Gregg Hanson – Chair
Gregg was formerly the president and CEO of Wawanesa Mutual. Now retired, he remains active in Manitoba’s business community on several company boards, and has taken an active interest in the well-being of Winnipeg’s Indigenous citizens in particular.
Susan Lewis – Vice-Chair
Susan is the outgoing President and CEO of United Way of Winnipeg and a visionary leader whose work has included leading the formation of the Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council (WPRC) to address in real and measurable ways some of Winnipeg’s toughest issues.
Highly respected advocate of Indigenous rights, Ovide is the former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations and former Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Manitoba. As an accomplished lawyer specializing in constitutional law, he has and continues to be an integral leader in First Nations issues in Canada.
Kathy is the Vice President, Community Investment for United Way of Winnipeg. In this role, Kathy, together with the community investment team, collaborates with senior volunteers and staff to achieve the greatest impact possible on social issues in our community. Including numerous courses in leadership, change management, and project management, Kathy has attained a Bachelor of Nursing degree, a Master’s of Public Administration degree, as well as a Master’s Certificate in Municipal Leadership.
Dilly is the Executive Director of Andrews Street Family Centre and a strong advocate for Indigenous families. A woman of Metis decent, she was born and raised near Richer, Manitoba. She began her career in community development in her late 20s through volunteerism, and soon after made the decision to go back to school to obtain her degree in Social Work from the University of Manitoba. Dilly lives in the North End of Winnipeg and dedicates her life to making a difference in her community.
Lisa Murdock is a member of Katl’odeeche First Nation, NWT. Lisa was born and raised in Winnipeg, where she continues to reside, and she is the proud mother three children.
Lisa holds a Master of Arts degree from the Department of Sociology at the University of Manitoba, and shehas over 30 years of experience working with Indigenous communities, primarily in Manitoba.
Lisa has a keen interest in qualitative research and policy development aimed at improving outcomes for Indigenous children and families in Manitoba. Since 2009, she has worked with the Province of Manitoba, as a Program and Policy Consultant in the areas of Indigenous Initiatives and Parent Child Coalition with Healthy Child Manitoba and Social Innovation Office. Part of Lisa’s current responsibilities are directed to creating awareness and understanding about the history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and influence of colonial practices on Indigenous-Canada relations. Lisa also is responsible for providing support to various initiatives aimed at promoting healthy outcomes for Indigenous children, youth, families and communities in Manitoba.