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Meet the Board
Saskatchewan Region Group  2018/19



Meaghen Boiteau

Meaghen is a Strategic Analyst in the Ministry of Environment with the Government of Saskatchewan where she supports the ministry’s planning and reporting work. Meaghen grew up in Alberta, and has degrees from the University of Lethbridge (BA), Manitoba (MA Sociology), and Regina (MPP). She has a passion for strategic planning, collaboration, and continuous improvement, and brings a spirit of positivity and engagement to all the work she does.


Vice-President, Membership and Marketing

Tanessa Boutin

Tanessa is a wife, mother and public servant. With a BSW and MPA, Tanessa’s passion is in the human services where she has spent the majority of her career leading in. She is committed to driving positive change and creating better outcomes for Saskatchewan citizens. Tanessa has spent three years with the IPAC SK Regional Board and is constantly inspired by her counterparts across the nation and in her home province to bring critical public policy discussions to the table.



Lee Anne Schienbein



Raquel Pasap

Raquel Pasap is a proud member of Carry The Kettle First Nation, located in Treaty Four territory. She is a Regional Program Development Advisor for Indigenous Services Canada, in the Education and Social Development Department. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. She has a keen interest and focus on Indigenous nation building, policy and programs.



Nana Duah


Awards Chair

Rikki Boté

After spending over twenty years in the communications field, Rikki is now the Director of Strategic Program Development with the Ministry of Justice, Government of Saskatchewan.
She has led strategic planning and change initiatives for several ministries and proudly supports best practices in mentorship, coaching and employee engagement.
Rikki has a degree in English Literature and certificates in Public Policy and Senior Management Development from the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.


Programs Co-Chair

Barbara Tomporowski

Barbara is the Director of Restorative & Indigenous Justice for the Ministries of Justice Attorney General and Corrections and Policing. Her career has focused on inter-jurisdictional, inter-ministerial, and multi-sectoral work. She co-chairs the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Working Group on Restorative Justice, teaches university classes, and has volunteered with local, provincial, and national non-profit organizations, including several years as Chair and Co-chair of the weeklong Cathedral Village Arts Festival. She received the John Howard Society of Canada Award for Community Service in 2013, and the National Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award in 2018.


Program Co-Chair

Bernadet Hamil

Bernadet has more than 15 years of public sector experience developing and implementing policy, managing major projects, strategic planning and helping to lead organizational improvements and changes. She holds a Bachelor of Human Justice and Master of Public Administration and has close ties to the University of Regina and the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy wherein she helps to mentor students working towards careers in the public sector. Bernadet currently manages a diverse portfolio as a Senior Policy Analyst for the Government of Saskatchewan at Integrated Justice Services.


Communication Chair

Benjamin Olayele

Benjamin Olayele is a Policy Advisor with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. He has a financial economics and public administration background from his undergraduate and graduate school education. His experience in government revolves around research, program review, policy analysis, and evaluation. 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!


Johnson Shoyama Graduate School Liaison

Jennifer Ehrmantraut

Jennifer Ehrmantraut (PCC, CEC, CPA, CMA, PSGov) is edgy, funny, and loves to challenge the status quo. With over 20 years of leadership in public and private organizations, she climbed the corporate ladder to discover her passion for innovation, leadership development and unlocking people’s potential. In her climb to the top she shattered the proverbial glass ceiling for women in a masculine dominated industry. In 2011, at the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, Jennifer was the first woman to hold a position as an Assistant Deputy Minister and went on to lead the Operations Division where she was responsible for leading a team of over 1,000 employees and budgets over $300M. Jennifer is currently keeping busy serving clients to find the courage to live into their potential through her company Intentional You, she is the CFO at SaskBuilds and an Executive in Residence at Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.


Johnson Shoyama Graduate School Student Rep

Bo Batbaatar

Bo Batbaatar is an Executive Intern with Innovation Saskatchewan, a special operating agency responsible for implementing the innovation priorities of the provincial government. Bo is also currently enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, entering into his second and final year of the program. Bo holds a Bachelor of Arts with a combined major in Economics and Business Administration, obtained from the University of Regina. He is passionate about continuous improvement and innovation within the public sector.