Board of Directors & Committees
Angela Sereda - Chair
Angela Sereda joined the Heartland Hospice Board in 2017. As Manager of Mobile Integrated Care, and throughout her career, she has been a strong supporter and advocate for patient-centered care. Angela joined HHMJ with a deep desire to influence the process to ensure that all individuals and their families have access to hospice palliative care through their end-of-life journey.Angela brings to the HHMJ Board her deep commitment for HHMJ’s Mission, her passion for hospice care, strong advocacy and leadership skills, along with a wealth of experience and expertise as an Advanced Care/Community Paramedic, having trained through St. Alexius Medical Center and Saskatchewan Polytechnic. She currently resides in Moose Jaw with her husband, Kyle, daughter Jazmyne, and dogs Kahlua and Misty. When not keeping busy with HHMJ and EMS, Angela enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, traveling, golfing and being a part of the Tru-Unity Girls Leadership Group as one of the founding facilitators.
Sara Bryan - Vice Chair
Sara Bryan became a member of Heartland Hospice Moose Jaw Board in 2021, doing so in honour of her mother and a dear friend, both of whom she lost to cancer. Sara says that she was blessed to have her mom at home with family as long as possible, but as her mom got closer to saying goodbye, Sara realized how much she wanted her mom to be in a place that felt homey, yet had medical support, so that all the family had to focus on was their remaining time together with mom. Unfortunately, she learned that while hospice care is a crucial part of a community, it is something a person often doesn’t realize the need for until someone you love is palliative. Sara brings her love for writing, research, project management and special event planning to the work of the Heartland Hospice Team. Backing her skillset is her education, having attended SFU, majoring in Communications and minoring in Publishing.
Currently, Sara is living in Moose Jaw with her husband, Troy, and two cats, having recently become empty-nesters with their daughter attending UBC and their son in Old’s College. Sara works on their family farm in the Central Butte area. When she is not keeping busy with Heartland Hospice or farm work, she is involved with her numerous passions: reading voraciously; loving all forms of dance; cheering on the Calgary Flames, (even when it is painful to do so), and spending her winters traveling and her summers at Palliser Park with her family and friends.
Nathan Manley - Secretary/Treasurer
Nathan joined Heartland Hospice Moose Jaw in June of 2022 with his deep passion for people and an ever-growing desire to help when and where he can. Nathan brings over two decades of experience in the IT field that extend into many different areas and is currently pursuing his degree in accounting with the intent to complete his CPA certification. He is currently a student and Freelance Software Developer. While growing up and graduating from Stoughton Central High School, he currently lives in Caron with his wife and four beautiful children. When Nathan is not busy with his work and Heartland Hospice, he enjoys spending summers at Thomson Lake camping, and the other seasons are spent enjoying his children’s sporting events and teaching various programming languages and working on projects.
Dr. Kerri Hetherington - Director
Dr. Kerri Hetherington joined the Heartland Hospice Board in 2019. It was her passion for palliative care and the ever-present need she witnesses on a day-to-day basis through her work as a family physician working in palliative care that drew her to be part of HHMJ. Her direct daily work in palliative care contributes greatly to the insights and expertise she brings to the work of HHMJ. Kerry obtained her BSc MD, Family Medicine Certificate through her training at McGill University, U of S, and U of T. Kerri lives in Moose Jaw with her husband and three sons and when not keeping busy with HHMJ and her Medical practise, she loves watching their sons play hockey, soccer and skiing.
Marina Harder - Director
Marina Harder joined the Heartland Hospice Board in 2017. She joined with a deep desire to raise awareness for the need of hospice care in the community and to ensure that hospice care is available to all individuals and their families. Marina brings to HHMJ her positive attitude, dedication and confidence in the mission and plan of Heartland Hospice, along with her willingness to contribute in any way she possibly can. She is currently retired from working as Detachment Service Assistant for the RCMP and lives in Moose Jaw with her husband. When not keeping busy with HHMJ, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, reading, watching sports and being outdoors.
Amanda Dowling - Director
Amanda Dowling joined the Heartland Hospice Board in 2020. With a heart for palliative care, Amanda believes this type of community service is essential to our city, offering a space that provides comfort, peace and care to patients, caregivers and families during the end-of-life journey. Amanda is currently enrolled at Durham College in Ontario in the Grief and Compassionate Care Program, and brings the insights gained through her training, along with her deep passion for people to the work of the Board. Amanda currently works at the Laboratory at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital and lives in Moose Jaw with her husband Adam, son Liam and daughter Quinn. When not keeping busy with HHMJ and her work, Amanda loves spending time with her family and friends, as well as reading, and doing anything outdoors like running, hiking, and swimming.
Donna Ackerman - Director
Donna Ackerman joined the Heartland Hospice Board in 2019. She saw the need for hospice after the recent loss of family members, and after having experienced her mom being in a long-term care facility for years. Donna brings her strong advocacy ability and “team player” mentality to the table as an HHMJ Board member. She is a retired Medical Laboratory Technologist, having worked at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital and the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, receiving her training at SIAST Saskatoon, and is currently self-employed on the family grain farm near Chamberlain with her husband Patrick. When not keeping busy with HHMJ or farm work, she is very involved in curling, golfing, fishing, sky-watching (weather), photography, and loves warm winter holidays.
Patricia Gottselig - Director
Trish joined the Heartland Hospice in 2015, inspired by the request and dream of her late Mother, Arlene Kolosky for Hospice Care in Moose Jaw. It is her heartfelt mission to keep that dream alive. Trish has a strong ability to work as a team member, and brings her cooperative spirit to the Board, along with her many skills gained through being a Dental Therapist and Registered Dental Hygienist. Trish holds Diplomas in SDT, RDH through Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Regina and an Adult Education Degree UFV. She currently lives in Moose Jaw with her husband Bob, and when not busy with HHMJ and work she loves all types of outdoor activities, especially biking and hiking.
Cari Evenson-Carleton - Director
Cari Evenson-Carleton joined the Heartland Hospice Board in 2023. Inspired by the passing of her father to cancer in 2022 and having helped fulfill his wish of passing at home by providing his end-of-life care, she has a deep appreciation and commitment to this work. Cari strongly believes in and advocates for client centered care and the right to choose one’s path when dealing with a palliative diagnosis. As a Paramedic, having witnessed clients and family members go through the end-of-life process, often with little resources available, or a feeling of not having a choice in how one spends their final days, she strongly believes in and wants to influence the process by ensuring that adequate resources and information are available to those in need.
Cari brings to the board 17 years’ experience in health care and a strong commitment to patient safety and advocacy. Cari also works with and advocates for the vulnerable populations and has a passion for speaking up for those who cannot do so themselves.
Cari is an Advanced Care Paramedic with the Community Paramedic endorsement and currently resides in Moose Jaw with her husband Trevor, 2 kids Rylee and Kade, 2 cats and a dog. She also has an adult daughter Avery who lives in Edmonton, AB. In her spare time, Cari enjoys taking care of her yard, camping, spending time with family (preferably at a beach) as well as riding horses.
Connie Paul - Director
Connie Paul became a member of Heartland Hospice Moose Jaw Board of Directors in 2023, doing so in honor of family and friends, all of whom lost their lives to cancer. She joined with a deep desire and passion to continue to raise awareness in the community of the need for hospice care and as a cancer survivor.
Connie brings to HHMJ a soft, caring, and positive attitude, along with dedication and confidence to support the HHMJ mission and plan. She is a retired Registered Nurse of 37 years and believes her background in caring for people in “all journeys of their lives” will be beneficial. Connie currently lives in Moose Jaw with her husband, and they have 4 beautiful children who all have their own lovely families. They also have 5 beautiful grandchildren to keep them busy. Connie and her husband love to camp and to take a couple of warm holidays each winter. Her passion is her Great Dane (Mac) who brings goodness and unconditional love to them every day. And Connie’s greater passion is to continue to help care for and support the community of Moose Jaw.
“Vision without action is merely a dream”, and we would like to acknowledge and say ‘Thank You’ to all the founding and past board members for their commitment, dedication and contributions that they brought towards establishing a vision for hospice care in Moose Jaw. We ‘Thank You’ for bringing your passion, intellect, insight, experience and resources to Heartland Hospice and for impacting change within our community. Our sincere gratitude for your service and for your volunteer role on the Heartland Hospice Board.
The Executive Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities and gaining reasonable assurance as to the effectiveness of corporate governance, board, committee and director effectiveness, communications with key stakeholders and the public, financial grant proposals and board renewal, nominations and elections.
Chair: Angela Sereda
Board Members: Sara Bryan, Dr. Kerri Hetherington,
Governance, Strategic Planning, Expansion, Communications
Finance & Technology Committee:
The Finance and Technology Committee assists the Board in meeting its financial mandate as well as technological supports and online platforms.
Chair: Nathan Manley
Board Members: Marina Harder
Donations, Charitable Status, Financing, IT Platforms
Supportive Care Committee:
The Supportive Care Committee works at enhancing the hospice environment where the patient and their family feel wrapped in a circle of holistic supportive care through programs and resources.
Chair: Amanda Dowling
Board Member: Donna Ackerman, Connie Paul
Spiritual care, My Wish, Resources for patients/families
Public Engagement & Fundraising Committee:
The Public Engagement & Fundraising Committee creates and promotes community outreach and fundraising events with the objective of raising funds and awareness for programs and services.
Chair: Cari Evenson-Carleton
Board Members: Patricia Gottselig, Sara Bryan, Amanda Dowling, Connie Paul
Social Media, Community Education, Fundraising
Capital Campaign Committee:
The Capital Campaign Committee is the leadership and steering committee that will help guide the Capital Campaign and make recommendations to the Board.
Chair: Sara Bryan
Board Members: Dr. Kerri Hetherington
The Board wishes to thank Idowu Adetogun for serving as our legal advisor