The Association Welcomes New Directors to the Board

The Association is pleased to welcome a president-elect, and five new directors including two public representatives to the board of directors. Each individual brings a unique perspective and background and will act as a strong ambassador for the Association as we work to further the registered nursing profession and the health of people living in Manitoba.  For a full list of board directors please visit our Board page

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. 

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.

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.

Public Representatives

Glen Mazur CPA, CA, CISA
Donald Courchene