Our People

Meet the staff and board at Quint.

Leadership Team

Kristen Thoms, Executive Director

Kristen is a passionate and effective leader with over 17 years of experience in serving communities through Quint. As the Executive Director, she has successfully built vibrant and inclusive teams and delivered impactful programs that enhance the lives of core area residents. She has a strong academic background in sociology and social work from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina. She also has knowledge and skills in governance, finance, strategy, and risk management.

Julia McCormick, Director of Operations

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Miali Rakotondravah, Core Neighbourhoods at Work Program Manager

Miali started out as a tenant with Quint before she was hired on as the Administrative Assistant in 2014. Her roles at Quint have evolved as she moved into the Affordable Housing program, and then onto the Core Neighbourhoods at Work program where she increasingly took on more responsibilities. Miali brings strong knowledge, and compassion into her role as Program Manager.  She has a Masters in Tropical Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology and Environmental Management.

Julia Mudrey, Pleasant Hill Place and Youth Lodge Program Manager

Julia has worked in the core community of Saskatoon in various roles throughout the past 12 years. She has been a dedicated employee of Quint Developments since 2017, as program staff with the Youth Lodge. She moved into the role of Program Manager for the Youth Lodge and Pleasant Hill Place in May of 2022. Julia has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies. She is excited to be a part of Quint’s leadership team.

Holly Lucas, Affordable Housing Program Manager

Holly joined Quint’s Housing Team in 2018 as a Housing Coordinator before taking over as Program Manager last year.  She has spent the last 20 years working with homelessness, working with and managing a downtown shelter, before being hired at Quint Development Corporation. Holly also 20 years of experience working in the nursing field.

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Aaron Timoshyk, Build Up Saskatoon Program Manager

Aaron brings a unique background to the role of Program Manager, with his experience working closely with marginalized communities as a teacher originally drawing him to the position.  With a desire to support community building, and economic development, Aaron brings his combination of experience in variety of fields, including construction to the program, and looks to continue supporting crew members in their growth both personally and professionally.

Our Staff

Administrative

Kristen Thoms

Executive Director

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Julia McCormick

Director of Operations

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Cara Roney

Accounting

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Kayla Prefontaine

Communications Coordinator

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Deseray Rieger

Administrative Assistant

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Affordable Housing Program

Holly Lucas

Program Manager

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Paul Bradley

Property Maintenance Coordinator

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Favour Okaah

Eviction Prevention Coordinator

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Tammy Bird

Kikino Resident Caretaker

Matthew Spyglass

Paul Wilkinson Place Resident Caretaker

Matthew Spyglass

Oskikamik Resident Caretaker

Ernest Chaboyer

Oski Mācipayin Resident Groundskeeper

Core Neighbourhoods at Work (CNAW) Program

Doh Soe Bwe

Resource Room Coordinator

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Miali Rakotondravah

Program Manager

306.978.4041 ext. 225

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Employer Relations

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Alessi Ortiz

Employment Coordinator

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Garnet Woloschuk

Employment Coordinator

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Angel Angus

Employment Coordinator

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Desiree Chartier

Employment Coordinator

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Kristin Drummond

Employment Coordinator

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Emma Swan

Employment Coordinator

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Mallory Brabant

Employment Coordinator Curriculum Development

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Youth Lodge and Pleasant Hill Place

Julia Mudrey

Program Manager

General Inquiries:

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Build Up Saskatoon

Aaron Timoshyk

Program Manager

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Become a member of Quint!

Becoming a member allows you to vote at our upcoming Annual General meetings on June 22nd. It is also part of the process to express your interest in joining the Quint board.

Click here for Quint’s membership application

For more information on how to become a Quint member, or a board member: communications@quintsaskatoon.ca / 306.978.4041

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.

Jen Budney, Secretary

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.

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 third 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 works as an HR Specialist in Diversity and Inclusion at Federated Co-operatives Limited, where she provides training, resource creation, and coaching to FCL and Co-op retail stores across western Canada.

Outside of work she is proud to sit on the board of Quint Development as well as the City of Saskatoon’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee. Amanda also enjoys electoral politics and has worked on a number of successful electoral campaigns at different levels of government. She loves cooking, spending time outside, cooking, and playing an active role in building a just, compassionate, and connected community

Dustin Fiddler

Bio coming soon!

Bob Eaton

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

Andrea Cessna

Andrea Cessna was born and raised on the prairies and grew up in Saskatoon. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Anthropology from the University of Saskatchewan and has an interdisciplinary background in community engaged research, ethnographic media, documentary filmmaking and the non-profit sector.

Her community development work is rooted in art, storytelling and youth-led advocacy. She is a co-founder and the Executive Director of Chokecherry Studios.

Toby Esterby

Toby Esterby is the Chief Operations Officer of the Saskatoon Community Clinic, and Director of the Westside Community Clinic. 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 

Jenny Ryan

Originally from Toronto, Jenny has been living in Saskatoon for 17 years. She’s a librarian, a comedian, a pizza-enthusiast and a terrible gardener. Though she’s lived in Westmount for 15 years her job with the public library has allowed her to work in neighbourhoods across the city, and she can safely say that the core is definitely where she feels the most at home.

She and her partner are raising two little boys to be compassionate and collaborative citizens in the fight for fair housing for all, and being part of the Quint board is a key part of that journey. 

Danielle Harder

Danielle Harder is a Mètis woman born on Treaty 6 territory. She has worked in the core neighbourhood of Saskatoon since 2010 as the Assistant Director and Inclusion Co-ordinator at Spadina Early Learning and Child Care Co-operative – St. Paul’s Hospital location. 

Danielle joined the Quint Development Corporation Board because she is very interested in improving social conditions for people in Saskatoon and strengthening the core community.

Maryellen Gibson, Non voting

Maryellen is currently a research coordinator and PhD student at the University of Saskatchewan. She specializes in harm reduction advocacy and has a working relationship with core organizations such as Prairie Harm Reduction and Saskatoon Sexual Health.

She also loves to paint and travel. 

Adam Stacey, Non voting

Dr. Adam Stacey (he/him) is a registered clinical psychologist and professor at the University of Saskatchewan.

Adam is a queer settler who grew up in Nova Scotia on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. He and his partner have been living and working on Treaty 6 Territory in Saskatoon since 2017. Adam is a life long community volunteer who currently serves as Vice Chair of OUTSaskatoon’s board of directors.

In his spare time you can find Adam running along the river, cooking for friends, planning his next trip, or learning to shoot film photography.