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About Sanctum

Sanctum Care Group Inc. is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization.

Our Current Board:

Executive Director

Katelyn Roberts, - Katelyn Roberts was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Katelyn completed her BSW in 2009 from the University of Regina. In 2009, she began her career in Social Work with the Ministry of Social Services. In 2011, Katelyn began working for the Saskatoon Health Region as an HIV Case Manager. In 2013, Katelyn co-founded the Non for Profit, Sanctum with the hope of opening an HIV Hospice and Transitional care home.  After three years of providing HIV Case Management, Katelyn accepted a pilot position to provide a case management model within the Chronic Disease Program with the Saskatoon Health Region.  Sanctum opened in November 2015 at which time Katelyn left her role with SHR to be the Executive Director of Sanctum, Saskatchewan’s first HIV Hospice and Care Home.

President

Morris Markentin, MD - Graduated from University of Saskatchewan with a MD and a residency in Family Medicine. Morris Currently works as a family physician at the Saskatoon Community Clinic  - West side and at the Methadone Assisted Recovery Program with the Saskatoon Health Region. Current interests are  in addiction medicine and chronic viral illnesses - HIV and Hepatitis C 


Vice President 

Corey Miller - Cory has been a healthcare provider and leader in Saskatoon for the past 25 years.  He started in healthcare in 1990, where he worked clinically as a Medical radiation technologist for 8 ½ years at St. Paul’s Hospital.  Corey has served in many leadership roles in healthcare for the 
Saskatoon Health Region - from the Director of Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine, the Director of Practitioner Staff Affairs, and the Vice President of Integrated Health Services Community Portfolio.  Corey has moved into an exciting new opportunity in 2015 serving as the Vice President of Care services for the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.  Corey also been an active Community Builder and volunteer in Saskatoon – serving on the 
Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Health Opportunities Committee for the past 14 years, serving as one of the founding members of the Synergy 8 Community Builders group, volunteering with the Sweet Dreams Project, and many other community based continuum of care projects with focus on strengthening our community.When not working and volunteering, Corey enjoys spending time with his wife Tanya and they two beautiful girls Mya and Leeya at the lake of back at the farm which he is actively involved with the operations.  He is proud to serve our community with the Sanctum Board.
 


Michelle Horvath - Born and raised in Saskatoon and a member of the Muscowpetung First Nation, Michelle is currently employed with the Ministry of Social Services, Child and Family Services Division. Michelle has worked for Government for 16 years and holds a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Jaris Swidrovich - is Canada’s first self-identified Aboriginal Doctor of Pharmacy. Dr. Swidrovich currently works as a Lecturer in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan and maintains a clinical practice on Wednesday evenings at Westside Community Clinic, where he operates a Medication Assessment Centre (MAC) satellite service. Dr. Swidrovich has worked in the area of HIV/AIDS and addictions at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon and remains heavily involved in the community through activities such as serving on the City of Saskatoon’s Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Committee and as the President of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (Saskatchewan Branch). Dr. Swidrovich’s work and ongoing dedication to the community has been recognized at both provincial and national levels.


Bruce Reeder MD, MHSc, DTM&H, FRCPC - is a Professor Emeritus of Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.  He received his medical training at the University of Saskatchewan (1976), a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 1978, and a Fellowship in Public Health and Preventive Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (1987). He assisted with the development and served as the Acting Director of the University of Saskatchewan’s School of Public Health from 2006 – 2009.  His research interests include cardiovascular disease and obesity prevention, and physical activity promotion.  Since 2011 Dr. Reeder has been the co-leader of the University of Saskatchewan’s One Health research and training initiative.  He has worked recently as physician and epidemiologist with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in Liberia on the control of Ebola Virus Disease, Kyrgyzstan on the control of drug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, and in the Democratic Republic of Congo on an enhanced surveillance system for diseases of epidemic potential.


Brad Paquin - Born and raised in Saskatoon, SK, Brad graduated from the University of Saskatchewan College of Commerce with distinction (Accounting) in 2006.  Brad immediately began working in public practice where he obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2009. Brad was involved with the audit practice for over 5 years before transferring to tax where he currently practices today at KPMG in Saskatoon. He has provided both audit and tax services for clients in the private, public and not for profit sector across a wide variety of industries.


Dr. Peter Butt - is a Certificant and Fellow with the College of Family Physicians of Canada.  He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Academic Family Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in a position dedicated to Addiction Medicine.  He serves as a consultant to Mental Health and Addictions in the Saskatoon Health Region where his clinical expertise focuses on IV drug use, community-based interventions, detox, andtreatment program development.  Current research projects focus on campus drinking; Animal Assisted Interventions; and the role of Aboriginal culture in Addictions treatment.   National committee work includes the development of the Canadian Alcohol Low Risk Drinking Guidelines; Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral; and Physician Health.


Bishop Don Bolen - was ordained as a priest in the Archdiocese of Regina in 1991 and was consecrated as the seventh Bishop of the Diocese of Saskatoon on March 25, 2010. Bishop Don was born in Gravelbourg the son of German speaking parents: Joe, a farmer, and Rose a teacher. After secondary school, he studied at the University of Regina, at St. Paul University in Ottawa, and at the University of Oxford. 
After ordination, he worked in parish ministry (Estevan, Milestone, St. Jean-Baptiste in Regina, Balgonie), in the academy (teaching at Campion College at the University of Regina), and for a brief time, served as Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Regina. 
For seven years, he worked at the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in Rome, under the leadership of Cardinal Walter Kasper, as the Vatican's officer for relations with the Anglican Communion and the World Methodist Council. Bishop Don continues to be involved in international and national ecumenical dialogues with Anglicans, Methodists and Evangelicals.  He has written numerous articles in the field of ecumenical relations, and has lectured extensively in this field.
Bishop Don is currently the Saskatchewan bishops’ representative to Catholic health in Saskatchewan, as well as being a board member of St. Paul’s Hospital.


Dr. Lexy Regush – BSc, MD, FRCSC – Lexy grew up on a farm near Moosomin, Saskatchewan.  She obtained her education through the University of Saskatchewan, completing residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2007.  She entered practice in Saskatoon, and runs a busy, broad practice of both obstetrics and gynecology.  She has been involved in the residency training program for several years, and has a special interest in caring for vulnerable women, especially those with addiction issues or HIV in pregnancy.