CMHA Saskatchewan Division Annual General Meeting
Sheraton Cavalier Hotel
612 Spadina Cres. E.
The CMHA AGM coincides with the “OUR MOTHERS, OUR FUTURE CONFERENCE“.
The AGM will provide current members an opportunity to vote for the up and coming new board members (listed below).
CMHA will be offering memberships for purchase at the AGM for anyone interested in becoming more involved.
For more information on the Conference, ticket, sponsorship options, or the event agenda, please click the link below:
Board Member Nomination List
President – Chet Hembroff
Chet Hembroff was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan and has lived here all his life. He previously acquired an MA in Experimental and Applied Psychology and is currently completing requirements for a Ph.D. in Experimental and Applied Psychology at the University of Regina. Chet’s research focuses on the decision-making processes of law enforcement officers and evaluating evidence-based practices within law enforcement training.
Chet has been working at the RCMP as a Research Analyst since 2012 and continues to work directly with the RCMP Depot training academy. Mental health has increasingly become a concern for law enforcement officers, both for managing interactions with civilians and for maintaining personal well-being.
Chet joined the CMHA Saskatchewan Division Provincial Board in 2013, has served as the Vice-President since 2014, President since 2016 and is also a member of the CMHA Justice Community Support Program admission and discharge committee.
Treasurer – Bryan Leier
Bryan Leier was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan and grew up on the family farm in the Francis/Sedley area. He owned and operated a small business in Sedley for twenty-six years. Bryan has served on many community boards, including village council for twenty-three years and he is currently Mayor of Sedley.
Bryan was a member of the Conexus Arts Centre Board of Directors for six years, serving as Board Chair, Finance/Audit Committee Chair, as well as being active in other committee positions.
Bryan was elected to the Regina Health District in 1998 and was appointed to the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region in 2000. He served as Finance Committee Chair for eight years and was a member of the Executive and Governance Committee. He completed his term with the Health Region in March of 2009.
Bryan was elected to the Board of HIROC (Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada) in 2002, has served as Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, past Board Chair and Chair of HIROC Management Ltd.
Bryan is also a Board Member for the Saskatchewan Apprentice & Trades Commission.
Bryan is currently employed as a Manager at Bennett Dunlop Ford. He is married and has three children.
Members at Large
George Marshall is the Chief Executive Officer for the Service and Hospitality Safety Association (the SHSA). The SHSA works with the 4,100 employers in the Service and Hospitality Industries in Saskatchewan in order to reduce workplace injuries and the associated costs of those injuries.
George has an undergraduate degree in mathematics and did his graduate work in statistics. He spent the first five years of his career working with private database marketing companies as a statistical consultant, while teaching part-time at the University of Regina a variety of courses in mathematics, statistics, engineering and actuarial science.
George spent ten years working with the Workers’ Compensation Board and the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency, leading various research and analytical functions within those organizations.
In 2010 George began his tenure as the CEO of the Service & Hospitality Safety Association (SHSA). For a brief period, he left the organization to head up the new healthcare safety association, but returned in late 2012. George has his designation (ICD.D) as a corporate director from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
George is currently:
A serving board member for two Saskatchewan based organizations
The Chair and founder of the national organization “Canadian Associations for Safe Hospitality”
A member of the Health and Safety Leadership Centre for the Conference Board of Canada
A member of the Saskatchewan Association of Safety Associations
The founder and a member of the National Youth Safety Education Day Steering Committee
Grant Rathwell is a Clinical Oncology Social Worker with the Allan Blair Cancer Centre in Regina. Previously, he was the Senior Clinical Social Worker with the Moose Jaw Mental Health and Addiction Centre, Five Hills Health Region. He has an extensive background in professional practice in human services and in mental health administration. He has worked as Program Consultant with Community Care Branch, Saskatchewan Health. He has also worked as Director of the Edmonton Catholic Family and Child Service, Director of the Port Alberni, B.C. Mental Health Centre, Executive Director of Mental Health for Southwest Saskatchewan and Director of Mental Health and Addictions – Northern Health Services Branch (Sask.).
Grant has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and French, a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work and a Diploma in Health Services Management.
Myla Wollbaum has a passion and dedication for learning, teaching and personal development in pharmacy and leadership roles. She has strong verbal and written communication skills which allow her to effectively translate and transform knowledge through program development, in-person education and personal coaching. She has learned how to be fully present with each person she interacts with, listening to their needs and providing feedback, support or direction in a way that resonates with them. This is needed now more than even in the constantly changing pharmacy landscape and the complex world of management and leadership.
Myla is currently the Director of Professional Practice with the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan. Her role at PAS requires her to be highly collaborative and to provide outputs with quick turnaround, while being flexible and meeting the needs of many pharmacists and pharmacy organizations. She is able to be successful in her stimulating and ever-changing role because of the value she places on effective communication, respect for others and the ability to work in formal and informal teams across the pharmacy sector. Myla is also a Staff Pharmacist at Towers Pharmacy.
Myla is also a Life and Executive Coach with Myla Dawn Coaching and Consulting, providing Professional Level Integral Coach TM services to clients.
Myla holds the following certifications:
Integral Coaching Canada Certification
Coaching 2+ Group Certification
Yoga Teacher (200 Hour) Certification
Project Management Certification
Nautilus Leadership Development Cycle
Effective Executive Leadership Program Certification
Group Coaching Essentials
Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP) Practitioner Certification
Sask. Institute of Health Leadership Certification.
She holds professional memberships and affiliations with
Canadian Pharmacists Association
ICF Saskatchewan Branch (Prairie Professional Coaches Association)
Breakfast Club of Regina
Business and Professional Women’s Organization
Regional Pharmacy Continuing Education Coordinator
Conference Committee Member, Pharmacy Association of Sask.
Professional Practice Committee Member, Pharmacy Association of Sask.
Myla has also served on the Board of Directors of ICF Saskatchewan Branch (present), Chaired the Wade Moffatt Memorial Gala, acts as a Mentor Pharmacist with Careers Unlimited, was committee member of the Vibank Centennial Celebrations, and participated in the Prevention Through Empowerment, Woman’s Health Medical Caravan (Tanzania, Africa), and served as a Mentor Pharmacist, Pre-Health Professional Club.
Myla is interested in golf, triathlon and yoga and is an avid concert goer and world traveler.
Darrell served as the President of CMHA Saskatchewan Division from 1999 to 2006, 2007 to 2012 and then as Past President from 2013 to 2014. He is currently serving as a Regional Delegate on the CMHA Sask. Division Board.
Darrell was also Chair of the CMHA National Consumer Advisory Committee from 2001 to 2004.
He is currently serving as Vice-President of CMHA Moose Jaw Branch and is also currently the Chair of the Saskatchewan Mental Health Coalition.
Darrell has been an active member of CMHA, attending conferences at all levels, local, provincial and national. He also attends other events to keep up with the trends and direction of mental health. Darrell is a global thinker. He looks at the larger overall picture.
He has also been known to occasionally cheer for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Go Green & White!
Micheal Halyk is a retired farmer who lives in the Melville area but still works as an automotive sales representative in Yorkton. He and his wife Karen have two children – a daughter Morgan, who is married with two children of her own, and also a son Tyler. It was their son Tyler’s struggles with mental illness that opened up their eyes to the trials and tribulations of mental illness.
This past year Micheal joined the newly formed CMHA Melville Branch and has enjoyed the work they are doing to try to grow and expand the knowledge of the Canadian Mental Health Association in their area.
Because of his personal history of sitting on a corporate board, as well as many other provincial and national organizations, coupled with training in proper Policy Governance Board operations, Micheal feels somewhat equipped to take on the challenge of sitting on the CMHA Saskatchewan Division Board. Due to a serious health setback a number of years ago, he had to drop out of many boards and groups he was involved in. He recently realized that he missed the challenge and knowledge gained through that involvement.
Early in life, Michael was involved for over ten years with the 4-H movement in the Melville/Yorkton area, first as a member and later in life as a leader of the club. While he had a goal of obtaining a degree in agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan, because of his father’s health as he aged and the fact he was the youngest of the children, he made the decision to go back to the farm, team up with his father in the livestock operation and see how that worked for a while. Of course, opportunity knocked and a neighbour’s land came up for sale and the rest is history. Eventually his two brothers came back to join him in the farming operation. Eventually they formed a company under the Cooperatives Act and did what all others did in that time span. They continued to expand and face the trials and tribulations of farming throughout the last 30 years of the 20th century and the first 10 of the current century.
While Micheal was very active and busy being a farmer, husband and eventually a father, he had other interests besides farming. Early in his life he was very active in the Farm Union movement, which gave him a huge education on the policy of Agriculture. This involvement lead him into running in 1978 for an advisory position to the Canadian Wheat Board – an elected position he held for 20 years. While there he saw the CWB evolve into a farmer-directed grain corporation and he was successful at being elected to the first farmer Board of Directors of the Canadian Wheat Board. He held that position for 4 years but, partially due to a strong push to undermine the direction the farmer board was going and partially due to a lingering health issue that wasn’t identified, he was defeated and 2003 found him away from a corporate board table for the first time in a long while. During those 24 years he had also become a Director on a local Credit Union, very involved in sports groups in our area, a league governor for the SJHL and also a trustee for the Melville and rural school district.
Not one to sit still, he then started a career in economic development and for 9 years was very successful doing economic development for Melville and 7 other municipalities and small towns. It was during the latter part of that time period that his son’s life wasn’t going well and eventually he was diagnosed and institutionalized with a mental health issue. Michael and his wife Karen tried to live as normal a life as possible and did whatever they could to learn more about mental illness and how to cope and still be there for your child. Through it all they realized that there was not a lot of support, first for the client themselves and then for the families who always appeared to be in the dark on what to expect next. Eventually, after many setbacks, Tyler had been stabilized and his meds were working to allow him to start a slow rebuilding process. Through it all their entire family stuck by Tyler’s side and tried to understand the slow baby steps that had to be taken to bring some sense of normality to everyone’s life.
Around this time Micheal lost his job as an economic development person, partially because of some mistakes and mismanagement issues. He and his wife and family had no idea what was happening to his life, but it was unraveling and causing marital and family stress in a huge degree. A short time after his dismissal, Micheal was diagnosed as having a right frontal brain tumor. He went into hospital and after almost a year, a couple of major operations and lots of treatment he was given a new lease on life.
Micheal told himself that he would no longer try to solve all the world’s woes and would try to take care of his family and himself. He regained enough mental stability to re-enter the work force and has had four very good years as an automotive salesman.
Micheal still finds it hard to not be involved in certain issues and organizations so when he was approached to help build a local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association in Melville and area, he felt he needed to get involved. This involvement has led to his submitting his name for the CMHA Saskatchewan Division Board.
Micheal is currently 62 years old, in relatively good health and still resides on a farm although he is not actively farming. He tries to spend as much time as possible with his family and especially his grandchildren.
Micheal looks forward to the opportunity to serve and preserve the mandate of the Canadian Mental Health Association.