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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Karl Loepp (Chair) is the chief operating officer and an original founder of Private Pension Partners Inc. (P3). Karl has extensive experience in the construction industry including property development, construction management and real estate leasing. He also served as the president of Niakwa Country Club and currently sits as the chair of the Jocelyn Hutton Foundation.
Kirsten S. Albo, CPA, CA (Vice Chair) is the founder of ASK KSA Consulting Inc., an independent company providing consulting and advisory services to small to mid-sized professional services firm to help them be efficient and meet regulatory requirements. Kirsten has over 26 years experience in the industry including her time as an assurance partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she was lead partner on both public and private companies. Kirsten has been an active member of the community and has been involved in many boards over her career.
Mercedes Caron is recently retired after a 35-year career as an owner and operator for Valmar Airflo Inc., an agricultural equipment designer and manufacturer. Her experience includes manufacturing, supervision of employees, communication with proficiency in both French and English, and lean manufacturing with a Level One Lean Certification.
Alfred Lea is the founder of Native Canadian Chip Corporation and a First Nation from Pine Dock Manitoba. He launched TomahawkChips Company in 2015 with distribution in Canada and the USA with plans underway for future expansion to international markets.
Cameron Hay is the Owner and CEO of Praxis Profiles Inc. He is a chartered professional accountant and certified management accountant and has expertise in the areas of accounting, finance, property management, human resources, and manufacturing and supply chain logistics.
David Martin has been employed with MCCC as Stage Manager at the Centennial Concert Hall for the past 15 years. Mr. Martin has worked in the entertainment industry for 43 years and held positions with Rainbow Stage and Westsun Show Systems International. Mr. Martin is a member of the Internal Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees Local #63 Union.
Shannon Stefanson (Winnipeg) is a Nursing Educator with The College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences for the University of Manitoba. Her teaching portfolio includes Clinical Course Leader, Course Leader and Clinical Education Facilitator for the College of Nursing at the University of Manitoba. She spent the first 18 years of her nursing career performing a variety of different roles in a hospital setting. Ms. Stefanson holds a Master’s in Nursing with a major in Administration.
Mychelle Houde is an entrepreneur and former small business owner. She is the former President/Co-Owner of River East Travel and Cruise Centre and brings over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry working with her family business – Ritz Foods Ltd, providing banquet, major event and entertainment coordination services for many venues in Winnipeg such as the Winnipeg Arena/Stadium, Winnipeg Convention Centre, Centennial Concert Hall, Rainbow Stage, Assiniboine Park, etc. Ms Houde has also worked for Travel Manitoba and is the former Director of the Province of Manitoba’s Agencies, Boards and Commissions Office. She also served as the Individual Giving Coordinator for the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, providing major donor fundraising and VIP event planning, as well as serving on various non-profit organizations including the Manitoba Tourism/Education Council, Seven Oaks General Hospital Board of Directors, Kildonan Business Club and the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Gurinder Randhawa has a Master’s in Education and English and a Doctorate degree in Educational Psychology from India. Currently, she is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, serving people in immigration matters and fulfilling their dreams. She has served as a Permanent Professor in India for almost 6 years and then moved to Canada in 2010. Besides operating her own immigration consultancy company (Growing Pathways Immigration), she has been working as a teacher since 2010 in public high schools in Manitoba because of her passion for teaching. She is also a founder and Managing Director of a non-profit organization (Shining Star Productions Manitoba) since 2015 which aims to promote and celebrate talent, knowledge, tourism, multiculturism, beauty, and skills of young Asian women, men and kids through very successful pageants, Miss and Mr. Asia Global Canada, and the Kids Talent Show. She always has the passion to fulfill the dreams of others, inspire youth and provide opportunities to make their dreams come true. She opens the doors for contestants and winners in the music, modeling, and acting industries. She has also served as Punjab Pavilion Adult Ambassador and sat on various committees in the world’s longest-running festival named Folklorama. She has been an active community member and volunteer since she moved to Winnipeg, Canada. She has received various excellence awards and has been acknowledged several times at community events and at the Legislative Assembly Manitoba for her volunteer contributions to making a difference in the community and promoting diversity, multiculturism, talent and tourism in Manitoba.
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