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May 29, 2020


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New Appointees Support Provision of Quality Health Care Across Manitoba: Friesen

The Manitoba government has made several new appointments and reappointments to the boards of the five regional health authorities, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced today.
“Regional board members are crucial to ensuring the provision of safe, quality care and guide how we move forward to ensure consistent, reliable health services across the province,” said Friesen. “I look forward to working with these new teams and extend my thanks to outgoing board members for the leadership they have provided.”
The boards of regional health authorities are responsible for directing the management and affairs of the region to ensure the delivery and administration of health services. New appointments include:
Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority
- Michele Polinuk (Selkirk)
Northern Regional Health Authority
- Linda Markus (The Pas) 
- Dianne Russell (Flin Flon) 
- Kelly Bindle (Thompson) 
Prairie Mountain Health
- Brad Collett (Onanole) 
- Donna Davidson (Ochre River) 
Southern Health–Santé Sud
- Dawn Coubrough (Gladstone) 
- Todd Nichols (Dominion City)  
- Pamela (Pam) Plaster (Oak Bluff) 
- Peter Veldhuis (Elm Creek) 
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
- Frank Koch-Schulte (Winnipeg) 
- Lisa Pormeister (Winnipeg).
Reappointments include: 
Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority
- Glen West (Lockport) – from regular member to chair
- Laurie Andrews (East St. Paul)
Northern Regional Health Authority
- Angela Enright (Snow Lake) 
- Mary Head (The Pas/OCN)
Prairie Mountain Health
- Duane Whyte 
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
- William (Bill) Baines (Winnipeg) 
- Dawn Daudrich (Churchill).
These appointments are part of the Manitoba government’s efforts to continue to refresh the agencies, boards and commissions of the province, ensuring Manitobans continue to be represented in these important positions by highly qualified and competent individuals, Friesen noted.
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