Welcome to Sanctum Care Group

Katelyn Roberts

Executive Director

Katelyn Roberts, BSW, MPA - Katelyn Roberts was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Katelyn completed her BSW in 2009 from the University of Regina. In 2009, she began her career in Social Work with the Ministry of Social Services. In 2011, Katelyn began working for the Saskatoon Health Region as an HIV Case Manager. In 2013, Katelyn co-founded the Not-For-Profit, Sanctum with the hope of opening an HIV Hospice and Transitional care home.  After three years of providing HIV Case Management, Katelyn accepted a pilot position to provide a case management model within the Chronic Disease Program with the Saskatoon Health Region.  Sanctum opened in November 2015 at which time Katelyn left her role with SHR to be the Executive Director of Sanctum, Saskatchewan’s first HIV Hospice and Care Home.

Katelyn Roberts

Board of Directors

Morris Markentin, MD

President & Co Founder 

Morris Markentin, MD - Graduated from University of Saskatchewan with a MD and a residency in Family Medicine. Morris Currently works as a family physician at the Saskatoon Community Clinic - West side and at the Methadone Assisted Recovery Program with the Saskatoon Health Region. Current interests are in addiction medicine and chronic viral illnesses - HIV and Hepatitis C

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Helen G. Semaganis

Helen is thrilled to be joining the Sanctum Care Group, Board of Directors. Helen is a member of the Poundmaker Cree Nation in the Province of Saskatchewan. She is the proud mother of five children and is an avid long distance runner. Helen has been practising law in Saskatchewan since 1996 and is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Saskatchewan. Her law practice is focused on family, child welfare, wills & estates, and employment law with an emphasis on service to First Nations individuals and organizations. She has eight years of experience as an Adjudicator. She is grounded in the oral history of Treaty Six and the traditional knowledge of her Cree culture. For approximately the past 15 years, she has been the managing partner of the law firm, Semaganis Worme Lombard. Helen is passionate about giving back to the community and working with the population Sanctum Care Group supports.  

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Dr. Jocelyne Martel

Jocelyne Martel is an Obstetrician in Saskatoon. She was raised in this city and received her medical training in Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg. She has been in practice managing normal and complicated pregnancies since 1996. She has participated in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education as well as department leadership. Her interests include complex obstetrical care, optimal birth experience, and patient and family safety in the health care system.

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Jean Morrison

Jean Morrison officially assumed the responsibilities of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of St. Paul's Hospital on February 15, 2009. Ms. Morrison has over 25 years of experience in health care, having held diverse senior positions in the Saskatchewan healthcare system, including the position of Vice President of Performance Excellence and Chief Nursing Officer, Saskatoon Health Region, prior to arriving at St. Paul's Hospital. Ms. Morrison also serves on the Board of Directors for a number of provincial and national organizations.

With a degree in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan, and both a Master's of Nursing and a Master's of Health Services Administration from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Jean has also worked in a variety of roles and settings in the health system - as a special care aide in a long term care facility; as a registered nurse in a hospital in Saskatoon; as a public health nurse in rural Saskatchewan; and as a health administrator in Nunavut, rural Saskatchewan and Saskatoon.

Jean brings an in depth knowledge and appreciation for the unique shared governance and management partnership between St. Paul's Hospital Board of Directors and the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority, and a deep commitment to the contributions that faith-based healthcare brings to the Regional and provincial healthcare system.

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Dr. Peter Butt

Is a Certificant and Fellow with the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Academic Family Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in a position dedicated to Addiction Medicine. He serves as a consultant to Mental Health and Addictions in the Saskatoon Health Region where his clinical expertise focuses on IV drug use, community-based interventions, detox, andtreatment program development. Current research projects focus on campus drinking; Animal Assisted Interventions; and the role of Aboriginal culture in Addictions treatment. National committee work includes the development of the Canadian Alcohol Low Risk Drinking Guidelines; Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral; and Physician Health.

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Steph Clovechok

As the CEO of Tourism Saskatoon, Steph's work focuses on creating social and economic wellbeing for residents of Saskatoon adn then, on elevating Saskatoon as a globally recognized destination. She is proud to live in Saskatoon where the depth of Indigenous culture can be felt in day to day living, one of the key factors that encouraged her move to the city. She will work in collaboration with the province and the city of Saskatoon to not only elevate the destination as a whole but, to support the growth of the Indigenous tourism industry so that Saskatoon will be known as Canada’s centre for authentic Indigenous experiences; a place where all people, of all backgrounds work in collaboration to build an inclusive and unified community of understanding and respect.

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Nilesh Kavia

Nilesh is an executive with Affinity Credit Union in Saskatoon. Nilesh completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Calgary. He holds a number of designations including: Institute of Corporate Directors Designation (ICD.D) Certified Management Accountant (CMA.CPA), Certified Leadership Coach and Certified Lean Leader.

His professional background includes leadership positions in a variety of industries, including: healthcare, utilities, and energy.  He has a passion for helping others to authentically live in their possibility. Nilesh is honored to serve on the Sanctum Board.

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Chris Thomson

Is a Plastic Surgeon in Saskatoon. He attended the University of Saskatchewan for his undergraduate degree and medical degree. He then completed a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Dalhousie University followed by a subspecialty fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is an associate professor of Surgery and the Interim head of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan. His clinical interests include hand and microvascular surgery and reconstruction of complex oncologic defects.

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Gilbert Kewistep

BISW, MASW 230 – 103B Packham Avenue
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 4K4

Gilbert is from the Saulteaux/Nakaway Linguistic group in central Saskatchewan and is originally from the Yellowquill First Nation. He currently resides in the city of Saskatoon and is the proud father of four daughters and five sons. He is also very rich and blessed with many grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Gilbert is a survivor of the residential school system and also the foster care Sixties Scoop that occurred during his childhood. Gilbert has successfully completed his Bachelor of Indian Social Work and his Masters of Aboriginal Social Work degrees through the First Nations University of Canada which is affiliated through the University of Regina. He is also a faculty member that teaches in the Social Work department at the First Nations University of Canada and is also a Knowledge Keeper board member of this university. Gilbert has also been involved in working within the city of Saskatoon on several projects that include the Saskatoon Truth and Reconciliation committee, the naming of the Chief Mistawasis Bridge, the yearly Wicihitowin conference, and other speaking engagements on Reconciliation within the city. Gilbert also assists with various agencies in the city as a cultural advisor.

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