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 Leadership:

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

Albert Mota
Administrative Director – Manitoba Renal Program (and Corporate, Community Health Services)


MRP Program Team:

Doug Franklin
Manager, Renal Technology

April Bertrand
Manager Peritoneal Dialysis Community Care & Kidney Health Outreach

Amie Lesyk
Communications Specialist

Nickie Cool
Transition Coordinator

Glenda Peebles
Aboriginal Liaison Coordinator

Krista Stewart & Eric Garcia
Fitness & Wellness Coordinators

Julie Lorenz, Angie Wieler & Sharon Edmundson
Regional Educators

Gacheri Dyck
Quality Improvement Officer

Dr. Lori Wazny & Dr. Christine Davis
Pharmaceutical Care Coordinator


Site Leadership & 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

Jennifer Cumpsty
Director of Patient Services, HSC Renal Program

Lesley Cotsianis
Manager of Dialysis

Sandra Lang-Donald
Manager of Dialysis

Rob Gibson
Manager – Kidney Health Clinic, Local Renal Health Centres, Home Hemodialysis


Seven Oaks General Hospital

Dr. Sean Armstrong
Medical Director, SOGH Renal Program

Dr. Paul Komenda
Medical Director, Home Hemodialysis

Dr. Sara Dunsmore
Medical Director, Peritoneal Dialysis & Renal Clinic

Henni Dyck
Program Director, SOGH Renal Program

Harjinder Brar
Patient Care Team Manager, Hemodialysis

Lori Schellenberg
Patient Care Team Manager, Home Hemodialysis, Renal Health Clinic, Peritoneal Dialysis


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


For more information on the additional 16 Local Renal Health Centres click here.