Meet Your Executive Team

Our Leader

Naomi Hunter

Naomi Hunter was born in Turtleford, Saskatchewan and grew up in the north. She  runs the family Haskap farm with her father in the summer (also in northern SK, near P.A.). This is a Leader who understands the strong ties that most Saskatchewan people have to their rural roots, even when they live in the city. During the rest of the year, she teaches fitness classes for seniors. Being self-employed most of her adult life, Naomi has strong sympathies for the struggles that small business owners face. She is committed to providing support to help small business owners.

Community involvement is an important part of Naomi’s life and always has been. Here in Regina, she founded the “I Will Help Regina” Facebook group. She started that initiative to help turn people’s fear they were expressing when a large number of Syrian refugees were coming to our country. She feels that if others greet new people with gifts and help, this will foster understanding and break down barriers. People can ask for help in getting clothing, food and furniture, and receive it.

    Our Leader is approachable and responsive. Reach out today. She would love to hear from you. Naomi personally answers all her own messages, emails and phone calls. She is looking forward to representing you moving forward.

Deputy Leader

Victor Lau

President

Delanie J Passer

Born in B.C., Delanie grew up in a widowed single parent household whose only income was from social assistance. His mother would remarry, and he would spend his later years helping on the family farm located by Dundurn, Saskatchewan. During his 20’s he would try various jobs, before spending the last 14yrs with SaskTel. He has a strong interest in politics and has finished his studies at the U of S completing a B.A, majoring in Politics. He is proud of his Indigenous roots and recently earned an Indigenous Governance and Politics Certificate at the U of S, also, he is pursuing a Global Studies Certificate in International studies to complement his degree. Delanie has gained the necessary tools and knowledge from individuals who have shaped our world by participating, in many lectures and discussions that were directed by senior EU, Canadian and American policymakers and diplomats, as well as top NATO officials and leading academic experts. Locally, he has held titles on boards with SAEN (SaskTel Aboriginal Employees Network), Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (SaskTel), Poverty Reduction Program (City of Saskatoon), City of Saskatoon Santa Clause Parade and currently serves as the president of the Saskatchewan Green Party. Having experienced, life through the lower classes, he understands, the issues facing lower and middle classes. He understands the challenges of being Indigenous and participates frequently in cultural ceremonies worldwide.

 Delanie has vowed to help the Indigenous, working-class, and less fortunate by lending his ears and using his voice. 

Vice President

David Walther

David Walther has been an active organizer and member within the Saskatchewan Green Party executive since 2014.

Secretary

Ryan Koltalo

Treasurer

Dave Abbey

Dave Abbey has been active in various social justice efforts ever since his teenage years.  Growing up in eastern Ontario he moved to Saskatoon to get a Master of Arts in Political Science.  He then worked for 29 years for the provincial government in Regina.  After retiring in 2001 he returned to eastern Ontario in 2002, and returned to Regina in 2010.  Both those moves were for personal reasons as was his relocation to Saskatoon in 2013.
He has also run a small business since early 2004.
After reading two books on global warming,  Dave joined what was then called the Green Party of Saskatchewan in early 2014.  Since the summer of 2014 he has served as Treasurer and Chief Official Agent.

Organizing Chair

Fundraising Chair

Members At Large

Larry Neufeld

Larry has worked in the group and individual insurance industry field for several years, is the CEO of the Regina Lewvan Green Party of Canada Electoral District Association and is also the Vice President of Regina Food for Learning.  In addition to this Larry has been an active volunteer with Amnesty International, the Blue Dot Movement, Bike Regina and with the Cathedral Village Arts Festival.

He became active with the Saskatchewan Green Party in 2015 and ran as a candidate in the Saskatchewan provincial election for the Saskatchewan Green Party in Regina Lakeview in 2016. 

Larry believes the Greens offer positive and meaningful change for Saskatchewan toward creating a more sustainable and equitable province and this is what has made him a passionate supporter of the party.

In his free time he likes to sing, help fix computers and also go cycling. 

Nancy Carswell

Nancy is committed to environmental stewardship through social justice. She is thrilled when sunshine converts her expensive lawn ornaments into solar panels. The most important two minutes of her activist life were presenting proportional representation to the Electoral Reform Committee. Her new favourite quote is from Green leader candidate Dr. Courtney Howard, “Trust in the ripples, contribute to the wave–every ounce of positive effort that we exert helps give rise to a better day, a needed glint of light, a safer future.”

Judy Mergel

Judy, a member of the Saskatchewan Green Party’s “Old Fogeys Club”, currently serves as one of our Members at Large on the executive. Manitoba born and raised, she has lived in five different provinces, working primarily as a recreation therapist. Now retired from twenty years of cattle ranching/organic farming, she resides on a Wood Mountain acreage with her menagerie of animals. Previously a Greens’ candidate for Wood River in the last provincial election and for Souris Moose Mountain in the recent federal election, she is proud to be involved in a visionary political party. Dream BIG, go Greens!

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