Reh-Fit Centre Board of Directors
The Reh-Fit Centre is governed by a Board of Directors. This volunteer group is responsible for the overall direction of the Reh-Fit, advancing the mission of the organization, its fiscal affairs, policies governing the Centre, and representing the Centre to the public.
Scott Bailey, CHAIR
Scott Bailey is a Certified Management Accountant and has a Master of Business Administration degree. Scott has varying board experience, including the past President of the Manitoba Theatre for Young People, the Manitoba Contact Centre Association, and currently active with the St. John Brebeuf Community Church and School. Scott enjoys spending time with this family and supporting their many athletic endeavours by way of coaching, managing, and cheering. Scott has been a member of the Reh-Fit Centre since 2010 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2012.
David Thompson, PAST CHAIR
David Thompson is a Chartered Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant, and a Certified Management Consultant. He is currently the Director of Finance and Operations with the Manitoba Museum. His business experience over 35 years is extensive. David and his wife Laurie have both been members of the Reh-Fit Centre for a number of years. He is committed to fitness and attends the Centre three to four times each week for regular workouts and participates in various programs. David was elected to the Board of Directors in June 2010 and is the current Past-Chair of the Board of Directors.
Pat Kloepfer, VICE-CHAIR
Pat earned her Chartered Accountant designation (1988) while working with KPMG, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) from the University of Manitoba. She joined Investors Group in 1989 and gained broad management experience through positions in finance, internal audit, operations, facilities, and distribution management. Over her career in financial services, she has developed specialized expertise in regulatory compliance, audit, and internal control. Currently, she holds the position of Vice President, Compliance & Chief Compliance Officer
Pat has been a member of the Reh-Fit Centre for six years, and has been a member of the Finance Committee since 2009. Pat’s other previous volunteer community service contributions have included the Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Manitoba Lung Association, St. Mary’s Academy, and the Whyte Ridge Soccer Association.
Rosanna Buonpensiere, SECRETARY
Rossana is currently with Wawanesa Insurance as Vice President, Organizational Development. She has more than 15 years of experience in leadership and management of initiatives to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness for clients in the public and private sectors, and has led project teams in a variety of areas including board governance training, organizational development and redesign, change management, human resources management, and strategy and planning. She holds Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts degrees, and is qualified to practice law in Manitoba. She has been on various boards including the Canada Revenue Agency and Centro Caboto Centre, and has worked with the boards of Manitoba Hydro and Sport Manitoba.
Rossana has been a member of the Reh-Fit Centre since February 2010 and strongly believes in the services and programs offered by the Reh-Fit Centre. Rossana was elected to the Board in 2011 and is Chair of the Governance Committee.
Wanda Burns, TREASURER
Wanda Burns is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience. She has worked in the entertainment, insurance, telecommunications, manufacturing and distribution sectors and is currently a finance professional with the City of Winnipeg.
Wanda has held executive positions with the Saskatchewan Motion Picture Industry Association, the Montessori School of Regina as well as various school and sports organizations. Wanda is married with two grown children.
Wanda has been a member of the Reh-Fit Centre since 2010, is a past member of the Heart Throbs Running Club, and is a current member of the Finance Committee.
Scott Cale, DIRECTOR
Scott is a Senior Financial Planning Advisor with Assante Wealth Management and a senior partner at the Assante on Taylor Branch. Scott’s volunteer service contributions have included being past president of the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club, board member of the Manitoba Chapter of the Osteoporosis Society of Canada, and Coach/Convenor with the Whyte Ridge Soccer Association.
Scott has been a member of the Reh-Fit Centre since 2006. He is an active runner and has enjoyed competing in many half marathons. He is married to his wife Liz and they have two children, Graham and Laura.
Scott was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014 and is a member of the Finance Committee.
Matthew Guberman, DIRECTOR
Matthew is the president and owner of Duraco Windows, a Winnipeg window and door manufacturer with over 100 employees. He received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Manitoba more than twenty-five years ago and has been active in the Winnipeg business community ever since. He is also a member of the board of directors of Balmoral Hall School.
Matthew has been a member of the Reh-Fit Centre since 2011. He is a second generation Reh-Fit member and director, and his son, Sacha is a third generation member. Matthew is a member of the nominating committee.
Mike Hicks, DIRECTOR
Mike is General Counsel and Vice-President of Business Development of InfoTech Inc., a Winnipeg-based provider of health and wellness services to Canadian and international clients.
Mike’s recent background includes senior management roles in two Canadian-based retail businesses with significant international operations, and prior to that Mike practiced Corporate and Commercial law with a mergers and acquisitions/technology focus at leading Winnipeg and Toronto law firms.
Mike has been a member of the Reh-Fit Centre since 2008. Mike was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014 and is a member of the Nominating Committee.
Cliff Lazareck, DIRECTOR
Cliff is the owner of North Flag – a clothing brand and retail store. He attended University in the United States for a period but eventually returned to Manitoba to obtain a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Winnipeg. He then went on to study Business Management at George Brown College in Toronto.
Cliff is eager to lend his insights to the Reh-Fit Board of Directors. Having participated in multiple half marathons and competing in the annual CrossFit Open, maintaining a physically active lifestyle is very important to Cliff.
Cliff has been a member of the Reh-Fit since 2000. Cliff was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014 and is a member of the Governance Committee.
Judy Murphy, DIRECTOR
Judy possesses a unique combination of CEO, board, and consulting experience. She held leadership positions at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Folklorama, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and Safety Services Manitoba where she is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer. In addition, she has also provided executive coaching and consulting services in strategy and governance to a variety of organizations. Judy’s board experience included the Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation (Audit Committee Chair), the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce (Past Chair), the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce (Vice Chair), the Crown Corporations Council of Manitoba (previously Vice Chair), and numerous other task groups and committees.
Judy holds a BA degree from the University of Manitoba and is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba. She also holds a Masters Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University.
Judy is committed to good health and well-being and exercises at the Reh-Fit five days a week. She is grateful to Reh-Fit for the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and the role that the staff played and continues to play in her husband’s remarkable recovery.
Judy has been a member of the Reh-Fit since August 2015.
John Schubert, DIRECTOR
John Schubert is President of McCaine Electric Ltd., a leading Winnipeg-based electrical contractor providing electrical installation, maintenance, and related services to clients in the industrial, institutional, and commercial markets. Contracts have ranged from Ronald McDonald House to the Winnipeg Blue Bomber stadium.
A construction industry veteran, John has over 30 years of experience acting as council for industry-related boards and associations, such as the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, which provides both secondary and post-secondary skills training, and the Canadian Construction Association, which seeks to build Canada with ethics, skills, and responsibility.
John studied at the University of Manitoba, where he received his BA in Economics & Political Science in 1974, and in 1976 he completed an MBA in Finance. He has been a Gold Seal Certified Project Manager since 2005.
His achievements include Volunteer of the Year, Winnipeg Construction Association, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, which honours significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
Wendy Rudnick, DIRECTOR APPOINTED BY THE ST. BONIFACE HOSPITAL
Ms. Rudnick is the Executive Director, Clinical Programs and Chief Nursing Officer at St. Boniface Hospital. Ms. Rudnick has held leadership positions within the Winnipeg hospital and regional system. Ms. Rudnick is a champion for patients receiving the right care, in the right place, at the right time and for ensuring nurses are supported to practice to their maximum clinical competency. Ms. Rudnick is a RehFit member since 2013 and the Board appointee representative from St. Boniface Hospital since January 2016.
Wendy Rudnick was appointed to the Board as a representative of the St. Boniface Hospital in January 2016.