Board of Directors

Dr. Bruce Neill – Board Chair

After a 33-year career with the Federal Government (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada), Dr. Neill brings his extensive experience in human resource management, strategic planning and implementation, program and operational management along with financial budgeting to his position as chair. He is an active volunteer that encompasses both executive and hands-on positions with Indian Head Minor Hockey, the Indian Head Golf Course, the Indian Head Communities in Bloom Committee and the Indian Head Natural History Society. Dr. Neill is currently a civilian volunteer (snare drummer) with the Regina RCMP Pipe Band.

Dr. Bruce Neill has served the Indian Head Theatre & Community Arts Inc. (IHTCA) Board in the role of Chair since 2013.

Genie Riddoch – Board Secretary

A recent addition to the Indian Head and district community, Genie Riddoch brings a wealth of Human Resource (HR) experience to the Board. Her educational qualifications include Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) Designation and a Business Administration Diploma from the Assiniboine Community College – Specialization Human Resources. She currently works professionally in the manufacturing industry as a Human Resources Manager for Dumur Industries and Dellcom Aerospace where she specializes in employee relations, performance, recruitment and selection as well as employee training and development. Prior to her professional career, Genie spent time with the Canadian Military as a reservist (artilleryman) where she participated in a peacekeeping tour in Cypress. An avid volunteer she sat as a board member and chair for the Shilo Military Family Resource Center for 10 years where she participated in a range of activities from childcare, reception, managing fundraising events, HR management. At the same time, she also volunteered extensively with the Brandon Eagles Gymnastics Center where she was both acting member and board president.

Genie Riddoch serves as Indian Head Theatre & Community Arts Inc. (IHTCA) Board Secretary.

Tara-Leigh Heslip – Vice Chair & Chair of the Cultural Programming Committee

Tara-Leigh Heslip believes that the arts need to be assessable to all – particularly within the many and diverse rural communities that make up a good part of Saskatchewan. A background in Fine Arts and Interior Design supports her appreciation for historic structures and their ongoing purpose. With numerous years of experience in project management along with her passion for the arts she currently fulfills the professional role of Community Development Consultant, Southeast Connection Sport, Culture & Recreation managing a portfolio focusing on inclusion, volunteer engagement and bringing arts to the community. In addition to her role on the Indian Head Theatre & Community Arts Inc. (IHTCA) board, she also serves as Vice Chair of the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation.

Tara-Leigh Heslip has served the Indian Head Theatre & Community Arts Inc. (IHTCA) Board in the role of Board Member since 2013 and is currently Vice Chair and Chair of the Cultural Programming Committee.

Meagan McEwen – Board Treasurer

Meagan McEwen and husband Warren McEwen are partners in the ownership and operation of Firefly Rentals, a rental business that services Indian Head and District. An established resident of Indian Head, Meagan has been a member of the Indian Head Theatre & Community Arts Inc. (IHTCA) board for 2 years in the role of Treasurer. An active volunteer in the community she also sits on the Harvest Hoedown Craft Show committee and the Communities in Bloom committee. Her educational background includes Business Management and Economics via the University of Regina and a certificate in Horticulture from the University of Saskatchewan. Her interest in the arts is based on a foundation in music and fine art crafts. Meagan taught piano for many years prior to her full-time commitment as a mom and enjoys crafting ladies hats with an artistic flare.

Meagan McEwen serves the Indian Head Theatre & Community Arts Inc. (IHTCA) Board as Treasurer

Lisa Horsman – Board Member & Chair of the Events Committee

A long time and well-known resident of Indian Head, Lisa Horsman contributes to the community through her passion and dedication to music education. Currently employed by the Prairie Valley School Division as the Grade 6 Teacher at Indian Head Elementary School (IHES) she has a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Masters of Education from the University of Regina. She is Director of the Indian Head Elementary School Choir, Director of the Bi-Annual School Musical and is currently Entry Secretary for the Mainline Music Festival. She also finds time to partner with her husband in the ownership and running of the popular ‘Indian Head Bakery’.

Lisa Horsman serves the Indian Head Theatre & Community Arts Inc. (IHTCA) Board as Chair of the Events Committee and works hands-on to ensure the success of fundraising activities such as ‘Chase the Ace’.

Kurt MacPherson Board Member

A six-year resident of Indian Head, Kurt MacPherson has been involved in the restoration of the Grand Theatre building since 2013 and has recently committed to serving as a board member. Kurt MacPherson brings 24 years of masonry experience to his on-going involvement with the theatre. Especially relevant to the Grand Theatre is his unique specialization in historic masonry conservation, particularly that of stone foundations. He believes that the theatre is important to the community as a whole and would be a loss if not maintained and put to good use. In addition to operating his masonry business, Kurt’s Masonry, from Indian Head; he has served for the past six years as a volunteer firefighter for the Town of Indian Head and District. A budding pizza maker, he can often be seen at local events serving up slices of delicious wood fired pizza cooked in his portable pizza oven.

Kurt MacPherson serves the Indian Head Theatre & Community Arts Inc. (IHTCA) Board as a Board Member.