our team

board of directors

We are fortunate to have the following individuals guiding our work at Habitat for Humanity Manitoba.


Candray Mehkary, LLB, Chair


Heather Medwick, BA, BPHE, MPA, Vice Chair


Tim Hayward, CPA, CA, CISA, Past Chair


Dale Gowryluk,CPA, CGA, Director


Jodi Carradice, B.Sc, CIP, CPHR, Director


Michael Conner, LLB, Director


Karen Dyck, LLB, Director


Sharon Harrald, CPHR, Director


Bradley Kopp, CPA, CMA, CFA, Director


Bonnie Van Steelandt, MBA, Director


Larry Wandowich, CMMA, MBA, Director


Andris Palaschuk, CPA, Director


Mike Palitsky, CPA, CGA, Director


Bryan Ward, MCIP, RPP, Director


Senior Management Team

Sandy Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer

Linda Peters, Vice President, Operations & Community Development

Tim Frey, Vice President, ReStores

Steve Krahn, Vice President, Regional Development

Brad MacLennan, Vice President, Finance and Administration

Christa Mariash, Vice President, Marketing, Communications & Philanthropy

Marketing, Communications & Philanthropy

Candace GiesbrechtGraphic Designer/Communications Coordinator

Vernelle MiroshDirector, Fund Development

Susan BuffieSenior Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships

Brett BourneManager, Signature Events

Béla Gyarmati, Digital Marketing Coordinator



Kelly KrentzManager, Procurement


Robert MartensCarpenter

Herb Griffith, NCSO, Manager, Safety and Chapter Relations

Kelly KlugerManager, Volunteer Services

Sterling FlettCarpenter’s Helper 

Ben KlymochkoCarpenter

Dave StoeszCarpenter 

Bryan GambleProject Manager

Thomas HoffmannSite Superintendent

Cory HalladayConstruction Helper/Driver




Sandy CoderreFinancial Database Analyst

Paige DraderAccounting Specialist

Carmen FredborgManager, Family Selection & Support

Luc St. GodardHuman Resources Specialist

Nicholas Williams B.Comm. (Hons)Assistant Controller

Samantha MacDonaldFamily Selection & Support Assistant