MACD is a provincial leader that supports and
advances the practice of career development
professionals (CDPs) and inspires manitobans
to nurture life-long career growth.
Kate Swallow Yee

Kate Swallow Yee

Chair

(she/her/hers)

Kate views the world through a lens that looks at many sides of a situation in order to be able to understand consequences of action/non-action. 

Deanna England

Deanna England

Vice Chair

Deanna works as an Academic and Career Advisor at The University of Winnipeg, and volunteers as the Chair of the provincial Career and Workforce Development Month Planning Committee.

Secretary (vacant)

Currently Vacant

Secretary

Secretary position is currently vacant. Nominations accepted at:  admin@macd-mb.org.

Meghan Lavallee

Meghan Lavallee

Treasurer

Meghan’s passion for experiential learning and student success started as a student and staff member within student services in the post-secondary sector. 

Adriano Magnifico

Adriano Magnifico

Member at Large

After a lengthy and unexpected break from studying Career Development at University of Calgary, Amber’s passion for CD reignited upon returning to Winnipeg in 2009. 

Amber Hicks

Amber Hicks

Member at Large

After a lengthy and unexpected break from studying Career Development at University of Calgary, Amber’s passion for CD reignited upon returning to Winnipeg in 2009. 

Anna Gordon

Anna Gordon

Member at Large

Anna has 20+ years experience in employment facilitation and career consulting, combined with her leadership in fitness, her approach to career development is motivating to folks.

Charlotte Vis van Heemst

Charlotte Vis van Heemst

Member at Large

Charlotte brings a wealth of experience in in career advising, event planning and technology innovation, coupled with a deep commitment to fostering career development and support across our community.

Kim Genier Mintenko

Kim Grenier Mintenko

Member at Large

As a former executive in post-secondary education, Kim brings a wealth of experience to the Board in the field of career development.

Ruth Stargardter

Ruth Stargardter

Member at Large

In her role as a Secondary School Counsellor for 27 years, Ruth believes that career education has the ability to increase resilience and empower students in their career life decision making.

Sylvia Martin

Sylvia Martin

Member at Large

Sylvia works to create opportunities for people to gain new skills, take on new career pathways and change their lives.

Vasyl Luzhanytsia

Vasyl Luzhanytsia

Member at Large

As a newcomer to Manitoba, Vasyl dove right into the career development community. His experience of transitioning to different countries has helped him to connect with the newcomer community in Manitoba.

The Past Chairs remain as an ad hoc member of the Board after their term is over. They provide valuable advise and information for a smooth transition. We celebrate our past chairs

Gail Langlais

Gail Langlais

Past-Chair (2022-2022)

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Troy Mercer

Troy Mercer

Chair (2016-2020)

Troy was the Inaugural Chair for the Manitoba Association for Career Development