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, Lara has earned a degree in Public Relations from the UofR, a Master of Communication Management from USC, 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 time to mentorship and organizational development opportunities throughout Saskatchewan.
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 fuelled 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.
As a Communications Consultant - Digital Strategist for the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, Michelle is responsible for the digital strategy including the website, social media and its intranet to name a few. Michelle is a National Board Member of CPRS and has been involved with the Regina chapter 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.
Director of Programming and CPRS 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.
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 of Membership
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.
Director At Large
Centre of Continuing Education, University of Regina Representative
Head of Career & Professional Development, Centre for Continuing Education, University of Regina
Robin has been with the UofR in various roles for about 20 years, including in her current role with the UofR's Centre for Continuing Education since 2013. Robin holds an M.A. in English from the UofR, as well as an array of professional development in teaching and leadership in higher education, recognition of prior learning, university management, and professional global leadership. The Career & Professional Development portfolio includes undergraduate level certificates (including the Certificate in Public Relations), Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition, transition programs, customized corporate training, as well as professional development certificates, micro-credentials, and badges.
When she's not in Zoom meetings, Robin enjoys cooking, playing scrabble, and spending time with her teenage son and their toy poodle, who is too smart for his own good.