TRAF is governed by a Board which oversees its operations. The Board acts as trustee of the Fund and is ultimately responsible for the proper administration of The Teachers' Pensions Act. Additional details regarding the function of the Board are set out in its Terms of Reference.

The Board is comprised of nine members – three nominated by The Manitoba Teachers' Society (MTS), one nominated by the Retired Teachers' Association of Manitoba (RTAM) and five from the general public. These representatives are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. 

The current members of the Board, and their appointment dates, are set out below. All members shall continue to hold office after the expiry of their term until re-appointment or a successor is appointed.

Bryton Moen, Chair
Appointed January 17, 2018
Term expires December 31, 2023*

Bryton Moen is a Crown Attorney with Manitoba Justice. In that role, he has prosecuted a variety of different matters throughout the Province of Manitoba. He has also been Co-Counsel to several inquests.

Bryton earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Manitoba, and his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Brandon University.   

Bryton is active in a variety of different professional organizations, presently serving as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Manitoba Bar Association, and as a member of the Manitoba Federal Judicial Advisory Committee. He also previously served on the Investment Committee for the Law Society of Manitoba.

He has also been involved in a variety of different community organizations. He currently serves as a Director for the Victoria General Hospital Foundation, and previously served the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba, multiple committees of the Law Society of Manitoba (Practice & Ethics; Admission & Education; Admissions & Education Appeals and Trust Safety Appeals Sub-Committee), Brandon University Alumni Association and the Brandon & District United Way, where he served as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee.

Bryton has received the Section Activity Award from the Manitoba Bar Association and the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal from the Government of Manitoba. In the past, he has received the Council Member Award from the Manitoba Bar Association and the Distinguished Alumni Award for Community Service from Brandon University.

Nathan Martindale, Vice Chair
Appointed July 5, 2023
Term expires July 4, 2026*

Nathan Martindale currently serves 16,600 members as the President of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society. Prior to his election as President, he served as Vice President for four years, as well as two years as a member-at-large on the MTS Provincial Executive. Nathan also served as the Vice President and President of the Winnipeg Teachers’ Association in a full-time capacity for six years. Nathan currently sits on the Provincial Bargaining Committee and Table Team, and previously chaired the MTS Audit and Human Resources Committees. Nathan also serves as an Executive Vice President of the Manitoba Federation of Labour and as a Director of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation.

Nathan received a Bachelor of Education degree and a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Special Education from the University of Manitoba and began his teaching career in the Winnipeg School Division in 2006.

Myrna WiebeMyrna Wiebe
Appointed January 17, 2018
Term expires December 31, 2024*

Myrna Wiebe has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. She is currently the Chief Strategy and Information Officer for Access Credit Union Limited. As a member of the executive team at Access, she is heavily involved in the development and execution of corporate strategy and board governance. Myrna also oversees the information technology and security and business integration functions for Access.

Myrna has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors - Rotman Director Education Program, IFIC Mutual Funds License, Canadian Securities Course and Certified Financial Planning designation. Her education also includes completing the Certificate in Management program at the University of Manitoba, and Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Management and a Master of Business Administration through Athabasca University. 

Myrna has been actively involved in a variety of volunteer organization boards, and currently serves on the Host Committee for Curl Manitoba Scotties 2024 and has previously served on the South Central Cancer Resource Board. She also served on the Host Committee for Hockey Canada's 2019 National Women’s Under 18 Championship event.

Brenda TobacBrenda Tobac
Appointed January 17, 2018
Term expires December 31, 2024*

Brenda Tobac has over 20 years of business experience, mainly focused on risk management. Her current role is Manager, Consulting Services at MNP Inc.

Prior to joining MNP, Brenda was Director of Risk Management at Ironclad Developments Inc. where she managed all aspects of risk including the procurement of insurance, claims management and project security. Brenda also started up a captive (self-insurance) program and oversaw fleet management. She has spent 10 years in mid-market commercial banking where she managed banking relationships, structured financing solutions and brought in appropriate banking partners for mid-market corporations. Brenda has also led surety bond practices at HUB International, and practiced cross-border taxation at Deloitte and Arthur Andersen. 

She has both a Bachelor of Accountancy and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Dakota as well as a Certified Public Accountant designation. Brenda has also completed the Institute of Corporate Directors – Rotman Director Education Program. 

Brenda has participated on boards and chaired committees focused mainly on children, health and education.

Glen AndersonGlen Anderson
Appointed April 30, 2014
Term expires December 31, 2023*

Glen Anderson is currently the Benefit Plans and Programs Officer with The Manitoba Teachers' Society where he oversees the various benefit plans that The Manitoba Teachers' Society holds. Formerly, he was a teacher in the River East Transcona School Division, and served as President of the former River East Teachers' Association.

Glen received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Winnipeg and his certificate of Education from the University of Manitoba.

Nike BelloNike Bello
Appointed January 17, 2018
Term expires December 31, 2024*

Nike Bello is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with more than 20 years of professional accounting experience in Chief Financial Officer, Finance Director and Controller roles at organizations including Macdonald Youth Services, Economic Development Winnipeg, Pfizer Inc., Microsoft Ireland Operations, Xerox Europe Ltd. and Marks & Spencer.

Nike is the President of Olanike Bello CPA, a public accounting firm. She is also the co-owner of a UPS Store franchise in Winnipeg. 

Nike serves on ACCA Canada as a network panel member, and is a council member of Ka Ni Kanichihk and member of the Associates of the Asper School of Business.

She was the Treasurer of the Board at St. John's-Ravenscourt School Parents' Association and Com-Spam Inc. and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Manitoba 150 Host Committee Inc.

Nike holds a Master of Business Administration from Oxford Brookes University (UK) and four professional accounting designations – Chartered Accountant (CA - IFAC), Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA - Europe), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA - Canada) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE - North America).

Bryton MoenLillian Klausen
Appointed June 7, 2023
Term expires June 6, 2026*

Lillian Klausen is the President of the Éducatrices et éducateurs francophones du Manitoba where she serves over 2,000 members of The Manitoba Teachers’ Society who teach in Français and French Immersion programs throughout the province. Her teaching career spans over 30 years with experiences in rural and northern Manitoba as well as in Winnipeg.

Lillian serves on The Manitoba Teachers’ Society Group Benefits Standing Committee and the Manitoba Public School Employees Benefits Trust Committee. She also serves on committees related to French language education and the elimination of systemic racism, oppression and discrimination with the Canadian Teachers’ Federation.

Lillian received her Bachelor of Education (1992) and her certificates in Counselling (2010) and Special Education (2017) from the Université de Saint-Boniface. 

Bryton MoenDave Najduch
Appointed June 7, 2023
Term expires June 6, 2026*

Dave Najduch is a former President of the Winnipeg Teachers’ Association (WTA), having served for 11 years over three separate terms, where he was involved in contract negotiations and personnel matters.

He also completed extensive work through various committees with the Winnipeg School Division and served one term on the Provincial Executive of The Manitoba Teachers’ Society as chair of the Health and Safety Committee and the Regional Bargaining Coordinator for the Metro area.

Dave had a 38-year teaching career, teaching social studies to Grade 9 to 12 students. He worked in Birtle, Manitoba for three years, followed by a semester in Quebec and then returned to the Winnipeg School Division where he taught for 35 years before retiring in 2019.

Dave received his Bachelor of Education and master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Manitoba.

* Board members shall continue to serve after the formal date of their term expiry until re-appointed or until a successor is appointed.