WRHA Board Members

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Dr. Jerry Gray - Board Chair

Dean Emeritus and Senior Scholar, the I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba

Management consultant specializing in strategic planning and organizational development

Chair and director of various private sector and non-profit organizations

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Dr. Myrle Ballard

Myrle is a Research Associate and Instructor at the Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba. She is passionate and an advocate about health and environmental issues. She has a PhD in natural resources and environmental management (flooding, sustainable livelihoods, Anishinaabe knowledge systems).

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Major Joanne Biggs

Retired Officer in Salvation Army: Social Services Administration and Chaplaincy

Member of Brandon University Board of Governors

Teaching Supervisor with Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC), Specialist in Pastoral/Spiritual Care Education, educating spiritual/pastoral care profrssionsal for  healthcare, community, and correctional services context including ethics education

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Ms. Elaine Bishop

Executive Director of the North Point Douglas Women’s Centre and a resident of North Point Douglas

Over three decades in paid and volunteer positions with special attention to peace, non-violence and social justice work, human rights, women’s issues,  land justice and Aboriginal rights

Member of the Board of Directors of Mount Carmel Clinic

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Ms. Sheila Carter

Seven years involvement in Metis population health as Assistant Director and currently Director of the Manitoba Metis Federation Health and wellness department

Nine years involvement in First Nations health programs and services, Health Canada, Medical Services Branch

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Mr. Jeff Cook

Occupational Therapist with experience in both publicly and privately funded agencies

Chair of the Canadian Cancer Society - MB Division Board of Directors 

Volunteer with multiple community club sports teams

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Ms. Joan Dawkins

Executive Director, Women's Health Clinic

Former Community Area Director for Downtown and Point Douglas, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority/Family Services & Housing

Three decades of paid and volunteer work in the community, with special interest in inner city issues, equality and human rights.

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Ms. Jennifer Faulder

Provincial Issues Management and Communications Officer, Addictions Foundation of Manitoba.

Has a diverse employment history ranging from working on the front lines with some of Manitoba's most vulnerable populations to advising senior decision-makers with the Province.

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Ms. Verna Flett

Verna is a School Counselor for the Duke of Marlborough School in Churchill. Served on Council with the Town of Churchill 2000-02, 2002-06, 2010-2014. Verna has served on the Board of the former Churchill RHA and is interested in the health care of the Churchill community and instilling a healthier lifestyle for the youth.

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Mr. Robert Freedman

Former CEO, Jewish Federation of Winnipeg

Former board member St. Boniface General Hospital

Former Executive Director, Legal Aid Manitoba

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Dr. Jean Friesen

Jean Friesen is an associate professor of History at the University of Manitoba. She was MLA for Wolseley from 1990-2003 and served in government as Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs and Deputy Premier from 1999-2003. She has recently served as Chair of the Manitoba Water Council and is a member of the Speakers' Bureau of the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba.

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Mr. Stuart Greenfield

Past Chair, Seven Oaks General Hospital

Board President, SMG Development

Past involvement in multi-cultural organizations including the Manitoba Intercultural Council and Folklorama

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Ms. Doris Koop

Coordinator of the Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN).

Over twenty-five years working in paid and volunteer positions regarding accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities. Also served on several Boards and committees through the years.

Coordinator of the Discover Curling program for people with disabilities with the Canadian Curling Association.

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Pravinsagar Mehta

Physician Bed Manager in Family Practice and Attending Physician in Geriatric Medicine at St. Boniface Hospital

Former President of Doctors Manitoba
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Ms. Connie Krahenbil

Connie is a community member of Churchill since 2013. Prior to that, Connie lived in Churchill from 1989 to 2000 when she worked at both the Churchill Health Centre and OmniTRAX Canada. While in Winnipeg, Connie worked primarily in mental health as the Employment Manager at Sara Riel Inc and as the Executive Director with the Canadian Mental Health Association. Connie has served on the Executive for a variety of special events and causes and was appointed to the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba Board of Directors in 2008.

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David Rondeau

A retired French immersion public school teacher from River East Transcona School Division.

Former board member with the Community Legal Education Association.

Former member of the Provincial Executive of the Manitoba Teachers' Society.

Former member of the Administrative Council of Les Éducatrices et éducateurs francophones du Manitoba.

Former board member with Le Centre culturel francomanitobain.
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Dr. Rob Santos

Associate Secretary to Healthy Child Committee of Cabinet
Government of Manitoba

Research Scientist, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, and Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (University of Manitoba), specializing in community psychology, child and adolescent development, mental health promotion and mental illness prevention, population health, and prevention science and policy

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Mr. Craig Stahlke

Secretary-Treasurer of Pembina Trails School Division

Certified Management Accountant

Former member of the Victoria Hospital Board

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Mr. Bruce Thompson

Worked in the Employee Benefits field for over 35 years in Manitoba.

The last 21 years as the Sales Manager with Manitoba Blue Cross

Was a member of the River Heights/Fort Garry Community Health Advisory Committee and intends to continue helping the WRHA as a Board member

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