Ron has been in health care for over thirty years, the last 15 in various leadership positions including technical director of diagnostic imaging, administrative director of child health, vice president business development and executive director of the Wellness Institute. His background includes an undergraduate degree in design and a masters in health care administration. Ron is a strong believer in customer service and a respectful workplace.
Marion (RN, BScN, MN) has over 20 years’ nursing leadership experience comprising 17 years of senior leadership experience including the positions of executive director of clinical services for the Northern RHA and vice president of acute care & chief nursing officer for the former Burntwood RHA. She began her nursing career in the United Kingdom, where she graduated with a diploma in nursing. In addition, she completed her BScN with distinction from Brandon University. Marion has also completed her master's degree in nursing administration from the University of Manitoba. She has a proven reputation for establishing effective leadership and management teams, as well as engaging communities and staff in working towards improved health outcomes and safe patient care.
Karen has worked in the community sector for 30 years providing expertise in home care, palliative care, seniors housing and seniors community programs and has spent the last 10 years serving as our regional director of home and palliative care services. During this time, she was seconded to Manitoba eHealth for two years and more recently by Manitoba Health to work on the support unit addressing recommendations from the July 2015 Auditor General’s Report on home care in Manitoba. She has a background in human resource management and is a graduate of the LEADS leadership development program.Karen is a longtime resident of our region and is pleased to represent the community portfolio for the Interlake-Eastern RHA.