Carm became Executive Director of SCF in December of 2015. Carm holds a B.Comm in Marketing and Finance from U of S and an MBA from University of Regina. For the 18 years prior to joining SCF, she has been with Affinity Credit Union where she managed all areas of strategic marketing, including sponsorships and community giving initiatives. She is past board chair READ Saskatoon and a thirty-year member of the Business and Professional Women’s Organization. Carm has also held leadership roles for various boards and committees in our community. She has a blended family with her partner Rick Galarneau and three adult children, ages 29, 25 and 20, which she says keeps her young at heart!
Grants and Communications Manager
Don joined the Foundation team in September of 2008. With a broad background in the not-for-profit sector, including experience working for a variety of charitable organizations, Don brings an awareness of the needs of our community. His expertise in communications begins with an M.A. in English, and includes experience teaching English at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina, as well as writing and editing a wide variety of materials for various community organizations, including a national newsletter for the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance. Don also serves on the board of the Saskatoon Society of Fundraising Executives.
Marketing and Development Coordinator
Jessie Usselman is an engaged and passionate community member. With extensive experience as a financial literacy facilitator she has worked with various groups such as Read Saskatoon, Saskatoon Industry-Education Council and Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce to increase financial awareness, access and skills for individuals in Saskatchewan. Usually equipped with a selfie stick, she is always ready for a group selfie while at events! As part of the Saskatoon Community Foundation she is excited to work with its board and staff team to effect encouraging experiences for the donors and positive change for our community.
Donor Services Administrator
Krys loves assisting individuals to help reach their goals. She brings a strong focus on providing excellent customer service with over 20 years' experience in the finance and cooperative sector. In 2003 she obtained a Business Administration Certificate from the University of Saskatchewan. Born and raised in Saskatoon, she has always ensured she is giving back to the community she loves. Krys is excited about her most recent volunteer opportunity with Read Saskatoon. With a love for the riverbank, she can often be found walking along the Meewasin trail over lunch. She is excited to building meaningful connections with the donors and friends of the foundation. As part of the staff team and the leadership from the board she is looking forward to contributing to make Saskatoon the best community in which to live!
Leanne is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with a legacy Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation. She graduated with a B.Comm in Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan. Over her career she has worked in various industries including Government, Private Industry, Educational Institutions, Not for Profits, Charities, Banking and Insurance. Leanne's passion for the non-profit sector is what lead her to join the Saskatoon Community Foundation.