CIF Board Members

The Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) is governed by eight appointed board members, all with extensive volunteer experience. CIF board members make all granting decisions.

Community Initiatives Fund Board Members:

Ian Rea (Chair)
Ian's career spanned 34 years as a finance, management and governance professional serving credit unions, cooperatives and government in Saskatchewan. In 2011, Ian retired from his role as CEO of Conexus Credit Union, Canada’s sixth largest credit union. Early retirement provided Ian with the opportunity to pursue interests in community service and teaching and led him to the Community Initiatives Fund.
Esther Haas (Vice-Chair)
Esther, a retired farmer and grandmother of 8, has volunteered with many organizations over the years. She feels very privileged to be a member of the CIF Board as she understands the value of grants offered through CIF. Esther finds it extremely rewarding to be part of a group that makes informed decisions about providing grants to programs across Saskatchewan that helps make communities more vibrant.
Terri Davis
Terri has over 15 years of experience assisting and working with Boards and community advocacy groups. She started her career in Calgary as a Correctional Officer and has been working in the area of career and employment for the last 12 years. Terri has been a member of the CIF Board since 2010.
  Gaston de la Sablonnière 
Gaston’s experience as a volunteer goes back many years, as a Board Member of the Regina & District Chamber of Commerce, the Prairie Implement Manufacturer Association (now known as Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada), le Conseil de la Cooperation de la Saskatchewan and many other Boards and Committees. Gaston enjoys being involved with the community and meeting new people.
Steve Jeffers
Prince Albert
Steve has spent the last 32 years in small business management and the prior 7 years in the banking industry. Steve has a long history of volunteerism. He is currently Board chair of Prince Albert Community Futures, and President of the Prince Albert Pistol and Rifle Club. Steve values connecting with others, spending family time at the lake and various outdoor sporting endeavours.
Vince Natomagan


Scott Osmachenko
Moose Jaw


Cheryl Cook