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Winnipeg Police Board

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Current Board Members

David Asper, Chair

David Asper, Chair


David Asper is a business person, lawyer and philanthropist. His past public service includes chairing the Boards of CentreVenture, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and the Winnipeg Football Club. He Co-Chaired two Grey Cup Festivals in Winnipeg. He has also served as Vice Chair of the Canadian Football League and the Pan Am Clinic Foundation. Mr. Asper currently serves as Chair of the Asper Foundation. He has taught law at the University of Manitoba, Lakehead University and Arizona State University. Following completion of his Masters degree in Law he helped establish the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights at the University of Toronto, which has played a significant role in many of Canada’s leading cases involving the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In business he is CEO of Sensible Capital Corp., which has investments in a wide spectrum of private equity businesses and is the largest individual investor in the Manitoba Technology Accelerator program.

David Asper, Chair

Barry Tuckett,


Barry Tuckett’s career spanned over thirty-five years in the public sector,  retiring after serving eleven years as the Ombudsman for the Province of Manitoba. Barry’s years of experience range from executive management to promoting principles of administrative fairness, accountability, transparency, and privacy rights. As Ombudsman, with jurisdiction over all Provincial government departments and agencies and municipalities including the City of Winnipeg, Barry had extensive interaction with the public and those that serve the public. He has a thorough understanding of legislation, policy and practices guiding the public service. Since retirement Barry has been called on to provide independent, nonpartisan reviews for the Department of Family Services and the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

Barry has been an active community volunteer including being past president of the Winnipeg Cosmopolitan Club, a club that raises funds for the fight against diabetes.

He is also a Board Director of the Manitoba Jockey Club that is based out of Assiniboia Downs, with a mandate to protect and promote live thoroughbred horse racing in Manitoba.

David Asper, Chair

Ross Eadie


Councillor Ross Eadie has been the Mynarski Ward Councillor since 2010. He is a graduate of Red River College, where he received the 1990 Lieutenant Governor’s medal for Scholastic Achievement despite being totally blind. Councillor Eadie’s extensive work experience includes starting two businesses: Wood Floors & More Ltd. (family owned) and Info Equity Inc. (information technology). He worked for the Independent Living Resource Centre utilizing his accounting, computer and financial skills.  At the Manitoba Department of Labour and as a trustee for the Seven Oaks School Board, he utilized his policy development skills.

Councillor Eadie has been a community advocate for over twenty years, volunteering on many advisory committees and organizations.  Three efforts he volunteered for at the City level were the drafting of the first City of Winnipeg access to information by-law; the Library Forward Thinking Planning Steering Committee; and a continuous effort to develop the City of Winnipeg’s “universal design” policies and standards.

David Asper, Chair

Mary Jane Loustel


Mary Jane Loustel oversees IBM Canada’s national strategy to increase First Nation, Metis and Inuit participation in the technology sector. A Chartered Professional Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Mary Jane also holds a Masters Degree in Native Studies on the topic of entrepreneurship and economic development.

An advocate for women and their roles in commerce, politics and community, Mary Jane co-founded SHEday with her dedication to improving the inclusion of Indigenous women in Winnipeg. This one-day network event is designed for women to share leadership stories and build alliances. 

In addition to serving on the Winnipeg Police Board, Mary Jane also serves as Chair of Finance for Ka Ni Kanichihk Council and as Chair of Membership for the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. Mary Jane’s previous appointments include: Chair of the Board, Economic Development Winnipeg; Director, Travel Manitoba; Chair of Finance, Aboriginal Human Resource Council. Advisory Member, Roundtable on Workforce Skills, Human Resource Skill Development Canada; Advisory Member, Economic Opportunity Commission, City of Winnipeg; Director, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Risk Management & Governance Board.

David Asper, Chair

Brian Scharfstein


Brian Scharfstein is a Canadian Pedorthist specializing in the care of diabetic and arthritic feet.  He is the President and CEO of Canadian Footwear and The FootHealth Centres in Winnipeg and Calgary. He is the owner of FHC Pedorthic Consulting Services.  Brian has been serving the Manitoba community for almost 50 years. For the past 17 years Brian has regularly been providing education and conducting clinics in First Nations communities.  He prides himself in the trusted relationships he’s built over the past many years with leaders in the Indigenous community.   Brian is a past chairman of The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, and currently sits on the board of the Mount Carmel Clinic Foundation.

He is actively involved in providing footwear to core area institutions through our “Fit Feet on the Street” charity.  

David Asper, Chair

Alicja Szarkiewicz


Alicja Szarkiewicz immigrated to Canada from Poland with her parents when she was a young girl and has called Winnipeg home since 1960. She grew up in the North End and attended the University of Manitoba, where she graduated with degrees in Psychology and Education. Alicja taught in English and French in elementary and middle schools in Winnipeg for over thirty years. She continues to be a strong advocate for adolescent literacy programs.

Alicja has retired from teaching and is currently the Office Manager for a Civil/Mechanical Engineering Firm while she continues to direct the activities of her own online business. She is an active community volunteer and has served on various local boards and advisory councils, including the St. James-Assinibioa Teachers Association executive and the Grace Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Council. Alicja is a political activist and has run for office provincially and federally.

Last update: May 10, 2018