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Director Profiles
 
 
 
To contact the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority Board of Directors, please forward calls or correspondence to:
      Board of Directors - Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority
      c/o 233A Main Street
      Selkirk, MB R1A 1S1
      Telephone: (204) 785-4700
      Fax: (204) 482-4300
      info@ierha.ca

Meet the Interlake-Eastern Board of Directors

 Glen West Glen West   (Selkirk)
Chair
Glen has been with Manitoba Hydro for over 30 years and is currently a Department Manager in a technical area. Glen has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Certified Engineering Technologist. Glen brings business planning, financial, leadership, and process improvement analysis experience to the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority. Glen has a passion for looking for ways to improve strategy and operations. In this case, so that the available Interlake-Eastern RHA resources can best meet the needs of the community.

Glen is married and has two adult stepsons. Glen believes that active living is part of an overall healthy lifestyle and believes that there may be additional proactive approaches that can help meet the needs of our community’s wellbeing.

 Ruth Ann Furgala (Nov 2016) Ruth Ann Furgala   (Riverton)
Vice Chair
Ruth Ann was first appointed to the IERHA Board of Directors in the spring of 2015.  Recently retired from a 39 year career in finance and human resources with Manitoba Conservation, she brings extensive and varied experiences to the Board.  Ruth Ann was an elected Trustee in Evergreen School Division for 28 years; served on the Provincial School Board Assoc. for  8 years including 2 years as President, and 4 years on the Canadian School Board Assoc. including 1 term as  President.  Ruth Ann has been active on the Board of the Westshore Community Foundation of Manitoba, the Riverton Transportation & Heritage Centre Board  and served numerous volunteer boards as an active and involved community member.

Ruth Ann and Wayne live in Riverton where they raised four children whom they are extremely proud of and are fortunate to be actively involved in the lives of their five grandchildren.  "The opportunity to influence a Provincial Health Care System which must be effective, efficient and sustainable but also reflective of the values of Manitobans' is both a challenge and honour.  I am hopeful my voice will be reasonable, contributory and valued. 

David Oakley (Jan 2017) David Oakley   (Teulon)
Treasurer
David grew up in Gimli Manitoba and graduated from Red River College in 1980 with a diploma in Business Administration. David spent the next 10 years working his way up into management in the Winnipeg business community.
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. 

 M Polinuk  Michele Polinuk, (Selkirk)
Secretary
As a lifelong resident of Selkirk, Michele is honoured to serve the community through work and volunteer positions. After 32 years as a teacher, administrator, and most recently as superintendent/CEO of the Lord Selkirk School Division, Michele retired at the end of the 2020 school year. A large part of her role included working with a nine-member Board of Trustees and school leaders to ensure that vision, mission and goals were met through strategies and measurable outcomes. Along with a professional career, Michele continues a strong commitment to community service through many volunteer experiences including the Rotary Club of Selkirk, Selkirk & District Community Foundation, Endow Manitoba and the Selkirk Curling Club. Her impact and contributions were recognized with being awarded the Selkirk and District’s Citizen of the Year.     
Michele leads an active lifestyle and promotes health to all people in her life. Investment into the health and well-being of our community is critical to help our region and Manitoba flourish.  Michele is looking forward to the opportunity to learn, contribute and positively impact health in the region. 



 Charlene Rocke (Nov 2016) 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.

 Amanda Stevenson (Nov 2016)
Amanda Stevenson   (Lundar)
Amanda has served as a Councillor for 7 years in the RM of Coldwell.  She has served in numerous capacities in many organizations including Coldwell Community Development Corporation, Community Futures West Interlake, Hyw 6 Health Advocacy Committee and the Interlake Tourism Association. She has many years of business experience in the private sector.

Amanda has a keen desire to serve the public and to help improve health services for all residents of the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority.







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Judith Cameron   (Gimli)
Judith has over 30 years' experience as a human resources consultant, corporate trainer and volunteer administrator. She delivers seminars and workshops on board governance and operational issues and human resource supports.

Working with numerous clients to help build efficient, effective and progressive organizations, she has also delivered youth career and employment counselling sessions throughout rural and Northern Manitoba, and she has provided human resource consultations nationally and internationally. She has also designed recruitment protocols and procedures for law enforcement agencies in the United States.

Judith was the recipient of the premier’s volunteer service award in 2006 and was also named volunteer of the year with Community Futures East Interlake. She currently serves on numerous committees throughout the province, both as a volunteer and as a board director. She is married to military member, Scott Cameron for over 25 years and has three children and one grandson.

Keith Poulson 2019
 

Keith Poulson, BA RPN 
(Winnipeg)
Keith is a retired Registered Psychiatric Nurse with 34 years of experience, all in acute care settings. His last 18 years of practice was working as a Psychiatric Emergency Nurse at the Health Sciences Center Emergency Room. Keith has long been a strong advocate for quality health care services for individuals who live with a mental illness and will bring that passion during his service on the Board of Directors. In his final years working at HSC, Keith became acutely aware and involved in working directly with people who use drugs, including methamphetamines. He hopes his experience with this complex societal issue will help provide insight and advice to the Board and the RHA leadership . Married with two children, he has a strong connection to the Interlake-Eastern region as his wife Karen is originally from Beausejour and her extended family still farms, works and lives in the region.
 

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Hermann Saxler  (Whitemouth)
Hermann has is a graduate of Red River College’s business administration certificate program and has experience in management as former manager of protective services at the Whiteshell Laboratories Atomic Energy of Canada in Pinawa. He is a former councillor in Whitemouth, and owns a part-time sign and promo shop in River Hills. He also has worked with EMS staff in his capacity of protective services manager and currently drives the handivan for his community. He is passionate about creating environments where seniors in our region can flourish with the supports they need. He is an avid gardener and is fluent in German and English.

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Penny-Anne Wainwright (Eriksdale)
Penny-Anne is currently a Senior Claims Adjustor for Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation and Co-Chair of the health and Safety Committee for M.A.S.C. Penny-Anne also is also a Councillor for the R.M. of West Interlake and proudly served as Vice-Chair of the Manitoba Farm Industry Board, which administers four acts revolving around agricultural issues and whose responsibility includes adjudicating application from non Canadian residents/corporations taking an interest in farmland in excess of forty acres. 

Penny-Anne also serves as municipal emergency coordinator for both the R.M. of Eriksdale and the North East Interlake emergency measures Board for a number of year and during the devastating floods. 

She has a keen interest in building health policies, supportive working environments, fiscal responsibility and being an advocate for voices that cannot speak. 

Penny is honored to serve as a Director for the IERHA and looks forward to helping create healthy environments that support all Manitobans thru strategic partnerships with all stakeholders.  

 


 



 

 

 

David Oakley   (Teulon)
Treasurer
David grew up in Gimli Manitoba and graduated from Red River College in 1980 with a diploma in Business Administration. David spent the next 10 years working his way up into management in the Winnipeg business community.

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. 


David Oakley   (Teulon)
Treasurer
David grew up in Gimli Manitoba and graduated from Red River College in 1980 with a diploma in Business Administration. David spent the next 10 years working his way up into management in the Winnipeg business community.

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. 


David Oakley   (Teulon)
Treasurer
David grew up in Gimli Manitoba and graduated from Red River College in 1980 with a diploma in Business Administration. David spent the next 10 years working his way up into management in the Winnipeg business community.

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. 

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