Our founding sisters have upheld a strong tradition of involving the laity in their charitable work. In 2000, the Grey Nuns transferred their charitable division, Taché Centre and Foyer Valade to the Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba (CHCM). This corporation is now known as the Réseau Compassion Network (RCN).  In 2005, the Sisters of St. Benedict did the same with St. Joseph’s Residence. As the owner and sponsor of Actionmarguerite, the RCN ensures the effective and responsible governance of Actionmarguerite and its Foundations.

In addition to Actionmarguerite, the RCN owns and sponsors the mission of the following communities of service:

St. Amant

Centre Youville Centre

St. Boniface Hospital

Centre de santé Saint-Boniface Health Centre

Centre Flavie-Laurent

Sara Riel

Abri Marguerite

Residence Despins

Villa Aulneau

Ste-Rose General Hospital

Winnipegosis & District Health Centre

Board of Directors

Actionmarguerite is governed by a board of directors who are named annually by the RCN. The members of the board are community leaders committed to good governance, financial stewardship and the effective implementation of the strategic plan.

Members of the Board are:

Marc Labossière, Chair  •  Gaëtanne Kurlowicz  •  Claudette Toupin  •  Éric Courcelles  •  Murielle Maccès-Nimi  •  Erik St. Hilaire  •  Charlotte Hébert  •  Susan Stratford   •  René Bouchard

Executive Team

Executive Team Members are:
Micheline St-Hilaire, Chief Executive Officer
Carol Styles, Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Care
Denis Freynet, Chief Operating and Finance Officer
Sheila Bayda, Chief Human Resource Officer
Dr. Pravin Mehta, Medical Director

Leadership Team

The Actionmarguerite Leadership Team is comprised of the following individuals:

Clinical Services

Philibert Ruberandinda, Director of Care, 450 River Road
Stephen Tautjo, Director of Care, 1149 Leila Avenue
Brenda Yates, Manager, Resident Services, 4 & 5 ABC, 185 Despins Street
Melanie Day, Manager of Resident Services, 2 & 3 ABC, 185 Despins Street
Zouhair Guennouni, Manager, Resident Services, 2, 3 & 4 DE, 185 Despins Street
Rachid Marrakchi, Manager, Resident Services, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Floors & UM, 450 River Road
Juliet Aquino, Manager, Resident Services, Unit 1 & Unit 2, 1149 Leila Avenue
Daniel St-Vincent, Manager, Resident Experience
Laura Routhier, Coordinator, Community Programs (Windsor Park Place and Chez-Nous)

Support Services

Gisèle Nadeau, Manager, Finance
Carrie Osabutey, Manager, Finance
André Vermette, Director, Facilities & Support Services
Karan Lajoie, Manager, Food Services
Mehdi Hilout, Supervisor, Food Services, 450 River Road
Pauline Chin, Supervisor, Food Services, 185 Despins Street
Feza Kungwa, Manager, Housekeeping, Laundry and Materials Management
Michelle Burr, Manager, Human Resources
Steven Shwaykosky, Manager, Physical Plant & Maintenance


Our team consists of approximately 900 professionals, employees and volunteers who serve our residents, families and clients.

Nurses (RN, RPN, LPN)
Physicians and Specialist Consultants
Health Care Aides
Social Workers
Occupational Therapists
Rehabilitation Aides
Spiritual Care
Recreational Workers
Housekeeping and Laundry Staff
Dietary Aides
Human Resources Staff
Accounting and Payroll Staff
Maintenance Engineers and Staff
Unit Clerk Assistants
Reception Staff and Administrative Assistants