Meet Our Board

Contacting the Board

Members and other interested parties may communicate with the Board through our Governance Office by:

Email: contacttheboard@cornerstonecu.com

Blair Van Caeseele Expand/Collapse

Blair has served as a board member with Horizon Credit Union since 2019.

Blair received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Regina in 2006 and his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in 2009. Since 2006, Blair has been working for the accounting firm of Miller Moar Grodecki Kreklewich & Chorney in Melville with a part time office out of Balcarres.

Blair moved to Melville from Langenburg in 2006. He currently volunteers with the Balcarres Broncs senior hockey team and enjoys camping and curling in his spare time.


Bonnie Biden Expand/Collapse

Bonnie has served as Director of the Plainsview Credit Union Board for 15 years. During this time, Bonnie has served on many committees, including Governance, Audit and Risk, Conduct Review, and the Executive Committee. Bonnie was instrumental in the development of the Scholarship program at Plainsview Credit Union and continues to be involved in the annual review of applications.

Bonnie is semi-retired and lives with her husband in the town of Indian Head. She is a small business owner and continues to be involved in her family business. Bonnie has also had the opportunity of gaining years of valuable experience in accounting, property management and education (both at the continuing adult and secondary levels).  She has two adult children, one grandchild and one on the way. She enjoys babysitting and spending time with them, playing and teaching them new skills. In her spare time, Bonnie enjoys reading, growing her plants and gardening.


Edie Tarasoff Expand/Collapse

Edie joined Cornerstone Credit Union's Board of Directors in 2018. Edie was interested in becoming a Cornerstone Credit Union board member to have a hand in securing an accountable financial system that understands the needs of their members, wherever those members may live. She wants to ensure that Cornerstone Credit Union broadens services, remains competitive and attracts new members.

Edie is President of the Local Superannuated Teachers' Association, a member of the Wynter Wynds Community Theatre and Wynyard Hospital Auxiliary, as well as a leader in the Wynyard 4-H Light Horse Club. 

Her early interest in anything outdoors led her to training in recreation and education. Edie and her husband Lorne have raised two children and worked in the Wynyard area. She retired in 2008 from a gratifying career as an educator. She now teaches communications classes at the Carlton Trail Regional College. 


Heidi Schofer - President Expand/Collapse

Heidi entered the credit union system as a Director at Horizon Credit Union in 2004. During the last four years, she has served as Horizon Credit Union's Board President, and has been elected Board President for Cornerstone Credit Union effective January 1, 2021 through to the 2022 Annual General Meeting. She has volunteered and worked on various boards at the local and provincial level since 1995.

Heidi obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan and her Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina. She is currently employed as a substitute teacher in the Melville area. This allows her the time to work with her husband on their 1300-acre family farm west of Melville. She is married to Doug, who works as a locomotive engineer for CN. They have two children, Julia and Graeme.

Heidi spends her free time volunteering as an official for Skate Canada-Saskatchewan. She is an avid camper and loves to travel, enjoys learning new things, reading, gardening, and podcasts. 


Jack Powell Expand/Collapse

Jack has served on the Board of Cornerstone Credit Union for the past 23 years. He is committed to the growth and financial strength of Cornerstone Credit Union and its members.

Jack owned and operated Powell Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd., located in Ebenezer, for 35 years. In October of 2003, Jack sold his business to the Yorkton Co-operative Association.

He now volunteers his time with the Yorkton Sno-Riders Snowmobile Club. Jack is an avid hunter, golfer and fisherman. Jack and his wife Carrie have three adult children and three grandsons.


James Knudson Expand/Collapse

James has been a board member with Cornerstone Credit Union since 2001 and currently serves as Board Vice President. He is proud to have been on the steering committee for two successful mergers. He looks forward to working with the new board members and seeing what lies ahead for the new and improved Cornerstone Credit Union.

James and his wife Leanne live on a farm near Archerwill. He is involved in a successful five-man partnership (Knudson Farms), in which he farms grains, oilseeds, and raises purebred cattle. Their twins Miranda and Justin have now both received University degrees. Miranda works full time as an RN at RUH in Saskatoon. After working as a crop inspector again this summer, Justin is interested in pursuing a degree in Law.


Larry Malinowski Expand/Collapse

Larry served as Director and President for Theodore Credit Union prior to being appointed to the Board of Cornerstone Credit Union in 2005. Over the past year, Larry has served as Cornerstone Credit Union's Board Vice President and was Cornerstone Credit Union's Board President for 7 years prior.

Larry is a lifelong supporter of credit unions, demonstrating leadership as Director for over 47 years. Larry has demonstrated his support for community through his involvement with a number of local organizations including the RM of Insinger, Theodore Hospital Board, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, Agricore United, Yorkton Co­ operative Association and the Board of Directors of Yorkton Agricultural Information Inc. for more than 20 years. Larry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and was employed in many positions in the agricultural extension field throughout his career.

He and his wife, LuAnne are retired from their grain farm operation near Theodore, and now reside in Yorkton. They have two married children and four granddaughters.


Leanne Huvenaars Expand/Collapse

Leanne joined the Cornerstone Credit Union Board in 2017.

Leanne is the Owner & Operator of Tisdale Dental Hygiene Clinic. Leanne and her husband also own rental property and have a cattle, produce and grain farm. Leanne is currently active on the Canadian and Saskatchewan Dental Hygiene Association boards; the NEOSS (Northeast Outreach and Support Services) board and the Clarence Campeau Business Development Fund committee.

Leanne is a community-oriented person who feels strongly about cooperatives. She appreciates that they focus on the community and give back.


Lyle Weichel Expand/Collapse

Lyle joined the Plainsview Credit Union Board in 2016 and currently serves as Cornerstone Credit Union's Board Vice President. 

Lyle owns and leads WestSource with his brother Tyler. WestSource provides project development, consulting, and EPC services to the renewable power and construction industries. WestSource is currently developing utility scale wind and solar projects near Montmartre, Weyburn, Regina and Grenfell in collaboration with its development partner Kruger. Lyle holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Engineering from the U of R.

Lyle lives in White City with his wife Lindsay and their two daughters, Aria and Aurora. Despite his passion and vision for his business and a green/sustainable future, Lyle’s most rewarding moments are those with his family.

Nicole Campbell Expand/Collapse

Nicole has served on the Board of Cornerstone Credit Union since 2014.  She has served on the Governance & Conduct Review Committees, Audit & Risk Committee, & the HR Executive Committee.

Nicole is a small-town Saskatchewan girl with big dreams who is passionate about Saskatchewan, as well as seeing growth in business, industry & agriculture within our province.  She is the Vice President of Concrete Sask & has served on their Board of Directors for 5 years.  During her time with Concrete Sask she has also chaired the concrete paving committee & had the privilege to represent the association at both Federal & Provincial Industry Lobby Days.

Nicole is the 3rd generation owner of Yorkton Concrete 2012 Ltd, a redimix/precast concrete plant & granular material supply business based in Yorkton SK.  She has been working in the family business since 2006 and began purchasing the business in 2012.

Nicole is very proud to be serving as a director of Cornerstone Credit Union, a strong & progressive organization rooted in its commitment to our members & communities.


Shelby Larose Expand/Collapse

Shelby currently serves as Board Member with Cornerstone Credit Union's inaugural board. She also sits on the board for SK Women in Ag as a Director and Communications Committee Lead. 

Shelby has a degree in Agronomy and Agribusiness from the University of Saskatchewan and holds her PAg and CCA designations. She currently works for Loveland Products Canada (a division of Nutrien Ag Solutions) as a Proprietary Products Manager within Saskatchewan.

Shelby grew up and currently lives on a grain farm with her family near Windthorst, SK.


Tim Taylor Expand/Collapse

Tim has been a Credit Union Director since 1994. He has fulfilled multiple leadership roles during his time as a board member, including Chair of the Audit Committee and Board Vice President. Tim has expanded his understanding of credit unions by completing many of the courses offered to directors. He has served on many other committees over the years.

Tim retired as the Principal of Dr. Isman Elementary School in 2016 after a term of 26 years. His combined career of teaching and administration was 41 years. He is still actively involved in education as a substitute teacher and as a volunteer coach for the high school curling team in Wolseley. He is involved in the Wolseley community by being a member of his church board, being a member of Wolseley Town council, and is also an active member of the Wolseley Lions Club.

Tim and his wife Darcy reside in Wolseley along with their son, Landon. He enjoys golfing, curling, and woodworking as activities when his busy schedule allows.


 

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