About

Board of Directors

Loreley Fehr

Loreley Fehr

RN MN
President

Loreley Fehr is currently a regional manager for public health-healthy living for Southern Health-Santḗ Sud. With over 30 years of nursing experience predominantly in rural settings she has worked as a direct care provider, manager and educator in acute, long term care and community. Loreley sits on the board of directors for the Canadian Nurses Association and the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. She also leads the Christmas hamper project for the Municipality of Westlake-Gladstone. Loreley believes all nurses are powerful change agents that have the knowledge, skill and ability to influence and lead the nursing profession. She is committed to professional practice, education, advocacy and supporting our most vulnerable populations.

Ken Borce

Ken Borce

RN MBA
President-elect

Ken Borce is Division Commander, Division 36 – Communications with the Winnipeg Police Service. Previously he was the manager of the Patient Care - Critical Care Program at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. An internationally educated nurse, Ken has diverse experience in healthcare and is passionate about delivering the highest quality and most sustainable care to patients by promoting excellence in and growth of professional nursing practice, education, leadership, and research. He believes that the overall advancement of the nursing profession can be achieved through meaningful consultation, collaboration, and communication with our fellow nurses and other healthcare colleagues.

Jacob Ahiaegbe

Jacob Ahiaegbe

RN MBA

Jacob is the director of resident care at the Betel Home Foundation. He began his career as a bedside nurse in Ontario, working in both acute and long-term care settings. He then began teaching as a sessional instructor with the Cambrian College Collaborative Bachelor of Nursing Program. In 2015, Jacob moved to Manitoba where he worked as a community health nurse in rural and remote Northern communities. Jacob received his bachelor of science in nursing as well as his master of business administration at Laurentian University. He is committed to continuing the legacy of Manitoba nurses to drive health system transformations that lead to better health outcomes for all Manitobans.

Ashley Carruthers

Ashley Carruthers

RN MN NP

Ashley Carruthers is an opthalmic sedation practitioner at Misericordia Health Centre. She has more than 18 years experience in healthcare, and recently received her master’s degree in nursing as a nurse practitioner. Ashley understands nursing careers are changing and scope of practices are expanding. As a stakeholder of this change, Ashley believes that with these transitions, nurses will need a professional organization that will represent them both in practice and policy and is dedicated to serving the members of the Association.

Patricia Cockburn

Patricia Cockburn

RN MHA

Patricia is the risk management and quality coordinator for Prairie Mountain Health Region. She has over 39 years of experience, primarily in rural Manitoba spanning community health, acute care and long-term care and knows the importance of having a professional voice for nurses. She is a champion for nurses advancing nursing and supporting one another. She has served as a member of the Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba membership committee, and has participated on numerous provincial and regional committees that have contributed to the nursing landscape across the province of Manitoba.

Louise Dowhan-Bertouille

Louise Dowhan-Bertouille

BA LLB
Public Rep

Louise has practised law at Dowhan & Dowhan Law Corporation in Winnipeg for the past thirty years and is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Manitoba. Her practice areas include real estate, wills and estates, family law, with a specialty in domestic adoption. Louise has worked with both birth parents and adoptive parents on a regular basis since 1996. Louise graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba in 1989 and was Called to the Bar in 1990. Louise is a past board member for various organizations in the community and is pleased to give her support to the nurses of Manitoba in this current position.

Dr. Jane Karpa

Dr. Jane Karpa

RPN PhD

Dr. Jane Karpa is registered psychiatric nurse (RPN) with over twenty-five years of clinical practice in working with children, adolescents, adults and families within health systems and as a private practitioner. Currently, Jane is an associate professor at Brandon University in both the Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing Program and in the Master of Psychiatric Nursing Program. Her research program includes family-centered care, reflective practice, and boundaries in practice. Jane believes that now more than ever there is a need for nursing’s professional voice to be heard. This is the time to enhance the interprofessional collaborations that can advance the profession for all nurses in Manitoba.

Joyce Kristjansson

Joyce Kristjansson

RN MBA

Joyce is a registered nurse who has worked in healthcare leadership positions across Canada for over 30 years. Currently, she is the executive director and director of care at Salvation Army Golden West Centennial Lodge. She is also a sessional instructor in non-profit leadership at Booth University. Her healthcare career has focused on older adults and those with disabilities and has included time in rural, northern and urban communities in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.

Jo-Anne Lutz

Jo-Anne Lutz

RN MN

Jo-Anne Lutz is a primary care clinical team manager for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and is responsible for the Access Downtown Primary Care Clinic, BridgeCare Clinic, Northern Connection Medical Centre, Aikins Street Community Health Centre, and McGregor Walk In Connected Care. Jo-Ann was involved with the provincial Advanced Access initiative and has taught access improvement to clinics and specialty groups since 2009. Spending the majority of her career working in northern settings, she has an understanding of nursing scope of practice and primary care settings in a provincial context.

Monica Maliszewski-Leahul

Monica Maliszewski-Leahul

RN

Monica is a trilingual registered nurse at the Brandon Regional Health Center on a surgical unit primarily devoted to pre and post surgical care. Prior to completing her nursing degree, she earned a bachelor of arts in criminology/linguistics. She recently earned her certification for foot-care nursing. Monica sits on the Prairie Mountain Health ethics committee. Having lived in multiple countries, Monica has developed a passion for integrating people’s values, beliefs and cultural experiences into healthcare.

Michelle Queau

Michelle Queau

RN

Michelle is a bilingual registered nurse working in cardiac sciences at St. Boniface Hospital. Prior to becoming a nurse, Michelle worked for many years as a laboratory technician with CancerCare Manitoba and contributed to numerous academic research projects. She has been an active member of the Association’s Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) and sits on the ELN advisory committee. Michelle has a passion for clinical practice and research, and a commitment to provide compassionate and safe patient and family-centered care.

Dr. Brenna Shearer

Dr. Brenna Shearer

BMR (OT) MSA (HSA) PhD

Public Rep

Brenna holds a doctorate and master's degree in healthcare administration and a bachelor of medical rehabilitation, occupational therapy. Her senior management career in healthcare administration includes professional association, government, public health, hospital, community and education settings. In addition to her management portfolio, Brenna has been actively involved in research, teaching and fundraising activities. Areas of research have included program evaluation, immunization, cervical cancer screening, HPV, public policy and HIV. She has received research funding from both public and private sources. Brenna is a volunteer board director with the College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba and Food Matters Manitoba.