Board of Directors



Melissa McAlister   President
Owner, Principal Architect, Prairie Architecture

Ryan Palmer   Vice-President
Senior Manager, Tax Advisory, KPMG LLP

Ryan Segal   Treasurer
Community Planner, Urban Systems

Jeff Palamar   Secretary
Partner, Taylor McCaffrey LLP

Jane Helbrecht  Past President
Partner, Acuity HR Solutions

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


Ainsley Cunningham
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

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

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

Stirling Walkes
Principal, SMS Engineering


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