Ed Bergen (West St. Paul)Board Chair Since April 1981, Ed has been providing visionary leadership as President & CEO for Sunova Credit Union (formerly South Interlake Credit Union). During his time with the organization, he has implemented countless innovative initiatives resulting in above-average growth that, in turn, has catapulted Sunova from near bankruptcy to number 28 on the largest credit unions in Canada list.Over the past 30 years, Sunova has been the ‘financial institution to watch’ in Manitoba thanks to Ed’s innovative spirit and support of leading-edge projects including: a new franchise model featuring pod-style banking, several banking system conversions, a successful rebrand, transition to a completely open-concept corporate office and, not to be forgotten, the wildly popular Director of Greetings (D.O.G) program. While many financial institutions are content with conforming to standard banking practices, Ed has built a culture at Sunova that encourages and embraces change. Always focused on creating memorable member service experiences, Ed’s leading-edge vision for Sunova and the banking industry is one-of-a-kind.Ed holds the Certified Chief Executive designation from CUES and a Business Administration diploma from Red River College.
During her health care career she augmented her skills and abilities by earning an MBA and attending many health care and purchasing seminars as appropriate for the positions she held.
In Manitoba she introduced the first medical driver’s license program which still exists today.
In Saskatchewan, as Director of Materials Management, Regina General Hospital, it was her responsibility to amalgamate four hospital Materials Management systems into one department with a central warehouse. This integration involved 250 employees and an annual operating budget of $10 million dollars.
After retirement Margaret and Gordon moved to Pinawa, Manitoba where she joined the North Eastman Health Association as a member of the Board. She was Chair of that Board from 2006 until 2012.
Most recently Margaret has been a member of the Pinawa Community Development Committee and the W.B. Lewis Business Centre.
In 1992 he moved to Teulon to establish his own business and raise his family. He has been an active member in the community: coaching hockey and ringette and sitting on numerous boards & committees including: the Teulon Minor Hockey & Ringette Club, Chamber of Commerce, Ducks Unlimited, Teulon Golf and Country Club, the Teulon-Hunter Memorial Health District Foundation and most recently the Interlake Healthcare Sustainability Committee. David is a team orientated individual who brings many years of experience and business skills along with a strong sense of community.David is married, has 3 children and 2 grandchildren. He is an avid fisherman, hockey player, sports fan and grandparent.
Charlene Rocke (Winnipeg) Charlene is presently the Executive Director of the Victoria General Hospital Foundation where she is responsible for leadership, management and direction of the Foundation ensuring it achieves its mission.Prior to the Foundation, Charlene was Vice President at TelPay Incorporated where she provided overall strategy, direction and leadership for the company’s emerging electronic payment initiatives. Before joining TelPay, Charlene had a long and successful career at Bank of Montreal with her most recent position as Vice President, Investment and Corporate Banking where she was responsible for market strategies, corporate sales and the delivery of working capital solutions to a variety of large corporations and private and public institutions across North America.Charlene earned her MBA from Dalhousie University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.Charlene is currently President of Villa Rosa Corporation, serves on the Governance and Leadership Committee of the International Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and is actively involved in a variety of community service organizations. Previously she was a board member of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Villa Rosa, serving as Chair on both boards. Charlene is married with four children and eleven grandchildren.