Connecting leaders to a hundred Winnipeg mentors

August 8, 2017
When an emerging leader takes the Leadership Winnipeg program – run by The Winnipeg Chamber and Volunteer Manitoba – they meet the people behind our city’s building momentum.
Spanning backgrounds, sectors, and ages, the guest speakers for our ten-month program all share one quality: a deep commitment to shared prosperity for everyone living in our beautiful city. With registration well underway for the 2017-2018 program, Leadership Winnipeg is the perfect vehicle for emerging leaders to expand their networks and knowledge.

Selected speakers from the past five years include:

  • Adrian Fernandes, leadership facilitator, Kik Strategy
  • Al Raine, assistant vice‐president, Crop Inputs Marketing, Richardson International Ltd.
  • Alana Cuma, vice‐president, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
  • Alana Lajoie‐O’Malley, director of Campus Sustainability Office
  • Anastasia Kubinec, acting manager, Crop Industry Development, Manitoba Agriculture, Province of
  • Manitoba
  • Angeline Nelson, program co‐ordinator, Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre
  • Anne Lindsey, executive director, Local Investment Toward Employment (LITE)
  • Annetta Armstrong, executive director, BUILD
  • Annette Trimbee, president and vice‐chancellor, University of Winnipeg
  • Art Ladd, executive director, BUILD
  • Ash Mohda, president and CEO, Mondetta
  • Ben Jones, programs director, Graffitti Gallery
  • Bill Shead, Indigenous leader
  • Bob Dolyniuk, executive director, Manitoba Trucking Association
  • Bradley West, Diversity Initiatives coordinator, Diversity Driving Innovation, RRC
  • Brendan Reimer, regional co‐ordinator, Canadian CED Network
  • Brent Wennekes, research manager, RRC
  • Callum Beattie, partner, Honest Agency
  • Camilla Holland, general manager, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
  • Carole Vivier, CEO and film commissioner, Manitoba Film & Music
  • Catherine Kloepfer, SVP Corporate Services and CFO, Winnipeg Airports Authority
  • Chad Smith, executive director, Rainbow Resource Centre
  • Charity Scantlebury, editing chair, Leadership Winnipeg
  • Christian Schmidt, deputy chief, operations, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service
  • Christie Donaldson, station manager, CJNU
  • Cindy Tugwell, executive director, Heritage Winnipeg
  • Claire Reid, director, Masters in Development Practice in Indigenous Development, University of
  • Winnipeg
  • Claudette Leclerc, CEO, Manitoba Museum
  • Damon Johnston, president and CEO, Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg
  • Dan Le?, columnist, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Dana Erickson, COO, HSC Winnipeg
  • Daniel Leonard, experien?al learning co‐ordinator
  • Dan Skene, stunt director
  • Danny Blair, Prairie Climate Centre
  • Darcy Penner, policy manager, Social Enterprise Manitoba
  • Dave Angus, past President and CEO, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
  • Dave Shambrock, executive director, Manitoba Food Processors Association
  • David Johnston, president and owner, Johnston Group
  • David Landreth, The Bros. Landreth
  • Dawn Bourbonnais, communications and outreach co‐ordinator, Volunteer Manitoba
  • Dean Dias, director, Value Chain Relations, Canadian International Grains Institute (CIGI)
  • Debbie O’Donnell Weigelt, chair, Community Service, Red River College
  • Deborah Young, University of Manitoba
  • Debra Fehr, director of sales, marketing and programs, Manitoba Museum
  • Debra Jonasson‐Young, director, Executive Education, Asper School of Business
  • Dennis Dyck, president and CEO, Volunteer Manitoba
  • Dennis White Bird, Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba
  • Doneta Brotchie, program director, Leadership Winnipeg
  • Donna Hall, recruitment co‐ordinator, Spark
  • Doug Harvey, CEO, Maxim Truck and Trailer
  • Dr. David Barnard, president and vice‐chancellor, U of M
  • Dr. Digvir Jayas, vice‐president (Research and International), U of M
  • Dr. Jerry Gray, private consultant and dean emeritus,
  • I. H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba
  • Dr. John Wilkins, director of research, HSC
  • Dr. Kennedy Mang’era, director of radiopharmacy, HSC and WRHA
  • Dr. Michael Paterson, senior fellow, IISD
  • Dr. Peter Jones, director, Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Neutraceuticals
  • Dr. Stephen Borys, Director and CEO, The Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Elder Jules Lavallee
  • Elder Mae Louise Campbell
  • Eleanor Thompson, founder and director of development, Urban Circle Training Centre and Makoonsag Intergenerational Children’s Centre
  • Ellen Pruden, education and promotion manager, Manitoba Canola Growers
  • Erica Young, co‐ordinator, Social Purchasing Portal
  • Erik Butenschon, training and development manager, Volunteer Manitoba
  • Ettiene Serpa, director of settlement, Immigrant Centre of Manitoba
  • Eva Kovacs, community producer, Global Winnipeg
  • Fiorina Pasquarelli, training and development manager, Volunteer Manitoba
  • Frank Parkes, Neechi Commons
  • Gene Manchur, vice‐president, Aerospace, Materials and Processes, Composites Innova?on Centre
  • Geoff Ripat, program manager, SPARK
  • Gerald Mirecki, managing director, Volunteer Enterprises; director, Business and Innovative Services
  • Guy Maddin, film director
  • Hanwakan Whitecloud, regional manager, In.Business Program
  • Haven Stumpf, director of operations, Urban Circle Training Centre
  • Heather Johnson, director communications, CIGI
  • Heather Laser, director of development, Plug‐In Gallery
  • Helen Clark, vice‐president and chief allied health officer HSC; EMS liaison WRHA
  • Her Honour Janice Filmon, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
  • Holly Klann, building project co‐ordinator, Manitoba Start
  • Ian Dimmerman, Infero Pictures
  • Ian Elliot, ac?ng director, Model School
  • Ida Albo, co‐owner The Fort Garry Hotel
  • Jake Eyre, farmer
  • Jan Lederman, president, Innovate Manitoba
  • Jeff Herd, executive director, Royal Winnipeg Ballet
  • Jeff Hnatiuk, President and CEO, 2017 Canada Summer Games
  • Jenn Lusby, Futurpreneur
  • Jennifer Rattray, associate vice‐president of Indigenous, Government and Community Affairs, University of Winnipeg
  • Jessica Dumas, chair, Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce
  • Jill Condra, program officer, Research Partnerships
  • Jim Silver, director, Urban and Inner‐city Studies, University of Winnipeg
  • Joanna Turner, community grants associate, The Winnipeg Foundation
  • Joelle Foster, director Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavat, Futurpreneur Canada
  • John Kearsey, vice‐president (External), U of M
  • John Wyndels, policy analyst, Disabilities Issues Office, Government of Manitoba
  • Jon Lovlin, managing editor, Global Winnipeg
  • Jon Lyon, president and CEO, HSC Foundation
  • Jonathan Bauer, public relations, Manitoba Start
  • Jordan Van Sewell, noted ceramic and clay sculpture artist
  • Jorge Fernandez, executive director, Immigrant Centre of Manitoba
  • Josh Derbecker, co‐ordinator, Social Purchasing Portal
  • Karen Harlos, professor and project director, Workplace Bullying and Mistreatment Partnership for
  • Prevention
  • Kat Fox, director, Communications, HSC Winnipeg and Acute Care Communica?ons, WRHA
  • Kate Taylor, project manager, AKI Energy
  • Kathy Knight, CEO, Information and Communication Technology Association of Manitoba
  • Katie Schewe, recruitment co‐ordinator, Spark
  • Keith Muller, dean, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Red River College
  • Ken Webb, executive director, Manitoba Aerospace Association
  • Ken Zorniak, Tangent
  • Kerry Stevenson, board member, AssentWorks
  • Kevin Lamoureux, faculty member, University of Winnipeg
  • Kirsten Godbout, manager of food operations, Diversity Food Services
  • Kyle Bornais, producer, Farpoint Films
  • Kyle Irving, producer, Eagle Vision Inc.
  • Larry Desrochers, general director and CEO, Manitoba Opera
  • Lawrence Prout, president and COO, Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Leanne Sprung, senior 4‐H and youth specialist, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives
  • Linda Lalande, executive director, Immigrant Centre
  • Lindsay Weedon, partnerships and government relations advisor, Canadian Museum for Human Rights
  • Lindsey McBain, recruitment coordinator, SPARK
  • Lisa Nemeth, director international markets, CIGI
  • Liz Kovach, Manitoba Camping Association
  • Lois Coleman Neufeld, executive director, Mediation Services
  • Loren Remillard, President & CEO, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
  • LuAnn Lovlin, director of communications, The Winnipeg Foundation
  • Lucas Stewart, manager, Manitoba Green Retrofit
  • Lynne Skromeda, CEO, Winnipeg Folk Festival
  • Margo Shaw, executive director, Manitoba Environmental Industries Association
  • Maria Batiglia, development officer, Holy Names House of Peace
  • Mariette Mulaire, president and CEO, World Trade Centre Winnipeg
  • Marshall Ring, CEO, Manitoba Technology Accelerator; co‐founder, Manitoba Knights Investment Group
  • Martin Landy, communications and events coordinator, North End Community Renewal Corpora?on
  • Maryanne Reid, volunteer/donations supervisor, Main Street Project
  • Matt Erhard, Summit Search Group
  • Matt Schellenberg, musician/band member Royal Canoe
  • Megan Tate, The Winnipeg Foundation
  • Melenie Olfert, diversity and intercultural training program co‐ordinator, Manitoba Start
  • Melissa Kovacs Toews, workplace liaison coordinator, Manitoba Start
  • Mia Elfenbaum, project lead, Red River College
  • Michael Badejo, Winnipeg Airports Authority
  • Michael Legary, Chief Information Officer, The City of Winnipeg
  • Michael Redhead Champagne
  • Michele Rogalsky, director, School of Agriculture, University of Manitoba
  • Mike Tutthill, executive director, Rainbow Resource Centre
  • Miranda Santolini, program co‐ordinator, The Global Welcome Centre for Immigrants & Refugees
  • Molly Dunbar, co‐ordinator, Social Purchasing Portal
  • Molly McCracken, director, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba
  • Nicky Mehta, singer, The Wailin Jennys
  • Nicole Ma?a?on, executive director, On Screen Manitoba
  • Noah Erenberg, convener, Community News Commons
  • Noreen Mian, executive director, Volunteer Manitoba
  • Norman Umali, programs and services co‐ordinator, team leader – Job Matching Unit, Manitoba Start
  • Pat Bovey, chair Board of Governors, University of Manitoba
  • Patrick Clement, producer, Manito Média Inc. / CFO, Media RendezVous
  • Pat Miller, president, Canola Council of Canada
  • Pat Wandowich, Urban Circle leader and grad
  • Paul Bennett, Manitoba Heroes
  • Paul Jordan, CEO, The Forks North Portage Partnership
  • Paul Vogt, president & CEO, Red River College
  • Pauline Gerrard, project manager, Natural and Social Capital Program, International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Phyllis Laing, president and producer, Buffalo Gals Pictures
  • Real Cloutier, vice‐president and COO, WRHA
  • Rennie Zegalski, associate (commercial real estate), CBRE
  • Rita Chahal, executive director, Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council
  • Rob Loiselle, co‐ordinator, Youth Build
  • Rob Olson, CEO, Manitoba Centennial Centre Corpora?on
  • Robert Elms, Member Council, North Forge
  • Roberta Galbraith, Manitoba Canola Growers
  • Ron Hambley, executive vice‐president, Winnipeg Construction Association
  • Ron Koslowsky, Manitoba vice‐president, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
  • Ry Moran, director, National Research Centre for Truth and Reconcilia?on
  • Ryan Paradis, associate manager, Marketing, Composites Innovation Centre
  • Sandi Mielitz, arts and culture advocate
  • Sara Atnikov, office manager, Manitoba Green Retrofit
  • Sara MacArthur, manager, sustainability initiatives, RRC
  • Sarah Leeson‐Klym, regional director, Manitoba, CEDNET
  • Scott MacAuley, Entrepreneurship Activation Researcher and Instructor, Red River College
  • Scott Young, manager, Science Communication and Visitor Experiences, Manitoba Museum
  • Sean McManus, executive director, Manitoba Music
  • Shahina Siddiqui, president/executive director, Islamic Social Services Association Inc.
  • Sharon Redsky, manager, Wi Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre, University of Winnipeg
  • Sherman Kreiner, managing director, UW Community Renewal Corporation and vice‐president Student Life, University of Winnipeg
  • Simon Ellis, farm leader, Ellis Seeds
  • Sister Lesley Sacouman, founder, Holy Names House of Peace
  • Stan Chung, vice‐president, Academic and Research,
  • Red River College
  • Stephanie Miller, manager, MITT
  • Stephen Carroll, The Weatherthans and Manitoba Film & Music
  • Steve Vieweg, director, Executive Development, IH Asper School of Business
  • Steve Wilson, Graffiti Gallery
  • Stu Anderson, Mighty Cypress Talent Inc.
  • Stuart Murray, former president and CEO, Canadian Museum for Human Rights
  • Sue Clayton, associate executive director, Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba
  • Tasha Spillett, acting manager, Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre
  • Tatjana Brkic, instructor, Business Administration, RRC
  • Thom Sparling, executive director, Creative Manitoba
  • Tim Coughlan, Aboriginal Student Services Centre
  • Todd Jordan, vice president, Paquin Artists Agency
  • Tom Akerstream, corporate facilities manager, Manitoba Hydro
  • Tom Carson, facilitator, Insights Discovery
  • Tom Dercola, president, Nostalgia Broadcasting Inc.
  • Tommy Allen, Urban Eatin’ Co‐op
  • Tracy Loewen, General Manager, Prairie Theatre Exchange
  • Trudy Schroeder, executive director, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
  • Tyler Gompf, president, The Gomption group
  • Tyler MacAfee, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Winnipeg Airports Authority
  • Tyler Pearce, executive director, LITE
  • Tyson Caron, director and screen writer (first feature film – Lovesick)
  • Vicki Sinclair, director of programming and development, Immigrant Centre of Manitoba
  • Vicki Young, managing director, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
  • Virginie De Visscher, project manager, World Trade Centre Winnipeg
  • Walter Luzzi, manager Access programs and Leadership Winnipeg alumnus
  • Yasmin Ali, Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute