Leadership Team

Nina Labun, RN, MN, CHE – Chief Executive Officer

Nina Labun joined the Donwood organization in 2016 in the role of CEO. Her first introduction to Donwood dates back to 2004 when she served for a term on the Board of Directors. A nurse by profession, Nina has a varied portfolio of teaching and research at the University of Manitoba, as well as clinical and leadership positions with the WRHA. Throughout her career, her focus has always been on improving the health and care services for seniors. Together with her family, Nina attends North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church and considers it a blessing to bring together her faith and leadership at Donwood. While not at work, Nina loves spending time with her husband Jon and three sons. Favorite activities include road trips, camping, back-country canoe trips, hiking, and gardening.


Executive  Team

Jacqueline Fontaine, RN, BN – Chief Nursing Officer 

Amber Smith-Zaretzky, RN, BN – Director of Care

Chris Tuk, CPA, CGA – Director of Finance & Administration 

Carlyle Paetkau – Director of Operations

Laurel Holland – Director of Human Resources

Karla Janzen – Executive Administrative Assistant

Leadership Team

Justyna Markiewicz, RN, BN – Resident Care Manager, First Floor

Erica Neuman, RPN –  Resident Care Manager, 2 North

Ruth Murawski, LPN – Resident Care Manager, 2 South

Mo Jeng, RN – Resident Care Manager

Sherryl Koop – Chaplain

Katherine Rackham, RD – Manager of Dietary / Dietitian 

Jennifer Kappy – Manager of Therapeutic Recreation & Volunteers

Ley-Ann Almario – Scheduling Manager

William Wear – Facilities Manager