Donna Crooks joined the Board of Directors for the Lung Association in 2013. Donna’s personal vision is to make a difference in the lives of others through her work and in her life. Her passion is developing people to achieve their best, personal performance. She is the Founder & Chief at Brain Snacks Co. This is a business designed for the league of extraordinary parents, who want to integrate the demands of a busy personal and professional schedule while accelerating their career growth.
Donna also has an extensive resume in the public sector. She has worked for the Government of Saskatchewan for 12 years. She is currently supporting organizational development work at the new Ministry of Trade and Export Development. Among her career highlights, she includes her role as Chief Transformation Officer within the Ministry of Social Services in 2017, when she led an amazing team of innovators to collectively disrupt the status quo in government's income assistance programming. Another of Donna's proud achievements in public service was the launch of Saskatchewan.ca in 2013. This work was the first step toward achieving a vision to give Saskatchewan people what they want and need online, anywhere, anytime and on any device.
Donna continually focuses on emphasizing the citizen experience in public services, improving government for the public good. She also builds capacity in government in areas like design thinking, empathy, citizen engagement, innovation, technology and inspiring a shared mission for public service excellence. Donna has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Regina and a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia. She lives with her husband and two young sons in Regina, Saskatchewan.