Give Kids a Chance Charity Inc. is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who is responsible for program sustainability and risk management. The board ensures that all programs supported by the charity are meeting Canada Revenue Agency guidelines for disbursement quotas (minimum amounts charities are required to spend and that plans are in place for short and long-term sustainability through annual submissions of forms, ongoing consultations, and evaluation.

Kenric Exner

Chair

Exner was nominated to the Board in 2017 by the Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA). Prior to being named Chair, Exner served as the Secretary Treasurer. He has also sat on the Sport Funding, Administration Centre Advisory and Provincial KidSport Committees, as well as the Indigenous Sport Leadership Council.

Leslie Blyth

Past Chair

Blyth was nominated to the Board in 2016 by the Saskatchewan Soccer Association (SSA) and served as Chair in 2018-19. Prior to that, Blyth was the Vice Chair of the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation in 2017-18 and Chair of the Sport Funding Committee in 2016-17.

Elan Ballantyne

Ballantyne was nominated to the board in 2017 by Golf Saskatchewan. In 2018-19, she served as Vice Chair, Lotteries. She previously sat on the Lottery, Sport and Officials Advisory Committees.

Jessie Buydens

Buydens was nominated to the Board in 2018 by the Football Saskatchewan. She is an active member of the amateur sport community who has served as President of the Wild Oats Rugby Club, Saskatoon Valkyries and North Saskatchewan Rugby Union. 

Al Dyer

Dyer was nominated to the Board in 2017 by Special Olympics Saskatchewan. In 2018-19, he served as Vice Chair, Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation. Prior to that, he was the Chair of the Sport Funding Committee and served on the Trust, Community Funding and Parasport Committees.

Carol Chernishenko

Chernishenko was nominated to the board in 2018 by Synchro Saskatchewan and has previously sat on the Sport Funding and Officials Advisory Committees. Chernishenko has been an active member in the Saskatchewan synchronized swimming community for nearly 20 years.

Dale Reed

Dale Reed was nominated to the Board in 2017 by Gymnastics Saskatchewan. In 2018-19, he served as Vice Chair, Sport. Prior to that, he sat on the Lottery, Sport and Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan Management Committees. 

Angella Pinay

Pinay was nominated to the Board in 2018 by the Saskatchewan Soccer Association after previously serving on the Board from 2011-14. Pinay is a member of the Indigenous Sport Leadership Council and has previously served on the board for the Saskatchewan Soccer Association and Saskatchewan Volleyball Association.

Lance Dudar

Dudar was nominated to the Board in 2019 by Triathlon Saskatchewan. Lance is a Co-ordinator with the Regina Intersectoral Partnership (TRiP), an initiative that provides services to vulnerable children and their families. Prior to that, Dudar was a 28-year member of the Regina Police Service.

Josh Shankowsky

Shankowsky was nominated to the Board in 2018 by the Sask Games Council. Shankowsky is designated a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Regina. Shankowsky values the importance of sport in community, and is excited to contribute his corporate skills to the Board.

Julie Brandt

Brandt was nominated to the Board in 2019 by the Saskatchewan Games Council. Brandt is a former board member of the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association, President of Freestyle Ski Saskatchewan and Chair of the Saskatchewan Games Council.

Murray Stroeder

Stroeder was nominated to the board in 2019 by CURLSASK after previously serving a one-year term in 2018-19. Prior to that, Stroeder spent three years on the board of CURLSASK and four years on the board of Curl Moose Jaw.

Kim Wudrick

Wudrick was nominated to the board in 2019 by Football Saskatchewan and comes to the organization with a wealth of experience in the non-profit amateur sport sector, including 13 years as President of Football Saskatchewan.