Board

Matt Metcalf
President
Matt is the Manager of Business Banking at RBC Royal Bank managing a team that supports small and large businesses across Canada. Over the past 6 years, Matt has travelled, worked and lived across the world including Montreal, Toronto and Tel Aviv, Israel. He is an active member of various employee resource groups at RBC including NextGen and Pride. He also mentors new graduates entering the workforce and new to bank hires as they start their career journey. He joined the chamber on behalf of RBC in 2017
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Mark Schollenberg
Board Member
Mark is a Senior Commercial Account Manager at RBC Royal Bank specializing in technology and media companies. For the past 10 years he has helped many small and mid-sized businesses access financing, simplify their operations and expand into new markets. He is an active member of RBC’s LGBT employee resource group. He joined Lambda on behalf of RBC in 2010 and has been a board member for the past 5 years.
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Kerry Porter
Board Member
Currently a Branch Manager for TD bank with over 19 years of experience in the banking industry. Specializing in the coaching and development of employees while managing all the branches operational activities and promoting a legendary experience for clients and staff. Kerry is active in the community supporting various groups with a heavy focus on the United Way and giving back. TD Bank has been a member of the chamber since 2016 and a key sponsor for Winnipeg Pride.
Barbie Rudiak
Board Member
Barbie is a co-owner of the locally LGBT* owned and operated “Chocolate Zen Bakery”, specializing in the marketing and management of the pastry shop. She is a professional with a formal education in Human Resources and Applied Management with a Public Sector Administration Specialization. Barbie is passionate about advancing and promoting human rights and has been an active member of the Winnipeg LGBT* Community for many years: volunteering in the Secretary position with Pride Winnipeg and now as the Secretary with the Chamber of Commerce. She and her company joined Lambda and subsequently the Manitoba LGBT* Chamber of Commerce in 2010.
Patrick O'Reilly
Past-President
Patrick is the owner of Padraig Coaching & Consulting which provides executive coaching and leadership development throughout North America for good leaders who want to be great and strong teams that want to be extraordinary. Patrick arrived in Winnipeg as CEO of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and stayed here to establish Padraig in 2012. He and his company first joined Lambda and subsequently the Manitoba LGBT* Chamber of Commerce where Patrick has been a board member since the Chamber's foundation in 2013.
Dawn Olivence
Board Member
Manager of Affiliate Relations for APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) Dawn has been with APTN since the launch in 1999. She has worked in various departments starting with Scheduling and Traffic, then the Programming Officer for all Canadian Independent productions. In 2005, she found her calling as the Manager of Affiliate Relations, where she promotes APTN and builds strong relationships with the key stakeholders of the network. Dawn was elected to CTAM Canada (Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing) and currently serves as the Marketing & Communications Co-Chair. She is also currently the Manitoba regional Chair for the Indigenous Peoples Commission. In addition to this Dawn is on the board for the Manitoba LGBT* Chamber of Commerce.
Jonas Desrosiers
Board Member
Jonas Desrosiers is passionate about culture as well as the French language. He has served on several boards, including the Board of Governors of the Université de Saint-Boniface and the Federation of French Canadian Youth (Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne-française). He is committed to the cause of Francophones, and in recognition for his community engagement he was awarded the Radio-Canada Young Leaders Award in 2017. Jonas holds a bachelor’s degree in French language and geography from the Université de Saint-Boniface and a diploma in non-profit organizational management. Jonas brings ten years of experience in the field of administration of non-profit organizations to the Manitoba LGBT* Chamber of Commerce.