Our People

Meet the staff and board at Quint.

Leadership Team

Len Usiskin, Executive Director

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.

Laverne Szejvolt, Director of Operations

Laverne was a founding Board member of Quint. Her career with Quint began in 1997 when she helped to develop and oversee the Affordable Housing Program. She is currently the Director of Operations providing guidance to Quints programs. A community leader and activist, Laverne has been involved for more than 35 years in many local community development initiatives.

Kristen Thoms, Core Neighbourhoods at Work Program Manager

Kristen Thoms is a community-minded professional responsible for managing the Core Neighbourhoods at Work program which assists 1,500+ jobseekers annually. She has been a career development practitioner for the past 14 years and has a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) and a Bachelor of Social Work.

Reagan Conway, Pleasant Hill Place and Male Youth Lodge Program Manager

Reagan manages two supportive transitional living homes for Quint Development Corporation and has worked in youth and family support for approximately 18 years. She has a B.A in Women and Gender Studies with a specialization in Native Studies from the University of Saskatchewan.

David Clare, Affordable Housing Program Manager

David Clare has been with Quint Development for the last 8 years, and played an integral role in the organization’s latest affordable housing development, Oski Mācipayin. He has worked in the housing sector for the last 13 years and is motivated by community development. David has a Bachelor degree in Arts from Booth University College in Winnipeg, MB.

Dan Isbister, Build Up Saskatoon Program Manager

Dan Isbister has over 20 years experience operating his own construction company and has extensive experience in project management and supervision. Dan was excited to join the Build Up Saskatoon team and utilize his background to mentor individuals in building tangible skills while providing meaningful employment.

Our Staff

Administrative

Len Usiskin

Executive Director

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Laverne Szejvolt

Director of Operations

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Cara Roney

Accounting

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Jacelyn Lerat-Nighttraveller

Administrative Assistant

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Affordable Housing Program

David Clare

Program Manager

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Holly Lucas

Housing Coordinator

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Cherysse Mackechnie

Housing Coordinator

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Les Giesbrecht

Maintenance

Kathy Abel

Kikino Resident Caretaker

Shahbaz Mohammed

Paul Wilkinson Place Resident Caretaker

Hassan Saad

Oskikamik Resident Caretaker

Core Neighbourhoods at Work (CNAW) Program

Jay-Lynn Zerebesky

Resource Room Coordinator

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Kristen Thoms

Program Manager

306.978.4041 ext. 229

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Julia McCormick (on leave)

Program Coordinator

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Kayla Brien

Employer Relations

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Garnet Woloschuk

Employment Coordinator

306.978.4041 ext. 222

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Angel Angus

Employment Coordinator

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Miali Rakotondravah

Employment Coordinator

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Desiree Chartier

Employment Coordinator

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Kristin Drummond

Workshop Facilitator

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Male Youth Lodge and Pleasant Hill Place

Reagan Conway

Program Manager

General Inquiries:

306.978.4041 ext. 228

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Build Up Saskatoon

Dan Isbister

Program Manager

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Board Members

Joy Crawford, Chair

Joy Crawford joined Edward Jones as a financial advisor after a career as a Chartered Professional Accountant, most recently at PotashCorp/Nutrien. Ms. Crawford earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Human Resources and Marketing from the University of Saskatchewan.

Joy is an active member of the Saskatoon community serving as vice chair of the University of Saskatchewan Board of Governors, chair of the board for Quint Development Corporation and as a member of the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards planning committee. In 2017, she was honored to be nominated in the Business and Professional category of the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards.

Kayla DeMong, Vice Chair

Kayla has been working in the core neighbourhoods over a decade, providing support to children, youth and families. Currently she is the Associate Executive Director and Family Support Coordinator at AIDS Saskatoon. Kayla currently sits on boards for Quint Developments, Station 20 West and CUISR. Her  passion for harm reduction based practices is the driving force behind the advocacy work she does in the community.  Kayla was born and raised in Saskatoon. She is a mother of 2, Zoe and James. Kayla has been in recovery from addiction since 2003. Her path of recovery is what led her into front-line work and has opened the door to her own business supporting other women find a path of healing and self-care.

Bob Eaton, Secretary

Bob is a retired project manager in the Information technology sector and has worked for both public organizations and private companies. Bob is very engaged in his community and has shared his experience and expertise as a volunteer with Canadian Executive Services Oversees (CESO) and with various not-for-profit organizations and electoral campaigns

Anne Hardy,Treasurer

Anne Hardy is a Saskatoon lawyer. Anne has done legal work for Quint since 1995, when she helped with the development of the Neighbourhood Home Ownership Program.  Anne has been a member of the Board since 2000 and has served as Treasurer for all but two of those years. She has one daughter, who was born during her time on the Board and is now in her first year of University. Anne has recently become a gallerist and has also earned certification as a member of the Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group (C.P.P.A.G.).

Sheila Pocha

Sheila Pocha is currently the Program Head of the Saskatchewan Urban Teacher Education Program, SUNTEP, at the University of Saskatchewan. She taught and was an administrator in Northern and Saskatoon Public Schools for 31 years.  Sheila gives to the greater community while sitting on different boards throughout Saskatoon.

Amanda Guthrie

Amanda Guthrie is a Queer and Disabled settler from Treaty 6 Territory; born and raised in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. She now works as the Education Manager at OUTSaskatoon, Saskatoon and area’s Queer community centre. In her role she provides professional development training on 2SLGBTQ inclusion and best practices to corporations, government, and healthcare professionals across the province. Outside of work she is proud to sit on the board of Quint Development and has successfully worked on a number of electoral campaigns at different levels of government. She loves cooking, spending time outside, cooking, and playing an active role in her community.

Brenda Taylor

Brenda was born and raised in Saskatoon. She believes in paying it forward and giving back to the community.  Brenda is delighted to be a part of Quint Development.

Jen Budney

Jen Budney is a researcher at the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and an instructor at Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. Since 2014, she has served on the board of Spadina Early Learning and Childcare Co-operative, which her children attended at the St. Paul’s Hospital location. The neighbourhoods of Riversdale and Westmount were her first homes in Saskatoon, and she now lives in Caswell Hill.

Jacqui Barclay

Jacqui Barclay works as a street outreach and crisis intervention worker with Population and Public Health Services, Saskatchewan Health Authority.  Much of her work takes place within the core communities of Saskatoon. In addition to serving over 20 years on the Quint board, Jacqui has also devoted many years on the Station 20 West board.

Toby Esterby

Toby Esterby is the Executive Director of Camponi Housing Corporation and also serves as the President of the Board for the Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership. Proud to serve on the Quint Board, Toby believes that Quint’s role in the core neighbourhoods has been and will continue to be an integral part of the strength and vitality of the community 

Jennifer Bowes

Jennifer works within the labour movement, where she advocates for dignified working conditions and wages for Saskatchewan workers. She has lived experience with income insecurity, having been raised by a single mother in social housing in Saskatchewan. Jennifer lives and works within the core neighbourhoods and is personally invested in seeing the residents of Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods thrive.

Danielle Nhampossa

Danielle has been employed as the Assistant Director/Inclusion Coordinator at Spadina Early Learning and Childcare Cooperative Ltd. located at St. Paul’s Hospital since 2010. She is also a foster parent working with the Government of Saskatchewan since 2018.  

Danielle wanted to be part of the Quint Development Corporation Board because she is very interested in improving social conditions for people in Saskatoon and strengthening the core community.