OUR TEAM

Executive Team

  • Sherry Gott
    Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth

  • Dr. Karlee Sapoznik Evans
    Deputy Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth

  • Kelly Gossfeld
    Indigenous Deputy Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth

  • Pooja Sigauke
    Executive Coordinator

Management

  • Tanis Hudson
    Manager, Child Death Reviews and Investigations

  • Kirstin Magnusson
    Manager, Advocacy Services and Youth Engagement

  • Joanne Lysak
    A/Manager, Advocacy Services

  • Dr. Matthew Maher
    Manager, Research and Quality Assurance

  • Allen Mankewich
    Manager, Public Education

  • Cyndi Menke
    Manager, Finance and Administration

  • Jamie Robinson
    Manager, Serious Injury Reviews and Investigations

Administration

  • Ila Miles
    Administrative Assistant

  • Joan Machendagoos
    Administrative Assistant

  • Kristen Douglas
    Senior Clerk

  • Reji Thomas
    Senior Clerk

Legal

  • Paula Ethans
    Legal Researcher

Knowledge Keeper

    Advocacy Team

    • Brittney Mikolayanko
      Advocacy Officer

    • Chelsea Jarosiewicz
      Advocacy Officer

    • Dawn Gair
      Advocacy Officer

    • Debra De Silva
      Advocacy Officer

    • Gerald Krosney
      Advocacy Officer

    • Krista Rey
      Advocacy Officer

    • Kim Wuirch
      Advocacy Officer

    • Loretta Ouskun
      Intake Assessment Officer, Thompson office

    • Mae Choo-Mah
      Advocacy Officer

    • Margherita Gagliardi
      Advocacy Officer

    Investigations and Child Death Reviews

    • Anna Los
      Investigator

    • Benji Greenberg
      Investigator

    • Kayla Marcq
      Investigator

    • Kelsey VanOsch
      Investigator

    • Leigh Enns
      Investigator

    • Melanie Johnson
      Investigator

    • Sara Yager
      Investigator

    • Whitney Moore
      Investigator

    Public Education

    • Brittany Valcourt
      Public Education Coordinator

    Quality Assurance

    • Alison Carrey
      Policy Analyst

    • Johsa Manzanilla
      Policy Analyst

    Research Team

    • Alexandra Guemili
      Systemic Advocacy Specialist

    • Samantha Hanson
      Researcher

    • Genevieve Sander 
      Researcher

    Youth Engagement Team

    • Emmanuel Allieu
      Youth Engagement Coordinator

    • Jonathan Skrypnyk
      Youth Engagement Coordinator