Meet the WESK Team

From start up to scale up, your success is our only goal.

Since 1995, WESK has helped thousands of women start, purchase and expand their businesses. Now, we’re taking an even bolder approach focused on innovation and excellence. We’re stepping up our training, engaging with great partners, and bringing you even more resources to generate success.

As a non-profit, membership-based organization, we keep our services affordable — and many are FREE! The return, however, is priceless. Join us!

Our Vision
All Saskatchewan entrepreneurs have an equal opportunity to achieve success and recognition.

Our Mission
To close the gender entrepreneurship gap through economic and social empowerment of women in Saskatchewan.

Our Values

People – We care. We collaborate. We embrace the power of community

Spark – We ignite passion. We seize opportunities. We are catalysts for change.

Aspire – We dream big. We lead. We make an impact.

Bold – We ask “why not?” We see possibilities. We act despite fear. We. Are. Resilient.

Helping people follow their dreams of business ownership is a privilege and a pleasure. We’re here to do everything we can to support you! 

Saskatoon

Prabha Mitchell, (Hon.) CPA, CGA, M.S.W

Prabha Mitchell, (Hon.) CPA, CGA, M.S.W

Chief Executive Officer

Prabha is passionate about driving change to close the gender entrepreneurship gap and the resulting gender economic gap. To read more on Prabha Mitchell click here.

Lori Jestin-Knaus, MBA

Lori Jestin-Knaus, MBA

Regional Manager North

As a manager and a business advisor, Lori is focused on empowering women entrepreneurs to achieve their business goals through advisory services and programs. To read more about Lori, click here.  

Danielle Grimes, MBA

Danielle Grimes, MBA

Business Advisor

As a business advisor, Danielle is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals by working one-on-one with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development. To read more about Danielle, click here.

Josie Fries, MBA

Josie Fries, MBA

Marketing Advisor

As WESK’s marketing advisor, Josie enjoys spreading the WESK buzz throughout the community, being hands-on with the planning and execution of WESK events, and values building strong relationships with partner organizations and sponsors. To read more about Josie, click here.

Kaurie May, CPA, CA

Kaurie May, CPA, CA

Manager of Finance & Administration

Kaurie assists WESK in the daily financial processes and is responsible for leading five key areas of the organization: finance, accounting, lending, administration, and IT. He also leads various strategic projects. To read more about Kaurie, click here.

Grace Lam

Grace Lam

Lending Advisor

As WESK’s lending advisor, Grace is responsible for assisting clients during the lending process, from initial stages of gathering client information to completing the loan application and providing after-care support to the clients. To read more about Grace, click here.

Jodi Macmillan, CPA, CMA

Jodi Macmillan, CPA, CMA

Financial Analyst

As a CPA, Jodi’s role at WESK involves providing financial analysis on various projects, reviewing client financial statements, and assessing loan applications. To read more about Jodi, click here.

Boniffer Regier

Boniffer Regier

Office Administrator

As WESK’s office administrator, Boniffer is responsible for handling accounts payables, accounts receivables, bank and credit card reconciliation, and managing Prabha’s schedule. To read more about Boniffer, click here.

Naqsh (Nick) Kochar, MBA

Naqsh (Nick) Kochar, MBA

Program Advisor

As a program advisor for The Exchange, Nick provides advice and guidance to clients on all aspects of their business. To read more about Nick, click here.

Colleen Gynp

Colleen Gynp

Matchstick Administrator

Colleen is responsible for the administration of WESK’s Matchstick program for Indigenous female entrepreneurs. including assisting in planning and execution of training workshops and other events. To read more about Colleen, click here.

Carly Beckman

Carly Beckman

Program Intern

As WESK’s Intern, Carly’s areas of focus are marketing, communications, and all things social media. Carly is passionate about creating engaging content and connecting with the WESK community. To read more about Carly, click here. 

Cara Cote

Cara Cote

Business Advisor

Cara is a serial entrepreneur having owned and operated multiple businesses since 2001. She believes in being kind, honest, and helpful in all aspects of her life, and loves helping WESK members put their big ideas to life. To read more about Cara, click here.

Yvonne Dopson

Yvonne Dopson

Administrative Assistant

Yvonne is recently retired from a career in office administration, which she loves, and she isn’t ready to quit yet! Yvonne’s role at WESK includes membership, reception, and administrative coordination. To read more about Yvonne, click here

Regina

Brittany Scott

Brittany Scott

Project Coordinator

Brittany joined WESK to assist with The Exchange, a new program aimed at helping women entrepreneurs scale-up their businesses. To read more about Brittany, click here.