Saskatchewan Music Festival Association

The Board of Directors consist of ten persons: one Executive Director (ex-officio) and nine (9) elected members. From within the Board, the Executive Committee is comprised of President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Immediate Past President, the Executive Director and an ad hoc member appointed by the Executive Committee as the need arises.

When an elected director has served the three year period, he/she will not be eligible for re-election as a director until at least one year has elapsed; however, he/she is eligible for election to a presidential category at any time during this three year term.  An officer in a presidential category may be elected for a further two-year term, as deemed necessary. Anyone appointed as a replacement for one or two years is eligible to stand for office in the following year.

The Board of Directors is elected from among the official delegates present at the annual meeting of the Provincial Association. The Executive Committee shall be elected from among the Board of Directors. The President, First Vice President, Second Vice President and Past President will each serve a two-year term of office, whereas the five (5) directors shall serve three year terms. All elected officers shall assume office immediately upon election.

SMFA Staff


Carol Donhauser

Carol Donhauser

Executive Director


Karen Klassen

Karen Klassen

Adjudicator Liaison/Program Coordinator


Nancy Toppings

Nancy Toppings

Administrative Assistant


Board of Directors

SMFA Directors

Left to right: Wendy Thienes, Sherry Sproule (President), Valentina May (Director),
Tammy Villeneuve (1st Vice President), Bonnie Nicholson (Director), Dianne Gryba (Director),
Karen Unger (Past President), Jeri Ryba (2nd Vice President), Krista Brost (Director),
Carol Donhauser (Executive Director). Missing: Kari Mitchell (Director)


Board Member Liaison

District #1 – Tammy Villeneuve | email

  • La Ronge
  • Lloydminster Kiwanis
  • Meadow Lake
  • Prince Albert Kiwanis
  • Spiritwood

District #2 – Dianne Gryba  | email

  • Battlefords Kiwanis
  • Biggar
  • Hafford
  • Unity

District #3 – Karen Unger  | email

  • Humboldt
  • Melfort
  • Nipawin
  • Sask Valley (Waldheim)
  • Twin Rivers (Dalmeny)

District #4 – Bonnie Nicholson  |  email

  • Lanigan
  • Outlook
  • Rosetown
  • Saskatoon
  • Watrous

District #5 – Krista Brost email

  • Eston
  • Kindersley
  • Prairie Sunset (Luseland)
  • Swift Current

District #6 – Jeri Ryba | email

  • Central Sask (Davidson)
  • Last Mountain (Raymore)
  • Moose Jaw
  • Qu’Appelle Valley (Fort Qu’Appelle)
  • Regina

District #7 – Carol Donhauser email

  • Parkland (Preeceville)
  • Potashville (Langenburg)
  • Quill Plains (Wynyard)
  • Yorkton

District #8 – Kari Mitchell email

  • Borderland (Coronach)
  • Maple Creek
  • Sand Hills (Leader)
  • Shaunavon
  • Vanguard

District #9 – Sherry Sproule  | email

  • Assiniboia
  • Estevan
  • Gravelbourg
  • Lafleche
  • Weyburn

District #10 – Valentina May email

  • Carnduff
  • Kipling
  • Mainline (Indian Head)
  • Moosomin
  • Redvers