Meet The ROC Eastman Team

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executive director

A life-long resident of the Eastman region, Moni holds a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Studies from the University of Manitoba.  She has extensive knowledge and experience in both the private and public sectors and enjoys developing partnerships between the two.  

Moni is a member of the Chrysalis Fund, a philanthropic women’s giving circle that promotes growth and positive change in children and youth. 

While dedicated to serving the needs of people in the community, Moni’s heart belongs to her family – her husband, two children, two dogs, two cats and a horse. Leisure time is a wee bit sparse sometimes but highly valued as time at the lake, reading, animal playtime and contemplating the vast universe we are part of.

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DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
FAMILY RECREATION PRACTITION
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No stranger to the recreation community in the Eastman Region, Steph joined the ROC Eastman team with 15 years of experience as a certified Dance and Musical Theatre educator.  

Steph always strives to be an advocate for children’s recreation, which falls hand in hand with ROC Eastman’s daily mission. This led her to the ROC team in the role of Development Coordinator & Family Recreation Practitioner, a committee member with the Healthy Child Coalition South East -Sante Sud, as well as the Program Coordinator at the Jake Epp Library.

 When she has some spare time, Steph loves game nights at home with her family, watching her son at gymnastics, taking in a musical production, and travelling!

 

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family recreation practitioner

Madi was born and raised in the Eastman region. Her zest for life does not go unnoticed and her love for children makes her a natural fit for the ROC team. 

Madi is also a small business owner  and has a passion for helping others and seeing them succeed. She has seen the positive impact that recreation has had on kids and families through her volunteer experience in different organizations, such as Girl Guides of Canada and ROC Eastman! Continuing to be a part of that energy in our region through connecting with families is something she really looks forward to. 

Spending lots of time on the family farm growing up ignited her love for animals and nature, fishing, live music, and exploring new places with her fiance are a few of the ways she enjoys recreation in her own life. Oh, and getting out with her pup, Banks!  

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family recreation practitioner

Shayna has been advocating for youth and families in several different roles since 2002. After graduating a diploma in child and youth care she moved to St.Clements. Shayna has worked for Child and Family services, Residential addiction recovery and most recently, at Mrs.Lucci’s Resource centre in Lac du Bonnet, MB. Shayna has a true passion for helping others. She believes in empowering families by focusing on their positive characteristics. She enjoys helping parents build confidence, and connect to community resources. In her spare time Shayna spends time at the beach with her husband and daughter. She also has a love for nighttime and nature photography. Shayna is excited to continue her work with families in the Eastman Region through her role as a family recreation practitioner with ROC Eastman!

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recreation navigator

Riley became involved with ROC Eastman through the University of Manitoba’s Kinesiology and Recreation Management’s fieldwork program, then in a volunteer role, and now as a staff member. She recently moved to the Eastman region and now holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.  Having engaged in various recreation opportunities such as hockey and softball, she has experienced the positive impact that recreation has on youth and continues to advocate for the meaningful experiences that recreation has on one’s life.  When she has free time, it is spent with her partner and their fur babies Nash and Luna, connecting with friends and family, exploring the outdoors, and staying active! 

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family recreation practitioner

Natallie is a strong believer in lifelong learning and strives to positively impact those around her. She has extensive knowledge and experience in Child and Youth Care and has played a major role in advocating for youth.  She is proud to be a member of the Child and Youth Care Worker’s Association of Manitoba. Natallie enjoys spending time with children and is dedicated to the benefits of recreation for families, hence her passion for ROC. During her limited spare time, she enjoys cooking, playing board games, interactive family games, or watching a good movie with her husband and three busy children.

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family recreation practitioner

Debbie grew up in the Beausejour/Brokenhead area of North Eastman. She has a diploma in Developmental Services and is a classified Early Childhood Educator III. In 2009, Debbie moved to the Pine Falls area where she currently lives with her husband and two daughters.

Debbie has moved from being a Kindergarten teacher to a full time advocate for community building. She continues to volunteer in the communities she cares about and encourages her family to do the same. Additionally, Debbie works with the Brokenhead River Community Foundation where she gets to help people in a whole new way! 

In her spare time, she loves to spend time with family and friends. Her daughters are actively engaged in dance classes and keep her on her toes.

Debbie has always been passionate about advocacy and making the world a better place. She became involved with ROC when it was first created as a pilot project, and was an immediate ally for the program. She has watched it grow as a huge supporter and is honoured to now be part of the ROC Eastman team and excited to be a part of continuing to make it a place for everyone.

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Iresha has lived in the southeast for most of her life. Growing up in a small rural town she spent most summers at the baseball diamond watching her parents play ball and the winter was spent cheering on her dad in the arena playing hockey. This was surely the reason she developed an absolute love for baseball!

Iresha spends as much time as possible with her husband and two children as they work together building a family farm on their off-grid property!

Iresha believes that there is  nothing quite like watching a child grow into their own person and believes recreation encourages that development! That’s why joining ROC was a decision made easy. Iresha looks forward to helping many children, their families and their communities grow through recreation.          


Meet The ROC Eastman Board

Shauna Doerksen

board chair


Board Chair; Chair of Administration, Research & Operations Committee

Shauna has been involved with ROC since 2009.  It is an organization that she firmly believes in and supports. Having a Social Work degree and having worked within Social Services for over 16 years, she has first hand knowledge of the impact that community-based programs and organizations can have on the lives of families and children.  Her experience has included working in justice, child and family services, crisis services, income assistance and school based counselling.  She believes in the importance of connection and attachment to positive supports and also to meaningful opportunities to be engaged and feel valued. ROC gives children and families a chance to thrive, grow and learn about themselves, their communities and their capacity for change.  She loves being active with her family including camping, hiking, and swimming and practices her own personal leisure through running and getting to the gym as regularly as possible.

Megan Baker

BOARD VICE CHAIR

Board Vice Chair; Chair of Promotion, Marketing & Fundraising Committee; Administration, Research and Operations Committee

Megan has been involved in the recreation field for over 15 years, starting off as a Summer Camp Leader with the Brokenhead River Recreation Commission (BRRC).  Through her work with the BRRC, Megan decided to pursue a career in recreation and attended the University of Manitoba to receive a degree in Recreation Management and Community Development.  After graduating from University, she continued to work in the small town recreation field.  Megan has now returned to her home community of Beausejour and is working as the Program Director for the Brokenhead River Recreation Commission.  Megan has seen first hand the benefits of ROC and the positive impact it has on families.  In her spare time Megan enjoys travelling, camping and spending time with friends and family.

Devyn Bartel

board treasurer


Board Treasurer; Co-Chair of Finance, Nominating & Governance Committee

Devyn is an Associate Advisor at RIVR Financial. Devyn received an Associate’s Degree in Marketing from Red River College in 2015 and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Winnipeg in 2017. His free time is spent running (for a very long time), reading, playing the drums, spending time at the lake and scuba diving every chance he gets. Devyn is a devoted husband and loves his daughters and 2 beautiful dogs.

Lorne Hagel

BOARD MEMBER


Co-Chair of Finance, Nominating & Governance Committee

Lorne is a retired Manitoba Government employee. His career spanned thirty-seven years, most of which was spent working in different capacities in Child and Family Services in Eastman. He is married, has two adult daughters, and has lived near Beausejour for over forty years. Lorne has been involved with ROC Eastman since its inception in 2009. He continues to volunteer his time with ROC because he believes it provides children and their families with skills and opportunities that can positively change their lives in very concrete and meaningful ways.

Jonanthon Fehr

board member

Finance, Nominating and Governance Committee

Jonathon was born and raised in Mitchell but spent 5 years living in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Through life experiences with living in a home with foster children as a boy, to seeing struggling families in three provinces, to having 2 children of his own, he understands and has empathy towards children from all walks of life. He has MANY skills and his employers benefit greatly. 

Through a marriage that ended, he saw and lived through a huge negative impact that hit very close to home. In 2016, he and his daughters were introduced to ROC Eastman and ROC became a pillar for his daughters and for himself. Jonathon’s one desire, after witnessing the amazingly positive impact ROC Eastman can provide to a family, has been to give back to the organization with everything and in any way he can!

Carrie Jones

board member

Administration, Research and Operations Committee

Carrie is a Human Resources professional in the manufacturing sector with a passion for volunteering with non-profit organizations that are focused on community, sport and people. As part of her ongoing interest in non-profits and being part of boards, she has completed a Non-profit Management Certificate through Mount Royal University. Carrie enjoys country living and most of her past time is spent either riding horses, sharing too many pictures of her many “fur kids” or being outdoors soaking up all the beauty nature has to offer

Paul Doolan

board member

Paul was born and raised in Manitoba and currently lives in East Selkirk where his family has had property since the early 1970s. Paul has worked for the Provincial government since 2005 and is currently the executive director for Northern Affairs with Municipal and Northern Relations.

Paul enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with his wife, daughter, cat and dog, family and friends, and attending Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Jets games when able. Paul joined the ROC Board of Directors in the summer of 2023 and looks forward to helping support the work of the organization and their dedicated staff to bring recreation opportunities to families in the Eastman area.