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Lara Kuntz, MCM

CPRS Regina President

Lara Kuntz began her career in Public Relations (PR) shortly after completion of the Journalism program at the University of Regina (UofR) followed by the Technical Communication graduate program at Seneca College in Toronto. 

Over the course of her career, she has earned certificates in Public Relations and Project Management from the UofR Centre for Continuuing Education as well as a Master of Communication Management from the University of Southern California. Lara is currently pursuing Accreditation in Public Relations APR® from the Canadian Public Relations Society. 

As a PR professional that has worked extensively with nonprofit organizations in a variety of sectors, Lara is passionate about volunteering her time to mentorship and organizational development opportunities throughout Saskatchewan.

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Nikhil Bhattacharyya

CPRS Regina Director of Finance & Business Development

Nik is an accounting and payroll professional with more than 20 years of working experience in different organizations including non-profit, software development, and education. Currently working at Saskatchewan Government Insurance in the finance division. He has previously worked with the Regina Open Door Society and Creative Saskatchewan and has sat on the Board of the Regina Work Preparation Center since the year 2020. Nik joined the Canadian Public Relations Society Regina chapter as Director of Finance and Business Development in October of 2022. 

Nik is a post graduate in Finance and Banking along with Accounting. Besides completed the Payroll Compliance Practitioner course from National Payroll Institute - Canada, he has an HR Certification from Saskatchewan Polytechnic. He completed the 4 Seasons of Reconciliations from the First Nations University of Canada. Nik also holds Finance and Accounting certifications from the Scottish Qualification Authority – UK named Certified Finance Specialist and Global Certified Management Accountant.

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Nidhi Singh

Nidhi Singh

CPRS Regian VP of Internal Relations

Nidhi Singh is the Communications and Fund Development Officer for CFS Saskatoon. An educator for most part of her career, she strongly believes Education is a way of life, and must translate to greater wisdom than accumulation of knowledge. Her post-secondary education includes a Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Commerce, Master of Economics, and Master of Mass Communications with Specialization in Advertising and Public Relations.

Prior to moving to Saskatoon, Nidhi, was Head of the Economics Department at a prestigious university in India. In August 2018 she moved to Saskatoon from India and has been a part of numerous community engagement programs. A Learner throughout, she still is enjoying her new phase in life and is keen to exploring life in new ways. A strong believer of a connected community, her passion for building community integration and engagement has driven her career to this date. Nidhi loves to spend time with, writes poetry when she is happy and enjoys jamming to good music.

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Bill Carney

Bill Carney

CPRS Regina VP of External Relations
University of Regina Senate Representative

Bill Carney has over 30 years experience in journalism, education and public relations. He is the author of In the In the News: The Practice of Media Relations in Canada (University of Alberta Press, third edition 2019), the standard textbook on media relations in Canada. He is Managing Editor of Fundamentals of Public Relations and Marketing Communications in Canada, the first Canadian text of its kind and an excellent reference for all communicators. He currently has a communications practice based in Regina.

Anaka Leong

CPRS Regina Student Ambassador

Anaka Leong is a student at the University of Regina who is currently working towards a Business Marketing degree as well as a certificate in Public Relations (PR) and User Experience (UX). Prior to joining the Business Faculty, she spent a year studying Creative Technologies through the Faculty of Media Arts and Performance.

Having experience being employed as an illustrator and graphic recorder, her background includes working with various digital tools to design websites, graphics, illustrations and brand identity. 

As a new student who is excited to get involved, Anaka is always looking for ways to volunteer and participate in both her university and professional community.

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Ali Dederick

Ali Dederick

CPRS Regina Student Ambassador

Ali Dederick resides in Regina, Saskatchewan, and is beginning her public relations journey at Mount Royal University, where she is currently working online towards a bachelor of communications degree in public relations. Prior to Mount Royal University, Ali attended Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, where she spent a year pursuing a bachelor of arts degree.

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After graduating high school in 2018, Ali took a year off from being a student, and worked as an office receptionist for Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, Saskatchewan. Her experience in administration at a young age has helped Ali become an organized and ambitious individual during her time as a post-secondary student.

As a young leader in her community, Ali is passionate about gaining new experiences. She seeks to provide an enthusiastic mindset in all aspects of her professional and personal life.

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