Advisory Board

About the Board

The JWBLI Advisory Board is a broad based group of senior leaders from community, postsecondary and business organizations. They provide advice as a sounding board and source of input into strategic planning and programming for the Institute.


Dr. Marcia Anderson
Executive Director of Indigenous Academic Affairs in the Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba



Todd Asman
Executive Vice President, Products and Financial Planning, IG Wealth Management


Devon Clunis
Former Chief of Police, Winnipeg Police Service


Diane Gray
President & CEO, Centre Port Canada


Charles Henaire
Executive Vice President, Deputy CFO, Chief Accounting & Control Officer, Great-West Life


Dr. Gady Jacoby
Dean, I.H. Asper School of Business and CPA Manitoba Chair in Business Leadership


Lisa Kassenaar
Senior Writer and Editor, Global Women's Coverage, Voice of America


John Kearsey
Vice-President (External), University of Manitoba


Mary Jane Maillet Brownscombe
Co-Founder & Strategist, SHEACCELERATOR Inc.


Mariette Mulaire
President and CEO, World Trade Centre - Winnipeg


Dawn Nedohin-Macek, Board Member, Engineers Canada
Transmission Services & Compliance Department Manager, Manitoba Hydro


Peter Pomart
Director, Indigenous Business Education Partners, Asper School of Business


Dr. Janice Ristock
Provost and VP Academic, University of Manitoba


Colin Ryan
President, The Associates, Asper Business School
Senior Vice President, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at BMO Nesbitt Burns


Dr. Samar Safi-Harb
Canada Research Chair in Supernova Remnants Astrophysics, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manitoba


Trudy Schroeder
Executive Director, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra


Dr. Dan Smith
Vice -President Research and Academic, University College of the North


Dr. Mark Torchia
Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning, University of Manitoba


Dr. Christine Watson
Vice-President Academic, Red River College