PEFS Board Members

Meet the PEFS 2023/2024 Board Members & PEFS Manager            


Donna Renaud, Manager      

Donna has been managing the Provincial Employees Fitness Society since 2006, through her company All About Fitness Ltd. Donna is Trainer of Fitness Leaders and has been training and teaching group fitness since 1993. She brings a wealth of expertise and energy to her role at PEFS and is an advocate for employee wellness.

Darcy Dragseth Board Position: Chair

I've been a member for 10 years and love the lunch hour classes.

The variety of classes has been wonderful. I've tried them and and feel that everyone should schedule a break during their busy days to exercise, relieve stress, and give your body a break from sitting. The best part is that I have fun, make new friends, laugh at myself, and come away more energized.  -Darcy

        Susanna Francis Board Position: Secretary

“I have been using the fitness centre for several years as part of my total fitness routine, picking different classes according to my fitness level and general health.  We are so fortunate to have a great workout space and such a variety of equipment and classes.  Having choices for employee fitness is definitely worth taking advantage of and supporting!  Class activity works best for me and I appreciate the variety of exercises and different supportive voices of each of the instructors.” – Susanna

Charles Middleton Board Position: Treasurer

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Gary Merrick Board Position: Director

Joining the board this year allows me to give back to the fitness  community. Physical fitness was a lifestyle during my career  with the Canadian military. As a retired CAF member, you will  often find me putting in the kilometers on the Galloping Goose.  Having a gym at 4000 Seymour allows me to augment my  walks with resistance training and a provide a safe, dry facility  for cardio  during the winter months.


Margaret Case Board Position: Director

I have been a member of PEFS for nearly a decade and have tried a variety of classes. My favorite is yoga - I enjoy the different styles of the instructors and I’m always learning something new. Physical activity is good for people’s health at every ability and the classes are a saving grace to have a regular commitment, especially in the winter. I hope to see more people join to experience all the benefits of movement, social connections and a healthy routine.

Wanda Kelley Board Position: Director

I have been a PEFS member for several years and consider it to be an important tool in my self-care toolbox. The classes give me a much-needed break in the middle of my day, and I always return to the office feeling rejuvenated and more productive than when I left. The wide variety of offerings keeps me learning new things, and I appreciate how upbeat and supportive the instructors and other class members are. Going to a class is hands down one of the best parts of my day, and I’d encourage anyone who would like a mid-day boost to give it a try!