Denise Beaudin

Director of Operations

Darlene Bear

Director of Finance and Administration


Good day to all our Ochapowace Membership. I am a mother of three children and a proud grandmother of 3 granddaughters and 2 grandsons. My oldest granddaughter convocated in 2014 from the First Nations University with a degree of Business Management. My education: I graduated from Yorkton Composite High School, then received secretarial training at a business school. Over the years, I've taken courses from different institutions such as the University of Regina where I obtained my accounting degree. In 1989, I returned to school full time and convocated in June 1992, with a diploma in Business Management. In February 2006, I received my designation as a Certified Financial Manager.


I started working with Ochapowace in June 1992 in the accounting department, moved to Economic Development, then worked at the Housing & Public Works office. I moved back to Administration and Finance in 2003 as the Director. My responsibilities are to oversee the Administration and Finance employees; and duties such as preparing for the annual audit, preparing financial statements (variance reports), bank reconciliations, budgets, work plans, staff evaluations, etc.

Lee Hoggarth

Payroll and Accounts Receivable

Wanda Watson

Accounts Payable Clerk

Dianne Ecklund

Finance Consultant

Sheila Allary

Membership Clerk and Receptionist, Administration Office

Brenda Bear

Human Resources Officer