Our board of directors is comprised of a carefully selected group of individuals who come from a variety of education and employment backgrounds. The board of directors is chosen based on the perspective and talents they can contribute, and are charged with the responsibility of acting as the governing body of Creative Options Regina (COR).The board of directors ensures that the organization’s philosophy, goals, mission and vision are met.
Kevan is a one-of-a-kind leader that has built a higher level of human stewardship in some of Canada‘s Top 100 companies. His unique and innovative programs have gained both national and international acclaim, and in 2012 he was named one of Canada’s Top Diversity Influencer’s.
Over the past 15+ years, Kevan has worked in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, bringing Executive level experience to the Affective Consulting skill set. His passion for leadership, customer service and corporate culture has lead him to develop a more human approach to organizational development. This approach has allowed him to be highly successful in leading teams and develop corporate strategies in organizations like SaskTel, the Public Service of Saskatchewan and the Elks of Canada.
Kevan is the former Chair of the Canadian Down Syndrome Society, is a member of the Canadian Association for Supported Employment and an Advisory Council member of the home-grown initiative 4to40, which engages local employers to consider job customization for employees with disabilities.
John is the Chief Executive Officer of the Regina and District Foodbank. He has an MBA from the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Regina. He has supplemented his education with strategic planning and performance measurement studies with George Washington University. He is passionate about innovating the way non-profits demonstrate their impact on the communities they serve and has been extensively involved in strategic planning with many non-profit and for-profit organizations in Regina.
John is passionate about the benefits of inclusion for our community and has been a longstanding member of the 4to40 Advisory Council. At each stop in his professional journey he has implemented and supported both work placements and programs that promote inclusion.
Born and raised in Regina, Mya obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Regina in 2009, graduated from law school at the University of Saskatchewan in 2012, and was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 2013. Mya started her legal career at Kanuka Thuringer LLP right out of law school and has been practicing with Kanuka since, accepting a Partnership position as of January 1st, 2022. Mya’s practice is based primarily in the areas of corporate commercial and business law, as well as the areas of lotteries and gaming. When Mya is not working you can typically find her at home chasing around her two toddlers and two dogs, in the kitchen experimental baking or out for a jog. In the summertime, Mya also enjoys spending weekends with her family out at the lake.
Ragulan is an insurance claims leader with over 15 years of experience in broker, underwriting and claims environments. Originally from Toronto, Ragulan spent 12 years in the insurance industry there before moving to Regina. Currently, He is Senior Director of Corporate Casualty claims where he and his team are accountable to drive strategic direction and provide risk oversight to injury and subrogation claims. Ragulan completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ontario Tech University and recently completed an MBA in Executive Management from the University of Regina. In his spare time, Ragulan enjoys travelling with His wife and children and reading about world leaders Ragulan is passionate about leadership, strategic planning, and risk management.
Tara is the Executive Vice President at Avana. Tara is a leader, a teammate, a teacher, a student, a marketer, a strategist, and the list goes on. No matter what hat she is wearing, she approaches everything with a human-first mindset. This means operating from a place of empathy that allows an understanding of not only the “how?”, but the “why?”. As the Executive Vice President of Avana, Tara’s expertise in cultivating culture is integral. Tasked with everything from maximizing productivity in Avana’s teams to leading the organization to its goal of $1 billion in assets, she has led with empathy and understanding first. As a people-first kind of leader, she always tries to bring a compassionate approach to her leadership style.
Michele D. Cameron (she/her) is a Certified Leadership Empowerment Coach, Public Speaker and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategist. She holds a Master of Human Resource Management. Michele is the Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Employee Wellbeing at Federated Co-operatives Limited. She is also the Founder of The Live Fiercely Coach, a company focused on influencing a world, so everyone feels valued and as though they belong. She lives by and believes that she was placed on this earth to connect, inspire, and engage and she does so authentically, compassionately and with a fervour that’s her own.
Tia is a Sgt. with the Regina Police Service. She is based out of the Regina Children’s Justice Center (RCJC) and currently works as RPS’ first Canine Assisted Response and Education (CARE) officer with Accredited Justice Facility Dog Merlot. The RCJC is an integrated unit consisting of child protection workers and police officers who investigate allegations of physical and sexual abuse of children and vulnerable persons. Tia and Merlot assist primarily with children and vulnerable adults during Police interviews, testimony in court and work closely with Victim Services and Victim Witness Specialists.
Tia has a certificate in Rehabilitation Work from SIAST and a Bachelor’s of Education degree from the University of Regina.
Daniel is the President and CEO at the Global Transportation Hub. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration (2010) from the University of Regina with a major in Accounting. Daniel has spent the last decade working in a variety of accounting positions within public sector organizations that include: SaskTel, SaskPower and SLGA. With a strong desire to give back to his community, Daniel is an active volunteer and is involved with a number of local organizations. Daniel believes that COR is doing amazing things in the community to build and promote an inclusive culture and is excited at the opportunity to be a part of COR’s Board of Directors.
Mitch is the Director of Risk, Compliance and Governance at a national Canadian insurance company. Prior to this, he was the head of global finance and operations for an international software company and previously worked in strategic management for a Canadian bank. Mitch holds a Juris Doctor degree, a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Finance, and a Certificate in Economics. He brings diverse expertise across organizational strategy and governance, finance and operations, and risk management. Mitch is thrilled to be joining the COR board.
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