Whitney Beug has over 12 years' experience in the Crown sector, with the majority of her time spent in Human Resources specializing in training and development. She has extensive knowledge on developing and implementing strategies, policies, corporate training programs and facilitating leadership programs. Whitney has her Business of Administration Degree from the University of Regina and certificates in Adult Education and Professional Leadership. Whitney is certified in Emotional Intelligence (EQ-i 2.0/EQ 360) and Coaching. In 2020, Whitney decided to pursue her passion and lifelong dream of becoming a police officer. She was hired with the Regina Police Service as a Constable.
Whitney places a high importance on giving back to the community and volunteering. She is enthusiastic about the mission and vision of Caring Hearts. Grief impacts everyone and Whitney understands the value Caring Hearts has within the community. She is excited to share her knowledge as part of Caring Hearts team.
Ani Agioritis joined the Caring Hearts Board of Directors in 2021. She is currently a Domestic Tax Auditor with the Canada Revenue Agency. Ani studied at the University of Regina and graduated in 2015 obtaining her Bachelor of Business of Administration with a major in Accounting. She earned her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in 2017 while working at the office of the Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan.
Ani is excited to lend her education and work experience to the Audit and Finance Committee. She strongly believes that access to mental health healing through education and counselling is of extreme importance to those dealing with grief and loss in our community. Ani is passionate about volunteering to an organization that has the ability to improve access to mental health services provided in our province.
Aaron Spelliscy has been involved with Caring Hearts since 2016. He started as a volunteer for the organization and became a board member in 2019. Aaron is passionate about providing support for people grieving within the province.
Aaron has 12 years experience working at the Conexus Credit Union. He is currently the Manager, Estate Payout. Aaron keeps busy in his spare time by being physically active, participating in hot yoga, Krav Maga cardio bootcamp and walking/running. Aaron also enjoy reading about mental health, watching sports (Go Riders!), and going camping.
Mark Hillmer joined the Caring Hearts Board of Directors in 2019. He is currently a Senior Auditor with SLGA and has over ten years of experience within the Crown and private sectors in a variety of diverse roles including Human Resources, Marketing, IT, Process Improvement and Enterprise Risk Management. Mark has his Bachelor of Business of Administration from the University of Regina with a major in Human Resources and Marketing. As an avid learner, he holds the CPHR, CIA and CRMA designations and is currently working on his MBA through the University of Western Illinois.
Mark is passionate about volunteering his time to both his profession and to social causes, which is the reason that he joined the Caring Hearts Board of Directors. Being a people focused person, Mark wants to support a great organization, with a great mission, vision and values that support communities dealing with loss and grief.
Tanner Peakman joined the Caring Hearts Board of Directors in 2022. Tanner has a degree in accounting from the University of Regina and has also completed the CPA course. His background in accounting and financial analysis is a valued skill that he brings to his role as Director on the audit and finance committee.
Currently, Tanner is working as a Senior Corporate Accountant at Thyssen Mining in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Tanner has always wanted to give back to the community and help out where he can, when he was given the opportunity to sit on this board he was excited for the new challenge and looking forward to helping such a great cause.
Nicole C. Krupski received her Juris Doctorate of Law with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 2019 and was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 2020. Nicole is currently an associate lawyer at McDougall Gauley LLP, a full service law firm recently named an "Excellence Awardee" at the 2022 Canadian Law Awards in the Prairies Law Firm of the Year category. Nicole maintains a broad litigation practice in civil and commercial litigation, as well as a practice in insurance, labour and employment, and criminal law.
Nicole was born and raised on a farm outside of Lemberg, Saskatchewan. She is passionate about giving back to the Saskatchewan community and firmly believes that the work Caring Hearts does is essential in improving mental health healing for those dealing with grief and loss. As a new member of the Board, Nicole looks forward to helping Caring Hearts fulfill its mission in providing that essential support for people coping with grief and loss.
Bill McConkey joined the Caring Hearts Board of Directors in 2022. He graduated from the University of Regina with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, and is currently working on his MBA through the University of Western Illinois. Bill currently works at SaskPower managing construction contracts and has over 13 years' experience in the Crown sector, having worked in various roles in finance & accounting, project management and contract management.
Bill was drawn to Caring Hearts because of the impact the organization has in helping others deal with loss and grief. Bill is looking forward to giving back to the Regina community, which is why in addition to being on the Caring Hearts Board of Directors, he is also on the Regina Rams Board Executive as Vice President of Finance.
Nolan Bespalko joined the Caring Hearts Board of Directors in 2023. He holds a Degree in Justice Studies and an Honours Degree in Psychology from the University of Regina. Growing up outside of Regina, in 2005 Nolan moved to Regina, where he continues to live with his wife and two children.
Nolan has been working with the Regina Police Service since 2006, and has had a number of roles with the Service. Through this job, Nolan has seen the impact that grief can have on individuals. Joining the Caring Hearts Board of Directors was another way that he was able to find to give back to the community.
Adrian joined the Caring Hearts Board of Directors in 2023. He is currently a Senior Corporate Officer with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Adrian graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Business Administration and went on to become a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). Adrian currently works at the Innovation Branch of the CRA where he supports corporate governance decisions, internal reporting and internal communications.
Adrian is excited to bring his education and experience to the Audit and Finance Committee. He strongly believes in improving Saskatchewan residents access to mental health services which drew him to Caring Hearts Mission Statement. As a new member of the Board, he looks forward to helping Caring Hearts expand its reach and fulfill its vision of a province where everyone is cared for through their journey of grief and loss.
Karissa joined Caring Hearts Board of Directors in June of 2023. She moved to Regina in 2013 from Yorkton to start her University education. Throughout her schooling she has had multiple clinical experiences in both city and rural hospitals as well as in the community. Since convocating from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2017, she has mainly worked Pasqua Emergency Room and has recently started a new job working in NICU at RGH.
With both of these experiences, it has truly shown her how grief affects everyone at different stages in their life. She has also seen first hand how devastating the lasting effects of untreated grief can wear on people. She believes everyone should have the opportunity to work through their grief so we are able to build and create stronger communities. Caring Hearts is an amazing opportunity to do just that!