Saskatoon Council on Aging - Age-friendly community

SCOA Staff

June Gawdun,

Executive Director
June Gawdun
June Gawdun has been the Executive Director of the Saskatoon Council on Aging for the past 20 years. She is married with three daughters and has 4 grandchildren. June has a background in management and finances. As the Executive Director she is responsible for networking with community agencies to enhance the work of the Council on Aging, overseeing operations, managing human resources, volunteers, finance and legal requirements of the Council on Aging. “My favourite part of working for SCOA is knowing that the work we do makes a difference in the lives of seniors. The dedicated and talented volunteers and staff make it a great place to work!


Sheila Angelstad,

Program Coordinator

Sheila Angelstad
Sheila Angelstad joins the SCOA team as Program Coordinator, working with volunteers and coordinating programs which promote the health, dignity and independence of older adults and caregivers in the community. She has a background in Communications/Media Studies/ Event Planning and has worked in the non-profit sector in Saskatoon for many years.
“Working at SCOA is a rewarding experience; I love the community of older adults.”



Sandra Schweder,
Positive Aging Coordinator - Bio to follow


Bonnie Grove,

Community Development Coordinator
Bonnie Grove
Bonnie Grove joins SCOA as Community Development Coordinator, building a more age-friendly Saskatoon. Bonnie brings to the team a background in program development and delivery, counseling, psychology, and a love for non-profit work. She is a life-long learner and is currently enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan pursuing clinical psychology. Bonnie is a published author of fiction and non-fiction. She’s married to a cute guy with blue eyes, has two teenage children, and one fuzzy dog.





Beth Hillls

SCOA Globe Walk Coordinator - bio to follow


Virginia Dakiniewich

Fund Development and Communications Coordinator

Virginia Dakiniewich is currently completing a diploma in Public Relations and plans to work towards a CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) designation. Virginia enjoys working with SCOA's knowledgeable volunteers  and anticipates many exciting initiatives coming up at SCOA. Changing technology provides new opportunities for SCOA to tell our stories to the community.