The Council is the governing body of the SALPN. As a self-regulating profession, LPNs are elected to Council.  The five LPN positions on the SALPN Council consist of the Chair, Vice-Chair and three (3) Council Members.  In addition, there are three public appointees appointed by the Minister of Health.

The Council is responsible for the regulation of the Licensed Practical Nurse profession in Saskatchewan. The SALPN is accountable for ensuring the SALPN regulates in the interest of the public and not the interest of the profession. The Council is delegated the authority to regulate the LPN profession by the legislature through a piece of legislation called “The Licensed Practical Nurses Act, 2000”. The Act outlines the regulatory and administrative responsibilities of the SALPN and the Council. 

The Council fulfils its responsibilities through a process called governance. Governance includes setting the overall direction of the SALPN by developing a strategic plan and policies that guide the organization in its work.   The Council delegates responsibilities to the Executive Director and monitors the organization’s progress and status through the Executive Director.

SALPN Council



Council Members:

Public Representatives:

Executive Director:

Linda Ewen, LPN

Marlo Umahag, LPN

Kirsten Hack, LPN
Uniqa Anmol, LPN
Kim Flath, LPN

Mary Ellen Wellsch
Theo Bryson
Michael Lummerding

Lynsay Nair, LPN

Roles & Responsibilities of the Council

SALPN Chair & Vice-Chair

The Vice-Chair is elected to a four-year term by the SALPN membership. After two years, the Vice-Chair becomes the Chair of the Council. 

The Chair is the leader and spokesperson of the Council, presides over the Council’s activities, and is accountable for the integrity of Council’s processes. The Chair does not have individual authority over the SALPN but leads and manages the Council’s collective authority. The Chair works closely with the Executive Director in planning and implementing the Council’s activities while mentoring the Vice-Chair. 

The Vice-Chair prepares to become the Chair by working closely with the Chair and steps into the Chair’s duties when required. 

To learn more about the role of the Chair and Vice-Chair, review the Terms of Reference.

Council Members

Council Members Council members contribute to the governance of the SALPN by participating in the responsibilities and decision-making of the Council. LPN Council members draw upon their professional experiences, and public appointees draw upon their experiences as members of the public.

Council Members are expected to make the following commitments:

  • Attend a minimum of 4 Council meetings per year, either online or in person at the SALPN office. Most meetings are held on weekdays during the day. Some are held in the evening.
  • Attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Review and respond to emails regularly and promptly.
  • Prepare for meetings by reviewing materials in advance. This can take 2 – 8 hours.
  • Participate in committee work and administrative processes of the Council
  • Participate in educational opportunities provided to the Council 

Expectations of Council Members:

  • Make decisions in the best interests of the public
  • Contribute to effective governance
  • Support the decisions of the Council

To learn more about a Council Member’s role, review the Council Member Terms of Reference.

2022 & 2023 Council Meetings

March 15 & 16, 2022 
April 5, 2022 
April 26, 2022 
May 11 & 12, 2022 
October 17 & 18, 2022
December 19 & 20, 2022
April 18 & 19, 2023
May 10, 2023 – AGM 

Council Election

Each year an online nomination process takes place in the months before the Annual General Meeting (AGM). SALPN members eligible to run for Council submit their nominations and are elected by their peers. Two positions are available for member nomination; Vice-Chair and Council Member. Successful elected members are announced at the AGM. 

Council Informational Documents & Video

SALPN Governance Video
Everything you need to know about the SALPN Council and what they do. 


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