MLPD Board Members and Staff

MLPD Board Members and Staff

MLPD Provincial Council

Alan Bridgeman

Current: Chairperson of the Manitoba League of Persons of Disabilities, as well as a fourth-year computer science major at the University of Manitoba (and an Assistive/Accessible Technology [AT] enthusiast).

• Manitoba Director for the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEAD);
• Chair of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind Manitoba Youth Council (CNIB-MYOC); and
• Business Lead for the University of Manitoba Space Applications and Technology Society (UMSATS).

Alan is so devoted to accessibility issues that he started a provincial group of accessibility representatives from student unions from across the province to help coordinate accessibility for students living with disabilities. He would really like to bring his experience with working on Boards and for non-profit organizations to MLPD’s Provincial Council.


David Kron

Current: Past Chairperson (2017-18) of the Manitoba League of Persons of Disabilities elected 2013, as well as the Executive Director of the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba.

David devotes his career to working in non-profit management, and has the expertise required to lead organizations that work with disabled people. He is responsible for creating, planning, implementing and integrating MLPD’s strategic direction. David is an experienced advocate for people who live with disabilities. He is skilled in building community partnerships, engaging volunteers and donors, community committee work.

Fred Dugdale

Current: Treasurer of the Manitoba League of Persons of Disabilities elected June 2016, as well as Treasurer of the Manitoba Brain Injury Association.

During his career, Fred has successfully provided the necessary attributes to ensure fiduciary matters were properly managed. Both as not for profit executive and as a consultant, Fred has added to the continued and enhanced success of significant organizations. Fred spends his time playing in several bands and sharing accessibility information with anyone and everyone who will listen.

Megan Linton

Current: Provincial Council Member of the Manitoba League of Persons of Disabilities elected June 2018.

Megan Linton (she/her), is both a mad identifying and disabled femme. She is currently the Deputy Chairperson for the Canadian Federation of Students Manitoba, and the National Student Disability Justice Commissioner for the Canadian Federation of Students. Most of her activism is centred on sexuality and disability, mad justice, and disability pride.

Pat Locken

Current: Provincial Council Member of the Manitoba League of Persons of Disabilities elected June 2018.

Pat is a former Business Education Instructor and Work Experience Coordinator with Red River College. Her interest in disability issues stems from experience trying to access services for family members. She has served on the SSCY (Special Services for Children and Youth) working group and RCC board, and helped to establish the Movement Centre of Manitoba (MCMI), working on fundraising and serving three terms as Board Chair.

Pat’s main concerns are currently about public accessibility, including education, and access to supports for adults with physical disabilities who are mentally and socially capable of independent living but do not qualify for funding to make this possible.

Whitney Hodgins

Current: Provincial Council Member of the Manitoba League of Persons of Disabilities elected June 2018, and is a full time student at Brandon University taking a double major in Anthropology and History.

When not being dedicated to her studies, she’s an active advocate of students with disabilities as the Accessibilities Director at the Brandon University Students Union as well as the Accessibility Commissioner at the Canadian Federation of Students Manitoba. When not in the classroom or boardroom, you can find her using her voice to break down misconceptions surrounding autism spectrum disorder by using her own personal experiences to share how she and others like her can experience and navigate the world around them. This has taken her from classrooms teaching as a guest lecturer to national stages at prestigious disability conferences.

Allen Mankewich

Current: Provincial Council Member of the Manitoba League of Persons of Disabilities appointed November 2018. Allen works for the Independent Living Resources Centre in Winnipeg.  

Allen has worked for the Government of Manitoba in their disability programs branch, and with the Canadian Centre on Disability Studies on national and international projects.  In June 2015, he participated in the United States Government’s International Visitor Leadership Program, where he learned how advocates, disability organizations and different levels of government work together so people with disabilities in the United States can exercise their civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. He has served on several boards and committees, including the Canadian Disability Studies Association, the WRHA’s Downtown-Point Douglas Local Health Involvement Group, the City of Winnipeg’s Vehicles For Hire Advisory Committee, Transportation Options Network for Seniors, and the Disability Matters: Vote 2016 campaign.


MLPD Staff

Kaye Grant, B.Ed. MBA

Current: Part-time staff at MLPD – Operations Manager.

Kaye is an experienced business consultant, project manager, researcher and trainer. Kaye is the Principle Consultant with Reconnaissance Management Consulting Group Inc. Kaye combines her background in education with her business experience to assist non-profit organizations to acquire knowledge and enhance their skills in order to develop their capacity. During her practice, she has managed consulting projects of varying size and scale.

Kaye Grant has related experience in conducting feasibility studies, business planning, marketing research and she has worked directly within a local social enterprise. Kaye has provided non-profit consulting services that involved conducting feasibility studies for social purpose enterprises, researching and applying measurement tools related to social enterprises, providing input and information regarding the development of social oriented businesses, and developing business plans for triple bottom line enterprises.

Jennifer Sande, B.A. MPA

Current: Part-time staff at MLPD – Accessibility Program Manager (APM).

Jennifer is an experienced organizational leader, entrepreneur, and community connector. Jennifer has been the MLPD Provincial Coordinator for the past few years and recently stepped into the part-time APM role. Her desire for social justice and a vision of an inclusive society drew her to MLPD. A background in entrepreneurship led her to develop the MLPD Accessibility Consulting Services program, or Social Enterprise, to help the organization become self-funding.