Meet our Planned Parenthood Team
Executive Director, Shelley Svedahl
Shelley joined the PPR team in April of 2017. Shelley is passionate about building and sustaining relationships, and to that end has conducted research on the use of Storytelling to build engagement. She looks forward to collaborating with other health care providers to create improved sexual health clinic services and education programs in the community.
Over the years, Shelley has worked as: an Executive Director of two provincial sport governing bodies; a Consultant for the First Nations University of Canada; a Health Promotion Consultant for the Ministry of Health; and a Manager of closed circuit satellite network for the Saskatchewan Communications Network. Prior to joining PPR, she was Manager of Communications & Public Relations for the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association.
Shelley has a Master of Arts, Communication & Leadership, from Gonzaga University, a Bachelor of Arts degree with Bilingual Mention from the University of Regina, and a two-year Diploma in Recreation Technology from SIAST.
Office Manager, Jacqui
Jacqui joined the team at PPR in January of 2011. Jacqui is the kind and caring voice you will hear when you call to book an appointment. When you enter the building, count on a warm and friendly welcome from the Office Manager. Although she is busy managing the office, scheduling appointments, or handling sales, she will always make time for you.
Office Assistant, Edwina
Eddie has been stepping in to handle the office on Thursday evenings and Saturdays since 2009. We know those extended hours are important to you, and you can bet Eddie will take good care of you if you call or come by.
Head Physician, Dr. Deb
Under the watchful eye of Dr. Deb, Planned Parenthood Regina continues to provide responsive, timely, accessible, confidential care to our clients. Dr. Deb has expertise in sexual health, and is always willing to provide thorough information about her practice, so you understand what’s happening. In June, 2017, Dr. Deb was successful in receiving RAICE (Rapid Access IUC Centre of Excellence) designation for Planned Parenthood Regina. PPR is now recognized as an IUD Centre of Excellence.
Nurse Practitioner, Cathy
Cathy has been with PPR since 2004, starting as a nursing student, then a full-time RN, and now as a Nurse Practitioner. Cathy’s ongoing commitment to expand her knowledge and experience in sexual health issues, and her genuine care for each of her clients has allowed PPR to expand our services.
Registered Nurse, Jen
Jen is the lead RN on staff at PPR. Joining the organization in 2000, Jen has been instrumental in shaping the vision for the services offered at PPR. In addition to working with clients at the PPR office, Jen also lends a hand at the Shirley Schneider Centre to provide nurse services to the teen moms at the school. Chances are if you receive a follow-up call from an RN at PPR, you’ve had a chance to speak with Jen.
We couldn’t operate our clinic without the many casual nurses and physicians who come to help us out with Thursday and Saturday clinics.
Our casual RNs include: Vicki S, RN; Sarah B, RN; and Casey B; RN; and Jenna C, RN.
Education Director, Megan Welder
Stepping up to the plate to lead a brand new program, Megan joined Planned Parenthood in May 2017. Megan’s vision for the education program encourages responsible decision-making and behavior, which is respectful of a person’s right to self-determination. Megan looks forward to developing a go-forward plan involving other stakeholders in the community. She relies on an evidence-based practice using trends to respond to the evolving needs in the community.
Megan has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Regina, and a Bachelor of Social Work. She is a registered Social Worker, and has experience in working in a variety of sectors, with certifications in motivational interviewing, reality therapy, crisis intervention, and cognitive behavior therapy.
Tayler joined PPR education team in May 2017. Her dynamic, approachable style is a great addition to our staff. Tayler has a Bachelor of Arts, History, from the University of Regina.
Tanis joined the PPR education team in May 2017. Her background in working with youth in a variety of settings is a perfect complement to the rest of the education team. Tanis has a degree in Physical Activity Studies from the University of Regina.
Planned Parenthood Regina Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is a group of volunteers who govern the activities of the non-profit organization, Planned Parenthood Regina. Individuals come from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, who are interested in helping PPR achieve our vision.
Board members serve a term of three years, with an option to renew their commitment for a second term.
Commitment includes two hours per month for meetings, preparation, and consultation, in addition to attendance at regular board meetings. There are a minimum of four board meetings per year, plus the annual general meeting, and a strategic planning session.
Board members are responsible for the effective governance of the organization consistent with the vision, mission, strategic plan, and core values.
Board members have no authority to act individually in the direction of staff and volunteers, or to act as spokesman for the organization, unless specifically given that authority by the Board.
• Commitment to Planned Parenthood Regina’s vision, mission, and strategic direction.
• Knowledge of or interest in sexual health and reproductive rights.
• Availability and willingness to fulfill Board member duties.
• Openness to learning.
• Ability to work as a team.
2016/17 PPR Board of Directors
Dr. Michelle McCarron, President
Cassandra Opikokew Wajuntah