Board of Directors
Sherry is the Chair of the Board of Directors.
Sherry brings front-line healthcare experience, coupled with experience in pharmaceutical sales and sales management and most recently, experience in non-profit independent education sector.
Vice President, Law, Reimer World Corp.
Phil is the Vice-Chair of the Board and serves on the Executive Committee in that capacity and also as legal advisor. Phil is also Chair of the Faith & Ethics Committee.
He brings over 25 years of legal and corporate governance experience in a wide range of settings and industries, both for profit and nonprofit.
Betty Holsten Boyer, B Comm. (Hons), CPA CA
Betty serves on the Executive Committee as well as the Finance and Stewardship Committee.
Betty is a senior financial leader with over 30 years experience in the private and public sector. Her career has included large and complex, multi-issue and multi-stakeholder environments, most recently with municipal and federal governments. She has served on numerous Boards and Committees, pursuing effective governance and overseeing strategic change in challenging times.
Partner, Waterford Global Inc.
Fred is the Chair of the Nominating Committee.
He brings skills and experience in executive search and the strategic acquisition of leadership talent, including extensive work with Boards and Board search/selection committees. Fred has also served in various leadership and other capacities at his congregation, Douglas Mennonite Church.
Director of Communications and Marketing for Mennonite Central Committee Canada.
She holds an MDIV from Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary in Fresno, California, and a BEd from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. She is an active member of Eastview Community Church. Laura enjoys the beauty and culture of Winnipeg, and is currently immersed in her role of “sports mom” to two teenaged children.
CPA,CA Partner, Fort Group Chartered Professional Accounts
Bradley is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Finance & Stewardship Committee.
Bradley brings accounting and finance experience. Bradley has also served in various leadership capacities in his Church, McIvor Avenue Mennonite Brethren, and on many community boards.
Rod Harder, CPA, ICD.D
West End Radiators
Rod is a professional CPA and business leader with additional training in Board Leadership, Lean Ideology and Marketing. Rod is a seasoned implemented of ERP systems, strategic initiatives and reporting systems. Rod has attained the International Corporate Director Designation ICD.D.
Rod is a long-time member of The Meeting Place Church – Mennonite Brethren Conference.
Patricia Reichardt, RN, BScN, CCRN (retired)
Patricia is a general Board member and is a member of the Faith & Ethics Committee. She has over 50 years of diverse Clinical and Administrative Health Care Experience primarily at Concordia. She retired as a Facility Operations Manager at Concordia in 2022.
Pat lives in North Kildonan, having lived in this community all her life. She is a member of Elmwood Mennonite Brethren Church.
Pat maintains a passion and commitment to our healthcare system, our Community and Concordia’s Purpose and Values Statements.
Jon Labun, SAFe SPC
Jon has transformed organizations from traditional waterfall planning to full enterprise agility. His experience includes changing governance structures to align agile teams to value streams, implementing Lean Portfolio Management, shifting from annual planning to rolling wave planning and creating enterprise-wide alignment from the executive team down to the delivery teams. He understands the complexities of linking strategy to execution, the value of strong leadership and the role of organizational change management in successful outcomes.
Jon believes that we cannot achieve anything of significance on our own and that the only way to succeed is to help others succeed. Jon’s background of leading teams and departments, along with his extensive hands-on transformation experience make him an excellent leader. Jon is an actively involved father and long-time member of River East MB Church and, more recently, North Kildonan MB Church.
Independent Management Consultant
Willy Janzen, CPA, CGA
Chief Financial Officer, Buhler Industries Inc.
Willy is a general Board member and a member of the Concordia Place Advisory Committee and is the Board Representative for the Mennonite Health Services of MB.
Willy is a senior financial professional and has over 35 years of progressive experience in finance and accounting. He is experienced in international finance with large multinational corporations and systems/applications.
Willy has also served as a board member of Donwood Manor non-profit residences as Finance Committee Chair, Executive Committee member and Property Committee member. He has also served as Finance Committee Chair and Treasurer for North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church where he currently attends.
Cynthia Carr, B.A. (Hons.), M.P.A. M.SC., Cert. Health Law
Starting her career in the Northwest Territories, Cynthia Carr brings more than 28 years as an epidemiologist, community engagement facilitator, health policy specialist, program evaluator and indicator development, business case development expert and strategic planner. After working for NWT and Manitoba governments, she started EPI Research Inc. which has now been in business for 21 years.
Since March 2020, Cynthia has been a highly sought media commentator and panellist across Canada in all mediums from print to radio to television to discuss the evolving COVID-19 situation, data and concerns in community accessibility to information, vaccines, testing and support. She is routinely engaged by businesses, including the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce, to provide live interaction sessions on COVID-19. She has recently been a keynote speaker at the Manitoba Disaster Management Conference and Manitoba Footcare Nurses Association Annual Conference.
EPI Research Inc. has been engaged to support businesses and communities in:
- Contact tracing
- Healthy return to work mandates and policy
- Rapid testing management
- Workplace risk identification
- Solutions to employee messaging and support
o Fact sheets
o Short on-demand videos
o Live Q and A
o Focus groups with employees and leadership to facilitate identification of employee needs in current setting and moving forward.
- Infection prevention and control in facility settings
Catherine Burns, CPA (CA), ICD.D., Management Consultant
Catherine is a general Board Member and serves on the Finance and Stewardship Committee as well as the Nominating Committee.
She brings over 25 years of leadership experience across multiple industries including health services, financial services, publishing, fundraising, and management consulting within the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Previously, Catherine worked within the public health sector, partnering with senior executives and government to support the Manitoba Health System Transformation initiative.
Her values are solidly rooted in excellence, integrity, inclusivity, and transparency.
Active within the community, Catherine also sits on the boards of Access Credit Union and Urban Stable and has volunteered for the Winnipeg Jazz Festival, CancerCare Manitoba, and Leave a Legacy Manitoba.
Ken Braun, MBA, BComm Hons
Ken is a General Board member and a member of the Concordia Place Advisory Committee and the Faith & Ethics Committee.
Ken is the President and General Manager of Daytona Homes with expertise in strategic leadership, operational efficiencies, financial administration, and relationship management. In addition to receiving his degrees at University of Manitoba, Ken has also received training at Lafarge University of Malaysia.
He is currently also a member of the Access Credit Union Board of Directors and serves in the role of Chair of Nominations Committee. Other board memberships include Crosstown Civic Credit Union, Pine Ridge Gold Club and Donwood Manor.