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The operation of the McDowell Foundation is carried out with the support of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation. Foundation staff are hired or assigned by the Executive Director of the STF. Core staff services are provided by individuals who work out of the STF office in Saskatoon.

The McDowell Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors, the majority of who are teachers and supported by the Project Review Committee.

The 2021-22 Board of Directors are:

Diana Jemieff Hayes – McDowell President;Sean Lockwood – McDowell Vice-President Martin Berg; Jane Isinger; Callie Lewry; Mary MacColl; John Schultz; Ramona Stillar; Alex Tawpisim; and Jim Traves.

The 2022-23 Project Review Committee members are:

Kelley Cardinal, Deni Miclea, Andrea Morphy Daniel Poirier, Twyla Salm, Terry Wotherspoon

McDowell Staff

Ellen Whiteman – Manager
Colleen Ostoforoff – Fundraising Administrator for Donor Engagement
Rosemarie Palidwor  – Administrative Assistant
Debbie Brown – Administrative Assistant

The McDowell Foundation would like to express our gratitude to past Board of DirectorsProject Review Committee and Advisory Committee members.


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