Staff

Our Team 


Wes Jickling, Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Wes Jickling oversees and provides leadership for operations and programs within Innovation Saskatchewan and guides strategy, vision and direction for the agency's success.

Kari Harvey, Chief Operating Officer

Oversees operational and strategic performance of the organization.

David Grier, Chief Strategist

Management responsibilities overseeing Innovation Saskatchewan projects in agriculture, oil and gas, mining and minerals sectors, international, and life sciences areas.

David Katz, Chief Policy and Science Officer

Lead responsible for the province's nuclear strategy and coordination of Innovation Saskatchewan's policy mandate.

Rita Flaman Jarrett, Director of Corporate Services and Corporate Secretary

Management responsibilities of all administrative functions including budget and finance, human resources, information technology, marketing and communications. She is also Innovation Saskatchewan's Corporate Secretary.

Danya Kordan, Senior Strategist

Responsible for projects in life sciences and research infrastructure.

Andy Melnyk, Senior Strategist

Responsibilities include regional and international projects as well as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) strategy.

Jordan Dutchak, Start-ups and Commercialization Specialist

Supporting the development and design of projects to support early-stage technology entrepreneurs.

Kristina Rissling, Analyst

Kevin Chung, Analyst

Sheri Merasty, Executive Assistant

Responsible for providing administrative assistance to the Chief Executive Officer.

Cortney Blakeney, Executive Assistant & Receptionist

Responsibilities include administrative assistance to the Chief Operating Officer and staff.