Our Team


Margo Powell

Executive Director

Leanne Fenez

Project Specialist

Lindsay Buhr

Capacity Builder

Pamela Ponce

Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors

Representatives of member agencies are elected to 1, 2, or 3 year terms on the Abilities Manitoba Board of Directors during the organization’s Annual General Meeting. Following the AGM, the Board holds elections to determine Officer positions for the following year.

Charmayne Dube, President

Charmayne Dube


Director of Services at New Directions

Katelyn Dykstra, Vice President

Katelyn Dykstra

Vice President

Director of Operations at enVision Community Living

Ven Block, Treasurer

Ven Block


Director of Finance and Operations at VOI

Chris Bauer, Secretary

Chris Bauer


Executive Director at Arcane Horizon

Scott Smith, Past President

Scott Smith

Past President

Director of Program Development & Quality Assurance at Pulford Community Living Services

Oly Backstrom, Director

Oly Backstrom


Executive Director at SCE Lifeworks

Tracy Fidler, Director

Tracy Fidler


Director of Client Care at Community Living Interlake

Maria Freeman, Director

Maria Freeman


Executive Director at Inclusion Selkirk

Kim Nelson, Director

Kim Nelson


Executive Director at Gateway Resources

Jennifer Rodrigue, Director

Jennifer Rodrigue


Acting Director of Communications & Public Affairs at St. Amant