Board Members

Gordon Braun – Vice Chair

Mr. Braun has spent most of his career in the Public Service sector as a writer of public policy, primarily in the health field. He has been a part of the OHS Board since 2010. Gordon has extensive experience on many Boards, including the South SK Community Foundation and the John Howard Society where he held various offices including provincial and national Chairmanships.

June Draude – Director

Mrs. Draude spent 20 years as Co-owner of a manufacturing business. She was elected five times as Member of the Legislature for the Kelvington-Wadena constituency, holding portfolios of Minister of First Nations and Metis, Minister of Social Services and Housing, and Provincial Secretary. She was given the title of Honorary Elder from Yellow Quill Saulteaux 1st Nations and received the Governor General Award for Innovation.  June is proud grandmother of 8 !

Wendy Gore-Hickman – Director

Mrs. Gore-Hickman’s career has been devoted to the medical field as an anesthesiologist. She has been intensely involved with the addictions recovery community for many years, a member of the Saskatchewan Medical Association and a former Board member of Alexander’s House. She joined OHS in 2020.

Brian Larratt – Chairperson

Pastor Brian Larratt has been a Board Member since its inception in 2009. He and his wife Barb have led their congregation at Gateway Christian Church for 20+ years. Part of his work encompasses extensive work in community addiction counselling, outreach work at the provincial Correctional, and serving as coordinator to a network of addiction treatment centres in Viet Nam.

Jeff McMurray

Jeff McMurray – Director

Mr. McMurray is Executive Director, Advisory Services Risk Management for KPMG, specializing in IT needs for his client base. Outside of work, one of Jeff’s passions is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, currently holding a black belt. Jeff joined our Board in 2017.

Blair Pope – Executive Director

Mr. Pope formerly held various positions for over 30 years in the field of education, including teacher, counsellor and Principal in rural Saskatchewan schools. He has embraced the position of Executive Director of Oxford House Saskatchewan since 2012 and has provided oversight of the establishment of the Regina program and facilities. The completion of the Saskatoon expansion is the next challenge for him and the organization.

Al Reisinger – Director

Mr. Reisinger and his wife Laurell were integral in the amalgamation of Alexander’s House and the subsequent expansion of Oxford House expansion to Saskatoon. Mr. Reisinger has been involved in a family-owned business for many years and has been a Board member since 2019.

Barry Remai – Director

For the past 26 years Mr. Remai has been co-owner and CFO of the Remai Group of Companies which is active in real estate development and hospitality. His duties include a wide range of financial and operational responsibilities. Mr. Remai’s past board involvement includes the Lighthouse Supported Living, Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan. Mr. Remai accepted his OHS nomination in 2020.

Hal Zorn – Director

Mr. Henry (Hal) Zorn spent the first part of his career (30 years) with Regina Police Service, retiring with the rank of Deputy Police Chief. He continues to contribute to our community as a business owner in offering driver training and private investigation services. Mr. Zorn has served as an OHS Board Member since 2016.