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Meet the Board
Saskatchewan Region Group  2018/19

 

President

Tanessa Boutin

Tanessa is a public policy leader in her province with a Bachelor of Social Work and Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Regina. She has served in various public policy leadership roles across the Saskatchewan provincial public service and is currently the Privacy and Access Program Manager for Farm Credit Canada. Tanessa has served with IPAC since 2016 and is an avid volunteer in her community. She strongly believes in the creation of good policy, giving back to her community, coaching and volunteering with many different organizations. Tanessa is a proud wife and mom of three children.

 

Vice-President and Treasurer

Nana Duah

Nana currently works as a Treasury Board Analyst with the Ministry of Finance, Government of Saskatchewan. He holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Saskatchewan. Aside from his keen interest in the field of economics and finance, Nana is an avid sports fan and regularly watches soccer, basketball and football in his spare time.

 

Past-President and National Representative

Lee Anne Schienbein

Lee Anne is a lawyer whose extensive career experience has been primarily in the public sector. Currently she is Associate Corporate Counsel at SaskTel, a provincial crown corporation. She has been on the IPAC SK Board since 2013 serving in several roles including President and Programs Chair in 2015 when she led the organizing committee for IPAC’s successful Innovation in the Public Sector Conference. A dedicated community volunteer, Lee Anne has served on the boards of several non-profit and charitable organizations.

 

Secretary

Al Emil

Almanbet Emil (Al) is a student of the Master of Public Administration program of Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) at the University of Saskatchewan and an Executive Intern at the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General, Government of Saskatchewan. Al has a BA in Law and multiple years of experience in providing legal consultation. Family man, with a supportive wife and a talented daughter, he devotes his time to become a valuable member of the Canadian society. Al always showed willingness to be a part of the community he lived in and volunteered for organizations like Global Gathering (Saskatoon), Regina Police Marathon and Boot Hill Community Association. Al does live a sweaty life: besides being an active member of Regina Soccer Association, he also plays volleyball and table tennis (and makes every effort to achieve excellence in individual and team sports).

 

Programs Chair

Jones Enebeli

Jones Enebeli is a responsible management professional with several years of hands-on wide range of work experience. Holds a Master of Arts in Diplomacy, Law, and Global Change from Coventry University England.
Jones recently concluded a Master's certificate program in Public Management and is currently undertaking a Master's of Public Administration (MPA) course at the Johnson Shoyoma School of Public Policy University of Saskatchewan Canada.
Jones is impassioned about Public Policy, Governance, and Administration and possesses a keen interest in International development works mainly in such areas as: Human rights, Immigration, International aid, Girl- child education, and Indigenous Rights and Treaty Reconciliation.
Jones currently works with the Office of the Treaty Commissioner as part of a team primarily focused on coordinating efforts to engage both the public and community leaders on the nature of Reconciliation in Saskatchewan. This process aims to work with as many partners as possible to identify shared priorities and a broadly owned vision for the future.
Jones is married and has four children.

 

Communication Chair

Benjamin Olayele

Benjamin Olayele is a Senior Project Manager with the COVID 19 Response Unit at the Ministry of Health. He has a financial economics and public administration background from his undergraduate and graduate school education. His experience in government revolves around public policy development, socioeconomic research, project management and program evaluation. Ben is interested in the intersections of health and economic policy with a focus on reducing persistent health inequalities to create healthier communities for all. Outside of work, Ben enjoys spending time with the youth in his community as a mentor and a life coach, but mostly enjoys watching the world’s best soccer team – Manchester United!

 

Marketing and Membership

 

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Academic Liaison

Alastair MacFadden

Alastair MacFadden is an Executive in Residence with the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. He served as Deputy Minister of Immigration and Career Training (2018-2020) and Assistant Deputy Minister of Labour Market Development (2013-18) for the Government of Saskatchewan, along with various other roles in government and the non-profit sector. As a senior official in government, Alastair reconciled labour market agendas for Canadians and newcomers, he negotiated annual increases to federal investments in workers and businesses, and he worked to improve the results of labour market activities through collaborative planning with business, labour and other stakeholders. His time as a senior official saw Saskatchewan rank among the top performing labour markets in Canada, based on areas like the employment rate of under-represented groups, job tenures, and the average period of unemployment. His work also prepared the system—of training, education, employment, immigration and related services—to adapt to a changing economic and social context.