Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The organization is structured to assure accountability to the general membership. The MNU's 20-member Board of Directors, headed by an elected full-time president, is the governing body responsible for managing the union's business. Board members are elected by membership to represent each of the union's regions and the locals/worksites in those regions. They serve as a two-way communication link between its members and the Board


President — Darlene Jackson

Darlene Jackson is President of the 12,000 member Manitoba Nurses Union.

Jackson has over three decades of nursing experience, and has been an active member of the union since 1981. Shortly after joining MNU she attended her first Annual General Meeting, and has been a committed union activist ever since.

Jackson has served as President of her worksite in The Pas for over two decades. She also has extensive experience with MNU’s Provincial Collective Bargaining Committee (PCBC) as the representative for the north, participating in 9 rounds of provincial bargaining and serving as vice-chairperson of the PCBC. See her full bio here.


Vice-President — Valerie Wotton

Secretary-Treasurer —Tracy Bassa

Board Members

Prairie Mountain Health Region

Mike Yablonski

Karen Taylor

Christina Woodcock


Southern Region

Amanda Sainsbury

Renate McGowan

Northern Region

Carrie Holland

Amber Mitchell

Interlake - Eastern Region

Kathy Nicholson



Winnipeg Community and Health Care Region

Pamela Achurch

Winnipeg Long Term Care Region

Karen Jantzen

Winnipeg Hospital Region

Health Sciences Centre

Josie Payne

Katie Stark

Grace General Hospital/Victoria Hospital

Eric Wheeler

St. Boniface Hospital

Renate Scheffer-King

Laura Schattner


Riverview Health Centre/ Misericordia

Dana Orr

Seven Oaks General Hospital/ Concordia Hospital

Colleen Johanson

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