Our People

Governance structure

Station 20 West Development Corporation is a not-for-profit charitable organization that owns and manages the Community Enterprise Centre. The corporation was created by a unanimous partnership agreement between CHEP Good Food Inc. (CHEP) and Quint Development Corporation (Quint) – the two organizations that spearheaded the development of Station 20 West. Quint and CHEP appoint four people each to the Station 20 West board, and the Executive Directors of each organization act as the Co-managers of Station 20 West.

The leaders of Station 20 West co-locating organizations meet monthly explore collaborative ways to better address inequities and improve quality of life for all citizens.

Donna Weldon

Community Coordinator

Donna has been the Community Coordinator for Station 20 West since 2012. Previously, she worked in administrative roles in northern Alberta for the Keeweetinok Lakes Health Region from 1999 to 2001 and Royal Canadian Mounted Police from 2001 to 2007.

Gord Androsoff

Co-Manager

Gord returned to CHEP in October 2020 as Executive Director, being there 2012-17. He grew up near Blaine Lake and has ties to the land.

Len Usiskin

Co-Manager

Len Usiskin has been the Executive Director of Quint Development Corporation since 1998 and the co-manager of Station 20 West Community Enterprise Centre since 2012. Len also sits on the boards of Community First Development Fund of Saskatoon, and the Community University Institute for Social Research. Len has an M.A.in economics from the University of Manitoba.

Donna Weldon

Community Coordinator

Donna has been the Community Coordinator for Station 20 West since 2012. Previously, she worked in administrative roles in northern Alberta for the Keeweetinok Lakes Health Region from 1999 to 2001 and Royal Canadian Mounted Police from 2001 to 2007.

Kayla DeMong

Board Chair

Kayla has been working in the core neighbourhoods over the past 15 years, providing support to children, youth and families. Currently, she is the Associate Director at Prairie Harm Reduction where she has spent 9 years focusing on increasing capacity in our community to better support people who use substances

Colleen Christopherson-Cote

Board Member

Colleen is a community development consultant that specializes in collective impact and human services policy & practice. Over the last 9 years, she has lived in Saskatoon, working in a variety of roles including the coordinator of the Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership, co-coordinator of the Safe Community Action Alliance, director of evaluation at the Saskatoon Housing Initiative Partnership, coordinator of the Saskatoon Early Years Partnership to name a few.

Sheila Pocha

Board Member

Sheila Pocha is Program Head at Saskatoon’s Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program at the University of Saskatchewan.  She has taught in northern and urban settings and as a sessional lecturer for the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan.  She was a school principal for 15 years. 

Gord Androsoff

Co-Manager

Gord returned to CHEP in October 2020 as Executive Director, being there 2012-17. He grew up near Blaine Lake and has ties to the land.

Travis Kusch

Vice CHAIR

Travis has been active in Saskatchewan Minor Baseball for many years as both a player and coach. He coached for five years in his hometown of Lloydminster, taking multiple teams to provincial competitions. He currently plays in the Saskatoon Men’s Baseball League during the spring and summer. During the winter, Travis coaches with Special Olympics Saskatoon. He has been a volunteer coach with their Floor Hockey Program for the past five years.

Joy Crawford

Board Member

Joy Crawford is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones and is also a Chartered Professional Accountant. Ms. Crawford is chairperson on the Board of Directors for Quint Development Corporation and is a member of the Station 20 West Board of Directors. Ms. Crawford has volunteered at the University of Saskatchewan for over 20 years, currently serving as Vice chair of the Board of Governors.

Val Veillard

Board Member

For over 30 years Val has lived in Saskatoon and been an active community member participating on various boards and organizations including Steep Hill Food Co-op (founding member 1978), Friends of the Broadway Theatre (board member and chair 1998-2000), CHEP (board member and vice chair 2003 – present), and Station 20 West (board co-chair 2007 – present). She is committed to supporting organizations that address poverty and its consequences.

 

Len Usiskin

Co-Manager

Len Usiskin has been the Executive Director of Quint Development Corporation since 1998 and the co-manager of Station 20 West Community Enterprise Centre since 2012. Len also sits on the boards of Community First Development Fund of Saskatoon, and the Community University Institute for Social Research. Len has an M.A.in economics from the University of Manitoba.

Jacqui Barclay

Board Secretary - Treasurer

Jacqui has worked on the frontlines as a street outreach worker with the Street Health Program, Saskatchewan Health Authority for over 20 years. Through her work, she has witnessed the need to address social determinants and systemic inequalities to improve the well-being of individuals and revitalize communities. This is one of the key reasons Jacqui strongly believes in Station 20 West and has dedicated herself to its board.

Wanda Martin

Board Member

Wanda is an Associate Professor at the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan. Her program of research is on the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically focused on health equity, food systems, and climate change. She is an advocate for green infrastructure, healthy housing, and is concerned with energy poverty.

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