saskatchewan and has been posted to six other provinces. His duties have taken him to every province and territory in the country. He also participated in an exchange with the Northern Territory Police Service in Australia. During his career he has worked in various capacities including general duty policing, highway patrol duties, police dog services and Aboriginal Policing Services. He has worked at the community, provincial and national levels within the RCMP. Prior to returning to Saskatchewan he was in Ottawa at RCMP Headquarters and was the officer in charge of National Aboriginal Policing Services and National Crime Prevention Services. Russ and his wife, Donna, reside in La Ronge.

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