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.
Dr. Sharlene McGowan, PhD, is a former K-12 teacher, acting consultant, and high school counsellor, serving her city’s public-school division for 31 years in these capacities. She is currently employed as a mental health therapist and crisis counsellor with a national network offering employee and family assistance counselling. Among her therapeutic approaches is her passion for helping others to navigate daily grief journeys. She is a university lecturer involved with three separate teacher education programs for The University of Regina, First Nations University of Canada, and the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP).
She has extensive experience in frontline mental health support work and is also an international speaker for Delta Kappa Gamma, an international organization of women educators. She is proud to be on the Board of Directors of Caring Hearts to help people in the community manage their own grief responses.
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 has over 12 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 the reason why he joined the Caring Hearts Board of Directors, in addition to his position on the Regina Rams Board of Directors.