Board and Plan staff as of March 1, 2023
Board of Trustees
Active Member Trustee
Steven Bernstein, CPA
Director of Finance
Jewish Child and Family Services
Trustees at Large
Retired VP, Portfolio Manager, CIBC Wood Gundy Inc.
Cliff Fox – Vice Chair
Retired Actuary, Mercer
Retired Vice President, IT & Analytics
United Way of Winnipeg
Phil Chiappetta – Vice Chair
Retired Executive Director
Barry Miller, CPA, CMA – Chair
Director of Finance & Administration
Rady Jewish Community Centre
North End Women’s Centre
Non-Active Member Trustee
Retired from Volunteer Manitoba Inc.
United Way Trustee
Lauren McDougall, CPA, CGA -Secretary
Vice President, Finance & Internal Services
Role of a Trustee
Trustees are responsible for: making decisions on matters relating to the administration, interpretation and application of the plan, selecting/monitoring of plan staff and consultants, reviewing new applications for entry into the plan, ensuring that the Plan conforms to Government regulations, delegating duties as Trustees see fit for sound and efficient administration of the Plan, initiating/studying and recommending changes to the Plan and maintaining on-going liaison with Plan membership.
Trustee Qualifications: have some experience/background or interest in at least one of pension administration/policy, investment/financial management, communications/marketing and insurance/employee benefits. In addition;
- Employer Trustee – any person who is an Executive Director of an Agency or a member of the governing Board of an Agency.
- Active Member Trustee – any person who is a member of the retirement plan who is accruing a pension under the Retirement Plan, or would be accruing a pension if not for a temporary interruption in employment in accordance with the Retirement Plan.
- Benefits Trustee – any Active Member or employee member who is participating in the Group Benefits Plan provide that one or more Benefits Trustee is an Active Member.
- Non-Active Member Trustee – any person who is a Non-Active Member can be nominated for election as a Non-Active Member Trustee. A Non-Active Member means a member of the Retirement Plan who is entitled to a pension or deferred pension from the Retirement Plan and is not an Active Member.
Trustees’ terms are for three years. Terms rotate so that in any year there will be an election of one benefit or active member Trustee and one employer Trustee. Trustees may be re-elected/appointed to one subsequent term.