Chad London has taught and conducted research in the areas of leadership, communications and short and recreation. His recent interests have been focused on the ways in which collaborative leadership can facilitate healthier communities. His is currently the Dean of the College of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Physical Education from the University of Lethbridge, a Master's degree in Human Kinetics majoring in Sport Management at the University of Windsor and a PhD in Education Leadership from the University of Calgary.
Dr. London believes that MEND has an important role to play in our communities by empowering children and families and supporting them in making the changes needed to live healthy, active lifestyles.
Linda is the Director of Operations for MEND SK, the Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do it! Program. Linda’s key responsibilities include provincial roll-out and partnership development.
Linda is also an Instructor in the new school of Health Sciences at SK Polytechnic. She has 30 years’ experience working in health care and was instrumental in the development of the health promotion strategy — in motion, for Saskatoon Health Region which launched in 2000. She later led the consultation process and implementation of in motion across Canada working with provincial stakeholder groups, governments and organizations in many regions and provinces in the country. Her involvement with in motion also led to the early year’s strategy; now known as ‘Healthy Start’ where she continues to be involved as a steering committee member.
Linda is an avid fitness enthusiast - you will often see her walking the trails or in a spin class.
To contact Linda directly:
Phone: (306) 966-6782
Fax: (306) 966-7115
Nancy has been with MEND SK since its inception and oversees MEND program operations in central Saskatchewan. She is part of the MEND Operations Team, which includes ensuring outcomes are met with the MEND licensing agreement and the funding agreements currently in place.
Nancy has spent over 25 years in the recreation and fitness profession and has a passion for promoting healthy lifestyles. Before working with MEND, Nancy spent ten years with the in motion initiative and twelve years with the City of Saskatoon Leisure services Department in facility management.
Nancy enjoys spending time at the MEND programs playing with the children and getting to know the families. She also loves to spend time out at the cabin with family and friends, running the trails and going to the gym for a good sweat!
To contact Nancy directly:
Phone: (306) 966-5094
Fax: (306) 966-7115
Andrea has been working with MEND SK as the Southern Regional Program Manager since August 2014. Based at the YMCA of Regina, she is responsible for programs in Regina, Moose Jaw, White City and other southern Saskatchewan MEND communities.
Andrea graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Kinesiology and a double major in Fitness & Lifestyle and Adapted Physical Activity. She is also a designated Certified Exercise Physiologist from the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. Andrea has been working in the fitness and recreation field for over a decade and has experience working with children, youth and adults. Before working with MEND, previous employment has included working at 15 Wing Moose Jaw as a Fitness Instructor and Physical Exercise Specialist, at a Provincial Sport Governing Body, and both at the University of Regina and the City of Regina in the aquatics departments.
Outside of work Andrea enjoys running, cycling, hiking, camping and various other outdoor activities.
To contact Andrea directly:
Phone: (306) 337-3181
Fax: (306) 585-4854
Pam is the Northern Regional Program Manager for MEND SK, the Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do it! Program for Prince Albert, La Ronge and northern regions in Saskatchewan. Pam has her Bachelor of Indian Social Work (BISW), from the First Nations University of Canada. Pam’s previous experience includes Community School Educational Associate and Educational Assistant in two different school divisions and Summer Camp Facilitator in Prince Albert.
Pam has a Youth Care Worker Diploma and she also holds a Medical Office Certificate and worked as a Medical Office Assistant for three years. Pam’s experience includes programming for children and families, partnership development and committee work. Pam has lived in Prince Albert for six years and is the mother of four children aged 9 – 28 and 5 grandchildren.
Outside of work Pam’s interests include spending time with family, gardening, walking and attending her children’s sporting events.
To contact Pam directly:
Phone: (306) 922-2244
Fax: (306) 922-2021