The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is pleased to welcome two additional part-time board members, Judy Henley and Jack Brodsky, in 2022. They join the WCB’s current full-time board members – chair Gord Dobrowolsky, worker representative Garry Hamblin and employer representative Larry Flowers – to serve the workers and employers of the province.
Henley has a wealth of experience in local, provincial and national leadership roles. As a health-care worker and member of CUPE 5430 from Melville, she has been active in CUPE since 1985. Having served in many leadership roles within CUPE at the local, provincial and national levels, she also spent 20 years as secretary-treasurer of CUPE Saskatchewan. In 2020, Henley was elected as the new president of the Saskatchewan division of CUPE. She is an active member of the CUPE Local 5430 pension and benefits committee and subcommittees.
Brodsky brings years of experience in construction, leadership, sports and community service. He worked for his family-owned business, Brodsky Construction, for more than two decades in various roles, including part owner. For 37 years, he was a co-owner of the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League. He has served on numerous boards and committees, including the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, and is currently a board member of the Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association. Since 2014, he has been working with his sons as the vice-president of business development at Brodsky Construction.
“We look forward to the insights that our two new board members will provide,” said Dobrowolsky, “and as a board, together we will continue to strengthen our governance.”
This fulfils the changes to Section 4 of the WCB’s legislation, The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013, to include part-time members on the board. The amendment to expand the board was made in response to a recommendation of the 2015 Committee of Review.
All board members are appointed by the provincial government. The board members ensure a strong governance framework for the WCB. They provide strategic direction to leadership and effective oversight of financial and operational performance. Board members also approve policies, oversee risk management and engage with customers and partners. The full-time board members perform their appeals and adjudicative function.
“We are excited to work with Judy and Jack as a board going forward,” said Dobrowolsky. “Together with our staff and leadership teams, we will continue striving to achieve our vision to eliminate injuries and restore abilities. On behalf of the board, I want to welcome Judy and Jack to our existing board group.”