Board of Directors
Joanne is the current Chair of the Foundation Board and in her third term with the Board. Joanne held the Vice-Chair position for the past 2 years.
She is a retired teacher having worked with Brandon School Division for 31 years including a designation as head teacher at St. Augustine School where she worked in the classroom and as a literacy specialist.
Joanne is active in the community having served on various such as the Brandon University Foundation board, the Brandon Catholic School Board and the Board of Directors at the Counselling Center. She has also volunteered at the Safeway Select curling.
Joanne and her husband Gord have two children – Ian and family in Calgary and Katie in Brandon.
“I am excited to work on a Board that directly benefits the people of Brandon and its surrounding areas!”
Stacy Senkbeil (Vice-Chair) was born and raised in Westman. She is a lawyer at Meighen Haddad LLP and maintains a general practice with a focus on Wills and Estates, Residential and Farm Real Estate, and Corporate Law.
Stacy has strong roots in Brandon as an active community member and acts as a strong voice for the region.
“ I am passionate about the work that the Foundation does and the significant impact that it has on the community – at some point you or your loved ones will rely on the services of the Health Authority and we strive to ensure that you have access to the best services and treatment facilities.”
Whitney (Secretary/Treasurer) received her CA (CPA) designation in 2012 and has been an accountant at BDO since 2010. Her practice is focused on owner-managed business and tax.
Whitney is very active in the community and enjoys sitting on a variety of boards; having experience as Treasurer on many Boards. She has friends and family that have experienced the benefits of the BRHC Foundation over the years and is excited to have the opportunity to sit on this board and give back to the community.
Lily has had a nursing career at the Brandon Regional Health Centre since her graduation from the BGH School of Nursing. She later furthered her education receiving her Bachelor of Science and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Brandon University. Lily also achieved her Nursing Certificate with the Cancer Care Manitoba Community Cancer Program. Throughout her career she has worked in numerous areas of the hospital including Cancer Care and as Clinical Educator for the Surgical Unit. She also held a contract position at ACC as a Clinical Instructor with International HCA students.
Lily is passionate about advocating for the patients, families and the under-served in the community. This passion has led her to volunteer with the various groups within the community. Lily and her family were born and raised in Brandon, and as a nurse who has seen firsthand the benefits of the BRHC Foundations fundraising efforts, Lily welcomes becoming a member of the BRHC Board.
As a Brandon University graduate, after finishing law school at the University of Manitoba, Ashley returned to Brandon in 1999 to start his career in law. He joined Meighen Haddad LLP in 2006, became a Partner in 2009, and continues to practice in Brandon.
Ashley and his wife, Yaso Mathu have two children—Sam, who is 10 years old, and Asha, who is seven years old. Their family enjoys participating in many of the excellent local youth sports and arts activities. Personally and professionally, Ashley feels fortunate to be actively involved in our community.
“I have volunteered for various boards and organizations in Brandon and have served as a Bencher for the Law Society of Manitoba for the past seven years, chairing various committees during my tenure. As my term on the Law Society is nearing its end, I became very interested in returning to a local organization and the BRHC Foundation is a perfect fit. The BRHC Foundation has the ability to impact so many people in our community by augmenting access to health care and I feel extremely privileged to be able to assist the Foundation in any way I can. “
Candace has worked at Shoppers Mall as the Marketing Manager since April 2013. In this role, she is responsible for developing local level marketing strategies and supporting the National Marketing function through the implementation of campaigns and shared programs.
During her post-secondary education, Candace started in the Business Administration program at Brandon University in 2002 and transferred to the University of Lethbridge in 2004 to work towards a major in Marketing and graduated with a Bachelor of Management in 2006.
Brandon is Candace’s hometown and after spending close to 7 years in Lethbridge after graduation working in the hospitality industry was excited to return to the city to be closer to family and pursue a new career opportunity with Shoppers Mall.
Outside of work, Candace enjoys cooking/baking, reading, shopping and gardening in her spare time.
“I choose to join the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation in September 2019 to continue giving back to the community and am excited to become involved with such a dynamic group, who’s efforts greatly make a difference at the health care hub of Brandon and the region of Westman.”
Claudia is the Executive Director at Victoria Landing Retirement Residence and is currently serving a second term on the BRHC Foundation Board.
“The BRHC Foundation is an integral part of our in our community. It gives me great pleasure to be able to actively contribute to improving and enable progression in the healthcare of our community.”
Patrick was born and raised in Brandon Manitoba. Patrick has always felt a need to give back to the community that has given him so much. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba, he returned to the city to take a position with the City of Brandon where, after 28 years, he continues to work as the General Manager of Development Services.
With a young family of two boys, he initially involved himself in coaching in both soccer and hockey. Later, he served on the boards for the Riverbank Discovery Centre, Association of Engineers & Geoscientists, and the Western Canada Water Environment Federation.
“As a current board member of the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, I am excited by how the funds raised can make a difference in health care in this region.”
Perry is the current Director of Parks and Recreation with the City of Brandon. He has been employed with the city in various roles for 29 years.
Perry is a father of three and grandfather to six and enjoys spending time with family. Outside of family and work Perry keeps active running, cycling, swimming, gardening and kayaking.
Perry has been active in the community and been a part of numerous local boards/committees. He joined the BRHC Foundation Board in 2019 and is serving his second term.
“The BRHC Foundation plays an important role in supporting the operations of the Brandon Regional Health Centre and it is my honor to serve on the Board.”
Tasha is a Registered Nurse who has worked in PMH in the Maternal-Child Programs since 2005; her current role is Regional Occupational Health Nurse. She also keeps busy with her two children who keep her running to various sporting events and outdoor adventures. Tasha welcomes joining the BRHC Foundation Board and will enjoy helping with fundraising initiatives to raise money for the Brandon Regional Health Centre.
Bryce was born and raised in Southern Manitoba and has had the opportunity to work, live and experience different places throughout the Province. Bryce has been in banking for the past 9 years and is currently serving as TD Branch Manager in Brandon.
When not working Bryce is kept busy spending time with his family, wife Julia, two daughters Avery and Sadie and his lab Riggins.
“The reason I am serving on the board is to give back to the health region that has provided my family with great care and to Brandon hospital where both my daughters were born. I am looking forward to meeting new people and to learn from those with more or different experiences than myself.”
Kathy is a Registered Nurse who has worked for the last 33 years in a variety of areas including ICU, Hemodialysis, Medicine and now Western Manitoba Cancer Centre.
She enjoys learning each and every aspect of the areas that she works in and has been a Care Team Manager/Regional Manager for the last 8 years.
Kathy is married to Todd and they have two daughters who are both grown, and moved away from home.
This is Kathy’s third term as a member of the BRHC Foundation.
“As a Care Team Manager, I have always admired and appreciated the efforts of the Foundation to provide financial support to our various healthcare initiatives whether equipment or bolstering the front line healthcare workers with a cup of coffee or the 50/50 raffle! I believe it is important for us to give back to the Foundation and volunteering my time in any capacity is one of the ways that I participate. I also have the opportunity to connect with the individuals who make donations, by making a personal call and thanking them for their donation. While it is a simple gesture, it does come from the heart!”
Dan Wharf was born in Winnipeg, but grew up in Brandon, where he attended Brandon University. He obtained his Chartered Accountant (CA, now CPA) designation, along with his Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designation. Dan is currently a Partner with BDO Canada LLP and works out of offices in Brandon, Virden, Boissevain and Redvers.
“The BRHC Foundation is an extremely important part of Western Manitoba and provides an opportunity to give back to the community. Growing up with both parents involved in the health care profession, being part of the Foundation has been an extremely rewarding experience.”