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The Board’s Role

Responsibility for supervising the management of the business and affairs of the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg lies with the volunteer members of the Board of Directors. As dedicated champions of the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg’s mission, vision and philanthropic activities, the Board of Directors are elected by voting members of the Association and chosen for their broad range of expertise.

Members of the Board

Daniel Sherbo (Chair)
Russell Rollins (Vice Chair)
Catherine Thiessen (Past Chair)
Edward Acuna
Susan Schmidt
Mark Struck
Shameel Thakrar
Laura Thompson McArthur
Jeff Cochrane
Kent Paterson – President and CEO, YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Volunteer Opportunities
We’re looking for people who take our Core Purpose to heart to join our Board! Learn more about these exciting volunteer opportunities.

YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg Executive Team

Partnered with our Board of Directors, we are committed to building strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

Kent Paterson – President and CEO
Susan Emerson – Vice President, Operations – Community Programs
Bill Simundson – Vice President, Finance and Administration
Mike Whalen – Vice President, Operations – Health, Fitness, Aquatics and Camping
Shauna Schopohl – Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Pam Dubé – Vice President, Human Resources