WRHA Board Members

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Mr. Robert Brennan - Board Chair

A chartered accountant and elected Fellow of Chartered Accountants (FCA), Mr. Brennan has an esteemed history of leadership and board-related roles including the former Chair of the Riverview Health Centre Foundation's Board of Directors; the Secretary Treasurer for Research Manitoba Board of Directors; as well as the Treasurer for Hospice and Palliative Care Manitoba.

Mr. Brennan is the former President and CEO of Manitoba Hydro and is a recipient of an Order of Manitoba; an honourary degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Manitoba; and a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba.

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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

Elaine is the former (retired) Executive Director of the North Point Douglas Women's Centre and currently resides in North Point Douglas. Elaine is a member of the Board of Directors of Mount Carmel Clinic and for over three decades has worked 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.

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Ms. Jan Byrd

Jan is the Executive Director, Wellness and Student Life, at the University of Winnipeg. Previously, Jan was the Manager of Patient Safety, Quality, and Patient Relations at St. Boniface Hospital, and the Program and Policy Analyst, Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety. Jan is the Co-Chair of UN Safe Cities;  Chair for the Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct; and Secretariat of the Healthy Campus Advisory Committee at the University of Winnipeg.

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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. 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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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

Mr. Ken Hiebert

Mr. Ken Hiebert

Ken has over 20 years of senior leadership experience in the private sector, where he developed expertise in financial analysis, strategic planning and operations management. He has served on several boards of not for profit organizations.

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Ms. Doris Koop

Doris is the Executive Director of the Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN) and has over twenty-five years experience in paid and volunteer positions dealing with accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities. Doris has also served on several Boards and committees throughout the years. Doris is the Coordinator of the Discover Curling program for people with disabilities with the Canadian Curling Association..

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Dr. Pravinsagar Mehta

Dr. Mehta is a Physician Bed Manager in Family Practice and an Attending Physician in Geriatric Medicine at St. Boniface Hospital. As well, Dr. Mehta is the current President of the WRHA Medical Staff and is the former President of Doctors Manitoba.

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Mr. 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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