CNIB Saskatchewan's leadership team are passionate about changing what it is to be blind today.
Christall Beaudry, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Division
Christall joined CNIB in 2013, fresh off the trail of having completed her Master of Business Administration through the University of Regina where she also worked in the governance office. Her professional journey led her to working in international trade, immigration, with post-secondary institutions and as a business owner. Her varied career roles focused on strategy, governance, communications, government relations, advocacy and philanthropy.
A lifelong learner, in addition to an MBA, Christall received her Certified International Trade Professional (CITP), Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) designation and is currently working on becoming a Life Coach.
As Executive Director of CNIB Saskatchewan, Christall led the implementation of The Path to Change in Saskatchewan, successfully achieving the integration of post-vision loss rehabilitation therapy into the healthcare system. As well, she led a team of Senior Leaders from across the organization to develop CNIB's new strategic plan for 2018-2022.
Nanette Ermel, Manager, Southern Region, Saskatchewan Division
Nanette joined CNIB in 2015.
Over the past three years she has been a vital part of the CNIB Saskatchewan team, providing guidance and leadership on issues that related to operations and philanthropy. Of note was the 2016 move to swing space where she over saw the successful retrofit of the new space and the move to our current location.
As well, she played a vital role in organizing and over seeing four CNIB Cash Calendars, two Vision Luncheon events, three Night Steps Fundraising walks and three Dining in the Dark events which in total raised over $500,000 toward CNIB Saskatchewan’s programs and services.
Nanette is all about working with the Saskatchewan team to “change what it means to be blind today”.
Brenda Heisler, Manager, Northern Region, Saskatchewan Division
Brenda joined CNIB on March 28, 2018.
She brings to the team over 20 years of management and administration experience. As the Executive Director for Harvest Community she was responsible for oversight of the organization which included the management of Camp Grizzly, operations of four Sarcan Depots in Regina, and working with staff to design and implement programs and services to meet person-centred goals. Her previous experience as the Executive Director for the Regina Multicultural Council she worked with the over 60,000 members from diverse backgrounds to organize and host the Annual Mosaic A Festival of Cultures and as well as, their programs in Regina where she focused on creating a diverse, inclusive and multicultural hub for it's members, stakeholders and the community.
Brenda has also lent her leadership skills to companies in construction management and potash; however, her passion is working with non for profits and improving the quality of life for clients in Saskatchewan.