Meet Our Team

At Kitsaki, we pride ourselves on the diversity of our team. The people at Kitsaki bring a wealth of experience and share the vision and values of our community. We believe that growth and development is the key to success at Kitsaki.

Russell Roberts
CEO

Russell Roberts

Since 2005, Russell Roberts has held the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kitsaki Management Ltd Partnership. Mr. Roberts graduated, with distinction, from the University of Saskatchewan in 1998 with a Bachelors Degree in Commerce.

An accomplished executive with broad experience in commercial banking, business development, strategic planning, corporate governance and internal controls, negotiations, organizational structure, operations and budgeting to name a few.

Shawna Kay
Executive Assistant to the CEO

Shawna Kay

Shawna Kay is the Executive Assistant to the CEO. The CEO’s daily schedule and meeting preparations are her priority. She works with senior management and staff to ensure communications with stakeholders are met. Shawna has a background of working with Municipal, Provincial, Federal and Indigenous governments. She has a degree in Sociology, a Masters Certificate in Project Management and is working towards her PMP designation. Shawna resides in Saskatoon with her family.
Therese McIlmoyl
Director of Projects

Therese McIlmoyl

Therese McIlmoyl joined Kitsaki for the second time in January, 2014. She previously worked for Kitsaki and Wapawekka Lumber from 1991 to 2003. In her current role as Director of Projects, she supports Kitsaki’s management team in implementing structural and process improvements that align with the strategic direction of the organization.

In addition to over 25 years of experience, Therese is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) and Project Management Professional (PMP). Her passion for project management dates back to her early career where she participated in and led the project teams of numerous improvement projects and several construction projects.

On a personal note, Therese and her husband, Dave, have five children between them with ten grandchildren. They enjoy travelling, canoeing and camping in their 17’ Boler.

Therese is honoured to once again be a part of the Kitsaki team to help further the economic goals of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band.

Tom J. Mckenzie
Land Claims Coordinator

Tom J. Mckenzie

Tom J. McKenzie has had a long and varied career with Kitsaki and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. He is currently the Lands Claims Coordinator and is nearing the completion of a “Loss of Use” claim that has been in the works for many years.

Tom was one of the first band members to graduate from the LLRIB Teacher Training Program (1978-1981). He also received his Bachelor of Education degree (with distinction) in 1981, from the University of Regina.

Tom, who lives in Stanley Mission and is also a former Chief and a councillor for the Band, has been involved with Kitsaki since its inception in the early 1980s. During that time, Tom was Operations Manager in 1987. Kitsaki started joint ventures with mining companies and were able to get band members employment in areas such as guides, mapping, line cutting and prospecting.

He has attended courses at the Banff School of Advanced Management where he learned about finance, law, negotiations, environmental conflict resolution, organizations, micro and macro economics.

Alan Sklapsky
Controller

Alan Sklapsky

Alan is the Controller for Kitsaki Management and is responsible for all aspects of the accounting and finance functions of the company. In addition, Alan assists entities within the Kitsaki group with financial reporting requirements and year-end reporting to ensure information is used to make informed management decisions. Prior to joining Kitsaki, Alan spent 10 years in public accounting providing assurance services to a wide range of clients including manufacturing, agriculture, wholesaling and construction.

A graduate from the University of Saskatchewan in 2009, Alan completed his Master of Professional Accounting and earned his professional designation as a Chartered Professional Accountant in 2011.

When Alan isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his young family and is involved in the activities supporting the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon and treasurer of Community Living Association of Saskatoon. Alan also enjoys staying active by playing numerous sports and enjoying the outdoors.