Team

Mr. J.J McGurran was the first full time secretary/treasurer appointed in 1930 and located at 407 Kerr Building, Regina. Since then the office has relocated 4 times before finding our new home on Windsor Park Road- housing 26 staff dedicated to meeting the needs of rural municipal government.

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Executive/Administration

Jay Meyer

Jay Meyer

Executive Director

Jay is no stranger to rural Saskatchewan. Raised in Kenosee Lake, he's spent his career working in rural communities. A fearless leader with a hectic schedule, he still makes time to chat with the team and is always open to new ideas and welcome to change. Jay's a big Red Wings fan and loves the Roughriders and his two pups Syuk and Mookie.

Kathleen Israel

Kathleen Israel

Executive Coordinator

Kathleen's bubbly personality and infectious smile greets everyone at SARM. She is kept busy managing the office and the Executives' schedules. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, travelling and learning about other cultures and history, attending concerts, and food!

Senior Leadership Team

Laurel Feltin

Laurel Feltin

Director, Strategic Engagement & Advocacy

Laurel is SARM's historian and the go to gal for staff for any questions. She has had many roles at SARM and currently oversees the association's programs and operations. Laurel enjoys summer camping trips and trying new recipes.

Craig Williams

Craig Williams
BBA, CIP

Director, Member Services

Craig leads our Member Services division, providing guidance and strategic direction to SARM’s various member-focused programs and services. He is our resident go-to person for our office building maintenance and an expert car shopper. He loves all things vehicles and lending a hand where needed.

Catherine Patterson

Catherine Patterson
CPA, CA

Director, Finance

Catherine leads the finance department. She manages to volunteer at the Wascana Racing Canoe Club, watch her kids compete in canoe/kayak races and Ukrainian dance and take family road trips while also ensuring SARM’s books are balanced and the office lights are kept on!

Policy & Research

Brian Rakochy

Brian Rakochy

Manager, Policy & Research

Born and raised in Canora, rural Saskatchewan has  special place in Brian’s heart. He loves the great outdoors and spending time with his wife and 2 kids. Brian brings an ability to influence public policy from both sides of the table. 

Aaron Holmes-Binns

Aaron Holmes-Binns

Senior Policy Analyst

Aaron joined the SARM team  after spending four years in Manitoba and 12 years in Saskatchewan as an accredited assessment appraiser.  He recently moved to Regina from an acreage in the Qu’Appelle Valley. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.      

Deanna Nichols

Deanna Nichols

Policy Administrator

As a true Northern Ontario girl, Deanna enjoys everything outdoors. After being swept off her feet by a two-stepping Sask-boy, she found herself relocated to his home province with their energetic ‘pandemic pup’, Nala. With her HBA PoliSci and experience in law, Deanna brings a unique approach to research and analytical thinking to the SARM Policy and Research team.

Strategic Engagement & Communications

Jared Tabler

Jared Tabler

Managing Consultant, Strategic Engagement & Communications

A consummate networker, Jared prides himself on building relationships. He is the CEO and Creative Director of MCQUEEN Creative, a marketing, design and communications firm focused on results driven solutions for organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500. He is thrilled to be lending his leadership to the Strategic Engagement & Communications team at SARM. 

Amy Roettger

Amy Roettger

Convention & Events Coordinator

A farm girl at heart, Amy's work ethic and experience inspire her ideas as she creates opportunity for all of SARM's events. She loves a good cup of coffee or wine, enjoys summer cycling and experiencing new places both near and far.

Corette Mihalcea

Corette Mihalcea

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Corette's creative bone and knack for design is well suited for all SARM's branded communication needs. Her enthusiasm for creating collateral for SARM is contagious, as is her laugh- you should hear her giggle. She has a special love for her grand-daughter Haislee and her cat Purdee.

Adam Brougham

Adam Brougham

Administrative Coordinator

Adam hails from Ontario and has grown a real appreciation of all things rural Saskatchewan. He is the first person to lend a helping hand.  When he's not lending his organizational skills to the SARM team, he enjoys travelling with friends and family.

Risk Management (Legal, Benefits & Insurance)

Colin Warnecke

Colin Warnecke
CIP

Manager, Risk Management

Colin was raised in Assiniboia and is proud of his rural roots. He leads our Risk Management area, encompassing both the Legal and Benefits/Insurance teams and directly managing the day-to-day operations of our Liability Self-Insurance Plan. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family fishing, camping, and enjoying the outdoors.

Michael Morris

Michael Morris
Q.C.

General Counsel

Mike grew up on a farm near Tuxford and has been practicing law since 1984- initially in private practice with the law firm Gerrand Mulatz and with SARM since 2000. As Director of Legal Services Mike provides advice to SARM and its members on a variety of legal issues.

Andrew Svenson

Andrew Svenson

Legal Counsel

Born and raised in Regina, Andrew is Legal Counsel for SARM, providing advice to SARM and its members on a variety of legal issues. He has been practicing law since 2008, initially in private practice in Weyburn and joined the SARM legal team in 2011.  

Courtney Riviere

Courtney Riviere

Legal Counsel

Courtney graduated from the U of S, College of Law in 2019. She worked in SARM’s policy department in the summer of 2018 before joining the legal team in 2019. In her spare time you can find her reading and watching documentaries.

Teresa Edwards

Teresa Edwards

Legal Assistant

Managing competing priorities is second-nature to Teresa in her role at SARM. Teresa supports SARM's team of lawyers and is responsible for the administration of the Legal Department. Born and raised in Regina, Teresa has been with SARM since 2000 when the legal department was first introduced.

Jodi Hughes

Jodi Hughes
GBA

Employee Benefits Administrator

Jodi has a passion for benefits and disability, as shown in her 20 plus years in the industry. She enjoys dealing with people and is always there to help. Jodi loves spending time with family and friends and also loves to travel.

Lisa Shordee

Lisa Shordee

Insurance Program Administrator

Lisa is from the Fort Qu’Appelle region and administers SARM’s Property Self-Insurance Program and Fidelity Bond Self-Insurance Plan. She loves learning and trying new things and enjoys a good cup of joe.

Programs (RIRG & Bridge Services, Programs, and Trading Services)

Dustin Resch

Dustin Resch

Manager, Programs

Born and raised in Swift Current, Dustin has approximately 20 years in the non-profit and post-secondary sectors. In his current role, Dustin oversees the continuous improvement of SARM’s programs and supports the staff who administer them. He loves reading a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction, SK craft beer, the music of Johnny Cash, and spending time with his two children, his spouse (Jolene), and their cat.

Terry Hoeving

Terry Hoeving

Infrastructure Committee Advisor & RIRG Lead

Terry provides advice to RMs on all road issues. She understands that industry relies on rural municipal roads to move goods. She loves to travel the gravel and find all of Saskatchewan’s untouched treasures!

Daniel Segal

Daniel Segal
P. Eng., PMP

Senior Municipal Bridge Engineer

With over a decade of experience encompassing a rural municipal bridge’s complete lifespan, Daniel can leverage his specialized knowledge and experience towards the unique goals and challenges of rural municipal government. Outside of the office Daniel enjoys camping, playing volleyball, and riding his motorcycle.

Alexander Udey

Alexander Udey
M.Sc., P.Eng.

Municipal Bridge Engineer

Alexander provides engineering services to rural municipalities and is one of the program managers for the Rural Integrated Roads for Growth Program. He is passionate about technology, cooking, and spending time with friends.

Annette Ellert

Annette Ellert

Programs Administrator

Annette grew up in Assiniboia with a large farming family. Remaining true to her roots, she spends most days making sure the agriculture programs run smoothly. Annette loves animals and has her own little pup, Jake. 

Amanda Kozak

Amanda Kozak

Trading Services Advisor

Amanda connects member product and service needs with SARM Trading Services vendor partner offerings. She represents SARM at vendor events and is on the look-out for cost effective solutions for our members. Amanda enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and girls at the lake.

Community Planning

Jennifer Chamberlin

Jennifer Chamberlin
RPP, MCIP

Manager, Community Planning

As a registered professional planner providing community planning assistance to SARM members, Jennifer is cool as a cucumber, she's so level headed. She always makes time to chat. Jen enjoys being active outdoors, whether it’s with skates, cleats, or a board on her feet or a club, racket, or paddle in her hand.

Robyn Rechenmacher

Robyn Rechenmacher
RPP, MCIP

Senior Community Planner

Robyn is a registered professional planner who is passionate about helping communities thrive and plan for the future. She loves to work hard, learn new skills, travel throughout Canada, and spend time with her family and cats. She's always quick to offer a hand, and happy to help.


Finance

Breanna Janzen

Breanna Janzen
BBA

Senior Accountant

Breanna comes from BC and is a huge asset to the finance team. She is exceptionally organized and likes to streamline processes. Our taste buds have told us that she is an expert baker but our waistlines are thankful she only treats us to her baking every once in awhile.

Gaylene Mellon

Gaylene Mellon

Accounting Assistant

Gaylene is a team player, whether she is at home with her 4 kids, volunteering in her community, or working at SARM. She is sociable  and finds fun in all the little things. When she is not chaperoning kids to activities, she is with her family spending time at their cabin enjoying  time in the sun.