Chief Fundraising & Brand Officer
Terri Strunk is a Saskatchewanian, born and raised. Her strong rural roots influenced her concern when emergency medical services began to decline in the rural parts of the province, where the distance to a tertiary care hospital was measured in hours.
Recognizing the important role STARS could play in assisting those living in these areas, she and her colleagues in government helped bring the organization to Saskatchewan in 2011.
In her prior role as senior advisor and Chief of Operations to former Premier of Saskatchewan Brad Wall, Terri oversaw management of the Executive Council and Ministerial Offices for the Government of Saskatchewan and provided strategic issue management and communications counsel.
Terri began her career in the media in 1985 working with several major networks and stations over the course of a decade. She established her own communications firm in 2014, capitalizing on years of expertise in developing high-level, multi-faceted strategic public relations campaigns, as well as government relations and crisis communications.
Lauded as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network twice, Terri is a highly skilled public affairs strategist that cares deeply about the community. She feels blessed to have the opportunity to contribute to STARS, having championed the organization as a long-time supporter.
When she is not brainstorming with the STARS Foundation team across the prairies, Terri and her husband enjoy fishing, ice-fishing and snowmobiling on Lac La Ronge in northern Saskatchewan. She also loves spending time with her children and five granddaughters. An avid football enthusiast, Terri serves as a volunteer Director on the Board of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. She also is a fundraising volunteer with Empty Arms, an organization that helps families deal with pre and peri-natal infant loss.