Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Dianna Bussey – Appointed in 2019. Dianna is the Executive Director of Correction and Justice Services for the Salvation Army in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and has extensive experience working with individuals who have suffered marginalization, abuse, incarceration, homelessness, and mental health issues.

Elizabeth Greer – Appointed in September 2020.  Elizabeth is currently the Regional Representative for Manitoba with Prison Fellowship Canada, prior to which she was the Founder and Executive Director of Pathway Camp Ministries Inc.  She and her husband have been very involved in ministry for many years, and she is working to complete her Master’s degree in Theological Studies, in 2021.  She feels the Lord’s calling on her life to working with marginalized and disadvantaged people, both hands-on and in leadership capacities. 

Scott Groen (Vice-Chair) – Appointed in 2019. Scott is the Pharmacy Manager with Tache Pharmacy in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and has been a long time supporter of Forward House, bringing many years’ experience working with men’s groups and their support.

Ernie Warkentin (Chair) – Appointed in 2019. Ernie is the founder and President of Ernst David International Inc., a management consulting firm, and has extensive experience working with various ministries in Canada and the USA, in refocusing and reorganizing these ministries towards greater achievement of their Vision and Mission.

Management

Staci Bailey (Executive Director) – Appointed in January 2020, following many years of experience in working with the marginalized, homeless, and abused, having previously been engaged with the Salvation Army and the Main Street Project.  A graduate of the University of Manitoba, she also has formal training and education in Applied Counselling, Restorative Justice and Childhood Development.  She leads a staff of 5 full-time and part-time staff, some of whom are also residents at Forward House.

Hennes Doltze (Chief Strategy and Development Officer) – Appointed in January 2021.  Hennes has many years of experience working with ministry and social service organizations in Canada and Germany, most recently with the Salvation Army Correctional and Justice Services.  He has held leadership positions in many organizations supporting individuals, groups and families in crisis, abuse, and with physical, emotional, spiritual, and psychological needs.  With a degree in Social Work and post graduate training in leadership, he is committed to making a positive meaningful difference in the lives of the marginalized and disadvantaged.