Raised on a small farm near Guernsey, Donna completed high school at Lanigan Central High and went on to receive a Medical Laboratory Technologist certificate at Kelsey Institute in Saskatoon. After interning at the Royal University Hospital, and working full-time in the Microbiology, Donna got married and began farming in the LeRoy area where she raised three daughters.
First elected to the Legislature in 1999, Donna was re-elected in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2016.
Donna currently serves as Minister of Government Relations and Minister responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs. Previously, Donna has been Minister of Social Services, Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation and the Status of Women, Minister of Education, Minister of Crown Investments, Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance, Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, and Provincial Secretary.
Donna has served as Chair of the Crown Investments Corporations Board, Chair of the Child and Family Agenda Committee and Vice Chair of Treasury Board. She has also served as a member of the House Services Committee and the Red Tape Review Committee.
Donna currently resides in Humboldt.
Office: 632 9th St., Box 2950, Humboldt, SK, S0K 2A0