Our Staff

The Centre is operated by a small, but dedicated, Churchill-based staff:



  • LeeAnn Fishback, Ph.D., Scientific Coordinator
  • Tomas Taylor, Seasonal Research Intern
  • Hilary White, Seasonal Research Technician
  • Alexandra Windsor, Seasonal Research Technician
  • Dani Nowosad, Seasonal Research Technician
  • Emma Traynor, Seasonal Research Technician


  • Fiija Derro, Program Coordinator
  • Evan Roberts, Learning Technician
  • Beth Hampson, Bilingual Program Assistant
  • Carrie Booth, Bilingual Program Assistant


  • Edgar Botelho, Fleet and Facilities Supervisor
  • Carley Basler, Assistant Fleet and Facilities Supervisor (Growcer System Manager)
  • Henry Spence, Seasonal Maintenance Technician


  • Laura O'Sullivan, First Cook
  • Peggy Hart, Prep Cook
  • Denise Earle, Dishwasher


Our Board of Directors

The Centre is governed by a broadly-based 17-member Board of Directors

  • Chair Christopher Storie – University of Winnipeg
  • Acting Vice-Chair James Kushny – Member at Large
  • Treasurer Louise Lawrie – Member at Large (Churchill)
  • Secretary Judy Wilson – Member at Large (General) 
  • Erika Ingebrigtson – Member at Large (Churchill)
  • Bruce Erickson – University of Manitoba
  • Shawn Manning – Duke of Marlborough School
  • Vacant -Manitoba Advanced Education and Literacy
  • John Hrominchuk – Churchill Chamber of Commerce
  • Dave Hicks – Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs
  • Melissa Gibbons – Park Canada Agency
  • Pete Whittington – Brandon University
  • Michael Spence – Town of Churchill
  • Rob Penner – University College of the North
  • Bryan Stefaniuk – Manitoba Department of Sustainable Development
  • Jim Roth – Users' Representative
  • Joe Stover – Member at Large (Churchill)
  • Penny Rawlings – Member at Large (Alternate – Churchill)


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