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Board of Directors

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Sherry Sukkau
Director of Advancement & Recruitment, Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute

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.


Betty Holsten Boyer, B Comm. (Hons), CPA CA

Betty is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors and also 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.


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Bernie Regehr
Owner/Partner, Woodland Supply and Manufacturing Ltd.

Bernie is a general Board Member and a member of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee.

Bernie has been involved in the family business for more than 35 years and has experience in many sides of the business.

He resides in North Kildonan and has a vested interest in the neighbourhood, including the healthcare community.


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Fred Loewen
Partner, Waterford Global Inc.

Fred is the Chair of the Nominating Committee and the Board’s representative on the Board of the Mennonite Benevolent Society.

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.


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Philip Pauls
Vice President, Law, Reimer World Corp.

Phil is the Chair of the Concordia Place Advisory Committee and also serves as a member on the Nominating Committee and Patient Safety & Quality Improvement 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.


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Bradley Klassen
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.


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Randy Wiebe, CPA, CGA
Self Employed

Randy is a general Board member and a member of the Faith & Ethics Committee and the Finance & Stewardship Committee.

Randy is a dedicated accounting professional who enjoys taking charge of the finance, accounting, and regulatory aspect of an organization so that the organization can focus on its mission and thrive.

Having earned a Licentiate in Business Administration and a Licentiate in Accounting in South America, Randy moved his family to Canada in 2003. While obtaining his Certified General Accountants designation, Randy started his own accounting practice parallel to being fulltime employed. Randy has experience in the Private, Cooperative and Not-for-Profit sector. His more recent employment experience includes Shelter Canadian Properties, Mennonite Church Canada and Nine Circles Community Health Centre in addition to a list of small to medium sized accounting clients.

Randy is a husband to a loving spouse and father of three teenage children, members of Douglas Mennonite Church. Although the hectic schedules does not leave much free time, Randy has volunteered as Sunday school teacher and Boys Club leader.


Carolyn Geddert, P. Eng. FEC

Carolyn is a general Board member and a member of the Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Committee and the Faith & Ethics Committee.

Carolyn is a Professional Engineer with 15 years industry experience in manufacturing and quality systems. Over the last 15 years she has been bringing industry experience into engineering education in her role as the Director of Cooperative Education and Industrial Internship at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Manitoba.

Carolyn has served her community in the role of Elected Councilor, Engineers and Geoscientists. She has also served as a board member of the Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute for 11 years and as the Chair of the Board for two years. During that time, she gained additional expertise in the development of a strategic operating plan and fundraising.


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Tracey Bone, Ph.D., MSW, RSW
Associate Professor Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba

Tracey is a City of Winnipeg Citizen Member Appointee and a member of the Faith and Ethics Committee.

Tracey is a Social Work educator and practitioner and brings experience in and knowledge of health and social systems. She currently sits as an Executive Member of the World Federation for Mental Health.


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.


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.


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Janet Campbell

Janet is the Chair of the Faith & Ethics Committee and a member of the Executive Committee, the Nominating Committee and is the Board representative on the Research Ethics Committee. Janet is also the Board representative for the Concordia Foundation Research Advisory Committee.

Janet is a Senior Business Executive with over 25 years of leadership experience in Corporate Governance and Information Management. Her experience includes work with healthcare organizations across North America.


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.



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Ilona Niemczyk

Ilona is a City of Winnipeg Citizen Member Appointee. She is the Chair of the Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee.

Ilona is a respected community leader who has worked in relationship management and philanthropy throughout her career, holding positions of accountability, managing staff and working extensively with volunteers. Ilona is the Investor of Manager Relations at Economic Development Winnipeg where she works closely with the business community to help grow the local economy. Ilona’s past career experiences include leadership roles with the DASCH Foundation, Folklorama, The Forks North Portage Partnership, Navitas, Nygård, iDE Canada and the MS Society of Canada with local, national and international responsibilities in the areas of events, sponsorship, donor relations, international education, international development and brand position. Ilona holds a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) both in International Relations from the University of Manitoba.


Betty Holsten Boyer, B Comm. (Hons), CPA CA

Betty is a general member of the Board of Directors and also serves on 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.


Ilona Niemczyk

Ilona is proud to serve as a general Board Member and a member of the Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Committee.    

Ilona is a respected community leader who has worked in relationship management and philanthropy throughout her career, holding positions of accountability, managing staff and working extensively with volunteers. Ilona is the Investor of Manager Relations at Economic Development Winnipeg where she works closely with the business community to help grow the local economy. Ilona’s past career experiences include leadership roles with the DASCH Foundation, Folklorama, The Forks North Portage Partnership, Navitas, Nygård, iDE Canada and the MS Society of Canada with local, national and international responsibilities in the areas of events, sponsorship, donor relations, international education, international development and brand position. Ilona holds a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) both in International Relations from the University of Manitoba.

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