Kris Sakowsky is a long term resident of Sherwood Park/Strathcona County. A Professional Engineer by trade, he’s a busy retiree after having a long and varied career working with ATCO Electric here in Alberta. Married, and a supportive father of three adult children, he’s committed to being more active in supporting important community endeavours such as the Strathcona Shelter Society and A Safe Place.
“Time for me to give back to the community that served me and my family so well. I want to meet some of the wonderful people who are active in the County. I want to use and share the skills and experience I’ve gained through my career to help those on the front line who are working hard to make a difference”. Working with A Safe Place and the people involved has been a wonderful experience.
Scott Waters is the proud father of three talented and active children. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, and can often be found in the kitchen trying new recipes, spending time at the family cabin or exploring the mountains with a special love for Waterton Park and the Crowsnest Pass. He enjoys all types of sports with a keen interest in golf, hockey, hiking and various water sports.
Graduating from the University of Alberta in 2000 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Scott received his Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation in 2004 and holds the role of Vice President, Fabrication & Strategic Business Development with Aecon, one of Canada’s largest Infrastructure and Construction companies. Having held a variety of leadership roles in construction, operations and maintenance, Scott has developed a wide range of business, operational excellence and relationship and development skills that he seeks to bring to A Safe Place. Scott takes a lot of pride in mentoring younger professionals with a focus on collaboration, distributive leadership and big picture thinking. Since 2019, Scott has also sat as a Director on the Alberta Chamber of Resources Board.
Mike Cameron is a passionate father of two young adults. He is a bit of a tech geek who loves the latest gadgets and software. When not working he enjoys running long distance ultra-marathons and spending as much time as possible in the mountains.
Sandra Hanington raised two amazing daughters, and feels blessed to have watched them grow and become the great humans they are today. When not working or improving sourdough skills, she loves to be outdoors, whether it be walking on forest trails, going to the dog park with her doodle, or hitting the links on a warm summer day. She likes to explore other cultures and travel south for warm vacations, and hopes to do so again.
Sandra has spent her adult life in the healthcare environment. She is a nurse that has contributed to, and gained experience in a wide variety of health arenas including mental health, oncology, disability management, rehabilitation, and ensuring that Albertans have access to quality/accredited diagnostic providers. She has worked the front lines of direct patient care to managing various medical programs for industry and professional regulation. Sandra currently provides experienced and empathetic case management to disability clients in a virtual manner. Volunteerism or “giving back” is very important to Sandra, and as her daughters grew older, she has been able to participate more readily. Her greatest accomplishments are being a mom, a sister, a daughter, and a friend.