Staff

Transplant Manitoba - Gift of Life's team of doctors, nurses and professional staff is dedicated to providing care to patients pre- and post-transplant in Manitoba.

Management and Administration

Dr. Peter NickersonFRCPC
Medical Director, Transplant Manitoba - Gift of Life Program

Krista MaxwellRN, BN, BSc, MSc
Manager, Transplant Manitoba

Nancy DoddP.Eng
Process Quality Engineer

Christine Sawatzky
Administrative Assistant

Racquel Balaan
Program Secretary

Denielle Lopez
Clerk II

Roberta Koscielny
Communications Specialist, Transplant Manitoba - Gift of Life Program

Gift of Life Program

Transplant Manitoba - Gift of Life's team of doctors, nurses and professional staff is dedicated to providing care to organ donors and promoting organ donation awareness in Manitoba.

Dr. Owen MooneyFRCPC
Medical Director

Dr. Heather Smith, Dr. Marcus Blouw, Dr. Faisal SiddiquiFRCSC, Dr. Carmen Hrymak, Dr. Murdoch Leeies and Dr. Gloria Vasquez-Grande
Donor Physicians

Dr. Leroy StorsleyFRCPC
Director, Living Kidney Donation

Dr. Robin VisserFRCSC
Living Donor surgeon

Jody SawatzkyRN, BN and Camille BoucherRN, BSc, MScN
Living Kidney Donor Coordinator, On-call Donor Coordinators

Mark BarrettRN, BN, Mara MurphyRN, BN and Tricia CartaRN, MN
Donor Coordinators

May Villarba
Living Kidney Donor Program Unit Clerk

Miranda LindsayRN BN, Alannah ZiesmannRN, BN, Julie Gratton EdwardsRN, BN, Jacqueline ThieleRN, BN and Trisha PlettRN, BN
On-call Donor Coordinators

Adult Heart Transplant Program

Dr. Shelley ZierothFRCP(C)
Director, Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Clinics

Dr. N. GhorpadeFRCSC and Dr. Mike YamashitaFRCSC
Surgical Heart Failure Program Heads

Dr. Rob SinghFRCP (C) and Dr. Allan SchafferFRCP(C)
Transplant Physicians

Shari BarkerRN, BSN
Heart Transplant/VAD Coordinator

Louise Frechette
Clinical Assistant, Cardiac Surgery/VAD Coordinator

Brigitte ChappellazCCP, CPC and Derrick HibbertCCP, CPC
Perfusion/VAD Coordinators

Tannis PodheiserMSW, RSW and Stephanie BaronBSW, RSW
Social Workers

Adult Renal Transplant Program

Dr. Julie HoFRCPC
Medical Director

Dr. David RushCM, FRCPC, Dr. Martin KarpinskiFRCPC, Dr. Peter NickersonFRCPC, Dr. Chris WiebeFRCPC, Dr. Aaron TrachtenbergFRCPC and Dr. James ShawFRCPC
Transplant Nephrologists

Dr. Joshua KoulackFRCPC
Director, Renal Transplant Surgery

Dr. Gregory HardingFRCSC
Transplant Surgeon

Julie Gratton EdwardsRN, BN, Miranda LindsayRN BN, Alannah ZiesmannRN BN and Jacqueline ThieleRN, BN
Renal Recipient Coordinators

Geraldine Manness
Pre-Transplant Unit Clerk

Cheryl KaluparRN, Brenda GawrylukRN, Michele CoutureRN, BN, Angela RoyRN, BN and Christine DandanRN, BN
Clinic Nurses

Kristin L’HeureuxBA, BSW, RSW
Social Worker

Siyao SunBSPharm and Kathryn PetersonBSPharm, ACPR
Pharmacists

Renee SchettlerRD
Clinical Dietitian

Devon Peters and Stephanie Yalung
Unit Clerks

Liver Transplant Program

Dr. David PeretzMsc, Bsc, FRCP(c), FACP
Medical Director, Manitoba Liver Transplant Program

Dr. Nabiha Faisal
Liver Transplant Hepatologist

Dr. Manna Zhang and Dr. Eleonora Bakalets
Clinical Assistants

Vicki StrickRN and Hilda DayanghirangRN
Pre and Post-Transplant Clinic Nurses

Trisha PlettRN, BN
Liver Recipient Coordinator

Triiaana Furlong
Pre-Transplant Clinic Unit Clerk

Lung Transplant Program

Dr. Nancy Porhownik
Medical Director, Manitoba Lung Transplant Program

Dr. Musawir Ahmed, Dr. Zoheir Bshouty and Dr. Steven Grocholski
Transplant Respirologists

Rhiza Lam
Dietitian

Patty Phrakonkham-Ali
Social Worker

Greg Hodges
Physiotherapist

Trisha PlettRN, BN
Lung Recipient Coordinator

Triiaana Furlong
Pre-Transplant Clinic Unit Clerk

Dr. Shelley ZierothFRCP(C)
Cardiologist

Jody Hainstock-BeavisRN, BN
Post-Lung Transplant Clinic Nurse

Pediatric Renal Transplant Program

Dr. Patricia BirkFRCP(C)
Medical Director and Transplant Physician

Dr. Aviva GoldbergFRCP(C) and Dr. Maury PinskFRCP (C)
Transplant Physicians

Dr. Joshua KoulackFRCP (C)
Transplant Surgeon

Dr. Allison DartFRCP(C) and Dr. Kristen PedersonFRCP(C)
Dialysis Physicians

Dr. Nafisa DharamsiFSCS(C) and Dr. Karen PsooyFRCS(C)
Urologists

Julie StrongRN, BN
Pediatric Recipient Kidney Transplant Coordinator

Jackie BoguskiRN and Marnie GretsingerRN, BN
Clinic Nurses

Dot MolchanRN, cNeph(C)
Post-Transplant Nurse Clinician

Eliza PennerRN, BN
CKD/Dialysis Nurse Clinician

Dr. Polina Anang
Psychiatrist, Renal

Ashley GiesbrechtBSW, RSW and Kristin L'HeureuxBA, BSW, RSW
Social Workers

Kathryn PetersonBSPharm, ACPR
Pharmacist

Lisa Wilson
Dietitian

Pauline Mohamed
Administration and Support Staff Team Member

Mariel Potente and Regine Opena
Nursing Assistants

Nancy DoddPEng
Process Engineer, Transplant Manitoba