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CPRS Regina Mailing Address
CPRS Regina
Box 472
Regina SK S4P 3A2

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We can be reached at cprsreginapresident@gmail.com. For information regarding membership, contact: cprsreginamembership@gmail.com

Volunteer opportunities are currently available through the board. We have serveral positions vacant. Contact us if you are interested in joining. 

Current Volunteer Opportunities: 

  • Director of Accreditation
  • Director of Recruitment & Retention
  • Director of Membership

CPRS REGINA BOARD MEMBERS

President
Michelle James
cprsreginapresident@gmail.com


As Business Manager with the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan, Michelle is responsible for member communications, communications strategy and media relations to name a few. She has been involved with the Regina chapter of CPRS since 2009. While not a native of Regina, she considers it her home base.

Michelle holds a Master in Professional Communication from Royal Roads University. Her research and professional interests include social media, Twitter, social and digital identity, stakeholder relations and communications in a digital space. She also has Bachelor of Arts in English, Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and a Certificate in Public Relations.

Vice-President 
Natalie Tomczak
cprsreginavp@gmail.com

As a Communications Strategist she is well versed in media relations, issues management, crisis communications and project managment.

Natalie has served on the CPRS Regina chapter Board of Directors since 2007 and is in her fourth term as Vice-President. She has also served on the Saskatchewan Awards for Communications Excellence (ACE) committee in a variety of roles, including co-chair in 2010 and volunteers her time to mentor and collaborate with other communications professionals at all levels.

Natalie holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and a Certificate in Public Relations from the University of Regina.

Director of Finance 
Heather McKerracher
cprsreginafinance@gmail.com

After earning a B.A. in English from Luther College, University of Regina, Heather entered the communications and marketing workforce and hasn’t looked back! In her many years of experience, Heather has developed her talents and passion for digital marketing and communications. She is an advocate for understanding the intersection between marketing and communications, and for the importance of both for public relations professionals.

Heather is currently working towards her M.A. in Digital Communications.

Director-at-Large
Rebecca Parry

Rebecca Parry is a passionate, community minded communications professional.  Her background working with non-profits and regulatory agencies has provided her with an abundance of skills in stakeholder relations. She is known for redesigning the way things are done and how events are held using her creative mindset that anything is possible, and nothing is normal!  Her passion for event planning and her attention to detail will leave you wanting more.

Rebecca is an outgoing leader who is not afraid of trying new things to create emotional and passionate responses from others. She is fueled by the ability to make the world a better place one day at a time. She is an avid volunteer in the community and is the Coordinator of Help Portrait Regina.

Rebecca’s proudest achievement in life is surviving the adventures of raising four active boys! She is currently in advertising and is working toward obtaining her APR designation.

Director-at-Large
Lara Kuntz

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

Over the course of her career, Lara has earned a degree in Public Relations, a Master of Communication Management, and is currently pursuing Accreditation in Public Relations APR® from the CPRS.
 
As a PR professional that has worked extensively with nonprofit organizations in a variety of sectors, Lara is passionate about volunteering her spare time to mentorship and organizational development opportunities.
 

Director of Programming and CPRS Regina Senate Representative
Bill Carney
programmingcprsregina@gmail.com 

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.

Student Representative
Ali Dederick
cprsreginastudent@gmail.com

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.

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.

Director at Large 

Nidhi Singh

cprsreginamembership@gmail.com

Nidhi Singh is TAYFFI’s Community Connections Coordinator. 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 presitigous 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. 

Director of Events & Marketing

Chinenye Akinbode


cprsreginamarketing@gmail.com

Centre of Continuing Education, University of Regina Representative

Robin Markel, Division Head

 

Chair of Accreditation
Vacant
cprsreginaaccreditation@gmail.com