Our Leadership

Laurel Mitchell, RSW
Chair

Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Manitoba, with Option in Aging and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba. She is currently employed by southern Regional Health Authority in Home Care as a Case Coordinator. Employed by Province of Manitoba as an inpatient social worker at the Selkirk Mental Health Centre. She also maintains a current registration with the Manitoba College of Social Workers.

Mathieu Lafrenière, B.A, J.D
Co-Chair

Associate lawyer at the firm of Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP in Steinbach, Manitoba. Former Director for the Aulneau Renewal Centre.

Derrick Vandel, CPA
Treasurer

Graduate at the University of Manitoba in 2008 with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree. Received his Chartered Accountant designation in 2011. He is involved in public practice accounting for more than 11 years and is a Senior Manager at a mid-sized firm. His primary focus, during his career, has been auditing various not-for-profit entities.

Sherrisse Augustyn

Sherrisse is a Chartered Professional Accountant, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2008. Prior to that she achieved her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Winnipeg in 2005.

She is a Partner at a national public accounting, tax and business consulting firm.

Her past activities include: Account Executive for United Way Professions Division from 2018 to 2019 and Co-Chair for her firm’s annual United Way campaign from 2013 to 2018.

Nick Brzak

Health Sciences student at the University of Manitoba. Graduated from St. Paul’s High School in 2020 as Student Body President. Has received awards for academic standing and volunteerism. Nick is currently employed as a supervisor in the Volunteer Services Department at St. Amant, works as a tutor, and coaches volleyball.

Dr. Mamadou Ka
Dr. Mamadou Ka is a political scientist and Adjunct Professor at the Université de Saint-Boniface. He is also a Public speaker and consultant in the field of diversity management and education. Mamadou holds a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership and Diversity Management from Simon Fraser University. He also holds a Law degree from the Université de Caen (France), as well as a BA and a MA in Political Science from the University of Manitoba. Mamadou has completed his PhD Coursework in Political Science at Université Laval in Quebec City. He is a political analyst with Radio Canada Manitoba.

Dr. Ka is very involved in the community; he has been the President of the Francophone of Manitoba, (SFM), President of the Francophone immigrants of Manitoba, Chair of the Manitoba Ethnocultural Advisory and Advocacy Council (MEAAC), Vice-Chair of Alliance française du Manitoba and St. Boniface Hospital Board member. Dr. Ka is presently commissioner with the Manitoba Police Commission, Reseau Compassion Network Board member and Association des juristes francophones du Manitoba Board Member. He is a recipient of The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Michelle McPike

Michelle has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Manitoba and is currently registered with the College of Registered Social Workers. Michelle worked as a social worker at St. Amant River Road Place, in the St. Amant Family Care Program providing family centered case management, and St Amant Community Residential Program as a Direct Support Worker.

Michelle has spent the last three years focussing on her growing family and volunteering within the community.

Gisèle Morier, BSc Pharm, MD, FRCPC (Psych)
Psychiatrist, Associate professor at the University of Manitoba Department Rady Faculty of Medicine /Psychiatry, affiliated with the Health Sciences Center Department of Psychiatry and Centre de Santé Access center. Independent contractor.
Christophe Rodrigue
Certified Financial Planner
Daniel Tremblay, CPA
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). Received his Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation in 2008. Has been employed with the St. Boniface Hospital for over 19 years holding multiple positions in the Finance department. Currently holds the Manager of Budgets position at SBH (since 2009).
Over 10,000 calls supporting Manitobans through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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