OUR BOARD &
Our Board of Directors
Our 11 member volunteer board includes professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Darlene Achter - President and Business Administrator; Dr Felix Veloso - Neurology Advisor; Mona Snyder - EHealth Advisor, David Yaffe - Technology Advisor; Mary Hoffart - Paralegal; Dale Oram - Advocacy; Paula Green - Administration; Carla Harris - Accessibility Advisor; Jack R. Hoffart - Legal Advisor; Theresa Law - RN; Linda Norheim - Advocacy Advisor
DARLENE ACHTER, President
Darlene has epilepsy but has learned to live with it. Darlene has completed a Business Admin Certificate. Darlene obtained full-time employment. In 2005 Darlene was Co-founder of Saskatchewan Epilepsy Inc.
Dr. FELIX VELOSO, Neurologist
Dr. Veloso wanted an epilepsy organization for clients with the condition. A great asset. Dr. Veloso treats clients with epilepsy and can make referrals for medications and neuro operations.
THERESA LAW, Registered Nurse
I became involved in Saskatchewa Epilepsy Inc. as a new grad nurse and felt this was a way to help those with a chronic disorder no one wants to talk about. I wanted to be able to guide people to resources that were scholarly and evidence-based so they could make informed decisions about their health. There are so many resources available some reliable and some not and I wanted people to know how to weed through the information.
JACK HOFFART, Lawyer
I have been a member of the Board of Directors for quite a few years now and it my experience that when I mention that I am on the Board of Saskatchewan Epilepsy, the reaction is that the person I am talking to has a relative or knows somebody with epilepsy, and I see the stigma attached to it. The projects to help people and families with epilepsy are very good and the approach of Saskatchewan Epilepsy is like being in a support group.
MARY HOFFART, VP & Paralegal
I have been a member of the Board of Directors for quite a few years. It is a joy to help people and the people in the Epilepsy group are like family.
The people that have epilepsy are an asset and very creative for our community.
CARLA HARRIS, Accessibility Advisor
I moved home to Saskatchewan in 2006 for speech therapy after I had brain surgery to manage my epilepsy. One of the first things I did when I moved to Regina was look in a phone book and find Saskatchewan Epilepsy Inc, and I have learned and gained so much by getting involved with the Board, our members and the community.
DALE ORAM, Advocacy
Dale had a successful operation for his epilepsy. He wanted to be on the Board to meet and talk with others who have the condition. Dale was Co-founder of Saskatchewan Epilepsy Inc. in 2005.
MONA SNYDER, Advocacy
The reason I assist Saskatchewan Epilepsy Inc. is, they helped me when I was having seizures - taught me how to deal with them.
I wanted to pay back the kindness from this group and to help others in return.
LINDA NORHEIM, Advocacy
Linda wanted to become a Saskatchewan Epilepsy Inc. board member as her husband had epilepsy. She became aware of the condition. Linda is always willing to help and is a Retired Therapist.
PAULA BOYZCUK-GREEN, Administrator
When I was told that I needed to have surgery done, I was terrified. I didn't know that there was an organization like Saskatchewan Epilepsy, but when I found them, two of the members were there to help me feel more comfortable, just knowing that other people had gone through the same or similar operations. They made me feel more secure and confident.
I have found that being a part of the board is very rewarding and makes me glad that I can pass on a bit of the kind of help that was passed on to me.
DAVID YAFFE, Technical Advisor
David Yaffe is a supporter of Saskatchewan Epilepsy Inc and would like to assist Saskatchewan Epilepsy Inc. David has been on other boards and has become employed as a full-time technical analyst. David is married and has epilepsy. The couple has learned to cope with David’s condition. David and his wife both work as well as raising a family.
DALE LAW, Volunteer
I know Dale Oram through work and retirement and my wife Theresa Law is on the Board. I like to volunteer since I've done that my whole adult life.
DARREL GREEN, Volunteer
When I met Paula, she had become a member of Saskatchewan Epilepsy Inc. and was active in helping the group. After meeting the people in the group, seeing what they were doing and seeing how they appreciated all the help, I couldn't pass up taking part in the organization.