Board Members

Research Manitoba's Board appointments are made by Lieutenent Governor in Council on the recommendation of the minister. The Board will consist of at least nine but not more than 17 directors.
    • Ms. Andrea Legary (Chair),
      Chief Science and Technology Officer, The Recoup Group
    • Dr. Peter Nickerson,
      Vice-Dean (Research), Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine and Immunology, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences,
      Flynn Family Chair in Renal Transplantation, University of Manitoba
    • Dr. Rashid Ahmed,
      PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
    • Dr. Athar Ata,
      Chair and Professor of Chemistry, The University of Winnipeg 
    • Dr. Hani El-Gabalawy,
      Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Endowed Rheumatology Research Chair, University of Manitoba
    • Mr. Luis Escobar,
      Principal, Transportation, Stantec Consulting
    • Mr. Earl Gardiner,
      Founder and Executive Chairman of Careica Health
    • Ms. Cheryl Mayer,
      Director of Policy Development, the Canadian Canola Growers Association
    • Mr. James Sandison,
      President, CMC Consultants Inc. 
    • Mr. Jason Leibert,
      Chief Growth Officer, MSP Starch Product Inc.
    • Ms. Erin Romeo,
      Executive Vice-President, Digital Innovation, Strategy and Partnerships – Glacier FarmMedia

Ex Officio, Non-Voting Members for 2022-23:

Jerin Valel - (Active as of January 2023)

Acting Deputy Minister

Economic Development, Investment and Trade

Province of Manitoba

Dr. Nicole Rosen – (Active as of June 2021)

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Language Interactions

Department of Linguistics, University of Manitoba