Our Staff

Executive Director

Carm Michalenko
Executive Director
Carm became Executive Director of SCF in December of 2015. Carm holds a B.Comm in Marketing and Finance from U of S and an MBA from University of Regina. For the 18 years prior to joining the foundation, she had been with Affinity Credit Union where she managed all areas of strategic marketing, including sponsorships and community giving initiatives... (Click name above for full bio)

Saskatoon Community Foundation Team

Sameer Chhetry, CPA, CGA
Director, Finance and Operations
Sameer joined SCF as Manager, Finance and Administration in 2018. He is a Certified Professional Accountant and also holds a Master of Science in Finance degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He has held such roles as Controller in the private sector, including more than 4 years as Controller at a not-for-profit organization... (Click name above for full bio)
Jen Pederson, CFRE
Philanthropic Advisor & Manager of Development
Jen Pederson joined SCF in March 2018 as Philanthropic Advisor and Manager of Development. She holds a BA in history from the U of S as well as her Certified Fundraising Executive designation and has spent her career working in and for the non-profit and charitable sector... (Click name above for full bio)
Don Ewles
Grants and Communications Manager
Don joined the Saskatoon Community Foundation team in September of 2008. Don has a broad background in the charitable sector, having managed programs and developed resources for several local organizations, including Friends of the Broadway Theatre, Epilepsy Saskatoon, Hemophilia Saskatchewan and Jubilee Residences... (Click name above for full bio)
Jessie Usselman
Marketing and Development Coordinator
Jessie Usselman is an engaged and passionate community member. As part of the Saskatoon Community Foundation she works with its board and staff team together to effect encouraging experiences for the donors and positive change for our community... (Click name above for full bio)
Krys Hertzke
Donor Services Administrator
Krys loves assisting individuals to help reach their goals. She brings a strong focus on providing excellent customer service with over 20 years' experience in the finance and cooperative sector. In 2003 she obtained a Business Administration Certificate from the University of Saskatchewan... (Click name above for full bio)
Suzanne Hovde
Office and Finance Assistant
Suzanne joined the team at SCF in July 2018. She brings strong organizational and interpersonal skills with her from 10+ years of administrative experience and thrives working in an organization where she can make a difference... Read more.