Status of Women
Manitoba Women's Advisory Council
Members of Council
- Dr. Jeannette Montufar, Chairperson (Winnipeg)
- Dr. Romona Goomansingh (Winnipeg)
- Kristen Lynch (Winnipeg)
- Verna A. Klippenstein Heinrichs (Altona)
- Doris Mae Oulton (Winnipeg)
- Margaret Roscelli (Oak Lake)
- Maggie Masi (Winnipeg)
- Lizanne Lachance (Winnipeg)
- Jennifer Flett (The Pas – Opaskwayak Cree Nation)
Dr. Jeannette Montufar, Chairperson (Winnipeg)
Dr. Jeannette Montufar is a recognized supporter of women's issues in engineering and a leader in her profession. She is a business owner, philanthropist, mentor and woman who has broken traditional barriers in engineering and is well-recognized as a trailblazer in transportation engineering. Her company is also directly involved with her philanthropic work, sponsoring several events and organizations that seek to empower women.
Dr. Romona Goomansingh (Winnipeg)
Dr. Romona Goomansingh was born and raised in Winnipeg. She holds a PhD, in the area of teaching, learning, and student development with a focus upon social justice, human rights, and equity studies, from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She teaches at the Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba, in the areas of educational research and cross-cultural education.
Kristen Lynch (Winnipeg)
Kristen Lynch is the small business owner of KiK Innovation Inc., a marketing/communications company in Winnipeg. She is a graduate of Red River Community College’s Creative Communications program and was a member of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association, HUB Horizon Insurance and most recently, a board member of the Nellie McClung Foundation.
Verna A. Klippenstein Heinrichs (Altona)
Verna A. Klippenstein Heinrichs is a tri-lingual (she is fluent in English, German, French), highly motivated, results oriented professional with extensive experience and a proven high production record in a unique mix of international trade, agribusiness, agricultural exports, environmental issues, investments, as well as post-secondary education and health care.
Doris Mae Oulton (Winnipeg)
Doris Mae Oulton has many years of experience working with the federal government in Health Canada, where she helped establish an oral health program in First Nations communities across Canada. She also worked for Treasury Board of Canada, where she worked on both the disability management and performance management programs. While with the Manitoba government, as ADM of the Women's Directorate, she was one of the authors of the first statement opposing violence against women endorsed by federal/provincial Status of Women Ministers.
Margaret Roscelli (Oak Lake)
Margaret Roscelli is the Health Director for the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation.
Maggie Masi (Winnipeg)
Maggie Masi is a natural and persuasive communicator who is recognized among colleagues as a strong leader with a keen ability to create cohesion among individuals striving toward a common goal. She is a dedicated civil servant, devoting the last seven years to the safety of the Manitoba public. Maggie excels in both primary duties and secondary responsibilities within her current employment, while balancing personal development within profession and community.
Lizanne Lachance (Winnipeg)
Lizanne Lachance is a capable and dynamic bilingual registered nurse at Action Margerite located in St. Boniface. She has 9 years of management experience with the Manitoba Government with extensive communication responsibilities. She is also a team oriented visionary, who conducts herself with a high level of integrity, personal accountability and talent to energize and motivate others.
Jennifer Flett (The Pas – Opaskwayak Cree Nation)
Jennifer Flett is the vice-chair of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation and a former corrections officer with 20 years of experience in the field. She also helped establish the first Healing Lodge in her community.