Board of Directors


  • Troy Slywka

Troy convocated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education.  He furthered his education at the University of Alberta until beginning a brief career as a trainer in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League with the Humboldt Broncos and the Flin Flon Bombers.  He has been in North Battleford for the last 7 plus years as a Kinesiologist at CBI North Battleford.  His involvement on the board of directors helps keep kinesiology in the fore front in the smaller communities in Saskatchewan.

High Performance & Academia Committee Director:

  • OPEN

Health & Fitness Committee Director

  • Melissa Leier

Melissa is currently working for the Saskatoon Health Region and also privately Fitness Consulting and Personal Training.  Melissa represents SKESA on the SPRA Fitness Advisory Committee and contributes to the SaskFit annual conference planning committee.  She also is involved in collaboration and communication linking SKESA with various organizations such as the Sport Medicine & Science Council of Saskatchewan (SMSCS).  She has been a SKESA Board member since May 2008.

Membership Director:

  • Marg Petty

Rehabilitation Committee Director:

  • Geoff Stewart

Continuing Education Committee Director:

  • Shannon Strate

Marketing Director:

  • OPEN

University of Saskatchewan Rep:

  • Shane Schwanbeck


The Saskatchewan Kinesiology and Exercise Science Association (SKESA) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to develop, train and promote kinesiology professionals in the exercise science industry – to advocate fitness, performance and health promotion throughout the province of Saskatchewan.

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