The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors who volunteer their time and energy in the pursuit of the Foundation’s goal to support patient care. This outstanding Board draws its membership from the community at large, and meets formally on a quarterly basis.
Mr. Jeff Coleman (Chair)
Jeff is the owner of Patill/St James Insurance, a family-run insurance brokerage in the St James area. His history with The Grace is a long one. Prior to his role as the Chair, he held the position of Vice Chair for 18 years and also served on the Salvation Army Grace Hospital Board of Management for 14 years. Jeff’s charitable involvement extends past the Grace and deep into the community where he is involved with several other fundraising groups. Recently, Jeff was appointed by Justice Minister Stan Struthers to serve as a member of the Insurance Council of Manitoba.
Mrs. Doneta Brotchie (Vice-Chair/Secretary)
Doneta is the Program Director for Leadership Winnipeg, an independent consultant and a former Senior Vice President and regional leader at CIBC. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Foundation. Through her company, Doneta has been the Project Director for CancerCare Manitoba’s Bears on Broadway initiative and Investors Group Canstruction Winnipeg. Her community involvement extends far beyond this and includes the Province of Manitoba Economic Innovation and Technology Council, Winnipeg Art Gallery and many other local groups and charitable organizations.
Mr. Keith Davidson (Treasurer)
Keith is a Financial Advisor for CIBC Imperial Service. He holds the professional designations of Certified Financial Planner, Financial Management Advisor and Registered Retirement Consultant. Keith has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Finance from the University of Manitoba.
Grace Hospital Foundation Board Members
Mr. Barry Brown
Barry is the President of Maple Leaf Construction and has been with the company for 30 years. He is a Civil Engineer graduated from the University of Manitoba. Barry has been heavily involved in the construction field, sitting on multiple industry boards.
Mr. Trevor Clay
Trevor is a Sales Associate at CBRE specializing in commercial investment properties and development. He became involved with the Foundation through consultation on the development of Access Winnipeg West. Trevor has a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University. In his spare time he has coached AAA and summer hockey teams.
Mrs. Marjorie Danylchuk
Marge has been with Grace Hospital Foundation since 2003.
Mr. Bruce Lillie
Bruce is the Regional Marketing Director with All Seniors Care Living Centres and Sturgeon Creek Retirement Residences. He has a Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Marketing from the University of Manitoba and over 25 years of experience in marketing and advertising. Always active in the community, Bruce is the President of the Charleswood Broncos Football Club in addition to being on the Foundation board and the Co-Chair for the Grace Gala.
Mr. Jim McDermid
Jim is retired after working in the paint industry for over 50 years. During his career, Jim has lived in Manitoba, Alberta and BC where he participated in numerous organizations including the Prince George Construction Association and the Kinsmen Club. In addition to his role with the Foundation, Jim is currently involved with the Manitoba Brain Injury Association.
Mr. Kevin Dandewich
Kevin is the Business Development Manager at Bird Construction. He holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management, and is a Gold Seal Certified Project Manager recognized by the Canadian Construction Association. He has worked in the consulting and construction industries for over 25 years. Kevin has sat on various boards, including Manitoba Red Cross, Centre Plan, and Exchange District Business Improvement Zone (BIZ). He also coaches hockey and baseball. He is the Chair of the Grace Golf Classic committee.
Ms. Kellie O’Rourke
Kellie O’Rourke is the Chief Operating Officer of the Grace Hospital. Prior to holding this position at the Grace, Kellie was with St. Boniface Hospital for 32 years. She is a registered nurse with a Baccalaureate degree in nursing and a Master of Science in health care administration. Kellie has an extensive health care background covering critical care administration and education; corporate and support services; and strategic planning.
Dr. Garvin Pierce
Garvin is the former Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Grace Hospital and former President of the Manitoba X-Ray Clinic. His memberships include the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Canadian Medical Association and Christian Medical and Dental Society (CMDS).
Ms. Gayle Swirski
Gayle has over 20 years of experience as a Clinical Therapist in private practice. She holds a BA Hons. in psychology from the University of Winnipeg and a M.Ed. Psych. from the University of Manitoba. Gayle is a certified trauma counsellor, and continues to respond to various crises within the province. In addition to her role with the Foundation, Gayle is also involved with Riverview Healthcare Foundation and the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Mr. Adam Topp
Adam is a highly regarded health care administrator and private consultant. Adam is very familiar with Grace Hospital. During the transition of operations from Salvation Army to WRHA, Adam was the acting Chief Operating Officer of the hospital. He returned again to our facility in 2010 and held the position of Chief Operating Officer until 2011, when Kellie O’Rourke joined us.
Ms. Mpho Begin
Mpho is a Professional Engineer with ARxIUM, a pharmacy technology company. She is also an entrepreneur developing an innovative mobile health platform. She became involved with the Foundation through Leadership Winnipeg’s Board Connect program. Mpho is also involved with the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba Inc.( IRCOM) and Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba as a mentor to female engineering students. She is currently the Co-Chair for the Grace Gala.