Board of Directors

2023-2024 SAISIA Board of Directors

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Ricardo Arisnabarreta

Ricardo Arisnabarreta

Board President

Ricardo is dedicated to promoting excellence in the field and ensuring the needs of diverse communities are met.

Jess Hamm

Jess Hamm

Board Vice-President

Jess Hamm grew up in rural Saskatchewan but has made Saskatoon her home for over 16 years.

Afron Tolley

Afton Tolley

Board Secretary

Afton Tolley has spent the past 14 years at Global Gathering Place, dedicated to providing newcomers with skill development opportunities and increasing their sense of belonging in Saskatoon.

Michael Pelletier

Michael Pelletier

Board Member

Michael Pelletier works in Southeast Newcomer Services as a settlement Advisor, believing that working with a newcomer from another province or country is a wonderful opportunity.

Keith Karasin

Keith Karasin

Board Member

The Executive Director of the Regina Open Door Society (RODS) since April 1, 2023, after serving as the Interim Executive Director & Director of Central Administration & Finance from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.

Neelu Sachdev

Neelu Sachdev

Board Member

Neelu Sachdev is the Executive Director of (RIWC) Regina Immigrant Women Centre and has been in her role for over 20 years having worked in the sector for 25 years.

Janine Hart

Janine Hart

Board Member

Janine Hart is the Executive Director of The Humboldt Regional Newcomer Centre Inc.

Jaylord Tanora

Board Member

I am an immigrant from Philippines and arrived here in Canada last 2015.