Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors are an exceptional team who have volunteered their leadership in many ways. The Board as of February 2016:

Concordia Foundation Executive

Dr. Thomas Turgeon (President)
Mr. Peter Dyck (Interim Vice-President & Secretary)
Ms. Valerie Wiebe (Treasurer)

Concordia Foundation Board Members

Mr. Adam Mason
Mr. Apee Panchhi
Ms. Trudy Schroeder
Ms. Laurie Walus

Foundation Resources

Ms. Marian Jones (Executive Director, Fundraising)
Mrs. Irma Bachynsky (Development Coordinator)

Executive & Board Member Profiles

Dr. Turgeon is an Assistant Professor with the University of Manitoba and an academic hip and knee joint replacement surgeon with the Concordia Joint Replacement Group. He actively participates is clinical and biomedical research and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health. Dr. Turgeon has been President of the Concordia Foundation since 2007.

Peter is a professional accountant and corporate director with experience in financial and risk management, strategic planning, corporate governance, insurance and reinsurance management, consulting, regulatory activities, information technology and investment management. In the community Peter, leads and participates in fund raising and has held various positions including director, treasurer and chair of charities.

A realtor with the Winnipeg Real Estate Board since 1986. Apee was appointed to the Board of Revision with the City of Winnipeg that dealt with property tax assessment appeals. Also, serves on the Concordia Hospital Board and recently appointed to the Foundation Board.

Trudy has been the Executive Director of the WSO since July 2008. She holds an MBA from the Asper School of Business, a Performance Singing Degree from the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, an Arts Management degree from University of Ottawa, and a B.A. (Political Science) from University of Winnipeg. Trudy currently serves on the boards of Orchestras Canada, Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, Concordia Hospital and Concordia Foundation. She has been recognized as a Woman of Distinction by the YM/YWCA, received several awards for community service from the Mayor of Winnipeg, and was the recipient of a CMU Blazers’ Distinguished Alumni Award.

Laurie is the Chief Nursing Officer of Concordia Hospital. Laurie graduated with her diploma in nursing from HSC; her degree from University of Manitoba; and her Masters of Science in Administration Healthcare focus from Central Michigan University. Laurie has worked over 35 years in healthcare in various leadership roles both regionally and at teaching and community hospitals. Laurie is married to Ken Walus – a member of the Foundation’s Golf Committee.

Would you like to become involved?
Contact the Foundation Office for more information:

The Concordia Foundation Inc.
1095 Concordia Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2K 3S8
T +1 (204) 661 7156
F +1 (204) 661 7452