JSGS Announces New Appointments within Executive Education

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Moen as Director of Executive Education, effective July 1, 2017. The school has also appointed Jennifer Ehrmantraut, Louise Greenberg and Kevin Fenwick as executives-in-residence.

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Moen as Director of Executive Education, effective July 1, 2017.

Most recently Doug served as a JSGS executive-in-residence, and has been highly involved in the JSGS Executive Internship Program, the Policy Workshop Series (offered to Government of Saskatchewan employees), and has co-taught JSGS 867 Advanced Policy Analysis with JSGS Executive Director Kathleen McNutt.

Prior to this, Doug’s extensive public service career included serving as Deputy Minister to the Premier  (2009-2016), Deputy Minister of Justice and the Deputy Attorney General (2002 – 2009), and Executive Director of the Public Law Division and the Executive Director of the Community Justice Division (1997-2002).

He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1995, served as the President of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada (1997-98), was a member of the Executive of the Canadian Bar Association – Saskatchewan Branch (2000-2007), and was a board member with the Information Services Corporation of Saskatchewan (2002-2007). Doug is currently Chair of the Global Transportation Hub Board, a member of the Canada West Foundation Board, and a member and past Chair of the Phoenix Residential Society board.

Doug Moen graduated from the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan in 1979, and held various roles in the field of public law and policy. His experience also includes two years working at the House of Commons in Ottawa in the early 1980s.

“Doug has been a strong leader within Saskatchewan’s public service and a valuable partner of the school, even prior to his appointment as an executive-in-residence,” says Kathleen McNutt. “Our faculty, staff and students have benefitted greatly from his knowledge and advice, and will continue to do so as he moves into his new role as Director of Executive Education.” 

Moen will succeed Jennifer Ehrmantraut, who served as Director of Executive Education since October 2016. Jennifer will continue working with the JSGS as an executive-in-residence where she will continue to lend her expertise on the executive education portfolio.

In addition to the appointments of Moen and Ehrmantraut, the JSGS is also pleased to welcome former Deputy Minister Louise Greenberg and former Deputy Minister and Deputy Attorney General Kevin Fenwick to the school as executives-in-residence effective July 1, 2017.

“We are very excited to welcome both Louise and Kevin to the school, and are fortunate that Jennifer will be staying on in her new capacity,” says McNutt. “Their vast experience and combined expertise within the public sector will serve as both a valuable resource for the school and will enhance the overall student experience at JSGS.”

Louise Greenberg served as Deputy Minister of Advanced Education from 2012-2017, after which she retired from the Government of Saskatchewan after a 32-year career in the public service. Prior to her appointment at Advanced Education, Louise was the Associate Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Social Services (2010-2012), responsible for Child and Family Services.  She has also served as Associate Deputy Minister with the Ministry of Health (2006-2010), Deputy Minister with Regional Economic and Co-operative Development (2005-2006) and Assistant Deputy Minister with the Ministry of Agriculture (2002-2005). During her career, Louise has also held a number of management positions.  

Louise has participated on a number of Boards in the fields of mining, health, and agriculture research.  She also served as the Government of Saskatchewan Senior Fellow with the Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy) in 2001. 

She is keenly interested in areas including public administration, machinery of government, food policy and science, agriculture and crisis management. Louise holds a Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan, as well as a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from McGill University in the fields of animal science.  

Kevin Fenwick served as the Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General (2013-2017) and as Ombudsman (2004-2013).  In the latter role, he worked with staff to resolve and investigate complaints from the public against provincial government departments, boards, commissions and agencies. During his time as Ombudsman, Kevin also served as Saskatchewan's first Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner and, for a period of months, was also the Acting Advocate for Children and Youth.

A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, Kevin practiced law for fifteen years before joining the Dispute Resolution Office and the Mediation Services branch of Saskatchewan Justice as a Staff Mediator and Dispute Resolution Consultant. Kevin was designated as Queen’s Counsel for the Province of Saskatchewan in 2005.

Kevin has facilitated and mediated in a wide range of areas including family, civil/commercial, victim/offender, workplace, collective bargaining and grievances. In addition to training others in conflict resolution, his mediation and facilitation practice concentrated on large-scale and multi-party facilitation, strategic planning, and effecting change in organizations. A significant portion of Kevin’s work has been with Indigenous groups.

Doug, Jennifer, Louise and Kevin will all be based out of the school’s University of Regina campus.