Randy RookeBoard Chair
Les LindbergVice Chair
Dr. Andy Harrington
Randy received his Commerce and Law degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and practiced as a lawyer until his retirement in 2012.
As one of the founding members and current Chairperson of the Saskatoon & Area Affiliate Special Care Homes (“SAASCH”) and a long term member of the Provincial Affiliate Resource Group (“PARG”), he has participated for over a decade in various approaches to Health Regions and Government in an effort to obtain better funding for Special Care Homes in the Province. Randy currently sits as the PARG representative and co-chair on a committee with representatives from the Saskatchewan Health Authority reviewing both operational and capital funding for Special Care Homes and Acute Care facilities.
He is the current Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Oliver Lodge and is a member of the Finance Committee.
Randy has been serving on the board since 2004.
Les was born and raised on the family farm east of Dundurn. After graduating from Clavet High school, he attended STI in Moose Jaw and from there joined Royal Bank. He completed a successful 37 year career, during which time he received his AICB Distinction from the Canadian Bankers Institute through the University of Sask. He retired in 2008 as Vice President Commercial Lending. He then spent 5 years working with First Nations Bank of Canada as the Senior Manager Commercial Lending.
He has been an active volunteer over 45 years – Chamber of Commerce-NSBA- Junior Achievement- MS Society-Red Cross. He has also been involved with numerous Boards throughout the Province during his stays in Regina and Saskatoon plus 6 other rural Saskatchewan communities.
Les has been serving on the board since 2009.
A lifelong resident of Saskatoon, Ted graduated from the U of S with a B.A. in Political Science, and then worked in the non-profit sector for 10 years, serving as the General Manager of the Community Radio Society, overseeing the sign-on of Community Radio Station CFCR-FM. He currently works for the Canada Revenue Agency as an Auditor and Liaison Officer.
In addition to serving as the Treasurer and Chair of the Finance/Audit Committee at Oliver Lodge Ted volunteers his time as an executive member of his neighbourhood’s community association and the local community garden.
As the middle son of an octogenarian mom, Ted has dealt first hand with some of the challenges society faces with an aging population. Ted believes that what the staff and management do on a daily basis is truly remarkable. He is honoured to be able to contribute to their efforts and serve the Oliver Lodge community.
Ted has been serving on the Board since 2009 – the year the Riders lost the Grey Cup.
Janet enjoyed a lifelong career with RBC in various positions retiring in 2014. She has been involved as a volunteer/canvasser for the Salvation Army, Canadian Cancer Society, and the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Janet was on the board at YWCA .
Janet has been a board member since 2012.
Toni is a graduate of Saskatoon City Hospital School of Nursing and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of Saskatchewan. She worked at City Hospital and also at SIAST (now Polytechnic of Saskatchewan).
She is a member of the choir at Mayfair United Church. She has also been an official for Track and Field for over 45 years.
Toni has held the positions of member, chairperson and secretary on the Board of Directors since she joined in 1997.
Darlene graduated from the University of Saskatchewan, College of Nursing. She also received her Performers Degree in Piano from Trinity College in London.
She joined the Oliver Lodge Board of Directors in 2014 having experience in Public Health and working in long term care as a Registered Nurse.
Judy was a long time business owner in Saskatoon for 24 years until she retired in 2013. She is also serves on the board of the Saskatoon Symphony orchestra, from which she will be retiring in Sept. 2019 after serving a full six year term.
Judy has been on the Oliver Lodge board since 2016 serving on the fundraising and quality care committees.
Bob grew up and completed his high school in Eston, SK. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the U of S and worked for Bell Canada in Toronto and Montreal for 20 years. Bob has now returned to Eston to farm as well as do private consulting as an engineer.
Bob has been actively involved as a volunteer for many years. He was a board member of the St. Andrew’s United Church in Eston, a volunteer and board member with the Saskatoon Jazz Society, and has been serving on the Oliver Lodge Board since 2010.
Dr. Andy Harrington
Andy is a Family Physician and has had a medical practice in Saskatoon for many years.
Andy has been serving on the board since June 2014.
Phillip was born in Saskatoon with four homesteading grandparents. When his father re-enlisted in the navy he became a navy brat and took his grade and high school in the Maritimes. He received his BA(ed) in 1972 (for which he adds – with no distinction whatsoever).
Working in libraries, he learned the value of organization and accuracy and in retail where he learned to bend, twist and occasionally break the rules to give customers what they needed. Phillip earned a diploma in nursing, at Kelsey in 1989, and practiced for 24 years at RUH.
He volunteers at his church and the Community Clinic and has an un-successful career as a landlord.
Phillip has served on the board since June 2014.
Mr. Ron Barsi, P.Geo., ICD.D., has over 40 years of domestic and international experience working as a Professional Geo-scientist. Prior to his retirement in April 2017 he provided senior leadership on consulting projects in support of various global mining clients, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank.
He has participated in professional, academic, and community organizations including the Institute of Corporate Directors, the Canadian Nuclear Society, the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association and as a research affiliate for the University of Saskatchewan.
In addition to his Board activities for Oliver Lodge he also serves on the Board for SaskEnergy and is a past member of the Boards for the Canadian Nuclear Society, the Saskatchewan Law Society and the Hamlet of Merrill Hills.
He has also served on the Council’s for Wesley United Church in Prince Albert, Third Avenue United Church in Saskatoon, and the Joint Needs Assessment Committee for Mayfair United Church in Saskatoon where he is an active member.