OUR TEAM

Executive Team

  • Daphne Penrose
    Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth

  • Ainsley Krone
    Deputy Manitoba Advocate

  • Sherry Gott
    Deputy Manitoba Advocate

  • Cyndi Menke
    Executive Coordinator

Management

  • Carolyn Burton
    Manager, Finance and Administration

  • Denise Wadsworth
    Manager, Investigations and Child Death Reviews Program

  • Dr. Karlee Sapoznik Evans
    Manager, Research Program and Youth Engagement Program

  • Kirstin Magnusson
    Manager, Advocacy Services Program

  • Michelle Kowalchuk
    Manager, Advocacy Services Program

  • Jessica Botelho-Urbanski (not pictured)
    Manager, Public Education

Administration

  • Erin Ryan
    Administration Secretary

  • Ila Miles
    Administrative Assistant

  • Laurie Freund
    Senior Clerk

  • Reji Thomas
    Senior Clerk

Knowledge Keeper

  • Cheryl Alexander
    Knowledge Keeper

Legal Counsel

  • Issie Frost Q.C.
    Legal Counsel

Advocacy Team

  • Carly Lewadniuk Advocacy Officer
  • Dawn Gair Advocacy Officer
  • Debra De Silva Advocacy Officer
  • Doug Ingram Advocacy Officer
  • Gerald Krosney Advocacy Officer
  • Margherita Gagliardi Advocacy Officer
  • Joanne Lysak Advocacy Officer
  • Krista Rey Advocacy Officer
  • Mae Choo-Mah Advocacy Officer
  • Milan Patel Advocacy Officer
  • Naomi Evans Advocacy Officer (on leave)
  • Paula Zimrose Advocacy Officer

Investigations and Child Death Reviews

  • Amanda Swan Investigator
  • Anna Los Investigator
  • Jamie Robinson Investigator (on leave)
  • Kayla Marcq Investigator (on leave)
  • Kelsey VanOsch Investigator
  • Whitney Moore Investigator
  • Leigh Enns Investigator
  • Lynda Schellenberg Investigator
  • Melanie Johnson Investigator

Quality Assurance

  • Ainsley Krone
    Deputy Manitoba Advocate

  • Alison Carrey
    Policy Analyst

  • Janine Bramadat
    Policy Analyst

  • Josha Manzanilla
    Policy Analyst

  • Dr. Karlee Sapoznik Evans
    Manager, Research Program and Youth Engagement Program

Research Team

  • Ainsley Krone
    Deputy Manitoba Advocate

  • Dr. Karlee Sapoznik Evans
    Manager, Research Program and Youth Engagement Program

  • Maria Godoy
    Researcher

  • Dr. Matthew Maher
    Researcher

Youth Engagement Team

  • Ainsley Krone
    Deputy Manitoba Advocate

  • Cathy Cook
    Youth Engagement Coordinator

  • Jonathan Skrypnyk
    Youth Engagement Coordinator

  • Dr. Karlee Sapoznik Evans
    Manager, Research Program and Youth Engagement Program