2020 Board of Directors
Rhonda is the owner and manager of Lorch and Associates, a Winnipeg based firm that has been supporting not-for-profit leaders in Manitoba since 2004. Her particular areas of expertise are governance, strategic planning and organizational effectiveness. As she transitions to semi-retirement, she has more time to share her skills as a governance practitioner on a voluntary basis with a number of non-profit organizations, including RMHC Manitoba. Rhonda’s other passions include travelling, gardening, reading, quilting and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
I became interested in RMHC Manitoba about 20 years ago when I was one of a handful of men to attend the Hope Couture Fashion Gala (now there are hundreds). Compared to other charities, RMHC Manitoba is one of the leanest charities in that a much higher percentage of money raised goes directly to support the cause and that is very important to me. As a pediatrician (Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health), I see how important RMHC Manitoba can be for families. It allows families to take care of and be there for their child instead of having to worry about day-to-day living. I am very excited to be on RMHC Manitoba's Board of Directors.
Formerly with PCL Constructors Canada Inc. in the Winnipeg District, Steve has over 30 years of construction industry experience and had been with PCL from 2010 until he retired in 2020. As Business Development Manager, Steve managed the Winnipeg district’s marketing and business development practice including market research, planning, relationship management, market and business development strategy, as well as proposal and presentation development for the Special Projects Department.
Steve has a strong sense of community and is involved in many local charities and organizations. He has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity since 2010 and is a large supporter of the United Way of Winnipeg. He has volunteered at Siloam Mission and has been involved in a fundraising capacity for Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation.
Steve has sat on the Board of Governors at Elmhurst Golf & Country Club for two consecutive terms, as “House Chair” which required him to oversee building operations, planning and capital improvements. He also Chaired the St. Alphonsus School Gala Committee which raised funds to improve the facility by way of a new library, new science lab, and purchasing computer equipment.