Manitoba Renal Program operates as part of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

Executive Leads:

Krista Williams – Chief Health Operations – WRHA

Dr. Bruce Roe – VP & Chief Medical Officer – WRHA

Manitoba Renal Program Regional Program Team:

Dr. Mauro Verrelli
Medical Director, Manitoba Renal Program
Associate Head, Section of Nephrology, University of Manitoba

Dr. Claudio Rigatto
Section Head, Section of Nephrology, University of Manitoba
Associate Medical Director, Manitoba Renal Program

Betty Lou Burke
Program Director

Doug Franklin
Manager, Renal Technology

April Bertrand
Kidney Health Outreach Manager

Amie Lesyk
Communications Specialist

Glenda Peebles-Abraham
Aboriginal Liaison Coordinator

Krista Stewart
Fitness & Wellness Coordinator


Site Management Teams:

Health Sciences Centre & Local Renal Health Centres Program

Dr. Joe Bueti
Medical Director, HSC Renal Program

Dr. Herman Lam
Medical Director, Central Dialysis Unit

Dr. Don Allan
Medical Director, Sherbrook Centre Dialysis Unit

Dr. James Zacharias
Medical Director, Manitoba Local Renal Health Centres
Medical Director, Home Hemodialysis, HSC

Karen Samson
Director of Patient Services, HSC Renal Program

Lesley Cotsianis
Manager, Patient Care
Kidney Health Clinic, Local Renal Health Centres, Home Hemodialysis

Alison Lindsay
Manager, Patient Care
Central Dialysis Unit

Hugh Chan
Manager, Patient Care
Sherbrook Dialysis Unit


Seven Oaks General Hospital

Dr. Sean Armstrong
Medical Director, SOGH Renal Program

Dr. Paul Komenda
Medical Director, Home Hemodialysis

Henni Dyck
Program Director, Renal Health

Harjinder Brar
Patient Care Team Manager, Renal Unit


St. Boniface Hospital

Dr. Mauro Verrelli
Medical Director, SBH Renal Program
Medical Director, Peritoneal Dialysis

Dr. Justin Walters
Medical Director, Hemodialysis

Jason Hillier
Program Director, Renal & Palliative Care

Belinda Herner
Patient Care Manager, Dialysis

Heloise Buhler
Program Team Manager, Palliative Care and Peritoneal Dialysis


Brandon Regional Health Centre

Dr. Barry Riche
Medical Director, BHRC Renal Health Program

Kim Wallis
Program Manager, Renal Unit