Reh-Fit Centre 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.
John Schubert was formerly 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.
John has been a member of the Reh-Fit since December 2010.
Pat is Chief Compliance Officer at KAI Asset Management Inc., a Winnipeg-based portfolio management firm. Over her career, Pat gained expertise in securities industry regulatory and compliance through over 25 years experience at Investors Group in various functions, including compliance, internal audit, finance, and operations. Most recently, she worked as an independent consultant to mutual fund industry firms and regulators.
Pat earned her Chartered Accountant designation while working in public practice with KPMG, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) degree from the University of Manitoba. In 2020, Pat was recognized by CPA Manitoba with the title Fellow CPA (FCPA), a title bestowed by her peers in recognition of her career and community achievements.
Pat has been a member of the Reh-Fit Centre for many years and has enjoyed both the programs offered by the Centre, and the friendships that have developed in the process. She is a firm believer in the benefits of an active lifestyle, and enjoys cycling, pilates, yoga, and gardening. Pat has been a member of the Reh-Fit since December 2006.
Judy possesses a unique combination of CEO, board, teaching, and consulting experience. She held leadership positions at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Folklorama, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and Safety Services Manitoba. She provides consulting services in strategic planning, board governance, and executive and team coaching.
Judy instructs Organizational Behaviour for the University of Winnipeg and various courses for the Certified Management Consultants of Canada. Judy’s board experience includes the St. Boniface Hospital, Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation, the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce, and the Crown Corporations Council of Manitoba. Judy is an external member of the Finance and Audit Committee at Doctors Manitoba.
Judy is a graduate of the University of Manitoba. She holds an FCPA, FCA, a Masters Certificate in coaching from Royal Roads University (CEC) and is an accredited team coach. She also holds the designations of Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and Certified Management Consultant (CMC).
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.
Chuck has a Master of Business Administration degree and is registered as both, a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) and a Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) in the province of Manitoba. Throughout his career at Manitoba Hydro, he held a number of senior management roles including Acting Vice-President of Distribution Engineering, Construction and Operations. His last position at Manitoba Hydro before he retired was Director of Safety, Health & Environment during the COVID pandemic.
Chuck is a strong proponent of healthy and active living. He and his wife Ella have two sons and since 1996, he has been involved in his local community centre coaching and managing the various sports that his sons participated in.
Chuck first became a member of the Reh-Fit Centre in October 2010.
In her 35 year career with the Province of Manitoba, Susan Boulter served as Director of Driver and Vehicle Licencing, Chief Operating Officer of Materials Distribution Agency, and lastly as Chief Operating Officer of Vital Statistics Agency. She sat on and chaired many provincial and national organizations. Susan retired from provincial government service a few years ago.
Susan has been an active volunteer since her early teens. She was a member of the Junior League, on the vestry of All Saints’ Anglican Church, and was an active volunteer at Saint Mary’s Academy. Susan has served on the Board of CancerCare Manitoba and chaired its Planning and Patient Safety Committees.
In recent years, Susan has served on the Vulnerable Person Panel and the Vulnerable Persons’ Task Force presenting the government with recommendations for change in 2021. Susan is a lay bencher for the Law Society of Manitoba, serving on the Executive and many committees, and Chair of the Investment Committee. She is also an associate with the Winnipeg Art Gallery and a member of the Judicial Review Committee and the Health Professions Advisory Council.
Since the Reh-Fit was such a critical part of her parents’ and brother’s recoveries after their heart attacks, she is grateful for the opportunity to give back to the Centre. Susan first became a member of the Reh-Fit in September 2013.
Ian joined Manitoba Hydro in September 2020 as Vice-President of Digital & Transformation. His expertise is critical as we look at new technologies and practices to help support our more customer-centric vision of Manitoba Hydro.
Prior to joining Manitoba Hydro, Ian was a Partner at IBM Canada’s Canadian Health practice in Winnipeg. Previously, he was the Managing Principal for Western Canada for Telus Health in Vancouver and served in senior roles at Accenture in Toronto, Manitoba eHealth, and Health Sciences Centre here in Winnipeg. Ian holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master's in Science from the University of Manitoba.
In addition to his executive career, Ian is a Director on the TechNation (formerly Information Technology Association of Canada) Health Board. He is also a former board member of the Manitoba Lung Association. Ian has a passion for fitness and has been a member of Reh-Fit since 2019.Close Bio
John Fox is a retired civil servant with senior position experience in the Manitoba and Yukon governments. Until his retirement in 2020, John was the Assistant Deputy Minister of Oil, Gas, and Minerals in Whitehorse (2015-2020) and, prior to that, Assistant Deputy Minister of Manitoba Mineral Resources (2010-2015). He was also Vice-President of the Manitoba Potash Corporation. In these positions, John was responsible for departmental leadership, strategic planning, investment attraction, and stakeholder and Aboriginal engagement.
John graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Civil Engineering) and has a Certificate from the Mid-management Program of the Asper School of Business and a Strategy/Leadership Certificate from Queen’s University. He currently volunteers with Golf Manitoba, assisting with golf course rating, and has volunteer board experience with Linden Woods Community Centre, Fort Garry North Hockey Association, and Pembina Trails Hockey Association.
John first joined the Reh-Fit in 2010.
Linda Horosko is an information technology professional with nearly 40 years of experience. She retired from Great-West Life as Vice-President, Information Services after 19 years with the company in various information technology management roles in Canada and as Acting CIO, Canada Life - Europe. Prior to joining Great-West Life, Linda spent 20 plus years with the Governments of Manitoba and Saskatchewan in various professional and management roles. She has a BSc (Honours) in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan.
Outside of work, Linda enjoys gardening, reading, traveling, researching her family history and genealogy and participating on various committees and ministries in her church. Linda and her husband Andrew have two sons and a daughter.
Linda has been a member of Reh-Fit since 2015.
Linda graduated from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine, in 1974 and then received further training in emergency medicine and anesthesia. She subsequently became Medical Director of the Winnipeg Ambulance Department, where she developed advanced care paramedic protocols for pre-hospital treatment of patients. An extensive review of 911 calls in Winnipeg showed that immediate pre-hospital treatment delivered by advanced care paramedics could save the lives of many critically ill patients in Winnipeg. That pre-hospital system, with both firefighter and paramedic response, continues to this day.
Accreditation of the advanced care paramedic program required that Linda, as Medical Director, ride with paramedics in ambulances to assess the quality of pre-hospital care in Winnipeg. After seeing firsthand the living conditions and poverty within Winnipeg, Linda became involved with the United Way of Winnipeg. She was Campaign Chair of the 1998 United Way Winnipeg campaign, which raised $10.5 million dollars in support of the many United Way agencies helping those in need in our city.
Linda has been a member of the Reh-Fit since 2010.
Betty Lou Rock
Betty Lou Rock
Betty Lou Rock is a registered nurse and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Manitoba and a Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Calgary.
Betty Lou has worked in health care in Winnipeg for 40 plus years in the areas of cardiac care, critical care, and emergency medical services, holding many clinical and administrative positions over the years. Betty Lou In recent years, helped to establish the STARS air ambulance service in Manitoba. Now retired, Betty Lou is an active volunteer with Harvest Manitoba and the school immunization program.
Betty Lou has been a member at Reh-Fit for several years and believes strongly in the values and activities of the Centre. She enjoys regular workouts, yoga, and coffee time with other members. Betty Lou has been a member since 2012.
Ravindra has been both a charity executive and a senior manager in the diamond industry, working in several countries over 30 years. He has developed skills in personnel management, strategic and financial planning, sales and marketing, Lean, and KPIs.
During Ravindra’s career, he was employed by Rosy Blue Diamonds N.V. and was Chief Executive Director of its Sri Lankan subsidiary where he oversaw 1200 employees and was responsible for the company’s high-level business strategy. Thereafter, he represented Rosy Blue in China, western Africa, South Africa, Brazil, and Dubai, setting up various diamond cutting operations. He is currently semi-retired but is in the process of establishing a business that will introduce affordable online marketing of diamonds and a supply chain of loose diamonds for Canadian jewelers.
Ravindra has been involved in philanthropic work for many years, driven in part by the experiences of his South African employees with HIV/AIDS. He pioneered a community program aimed at lowering the prevalence rate of the disease, which proved to be very successful. In addition, he was heavily involved in promoting education in impoverished communities, assisting schools, and introducing business challenges at Dubai schools.
Ravindra joined the Reh-Fit Centre as a member in early 2023.
Peter Withoos has been a member of the Reh-Fit Centre for 24 years. Recently retired from a 43-year career in the construction industry, Peter has board experience with the Winnipeg Construction Association and the Canadian Construction Association.
Peter spent most of his career as Chief Estimator for several large construction companies and, in the latter years, was a Principle of M.D. Steele Construction where he was responsible for overall management including cost control, project management, safety, estimating, accounting, human resources, and bonding.
Board experience acquired by Peter has included acting as Chairman of the Winnipeg Construction Association where he also chaired the Bylaw Review Committee and Nominating Committee. He served the Canadian Construction Association as Provincial Vice-Chair and Director at Large.
In 2017, Peter was awarded an Honorary Life Membership in the Winnipeg Construction Association in recognition of his exemplary and outstanding service to the Association.
Peter has been a member of the Reh-Fit since March 1995.