On May 31, 2018 we came under The Regulated Health Professions Act and our board is now called a council.
Council sets the vision and strategic direction for the College and governs in the interest of the public. This means they:
- set the direction of the College including developing strategic priorities, a vision and values
- anticipate and plan for trends in society, health care, and registered nursing practice
- understand and lead the change in health regulation
Our council is made up of six RNs and five public representatives in the following positions:
- Registered nurses
- Public representatives (two of whom are appointed by the Government of Manitoba)
Upcoming Council Meetings
Council meetings are held four times each year and are open to the public. You can find highlights from previous meetings on our news page. If you’re planning on attending a meeting, learn more here.
Upcoming meeting dates:
- Thursday, June 8, 2023
- Friday, June 9, 2023 (Annual General Meeting)
- Thursday, September 14, 2023
Council meeting minutes
- June 4, 2020
- September 11, 2020
- December 4, 2020
- March 11, 2021
- June 10, 2021
- September 16, 2021
- December 9, 2021
- March 10, 2022
- June 9, 2022
- September 15, 2022
- December 8, 2023
- January 5, 2023
Members of Council
Noah Gatzke is a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner member of the College’s Council. Noah brings experience in acute care and nursing education from an urban perspective.
Noah is a member of the Appointments, Governance and Appeal Panel Roster committees.
Rachel Ingels Bergman
Rachel Ingels Bergman is a Registered Nurse member of the College’s council. Rachel brings experience in both acute and primary care from an urban perspective.
Rachel is a member of the Finance and Appeal Panel Roster committees.
Shakerah Jones Hall
Shakerah Jones Hall is a Registered Nurse member of the College’s council. Shakerah brings experience in acute care, emergency departments, long-term care and education from both rural/urban settings within Canada and Jamaica.
Shakerah is a member of the Appeal Panel Roster Committee.
Anish Panicker is a Registered Nurse member of the College’s council. Anish brings experience in acute and long-term care from rural and urban perspectives within Canada and India.
Anish is a member of the Appeal Panel Roster Committee.
Martha Ross is a Registered Nurse member of the College’s Council. Martha brings front line experience from outpost, rural, as well as tertiary care settings.
Martha is a member of the Appeal Panel Roster Committee.
Cynthia Taylor is a registered nurse member of the College’s Council. Cynthia brings experience in acute and long-term care as well as risk management and quality improvement knowledge from rural and urban perspectives.
Irene Hamilton is a public representative member of the College’s council. Irene is a lawyer with over 35 years experience in provincial government and experience as a board member and president of the Law Society of Manitoba, which governs the legal profession in the public interest. Irene is a member of the Governance and Appeal Panel Roster committees.
Cheryl is a Public Representative Member of the College’s Council. Cheryl brings experience in Non Profit Administration, Governance and Finance from a rural perspective.
Kenneth Molloy is a public representative member of the College’s Council. Kenneth brings experience from the regulatory and educational sectors from an urban perspective.
Public Representative, Chair-elect*
Lindsay Forest is a public representative member of the College’s Council. Lindsay brings legal sector experience from both a rural and urban perspective. She received her B.A. through the University of Winnipeg, an LL.B. from the University of Manitoba, and LLM with the University of Edinburgh.
Lindsay is a member of the Appeal Panel Roster Committee.
RN, CEO/Registrar* (non-voting)
* Denotes an officer of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba. To contact the officers of the College, contact the Chair or the CEO/Registrar.