Board of Directors

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

Concordia Foundation Executive

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

Concordia Foundation Board Members

Ms. Regan Archambault
Ms. Sue Barkman
Mr. Chad Keuler
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.

Valerie Wiebe, President and COO of Concordia Hospital and Concordia Place holds a Baccalaureate Degree and a Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Manitoba. She has also completed a Certificate of Theology at the Canadian Mennonite University. Valerie has over 17 years of experience in health care management. Valerie has had leadership roles in the areas of Gerontology, Long Term Care, Surgery, Specialized Internal Medicine, General Medicine and Addiction and Mental Health. Most recently she was the Vice-President & Chief Officer, Patient Services for CancerCare Manitoba. Valerie’s faith, her passion to serve, and her deep commitment to patient-centered care reflect Concordia Hospital and Concordia Places’ Mennonite faith-based heritage and our desire to provide our patients with exceptional care and service, delivered with the compassion we expect for our loved ones.

Regan Archambault is a realtor with Century 21 Advances Realty. She has resided in this community for most of her life and has raised her family here. She is a dedicated community member engaged with: Director of Merchandising, Transcona Nationals Football Club; Chair of Greening Committee, Parent Advisory Council, Springfield Heights School; Director of Fundraising, Transcona Historical Museum; and Government Relations Committees, Winnipeg REALTORS & Manitoba Real Estate Association. Making a difference is important to Regan and her family, they are actively involved with Rotary East AM Annual Golf Tournament for the Keep Them in School Foundation; KIDS Initiative, Cvet’s Pets, Children’s Wish, Winnipeg Harvest, as well as the Winnipeg Humane Society. Regan has been a part of the Concordia Foundation Gala Committee for the past 4 years.

Sue Barkman is the President and CEO of Skills Connect Inc./Third Quarter a nonprofit social enterprise company that provides outreach/recruitment matching services geared toward the mature workforce. Sue has a wealth of experience in development and non-profit having served as Executive Director, Mennonite Heritage Village; Director of Campaigns, Canadian Mennonite University; as well as Senior Development roles in Hospitals in Ontario.  Sue has a passion for servant leadership and enhancing community through excellent health care programs and services. Her background includes an expertise in Community Relations and Government Affairs. Sue currently participates with United Way’s SPARK program and Manitoba Research Institute (Manitoba Chamber of Commerce) as a Board member.

Chad Keuler brings 15 years of varied industry experience, to his role as Manager, Special Projects, for PCL Winnipeg. Chad joined PCL Construction Management Inc. in 2006, having previously worked in the consulting side of the industry for five years. Chad and his family are new to Winnipeg having relocated from Regina just 18 months ago. He believes in giving back to the community and is involved with: Habitat for Humanity, supporter; End Homelessness Housing Supply Group, committee member; Boys and Girls Club, supporter; United Way of Winnipeg, supporter & committee member; Red Road Lodge – supporter.

Adam Mason is senior legal counsel with the Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company. Adam has a background in regulatory compliance, privacy and technology law and over a decade working with highly regulated entities. Assisting with the delivery of Wawanesa’s corporate philanthropy program, Adam brings a unique understanding of the decision making involved when corporations choose which charitable initiatives to support. Adam is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Manitoba and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

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