DATE:                   APRIL 1, 2022

RE:                        GYM SASK STAFFING UPDATES

It is with regret that I announce that our valued Operations Manager/Chef/Team Manager Cheryl Russell will be retiring as of June 30, 2022. Cheryl will be continuing with Gym Sask on a part-time contract basis as our Trampoline and Tumbling TG Technical Coordinator and can be reached at crussell@gymsask.com. A retirement celebration for Cheryl will be held in Regina on June 18, 2022 at the DoubleTree hotel. Please plan to attend!

With pleasure, I would like to announce that effective May 1, 2022, our long-time contract staff Dalena Juárez (current Rhythmics Technical Coordinator) will be relocating to Regina to work out of the Gym Sask office and will be taking on the full-time staff role as our new Operations Manager. In addition to her role as the new Gym Sask Operations Manager, Dalena will continue to also manage our RG portfolio and will also take on some new roles in the areas of marketing and promotions. Dalena brings a wealth of management, marketing, financial and gymnastics experience, and we are so fortunate to have her join our team in a full-time capacity. Dalena can be reached at djuarez@gymsask.com.

It is also with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Julie Levasseur, (former Wascana RG Coach, Team Sask Gymnastrada Coach, Learning Facilitator, current Master’s degree candidate working in this area) as a project/contract lead for Gym Sask’s Ethics/Diversity & Inclusion portfolio. Julie will be working on planning and resources related to our Strategic Planning portfolio of diversity and inclusion programs in the important areas of: Athletes with a Disability, Indigenous Sport Development, Women and Girls in Sport, LGBTQS+ programming, Older Adults and New Canadians. Please add Julie at j.levasseur@sasktel.net to your contact list for important information and communication about these projects and programs going forward.

Other staff/contract staff will continue with their current responsibilities:

  • CEO – Klara Kesmarky Miller
  • Technical and Events Director, WAG Technical – Kristi Mandzuk
  • Program Manager Coaching & Membership, ACRO Technical – Jamie Benson
  • MAG Technical Coordinator (contract) – James Goulet
  • Team Sask Gymnaestrada TSG Manager 2022-2023  (contract) – Megan Bialowas
  • TSG Coaches 2022/2023 (contracts) – Julie Levasseur & Kara Thorpe
  • MAG High Performance Coach (contract) – Markos Baikas
  • WAG High Performance Coach (contract) – Chris Baraniuk
  • TG High Performance Coach (contract) – Danielle Roy

A staff organizational chart is attached for your information, with some details regarding staff/contact staff responsibilities.

Please welcome our new staff Dalena and Julie, and mark Cheryl’s retirement party date on your calendar. Feel free to contact me 306-535-4778 cell or email kmiller@gymsask.com if you have any questions.

Org Chart staff May 2022