Board of Directors

 

Margaret Rauliuk RN, NP, MN 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 represents Manitoba on the board of the Canadian Nurses Association and is a member of CNA’s Governance and Leadership Committee. She recently joined the Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care’s Clinical Network Leaders initiative and is a member of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) 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.

Jennifer Dunsford RN, MN president-elect

Jennifer Dunsford is the regional director for Ethics Services with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. She has nearly 15 years of nursing experience in a variety of roles including direct care and administration, quality and patient safety, research and ethics. She has been a certified oncology nurse and an educator and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration. Jennifer has interests in nursing ethics, the role of dignity in care, governance and inter- and intra-professional collaboration. 

Donald Courchene public representative 

Biography to come shortly. 

Cindy Boughen RN, MA

Cindy Boughen is the acting academic chair for the Baccalaureate Nursing Program at Red River College. She has 30 years of nursing experience in various roles from direct care to administration to academics. As the academic chair, her responsibilities include promotion of student knowledge regarding health public policies and creative means of developing strategies to achieve the change in relation to the social determinants of health. Cindy has participated at the executive level in decision making and board policies to guide nursing education. In this role she is kept abreast of opportunities and challenges faced by the nursing profession.

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.

Loreley Fehr RN, MN

Loreley Fehr is a public health nurse and direct service nurse in homecare with Southern Health-Santé Sud. With over 25 years of rural nursing experience as a direct care provider, manager and educator, Loreley has been an advocate for patients, communities and populations in Manitoba. Her leadership experience as current chair of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba continuing competence review committee, member of the Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba governance committee, board director of the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba and previous board chair of the Pine Creek School Division demonstrates her commitment to supporting professional practice, education and advocacy.

Neil Ives RN, BScN

Neil Ives is a community health nurse in the Primary Care Outreach Clinic at the Swan Valley Primary Care Centre.  He began nursing as an LPN in British Columbia in 2003 and entered into practice as an RN in 2009. He has worked a variety of roles in settings from acute care to community health, and from urban to rural.  He has been involved in the development of harm reduction programming in Prairie Mountain Health where he has demonstrated his dedication to clients, has advocated for evidenced based systems change and partnered with stakeholders to develop a low-threshold primary care program that includes access to Opiate Replacement Therapy.

Kathleen Klaasen RN, MN, GNC(c)

Kathleen is the Director of Centralized Operations for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Home Care Program. Kathleen holds a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing and a Masters of Nursing 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/home care sector.

Kathleen is a recognized expert in the care of older adults and is certified in gerontological nursing with the Canadian Nurses Association. Kathleen is a fellow of the Executive Training Program (EXTRA) Program of the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and a graduate of the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course from the University of Toronto.  She is the Co-Chair of the Association’s Governance Committee. Previously, she has been a Board Member for the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba and Community Health Nurses of Canada.

Glen Mazur CPA, CA, CISA public representative 

Glen is the CEO and General Manager of Me-Dian Credit Union; Canada’s first indigenous based credit union. Glen is a Chartered Accountant (CPA/CA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and brings 15 years of experience in the accounting, finance, and IT assurance community.

In addition to working with Me-Dian’s Board of Directors, Glen has worked with numerous Board’s through his client work in public accounting roles and has done significant work with not-for-profit Boards in Manitoba. He was chair of the Canadian Mental Health Association – Manitoba Division and worked to amalgamate the Winnipeg and Manitoba Divisions. He has been vice-chair of the new organization since 2013. Glen prides himself on being fair and honest with his team in all interactions; striving to manage and direct teams to create successful outcomes. He is a strategic thinker and planner focused on the successfully operationalizing strategies to maximize organization targets and benchmarks. Glen excels in an environment of change, innovation, and technology.
 
Glen joined the Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba in January 2017 as a public representative on the Board Finance Committee. 

Sarah Painter RN, BN, ENC(C) 

Sarah is a Flight Nurse with STARS Air Ambulance. In this role she offers 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 is now pursuing a MSc in Human Factors and System Safety at Lund University in Sweden.

Sarah was a founding member of the Manitoba RN Network and the Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba.