Health Minds Healthy College

Campus Well-Being

Steering Committee

The Healthy Minds, Healthy College Steering Committee oversees HMHC strategy, ensuring integration with the College strategic plan and coordination with other local and provincial priorities in relevant sectors.

The Steering Committee provides an opportunity for key internal and external stakeholders to discuss HMHC, directing the development of the key goals, work plan, and evaluation strategy. The mandate of the Committee is to provide an ongoing mechanism for input and advice to the Mental Health Coordinator on key points in the development and implementation of HMHC. The Steering Committee will also deliberate on and review input received from the HMHC Advisory Group.


  • Laureen Janzen – Manager of Counselling and Accessibility, Student Support Services
  • Breanna Sawatzky – Mental Health Coordinator, Student Support Services

Internal RRC Polytech Members

  • Dave Rogalsky – Director, Student Support Services
  • Melanie Gudmundson – Director, Human Resource Services
  • Julie Sharma – Senior Analyst, Institutional Analysis and Planning
  • Tracy Brant – Chair, Indigenous Education and Access Programs
  • Jodi Pluchinski – Director, Safety and Health Services
  • Debbie O’Donnell Weigelt – Dean, Health Sciences and Community Services
  • Naomi Kruse – Administrative Assistant, Counselling, Accessibility and Student Employment Services

External Members

  • Karen Kyliuk – Mental Health Resource & Education Facilitator, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
  • Avery Halldorson – RRC Polytech Students’ Association
  • Bobbette Shoffner – Executive Director, Mount Carmel Clinic
  • Stephen Sutherland – Provincial Campus Mental Health Initiatives Specialist, Canadian Mental Health Association, Manitoba and Winnipeg

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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