Board of Directors

Laurell Mitchell, RSW
Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Manitoba, with Option in Aging and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba. She is currently employed by southern Regional Health Authority in Home Care as a Case Coordinator. Employed by Province of Manitoba as an inpatient social worker at the Selkirk Mental Health Centre. She also maintains a current registration with the Manitoba College of Social Workers.
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Neill Johnson

Graduate at the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Education, Baccalaureate Certificate in Education (School Administration) and a Pre-Masters in Education.
Over his 37 year career in education his roles included Assistant Superintendent, Principal, School Counsellor and Teacher. He received the 'Honouring Our Allies' award from the Manitoba Circle of Aboriginal Teachers for his work on Indigenous Student Education.
Previous Chair of the Youville Clinic/Centre and a Parish Council member of the St. Ignatuis Church.

Derrick Vandel, CPA

Graduate at the University of Manitoba in 2008 with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree. Received his Chartered Accountant designation in 2011.  He is involved in public practice accounting for more than 11 years and is a Senior Manager at a mid-sized firm. His primary focus, during his career, has been auditing various not-for-profit entities. 

Lance Barber, BSc, MBA

Director of Surgery at St. Boniface Hospital with over 23 years in healthcare, Former CEO, Winnipeg Child and Family Services, Former senior leader at Treasury Board, Manitoba, Former exploration and mine geologist, INCO and Noranda 

Daniel Tremblay, CPA

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). Received his Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation in 2008. Has been employed with the St. Boniface Hospital for over 19 years holding multiple positions in the Finance department. Currently holds the Manager of Budgets position at SBH (since 2009).        
Gisèle Morier, BSc Pharm, MD, FRCPC (Psych)
Psychiatrist, Associate professor at the University of Manitoba Department Rady Faculty of Medicine /Psychiatry, affiliated with the Health Sciences Center Department of Psychiatry and Centre de Santé Access center. Independent contractor.
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Mathieu Lafrenière, B.A, J.D

Associate lawyer at the firm of Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP in Steinbach, Manitoba.  Former Director for the Aulneau Renewal Centre.
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Roxane Sarrasin

Bachelor of Arts from Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface, Master’s in Education with a specialization in Counselling. Supervisor of Youth Community-based Services and Prevention and Education Consultant at the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM). Board member of Centre Renaissance and Presse-Ouest, and Chair of Pluri-elles Inc. Founding member of preschool group Atelier Soleil.

Christophe Rodrigue

Certified Financial Planner

Rose Roulette

Rose Roulette ia an Aboriginal Language Specialist who is bilingual in the Ojibway language from Sandy Bay First Nation of Treaty #1. She has taught many adults and youth in learning the language as well as tutoring.  While studying to become a Community Support Worker she volunteered as a Peer Support Worker with Mood Disorders which led her to develop Black Eagle Transition Program, an Indigenous program for the youth who were transitioning from their communities into the city.  In promoting Mental Health for community members a POW WOW was put together for all those who suffer with Mental Health. Rose comes from a cultural background which has allowed her to teach community members cultural activities such as loom beading, beaded lanyards, making dream catchers and ribbon skirts.
Rose is currently working with Immigration Partnership Winnipeg as an Indigenous Engagement Coordinator which entails developing the Indigenous Orientation Toolkit as a resource to help agencies serving newcomers.  She also chairs the Indigenous Consultation Circle for Immigration Partnership Winnipeg.
Mamadou Ka

Dr. Mamadou Ka

Dr. Mamadou Ka is a political scientist and Adjunct Professor at the Université de Saint-Boniface. He is also a Public speaker and consultant in the field of diversity management and education.  Mamadou holds a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership and Diversity Management from Simon Fraser University. He also holds a Law degree from the Université de Caen (France), as well as a BA and a MA in Political Science from the University of Manitoba. Mamadou has completed his PhD Coursework in Political Science at Université Laval in Quebec City. He is a political analyst with Radio Canada Manitoba.
Dr. Ka is very involved in the community; he has been the President of the Francophone of Manitoba, (SFM), President of the Francophone immigrants of Manitoba, Chair of the Manitoba Ethnocultural Advisory and Advocacy Council (MEAAC), Vice-Chair of Alliance française du Manitoba and St. Boniface Hospital Board member. Dr. Ka is presently commissioner with the Manitoba Police Commission, Reseau Compassion Network Board member and Association des juristes francophones du Manitoba Board Member. He is a recipient of The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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