Board of Directors

John Howard Society of Saskatchewan Board of Directors

The John Howard Society of Saskatchewan Board is committed to governance excellence and is a Board that effectively oversees the organization. Our Directors have a diverse combination of competencies, experience, knowledge and personal attributes. Our dedicated Board members provide valuable expertise on good governance and accountability.

Directors are elected through a democratic process with members voting in accordance with our bylaws. The Board consists of a President, Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Past President, Treasurer and Secretary and up to six additional members at large. Regular meetings are held at least 4 times per year with additional participation in Committee meetings and working groups. The Board abides by existing governance regulations for not-for-profit, and the guidelines set out by Imagine Canada.


Committees of the Board

  • Governance Committee
  • Human Resources Committee
  • Audit & Finance Committee
  • Funds Development Committee

Board Members

Anna Robinson
President & Chair of the Board

Anna Robinson joined the Board in June 2016. She served her first term as President this past year, and finds it an honour to work with such an amazing group of volunteer Board members, passionate JHSS staff and supportive stakeholders. She currently resides in Regina.

Anna first learned about the John Howard Society through her graduate studies, which focused on restorative justice. She saw firsthand the benefits and success of restorative processes by facilitating mediation, developing and implementing programs and evaluating outcomes. She brings passion for restorative processes and community development, experience in collaborative governance models and background in program and policy development. She looks forward to continuing to advance our missions of assisting individuals who are at risk or are involved in the criminal justice process by providing prevention, intervention, support services and advocacy.

Benedict Feist
Vice President of the Board

Ben Feist joined the board of The John Howard Society of Saskatchewan (JHSS) in September of 2017 and is currently the Vice President.

Ben is from North Battleford, Saskatchewan. He works in the Battlefords in a three-member firm as a lawyer in private practice. Mr. Feist’s interest in The John Howard Society developed from experiences with prison law, human rights, and social issues in Saskatchewan. Currently, Ben’s work takes him throughout the Northwest part of Saskatchewan.

He remains active in provincial political circles and also sits on the board of the Battlefords Immigration Resource Centre and other local initiatives.

Peter Braun
2nd Vice President of the Board

Peter Braun joined the Board of The John Howard Society of Saskatchewan (JHSS) in June 2017. Peter is retired from the Public Service of Saskatchewan where he held various positions in human service ministries, including Probation Officer, Regional Director of Community Corrections and Director of Strategic Partnerships with the Ministry of Corrections and Policing. 

Peter is currently the 2nd Vice President of the JHSS Board and sits on the Human Resources and Finance Committees. 

Tammy Williams
Treasurer of the Board

Tammy Williams was elected to The John Howard Society Board of Directors in September, 2017.

She currently works for the Government of Saskatchewan as a Program Effectiveness Consultant in the Ministry of Social Services. Prior to her work with the province, Tammy worked for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and The John Howard Society of Saskatchewan – Regina Branch.

She also has previous volunteer experience with Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan and Special Olympics Saskatchewan.

Tammy has completed Bachelor’s degrees in History, with a minor in Psychology, as well as Human Justice with a concentration in Criminal and Restorative Justice from the University of Regina. She has completed the coursework toward her Master’s degree in Justice Studies.

She is excited to be a part of The John Howard Society of Saskatchewan Board of Directors, and is very proud of the work that the John Howard Society does across the province.

In her spare time, she enjoys curling, walking, baking, spending time outdoors, playing floor hockey, and travelling.

Tammy lives in Regina full-time and Nokomis part-time with her partner, Blake, and golden retriever, Rosie.

Christine Boyczuk
Past President & Chair of the Board

Christine Boyczuk, from Moose Jaw, was elected to The John Howard Society of Saskatchewan (JHSS) Board of Directors in June 2015, having served as Chair of the Governance Committee, Vice President and President. As a former educator, Christine has been a Language Arts Consultant, Gifted Education Consultant and Special Education Consultant, Superintendent, Assistant Director of Education and Director of Education. Christine retired as the Regional Intersectoral Committee (RIC) Coordinator for the Moose Jaw South Central Region and currently, is the part-time Literacy Coordinator for the Moose Jaw and District Literacy Network.

Christine brings an extensive background in governance having chaired the Provincial Special Education Review for the province of Saskatchewan (Directions for Diversity). She has served on numerous boards, most notably as President of the Provincial SIAST Board of Directors, Vice Chair Moose Jaw YMCA Board of Directors, member of the Canadian Mental Health Association Moose Jaw Branch Board, President of the Friendly City Optimist Club and President Wakamow Rotary Club of Moose Jaw.

Christine was a recipient of the provincial volunteer Centennial Medal, a SIAST Honorary Diploma, the Moose Jaw Police Community Safety Award and the PRISM Lifetime Achievement Award. Accomplishments she is proud of are the collaborations with others in establishing the Moxie Club, a program for children with Autism; implementing the HUB approach in Moose Jaw, an intervention program for at-risk individuals; implementing the Moose Jaw Drug Court; planning the Moose Jaw Family Centers and the region-wide Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol and Practice. Christine enjoys her work on national, provincial and city committees.

Chirstine is passionate about the work of the JHSS in its work on prevention, intervention of crime and in restorative justice.

In her spare time she enjoys entertaining, baking, gardening and reading.

Michelle Caron
Board Member

Michelle Caron joined the board of The John Howard Society of Saskatchewan (JHSS) in 2018 and is a member of the Audit and Finance Committee and Funds Development Committee.

Michelle is originally from Thunder Bay, ON but moved to Saskatchewan in 2013. Michelle has a busy private practice in Prince Albert, SK and the north. Prior to attending law school, Michelle was a teacher in a remote community, studied a semester in Helsinki, Finland and travelled to many countries. Michelle’s interest in the John Howard Society developed from experience with individuals in custody, access to justice and prison law.

Tyler Gray
Board Member

Tyler Gray is a graduate of the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan and a student-at-law with McKercher LLP in Saskatoon. Tyler is also completing his MBA with focused research and project work on innovation in economic and community development in Indigenous communities and hopes to continue this work as he begins his legal and business career.

Tyler lives in Saskatoon with his wife Erica and six-month old son Leo and joined The John Howard Society of Saskatchewan (JHSS) as a board member in September of 2019. Tyler sits on the Audit & Finance and Funds Development committees as part of his board service.

Prior to completing his studies in Saskatoon, Tyler worked for five years in the non-profit sector both as a front-line worker and in management and is focused on supporting organizations to deliver effective services that deliver meaningful impact and change in our communities. Tyler also believes strongly in meaningful conversations that stimulate action to address injustice and it is the combination of these beliefs and passion that led Tyler to join The John Howard Society of Saskatchewan board of directors. Tyler enjoys experiencing the outdoors and staying active by playing sports and loves spending time with his family.

Wanda Clare
Board Member

Wanda Clare awa, is a proud member of Montreal Lake Cree Nation. Additionally, Wanda joined The John Howard Society of Saskatchewan (JHSS) Board in 2018.

Wanda has experienced several nontraditional careers and has completed her Bachelor of Education and also a Masters of Education. Wanda has dedicated her educational journey to working on First Nations Schools and enjoys being a role model and positive person to not only the staff and students she has the pleasure to work with, but also to her daughter, son and her six beautiful grandchildren.

Wanda only asks that everyone keep an open heart and mind to the challenges that some people have and are going through.