Keely brings over 20 years of experience working with community-based and government organizations in Ontario and Saskatchewan. She began her career in Toronto working with children’s mental health agencies before moving into the Ontario Public Service as the lead on the implementation of a new province-wide autism initiative.
After moving back to Saskatchewan, Keely became Executive Director of the Autism Resource Centre in Regina. Her stewardship successfully led the expansion of the organization and brought several firsts to the centre and Saskatchewan including specialized mental health counselling and partnerships with First Nations to develop resources on neurodiversity from a Traditional perspective.
Keely is a strong advocate and is passionate about supporting people to grow in the direction of their dreams; believing the same can be true for organizations. She is also a yoga instructor, encouraging herself and others to move toward personal growth and healing.
Lorna is a direct descendent of one of the negotiators, Ka-na-hah-cha-pay-o (Skillful Archer) of Treaty 4 and great niece of Chief Peepeekisis, son of Ka-na-hah-cha-pay-o. Lorna is a ten-year Indian Residential School Survivor and attended three Indian Residential Schools in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. She was also a foster child in Froude, Saskatchewan. Lorna has been a volunteer with over forty community organizations including the John Howard Society, Regina Anti- Poverty Ministry and The Regina Action and Education on Child Hunger (REACH) and a board member on different organizations at the provincial and federal level. She recently received acknowledgement for twenty years of volunteer work from REACH, in addition to receiving the Saskatchewan and Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Awards. Lorna holds a Business Administration Degree from the University of Regina in 2000 and is a life-long learner. Lorna raised six children and a grandson and has 23 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Director of Education
Jennifer Yasinowski is an experienced adult educator and human resources professional with a gift for assisting struggling families cope with grief and loss. She believes in the intrinsic value of each person and enables that by creating an environment where they are empowered to succeed. She joined the Caring Hearts team in January of 2023. Prior to this role she worked as a Human Resources Director for over six years where she encouraged and facilitated a 2-eyed-seeing approach for staff working with traumatized people. Jennifer has also taught leadership classes through the Southeast Regional College for nearly four years. Jennifer, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Regina is currently pursuing a Masters degree.