Board of Directors



Jane Helbrecht   President
Partner, Acuity HR Solutions

Jeff Kitchen   Vice-President
Vice-President, Canada Life
Council to Public Policy and Industry Affairs

Ryan Palmer   Treasurer
Senior Manager, Tax Advisory, KPMG LLP

Melissa McAlister  Secretary
Owner Principal Architect, Prairie Architects Inc.

Dwayne Marling  Past President
Special Assistant, Office of the Deputy Premier and Minister of Families,
Province of Manitoba

Ryan Segal  Member at Large
Community Planner, Urban Systems


Ainsley Cunningham   Secretary
Manager, Education/Communications
Manitoba Securities Commission

Shyamala Dakshinamurti
Physician, Health Sciences Centre & Artist

Sowmya Dakshinamurti
Physician, Victoria General Hospital & Artist

Rob Ferguson
Account Executive, AON

Patricia Hardy
President/CEO, Tunnelwood Group

Charles Huband  (life member)
Lawyer, retired

Sarah Luby

Gary Pachal
AVP Financial Reporting, Investors Group

Tripat Pachu
Sr. Labour Relations Officer & Mediator, City of Winnipeg

Jeff Palamar
Partner, Taylor McCaffrey LLP

David Thomas
Manager of Planning & Design, Treaty #1 Development Corporation

Stirling Walkes
Principal, SMS Engineering

Jenny Wright
Deputy Head, Academics, St. John’s Ravenscourt School


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