Board and Staff
At MOVA we feel strongly that the voices of victims are integral to meeting our mandate and should always be represented where possible.
Frank Cormier | Board Chair
Olivia Peters | Board Vice Chair
Stuart Davies | Treasurer
Board Member: May 2019 - present
MOVA Member: 2011 - present
Karen Wiebe | Executive Director
Since 1995, Frank has taught Sociology and Criminology at the University of Manitoba and in First Nations communities across northern Manitoba. He worked for six years as an independent justice consultant, completing projects for numerous government and NGO clients. More recently Frank was a senior associate at a private-sector research and consulting firm, designing and managing research and evaluation projects for clients including Justice Canada, the Winnipeg Police Service, Saskatchewan Justice, the Correctional Service of Canada, and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. He rejoined The University of Manitoba full-time in 2003 to take over the position of Criminology Field Coordinator (now titled Criminology/Sociology Research Practicum Coordinator). Frank is committed to public sociology, and is happy to be able to make a contribution to supporting surviving victims of homicide by serving on the MOVA board of directors.
Janine has a Commerce degree with a double major in Accounting & Human Resources and currently works as a Corporate Accountant with a transport company. She has always valued her time with family & friends and has even more since 2011 - the senseless murder and rape of her 73 year old Grand-mother Elizabeth Lafantaisie. After her life was shattered, it was difficult to pick up the pieces and it was the help of MOVA that helped her family get through some of the difficult times such as grief support, understanding the court process and victim rights. Becoming a board member was a "heavy" decision but she felt it was a great way to give back to support other families.
Olivia Peters holds a BA (Hons) in Sociology and is a Master's candidate in Criminology and Sociology at the University of Manitoba. Since 2016, Olivia has worked as a research analyst on local and national projects focusing on domestic violence and homicide prevention, specifically focusing on Indigenous populations in Canada. Olivia has a passion for creating meaningful research and does so through interviewing victims of violence and family members of homicide victims. She believes that the voices of victims should be central to public policy. Olivia volunteers with Snowflake Place for Children and Youth Inc., an organization that facilitates investigative interviews for child victims of abuse. To her, MOVA represents a strong, compassionate, and vital structure for victims.
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Karen Wiebe is the heart and soul of MOVA. After the tragic and brutal murder of her son, TJ, Karen...