Our Board & Staff

SASHA is governed by a passionate and committed volunteer Board of Directors. The SASHA Board is dedicated to providing consistent and careful direction to ensure that SASHA meets the needs of its clients, and evolves to continue leading best practices for mental health support.

 

The 4 Roles of the SASHA Board are:

Purpose

Ensuring that SASHA is focused on delivering its Mission and Vision, and reviewing these regularly to ensure that they serve SASHA’s clients and community.

 

Resources

Approving plans and budgets, and supporting activities to ensure SASHA has the resources needed to fulfil its Mission.

 

Oversight

Providing governance via strategic planning, policies and procedures, and risk management to ensure financial obligations are well managed, and operations achieve outcomes in an ethically and appropriate manner.

 

Engagement

Creating connections between SASHA and the greater community to establish understanding and support for SASHA’s Mission and Vision, and to ensure relevancy of SASHA offerings.

Our Board is currently recruiting new members. Click the link below for details.

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President

Lukas Neamtu

He works for the University of Lethbridge where he coordinates work-integrated learning programs including applied studies and co-operative education. It was through a number of student placements with SASHA that he learned what SASHA does, how important their work is, and how great the staff and clients are! Combine that with his belief that good people know good people and joining SASHA's Board of Directors was a very easy decision. 

Outside of work and SASHA he is busy playing games, going to parks, and causing mischief with his wife and two kids.

He is proud to have served on the Board for over four years in the roles of Vice President and President so the amazing work and impact can continue.

Board Members

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Vice President
Nicole Benson

Nicole has over five years experience working at SASHA, and is continuing her involvement as Board Vice President. She studied nursing at Lethbridge College, and is currently working as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Acute and Community Care.

Nicole joined the SASHA Board of Directors to give back after the amazing experience she gained working for SASHA.

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Secretary

Megan Hebert

Megan Hebert was SASHA’s Board President for three years starting in 2017 and is now serving as the Secretary. Much of Megan’s youth was spent involved with the Lethbridge YMCA where a love of volunteering and supporting the community was instilled in her.

Megan further supports the Lethbridge community through her work at the University of Lethbridge, guiding Graduate Students with their professional development.

Her passion for lifelong learning contributed to the completion of a Master of Education in Adult Learning and Global Change from the University of British Columbia in 2022.

Megan is excited to continue to support SASHA’s

team and all of their amazing work!

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Treasurer
Patrick Lyster

Patrick has lived in southern Alberta his whole life and has called Lethbridge home for the past 16 years. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has worked in municipal government, the private sector and, most recently, post-secondary education. Seeking an opportunity to give back to his community, Patrick joined the board in 2020 and feels fortunate to be able to serve and support SASHA and the important work we do.

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Director

Julie Winterburn

 

On leave

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Executive Director

Sherri Koskewich, RN

Sherri has been SASHA’s passionate executive director for more than 20 years. Highly skilled in community mental health and addictions, Sherri develops innovative programs and supportive housing using a holistic approach. Her commitment to setting the stage for successful journeys to wellness includes building strong, action-oriented interdisciplinary teams who put SASHA clients first.

Staff

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Program Director
Sharon Brown

Bio Coming Soon.

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Program Assistant
Madi Pyette

Madi is a recent BSc. Neuroscience graduate from the University of Lethbridge. She is a lifelong dancer turned instructor for the UofL Dance Team.

She has had multiple roles at SASHA including Activity Coordinator and Client Support Worker. 

Madi is excited to continue her journey with SASHA, supporting our clients.

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Residential Program Supervisor Cheyenne Smith

Bio Coming Soon.

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VERSA Program Supervisor
Chloe Petek

Chloe has been with SASHA for the past 10 years. She completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences with a major in addictions counselling in 2016 at the University of Lethbridge.

She started off as a practicum student with SASHA and worked her way through the ranks over the years and is now managing VERSA, SASHA’s permanent supportive housing program.

She is a passionate and skilled advocate for mental health and harm reduction. Her other passions include sushi, cats and spending time with family.

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Residential Case Manager
Gina Robinson

Bio Coming Soon.