At the core of SUN’s strength is our elected leadership – it is their compassion for others, the dedication to protecting the professional and workplace rights of the members, and their commitment to ensuring the safety of patients, that makes our union strong. Each year SUN members vote to elect half of the Board of Directors during the Annual Meeting held in April.
SUN Board of Directors
Tracy Zambory, RN
Tracy Zambory is a Registered Nurse (RN) and President of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN); the union representing Saskatchewan’s Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Nurse Practitioners.
Tracy’s journey to becoming president of SUN was born out of her passion for the nursing profession, commitment to improving patient safety, and belief in social justice – values that flourished within her over the course of her 27-year career as a long-term care nurse.
Today, Tracy is one of Saskatchewan’s foremost health activists, tirelessly advocating for expanded and strengthened universal health care, improved registered nurse staffing, and better access to health care for all.
As a nursing leader, Tracy strives to use her voice and influence to advance the principles of Truth and Reconciliation in health care, while facilitating crucial conversations around race and gender within the nursing profession. Under Tracy’s stewardship, SUN has instigated and lead critical dialogue on numerous health and social issues from Saskatchewan’s HIV, youth mental health, and overdose crises to the future of seniors’ care and access to rural health in the province.
Tracy’s leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been a source of strength for nurses and frontline health workers facing extreme system demands, a touchstone for patients and families seeking advice in the face of the unknown, and a driver of government and health decision-maker accountability.
Tracy represents her members as the current Vice President of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) and as an Officer on the National Executive Board of the Canadian Federation of Nurses' Unions (CFNU).
Tracy lives in her hometown of Stoughton, Saskatchewan with her husband, Sam, and their dog, Danga. She’s known in town for her community service, and her love of gardening and baking.
Denise Dick, RN
Denise has been a Registered Nurse for more than 40 years and is the First-Vice President.
Denise decided to run for the Board of Directors after being an active member of her Local – she believed getting involved on the provincial level was an opportunity to expand her knowledge beyond her experience with the Provincial Finance Committee. Denise is a member of the Executive Committee, Policy Committee, Governance Committee and Finance Committee as part of her role as First Vice President on the Board of Directors.
In her spare time, Denise enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, working in her garden, and camping, canoeing, and travelling.
Mark Henderson, RN
Mark has been a Registered Nurse for more than 30 years and is the Second Vice-President.
Mark ran for a position on the Board of Directors because he wants to be a part of a leadership team that stands up for nurses and sees bargaining as an opportunity to strengthen SUN members’ collective bargaining agreement. As a member of the Board, Mark is the Chair of the Negotiations Committee and sits on the Executive Committee and Policy Committee.
In his free time, Mark is passionate about raising, training and competing purebred English Springer Spaniels. He also enjoys fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, woodworking and vacationing in Barbados.
Barb Fisher, RN | Network Representative — Northeast
Barb has been a Registered Nurse for more than 40 years and is the Network Representative for Northeast Saskatchewan.
Barb has been involved with SUN at a Local or Provincial level since 1985. She initially ran for the Board of Directors because she had a keen interest in representing members at the provincial level. She strongly felt – and continues to feel – that member participation will move SUN forward in a positive way. Barb is also the President for her Local. As a member of the Provincial Board of Directors, Barb sits on the Staff Negotiations Committee, the Policy Committee, and the Executive Committee.
Outside of SUN, Barb’s priority is her family. She says she simply enjoys life as it comes her way.
|Represents members in the former Keewatin Yatthé, Mamawetan Churchill River, and Prince Albert Parkland Health Regions.
Darcy McIntyre, RPN | Network Representative — Northwest
Darcy has been a Registered Psychiatric Nurse for more than 20 years and is the Network Representative for Northwest Saskatchewan.
He got involved with the union early in his career, serving as a Local President and SDC Chair for many years before running for a spot on the Board of Directors. Darcy credits a great mentor for his move to the Board, saying this mentor helped him build relationships and expand his knowledge of union activism. As a member of the Board of Directors, Darcy sits on the Lifetime Membership and Governance Committees.
In his free time, he enjoys landscaping and photography.
|Represents members in the former Heartland and Prairie North Health Regions.
Sheila Bear, RN | Network Representative — Southeast
Sheila has been a Registered Nurse for more than 30 years and is the Network Representative for South East Saskatchewan.
Sheila decided to run for a spot on the SUN Board of Directors because she enjoys supporting the Union at the Local and SDC levels, and wanted to make a difference for SUN members while experiencing a new leadership role. As a member of the Board, Sheila sits on the Lifetime Membership Committee, and the Governance Committee. Along with serving on the Board of Directors, Sheila is the Vice President and OH&S Representative for Local 78.
In her spare time, Sheila enjoys working in her flower garden, vacationing on the beach in the Caribbean, and has been a proud hockey and lacrosse mom.
|Represents members in the former Kelsey Trail, Sunrise Health Region and Sun Country Health Regions.
Maureen Arseneau, RN | Network Representative — Southwest
Maureen has been a Registered Nurse for more than 30 years and is the Network Representative for Southwest Saskatchewan.
She decided to run for the Board of Directors for the first time in 2013 after gaining experience as a member of the Program Committee and the Provincial Negotiations Committee. Maureen had also been involved at the Local level since 1991. She believes being a Board member, educating herself and engaging with members across the province allows her to contribute to Saskatchewan’s publicly funded healthcare system while protecting labour rights in our province’s workplaces. As a Board member, Maureen sits on the Governance Committee and is the Board Liaison for the Constitution, Bylaws and Resolutions Committee.
Maureen spends her free time with her family and likes to relax by camping and travelling.
|Represents members in the former Cypress and Five Hills Health Regions.
Lynne Eikel, RN | Network Representative — Saskatoon
Lynne has been a Registered Nurse for 40 years and is the Network Representative for Saskatoon.
She first ran for the SUN Board of Directors after recognizing that the leadership had a vision for the future of nursing. Lynne believes SUN is a strong voice for nursing and considers it a privilege to serve on the Board for her third consecutive term. As part of her role with the Board of Directors, Lynne is the Board Liaison for the Program Committee and serves on the Governance Committee.
In her spare time, Lynne likes to read, go for walks, and express her creativity through painting, knitting and crochet.
|Represents members in the former Saskatoon Health Region, excluding the Saskatoon Base Hospitals.
Jennifer Eliason, RPN | Network Representative — Regina
Jennifer has been a Registered Nurse for over 12 years and is the Network Representative for Regina.
She has been involved with local executives for most of her nursing career and has served in a variety of positions including NAC chair, VP, and President and on the Governance committee. Currently, Jennifer serves as the President of local 268.
Jennifer believes SUN is a strong voice and advocate for its members as well as the patients they care for.
Her mentors encouraged her throughout her career to get involved at the local level and more recently she has decided to utiilze her local experience to represent SUN provincial. Her role as Network Representative helps her to expand her leadership experience and her ability to support and advocate for members.
In her spare time, Jennifer likes tent camping with family, gardening, diamond art, baking and reading.
|Represents members in the former Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region, excluding the Regina Base Hospitals.
|Base Hospitals Representatives
Christine Schaeffer, RN | Regina
Christine has been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years and is the Regina Base Hospitals Representative.
Christine decided to run for a spot on the SUN Board of Directors after filling in as the Vice President for Local 106 and gaining an appreciation for the ways SUN supports members. She views her role as the Regina Base Hospitals Representative as a chance to foster relationships with her colleagues both in Regina and across the province. As a member of the Board of Directors, Christine sits on the Policy Committee and the Lifetime Membership Committee. Christine also holds roles with Local 106, serving as the NAC Co-Chair and the SDC Treasurer.
In her free time, Christine is busy with her four children and enjoys travelling, history and engaging with friends – new and old.
|Represents members working at the Regina General and Pasqua Hospitals.
Lori Powell, RN | Saskatoon
Lori has been a Registered Nurse for over 8 years and is the Saskatoon Base Hospitals Representative.
Lori ran for a spot on the Board of Directors because she values the opportunity to support, advocate for and engage with members, and considers her passion to be maintaining member rights and advancing safe patient care. As a member of the Board, Lori sits on the Policy and Lifetime Membership Committee. As a member of Local 75, she is Vice President and owns a Registered Nursing position at the Irene and Leslie Dubé Centre for Mental Health.
Lori’s hobbies include fishing, crafting, travelling, playing cribbage and spending time with her friends and family.
|Represents members working at the Saskatoon City, Royal University and St. Paul's Hospitals.
Kathy Dally, RN | Network Lead — South
Kathy has been a Registered Nurse for more than 30 years.
Beginning in 2019, Kathy was the Region 7/Regina Board of Director, until being acclaimed in 2023 as the Network Lead - South.
In her free time, Kathy loves to travel and enjoys playing golf. In the summer, she enjoys being out in her yard with her flowers.
|Assists members across the south network.
Rikki Skiffington, RN | Network Lead — North
Rikki has been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years and is the Network Lead - North. She started nursing on the Medical Palliative Ward at the Victoria Hospital. Since 2007 she has worked at Public Health in Prince Albert.
She attended her first AM in Prince Albert in 2010 and has been an active member ever since. Rikki has been part of her Local Executive through various roles that include having served as her Local’s President, OH&S Representative, Secretary Treasurer and SDC Representative. She enjoyed being the SDC Rep so much that she chaired Prince Albert’s SDC from 2012 to 2022. She is a passionate SUN member who values publicly funded, high-quality safe patient care for all.
In her spare time she enjoys doing anything creative such as diamond painting, crafting handmade cards, knitting, painting, coloring and pretty much any other craft that strikes her fancy. She loves spending time with her close friends and family and is devoted to her zoo which includes her many dogs, cats and fish.
|Assists members across the north network.