Our Staff

Carm Michalenko
Executive Director
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!
Don Ewles
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.
Elaine Lozinski
Donor Services Coordinator
Elaine Lozinski joined the staff team at the Saskatoon Community Foundation in the spring of 2015. She brings to the Foundation a strong focus on customer service and over her career, has work experience in administration, human resources and finance. Elaine believes it is vital to love what you do for a living and wants to make a difference with her career. She has a deep love of the prairies, having lived in various places throughout the province and over the last few years, she has developed an interest in the maturing population. Elaine is proud to bring her strengths, passions and dedication to enhancing our community.
Jessie Usselman
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.