Board of Directors
*until first elections
Margaret Rauliuk BScN, MN, RN, NP Chair
Margaret is a family nurse practitioner at Access River East primary care clinic and an academic coordinator/instructor in the Nurse Practitioner program at Athabasca University.
Margaret has worked across the country in a variety of roles and areas including remote First Nations communities in northwestern Ontario and British Columbia. She has a Diploma of Nursing from St. Lawrence College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Victoria and a Masters in Nursing from the University of Manitoba.
Margaret is a member of the Continuing Competence Audit Committee at the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba and a member of the Board and Director of Awards for the Foundation for Registered Nurses of Manitoba. She just completed a three year term on the Regional Ethics Committee with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) and is a member of the newly formed Community Health Ethics Team. She has been involved with numerous professional, academic and community volunteer committees since moving to Manitoba in 2000.
Margaret was a founding member of the Manitoba RN Network and the Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba.
Sarah Painter RN, BN, ENC(C) Vice-Chair
Sarah is a Flight Nurse with STARS Air Ambulance. In this role she offers lifesaving critical care rotary wing transport to injured and critically ill patients in Manitoba. Sarah also maintains a casual practice at Children's Hospital Emergency Program and Saint Boniface Hospital Emergency Department. Previously, she worked as an Emergency Medical Service Educator for the North Eastman Health Association.
Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Manitoba (U of M) where she first became acquainted with nursing leadership. Sarah was the Co-Senior Stick for the U of M Nursing Association and later became involved with the Canadian Nursing Students Association first in the role of National Conference Director and then President for two terms. During her time as President she was the first official student member on the Canadian Nurses Association Board of Directors.
Sarah was a founding member of the Manitoba RN Network and the Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba. She is the Co-Chair of the Association's New Leaders Committee.
Helga Bryant RN, BSN, MScA
Helga has been a registered nurse for more than 40 years. She is currently the CEO of the Northern Health Region; an opportunity that allows her to draw on her extensive experience in a variety of roles and a number of organizations. Helga has a Diploma of Nursing, a Post-Diploma Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Science in Administration.
Helga is involved in her local church and the music ministry as a keyboardist/pianist and worship leader.
Throughout her years of clinical practice and leadership positions she has maintained her passion for providing high quality care to those seeking care. A love of change, an ability to inspire a vision, and therapeutic caring and encouragement have been hallmarks of her leadership practice.
Robin Finney RN
Robin is a Public Health Manager with Prairie Mountain Health. Throughout her career Robin has been active in nursing leadership and professional organizations. she was on the Board of Directors for the provincial regulator before it became the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba and was later the President of the College. She was also on the Board of the Canadian Nurses Association, a role she recently reprised as the first Board Member from the Association.
Robin was a founding member of the Manitoba RN Network and the Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba. She was Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the Manitoba RN Network.
Kathleen Klaasen RN, MN, GNC(c)
Kathleen is currently the Acting Director of Centralized Operations for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Home Care Program. In this role, she provides clinical consultation, education and leadership support to the Home Care team. Kathleen holds a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing and a Masters of Nursing in Gerontology from the University of Manitoba. She has previously worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Manager, Director of Nursing and Chief Executive Officer within the long term care sector.
Kathleen is a recognized expert in the care of older adults and is certified in gerontological nursing with the Canadian Nurses Association. She sits on the Board for the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative and is the Co-Chair of the Association’s Governance Committee. Previously, she has been a Board Member for the College of Registered Nurse of Manitoba and Community Health Nurses of Canada.
Lori Lamont RN, BN, MPA
Lori Lamont is the VP & CNO for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and recently completed a term as the Interim President & Chief Executive Officer. She is also an Adjunct Professor (External) with the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Nursing. Lori holds a Bachelor of Nursing and a Master of Public Administration, both from the University of Manitoba. A registered nurse, Lori’s career has spanned over three decades in various nursing and nurse leadership roles including Executive Director VON Winnipeg, Director of Resident Services at Deer Lodge Centre and Executive Director for the WRHA PCH Program.
Lori’s research and advocacy at the local, provincial and national levels has centred around further understanding and progress around elder care and Collaborative Care.
Person-centred care and best practice are two key elements to how she approaches health care management. Lori champions and understands the importance of the whole team – including the people we care for – working together to improve care.
April Graham RN
April is a float nurse at the Victoria General Hospital. In this role she has the opportunity to work in a variety of areas. Prior to her current position, April gained experience working in a rural hospital in the Prairie Mountain Health Region where she learned firsthand the broad scope of practice nurses in Manitoba need every day.
April graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing from Red River College where she was recognized for her leadership. She is a member of the Manitoba Gerontological Nurses Association.