Meet the WESK Team!

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

Manager of Programs

Lori is WESK’s Programs Manager and Business Advisor and is focused on empowering women entrepreneurs to achieve their business goals through advisory services and WESK programs. To read more about Lori, click here.

 

Danielle Grimes, MBA

Danielle Grimes, MBA

Business Advisor

Danielle joined the WESK team as a Business Advisor in April of 2019. She 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

Josie Fries

Marketing Coordinator

As WESK’s Marketing Coordinator, 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

As Manager of Finance and Administration, Kaurie assists WESK in their daily financial processes, from paying the bills, to financial reporting, to monitoring the budget. He is also responsible for overseeing WESK’s loan fund and is involved in most of the lending process. To read more about Kaurie, click here.

Grace Lam

Grace Lam

Lending Officer

As 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.

Naqsh (Nick) Kochar, MBA

Naqsh (Nick) Kochar, MBA

Business Advisor (Contract)

Nick brings over two decades of high-level business experience in marketing, innovation, and business strategy experience to the WESK team. In addition to working with WESK, Nick is Chief Strategist and CEO of his own company, Refresh Inc. To read more about Nick, click here.

Regina

Mona Bates

Mona Bates

Operations Manager

Mona Bates is the Operations Manager and Business Advisor who works with WESK members to help them achieve their entrepreneurial dreams. To read more about Mona, click here.

Diane Souillet

Diane Souillet

Training Coordinator

As WESK’s Training Coordinator, Diane is responsible for discovering engaging speakers and thinking up new and exciting topics for Saskatoon and Regina. To read more about Diane, click here.