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

Sandy Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer

Michelle Pereira, Chief Operating Officer

Linda Peters, Vice President, Operations & Community Development

Tim Frey, Vice President, ReStores

Steve Krahn, VP, Regional Development

Brad MacLennan, VP, Finance and Administration

Christa Mariash, VP, Marketing, Communications & Philanthropy


Marketing, Communications and Philanthropy

Candace GiesbrechtCommunications Coordinator/Graphic Designer

Vernelle MiroshDirector, Fund Development

Susan BuffieSenior Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships

Brett BourneManager, Signature Events


Kelly KrentzProcurement

Cam Holden, Procurement


Robert MartensCarpenter

Herb Griffith, NCSOSafety Coordinator

Kelly KlugerManager, Volunteer Services

Sterling FlettCarpenter’s Helper 

Ben KlymochkoCarpenter 

Dave StoeszCarpenter 

Bryan GambleProject Coordinator 

Anthony SchickConstruction Trades Supervisor (on temporary leave)

Thomas HoffmannConstruction Site Supervisor 

Cory HalladayConstruction Helper/Driver



Sandy CoderreFinancial Database Analyst

Evangeline AgatepAccounting Specialist

Carmen FredborgManager, Family Selection & Support

Luc St. GodardHuman Resources Specialist

Nicholas Williams B.Comm. (Hons)Assistant Controller

Samantha MacDonaldAdministration/Data Entry