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Board of Directors
2023 - 2024

Karen Kwan NM

Karen Kwan is pleased to be serving as President on the SSNM board. In addition, she has been serving on the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Food and Nutrition Management and Health Care Cook Program Advisory Committee for the past three years.

Karen decided to enroll in the Food and Nutrition Management Program at Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) in 2006 after sparking interest from a nutrition class. While pursuing her diploma, Karen began a career in

food services and worked as a Food Services Worker at a long-term care facility within Saskatoon Health Region (SHR).

After graduating in 2008, Karen was offered employment as a Food Services Supervisor at two acute care sites. In 2010, Karen was given an opportunity to work in SHR Payroll Department as a Payroll and Benefits Officer, responsible for Leave of Absence and

Worker’s Compensation Board. Always having a strong passion for food, Karen decided to venture back into food services in 2012 and is currently the Assistant Manager of Nutrition and Food Services at Parkridge Centre, a 233-bed long term care facility in Saskatoon. Karen loves the work she does, finding it challenging, yet rewarding. Throughout the years, Karen has been given many learning opportunities through work to further her leadership skills. Karen is extremely thankful to the mentors who continue to motivate and strengthen her skills as a leader. In her spare time, she loves to travel and experience the culture and culinary flavours the world has to offer.


Stacey Ginter CNM

I am Stacey Ginter and I am pleased to be serving as your SSNM Past-President for the 2023-2024 term.


SSNM is coming off a milestone year as we celebrated our 50th anniversary as an association. We are very proud to have remained a chapter while other provincial chapters have had to dissolve. We celebrated this milestone last year at the 2022 CSNM Conference which was held in Saskatoon in June. Hopefully many of you had the opportunity to attend this event. Myself and the conference team are proud of the quality education event we were able to offer our membership, either in person or virtually.

I am the Central Ordering Office Supervisor and I work out of Saskatoon City Hospital. I have been working in the Food and Nutrition industry for 35 years and have been a SSNM board member  for 13 of those years. I presently also sit on the CSNM Board of Directors as the Certification Manager. I find  both roles extremely rewarding and I would highly recommend our members to consider becoming a board member of either of these boards.


In my free time I love to spend time at our cabin at Struthers Lake with my husband Greg and our two fur babies Ellie and Cali. I have three grown step daughters and two grandsons who are 15 months and 10 years old.

I am currently in the position of secretary/membership on the SSNM board.  My past experience on the SSNM board was in the position of President (3 year term).

I work as a nutrition manager in Saskatchewan Health Authority.  Over the past 25 years I have had the pleasure of working as a nutrition manager in acute care and long term care in Saskatoon.

I’m looking forward to working with the SSNM Board of Directors for the next 2 year term.  I would encourage you to consider letting your name stand during the next election for SSNM board positions, it’s a great opportunity for you to influence the future direction of SSNM.

You can reach me at;

Charlotte Coote


Gwen Koob Roach

Gwen Koob Roach
SaskPolyTech Liaison

Hello everyone!  I am happy to once again serve as the Saskpolytech Liaison on the SSNM board.

I was a healthcare employee for about 26 years before I left SHA in July of 2019, (just prior to the Pandemic).  Presently I am employed by the Saskatoon Public School System as a Nutrition Coordinator working at Sutherland School.

Please feel free  to reach out to me at any time with any questions you may have.  I can be reached at


Natasha Brandt
Conference Chairperson

I am very excited to be serving as this year’s Conference Chairperson. I have been serving on the SSNM Board for the past 9 years in various roles.


I have worked at the Saskatoon Health Region for the past 10 years. I have worked at all three acute sites in Saskatoon as well as several long-term sites. Presently I am working at Both Royal University Hospital, Jim Pattisons Children Hospital and City Hospital in a variety of roles but mostly as a Food Service Supervisor.

In my spare time I like to be outdoors and being active with my family and our fur baby. We like to spend our time at the lake year-round. In the winter you will most catch us out on the snowmobile trails or in the backcountry.


I look forward to working with the rest of the SSNM board members this year.

See you all at the SSNM Conference

Reach out to Natasha at


After completing the Food and Nutrition Management course I supervised at both Saskatoon City Hospital and Royal University Hospital in a variety of different capacities. For the past few years I have enjoyed working in a very meticulous position as the Scheduling Supervisor at Saskatoon City Hospital.  I am currently enjoying a role in Human Resources.


Thank you to all of you who have taken interest in SSNM. I would also like to encourage all of you to continue learning and growing within yourselves and your profession while taking time to enjoy life!

Reach out to Shanna at

Shanna Hansen CNM

SSNM Communications Chairperson Laurette St. Jacques

Hello all! I have been a part of the SSNM Board for 18 years in a few different roles; including Secretary/Membership, Conference Co-chair and Communications/Newsletter.


My food service journey began in 1992 when I graduated from Professional Cooking at SIAST, Palliser Campus (SaskPolyTech). It was during my time as a pastry cook at the Saskatoon Inn that I went back to school for the FNM course at SIAST, Kelsey Campus (SaskPolyTech). I started to work at Saskatoon City Hospital as a food service worker, diet clerk, and recon. cook. Once I completed the FNM course in 2004, I worked as a supervisor in the Saskatoon Health Region at the 3 hospitals.

Our family moved to Quebec in 2009 and returned to Saskatchewan 2 years later now residing in Moose Jaw. I was working as a food service worker in the Five Hills Health Region and then I went on to be a food service supervisor in the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region for 8 years. In 2021, I became the Manager of Nutrition and Food (SW6) in rural south.

Being a part of the SSNM has been very fulfilling. Now is a great time to become a member or better yet, a Board Member.

Laurette St. Jacques  NM

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