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Meet the 2020-21 Board

Jennifer Arends - President
Jennifer leads a team of skilled and creative communications professionals as the Executive Director of Communications and Stakeholder Relations at 3sHealth. Jennifer is passionate about collaboration and teamwork, and she works hard to build strong relationships with partner organizations across the health system.

Since childhood, Jennifer Arends has had a deep love for reading and writing. She holds a Master of Arts in English, a Master’s Certificate of Administration in leadership, Saskatchewan Healthcare Management System and Saskatchewan (healthcare) Leadership Program training certificates, and the Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) designation from the International Association of Business Communicators.

Outside of work, you will most likely find her paddling, skiing, rock climbing, spinning some vinyl, or attending a hockey game with her partner and children.

    

Joanne Kozlowski – Past President      
My involvement with IABC Regina started when I first moved to the Queen City 20 years ago. As a young communication professional, that volunteer experience introduced me to a wealth of resources and networks to build my career. I am happy to return for my third term on the board and excited for the opportunity to continue to strengthen our IABC Community. 

My passion is strategy development, identifying opportunities and finding solutions to organizational challenges. My career path has taken me from the non-profit sector to the university setting and, currently, municipal government. 

Outside of work, when I'm not travelling, you can usually find me at one of Regina's many great local restaurants.


 

Shalyn McKenna- Vice-President, Chapter Management and Co-Vice President, Membership

Shalyn McKenna is happy to return to the IABC Board for another year as the VP of Chapter Management and VP of Membership. Shalyn is a University of Regina, Campion College graduate with a bachelor’s degree in political science and religious studies. She completed the Saskatchewan Legislative Internship program in 2015 and completed her public relations certificate through the University of Regina in the summer of 2019. 


Shalyn is a public servant, she worked for the Ministry of Social Services in various roles before joining the Ministry of Agriculture as a communications consultant in the winter of 2019. She goes by the motto “never walk past a door to opportunity," which has led her to working with IABC, on her ministry United Way Committee and OH&S Committee. Shalyn is looking forward to bringing valuable information, events and professional development to IABC Regina members. She is interested in social media communications, Indigenous communications and membership engagement. 

Currently, she enjoys taking workout classes including Krav Maga and yoga, having movie/video game nights with friends and her husband Mike and spending time with their two cats. 

 

Shannon Kotylak - Vice-President, Professional Development

As a curious lifelong learner, Shannon is excited to be taking on the Professional Development portfolio for IABC Regina. She has been in the communications and marketing field for almost two decades, obviously having started as a very young child and she currently brings her love of Oxford commas and em dashes to Campion College at the University of Regina. She holds an undergraduate degree in Anthropology (ask her about it over an adult beverage) and an MBA, specializing in women in leadership. She has also received her CMP certification and completed the Indigenous Canada certificate from the University of Alberta. 

As a passionate volunteer, she also sits on the board of Dress for Success Regina, the organizing committee for National Indigenous Peoples' Day, and several other committees because giving back to our community empowers others! When taking a moment to breathe, Shannon spends time with her daughter, their cat, their couch, and usually some ice cream.

   
Paula Kohl ABC – Chair, Certification
Paula is happy to be involved with IABC/Regina again, this time as Certification Chair. She previously held board positions from 2005-2008 and was a mentor in the 2014 Mentorship Challenge. Paula achieved her Accredited Business Communicator designation in 2011.

Paula currently holds the position of Director of Communications, Marketing and Strategy with Evraz Place. Prior to this, Paula led an award-winning team of communicators at SaskPower as their Manager of External Communications

A good TV show paired with popcorn and full-bodied Malbec are Paula's true pleasures in life. Her latest venture outside of work is piano lessons. With absolutely no knowledge of music, Paula is proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks.


Julie Sobowale - Co-Vice-President, Membership
Jennifer Graham - Vice-President, Communications
Trilby Henderson - Vice-President, Technology