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WRHA Board Members

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Patricia Solman – Chair

Patricia Solman is an accomplished senior executive with 30 years' experience in finance, telecommunications and operations at MTS. She has proven strengths in strategic planning, business evolution/transformation and change management, coupled with broad expertise in the management of large, diverse teams.

As WRHA Board Chair, Patricia brings a strong understanding of board governance and oversight, having served on the boards of Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation, United Way of Winnipeg, Canadian Women in Communications and Technology, and The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.

Patricia is Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Honours), from the University of Manitoba.

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Adekunle Ajisebutu

Adekunle Ajisebutu has over 30 years of audit and accounting experience and a clear understanding of business risk assessment and management.  With audit experience came an understanding of business process review with the aim of understanding business exposure to risk and a need for collaboration with management to manage risk, and collaboratively ensure organization attainment of goals and objectives.

Currently an entrepreneur with interest in retail and real estate rental, Adekunle brings years of business management to the board, and will be of great service in ensuring the achievement of provincial goal of administering and delivering health services to Manitobans. Adekunle is a CMA, CPA with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (with Distinction) from University of New Brunswick, NB, Canada.

Julie Bubnick

Julie Bubnick has more than 4o years of experience in the accounting profession, primarily in the field of taxation (corporations, individuals, and trusts), including audit and accounting.  As a result, she developed an in-depth knowledge of a broad range of organizations, from non-profits to multi-national corporations.

In addition to living, studying, and working in three provinces, she has volunteered everywhere she went, developing another skill set of community engagement along the way.  She has extensive community experience in various capacities, for which she received a Manitoba 150 Award in 2020.  She is currently Treasurer on three community boards.

A former CPA-CA, Julie Bubnick has an Hons. B.A. in Sociology, an M.A. (Criminology), and an M.B.A. (Accounting) from the University of Manitoba.

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Dawn Daudrich

Business manager and owner, Dawn Daudrich, divides her time between her Churchill based Lazy Bear Expeditions eco-tourism office, work on a number of different boards across the province and her family.

An active volunteer both within Churchill and in Winnipeg, Dawn is committed to improving business opportunities for Manitobans. Her eco-tourism company operates both out of Churchill and Winnipeg with over 50 employees and she sits on the chamber for Manitoba, Winnipeg and Churchill.

In addition to those ventures she continues to make time to volunteer with Churchill Girl Guides of Canada with her younger two children.

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Dr. Glen Drobot

Bio to come.

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Dr. Netha Dyck

Dr. Netha Dyck has enjoyed a dynamic and diverse nursing career, providing strategic leadership in senior nursing service and academic leadership positions, as well as on provincial and national professional associations, boards, and committees.

Currently, Netha is providing leadership as the Dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Manitoba. Her prior academic leadership role was at Saskatchewan Polytechnic where she served as the Dean of the School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences. Her leadership roles in nursing service have spanned urban and rural settings including the WRHA Personal Care Home Program, Concordia Hospital, Bethesda Health and Social Services District and Bethel Hospital. Netha also provided leadership as the President of the Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses.

A registered nurse, Netha holds a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Calgary. She is an Inaugural Fellow of the Canadian Nurse Educator Institute in recognition of her sustained contribution to nursing education, as well as the Inaugural Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Nurses for her contribution to the profession of nursing.

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Vanessa Everett

Vanessa is Ojibway and a member of Berens River First Nation, Manitoba.

For over 25 years Vanessa has owned and operated her own management consultancy firm specializing in integrating Indigenous knowledge in proposals, program development, current state community assessments, strategic planning, board development and governance, national First Nation health certification and advising on policy, by-laws, and organizational development.

Vanessa has built and developed strong relationships with key national and provincial stakeholders that have resulted in effective and successful partnerships. Her programs and partnerships have won an international award, as well as national and regional recognition. Her expertise in designing and developing training to employment programs for the Indigenous market has totaled more than 350 successful programs across Western Canada.

Vanessa has Co-Chaired the national "Federal Program Development Improvement Working Group" for the Indigenous Skills to Employment Training Strategy (ISETS). She is currently Vice Chair of the Indigenous Chamber of Commerce. She worked on the development of the Manitoba Indigenous Tourism Association (MITA), and the National Métis Veterans Association (NMVA). This Association development includes governance, business and operational planning, membership drive, revenue generation plan, and first annual virtual summit.

For the past four years Vanessa has project managed a long- term Indigenous Health Partnership that will develop approximately 90 nationally licensed Emergency Medical Responders from 15 northern Manitoba First Nations and deliver fully equipped On Reserve Non-Ambulance Transport Vehicles for each of the 15 First Nations.

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Frank Koch-Schulte

As Vice President of Edison Properties and an active community member in the field of property management and senior care, Frank Koch-Schulte brings to the board, experience in the residential healthcare needs of fellow Winnipeggers.

With a Bachelor of Computer Science Degree from the University of Manitoba, Frank's professional focus is on leading innovation while maintaining the exceptional standards of living that residents have come to expect of Edison Properties for almost sixty years.

Having served two terms as President of the Professional Property Managers Association (P.P.M.A) and as current Chair of the Association's Political Action Committee, as Council Member for the River East Council for Seniors and having been appointed to the Landlord Tenant Advisory Council of Manitoba by the Minister of Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection, Frank strongly believes in re-investing in Winnipeg communities for the growth and well-being of all residents.

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Brenda McInnes

Brenda McInnes is a retired finance executive with Bell MTS Inc. As VP Finance with Bell MTS, Brenda led the finance team overseeing budgeting, reporting, capital investments and financial operations. Previously, as VP & Treasurer of MTS, her span of control included capital markets, pension investments and administration, investor relations, corporate taxation and insurance. Brenda also focused on business strategy.

Brenda is currently serving on the board of directors with Alberta Pension Services Corp. where she is Vice-Chair and Chair of the Technology and Innovation Committee. Brenda is also a long-time member of the Pension Investment Association of Canada (PIAC) where she has held a number of board and committee positions.

Brenda is a CPA CA and has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Manitoba.

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Jennifer Moncrieff

Jennifer Moncrieff’s community involvement currently includes the board of directors of the Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation and the board of St. Paul’s High School, as well as volunteering at Gonzaga Middle School. She is also a founding member of the Dyslexia Champions of Manitoba; former vice-chair of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet; and was a board member of the Misericordia Health Centre Foundation.

Previously, Jennifer was employed by Investors Group as director, sales – Ontario.

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Dr. Scott Mundle

Dr. Scott Mundle is an Optometrist having graduated from the University of Waterloo. He was a University of Waterloo -50th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni of Honour Award Recipient. Scott is a Past President of Manitoba Association of Optometrists, the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the World Council of Optometry. While now retired since June 2022, he practised at Henderson Vision Centre in North Kildonan.

Growing up in a sports family, Dr. Mundle has volunteered over the years at Windsor Community  Club. He was a Board Member for the Manitoba Curling Association, a Past President of Squash Manitoba, a Boarder Member of Squash Canada and a Board Member for Sport Manitoba (his ‘Dream Job’). A former competitive curler, after running 29 marathons, his body is suggesting he consider switching to road biking.

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Patti Ramage

Patti Ramage was a practicing lawyer for over 31 years, including 23 years leading Manitoba Hydro's Legal Services Division where she retired as Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in 2020.  Her legal practice focused on administrative law. She is well versed in the principles governing boards and tribunals and is knowledgeable in corporate governance and compliance matters.  Patti has extensive experience working on multi-disciplinary teams tasked with addressing complex issues requiring the balancing of diverse stakeholder interests.  

Patti holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees, both from the University of Manitoba. She was a member of the Canadian and Manitoba Bar Associations (1988 - 2020) and served as Vice-Chair of the Canadian Electric Association's Legal Committee (2017 - 2020). Her community involvement has focused on supporting those with developmental or physical challenges and children's health.  She is also experienced at navigating the health care system from a patient support perspective.

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Lauren Stone

Lauren Stone is a self-employed consultant specializing in government relations and regulatory affairs. In addition, she serves as a senior advisor with Global Public Affairs. Her previous experience includes over 10 years in government-industry relations, policy analysis, and business development. She is an active volunteer in the Winnipeg and surrounding rural communities. Ms. Stone holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Political Science from Queens University.

As a new mother, she is passionate about strengthening the healthcare system for future generations.

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Carole Urias

For over thirty years, Carole Urias has provided advice to Canadians with insurance, investments, and financial plans. After graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts she entered the Financial Services industry, earning her Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) designation through FP Canada. Currently, Carole is completing her Masters of Philanthropy designation.

An ardent volunteer, Carole is a transformational thinker who supports organizations that promote Financial Literacy and Advocacy for Women, Seniors, and First Nations peoples. In her spare time, she has served on several boards including two terms with both the Insurance Council of Manitoba and the Seven Oaks General Hospital Board and Foundation Council and more recently the Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation. When not working or volunteering, Carole enjoys spending time with her husband Mike and their dog Jackson.

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