Board Of Directors

Entegra's Board of Directors is elected by the membership, and they represent the membership in the governance and strategic direction for the credit union. Here's a look at the Directors who currently make up the Board of Entegra Credit Union.

President - Apee Panchhi


Apee was elected to the board in 2016, served as Vice-President in 2017 and currently holds the role of President.

Apee is a licensed realtor who has been active in residential/commercial real estate and developments for over 30 years. He has owned many small businesses including gas stations, carwashes, and fast food restaurants.

Apee is currently on the Concordia Hospital Foundation Board and was appointed by the City of Winnipeg Tax Assessment Board of Revisions to oversee tax assessment appeals & chair panel meetings. He is actively involved in various charitable and fundraising organizations and has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award by the province of Manitoba.


Apee and his wife Mandeep have two sons and one daughter.

Vice-President - Don Johal


Don was elected as Vice-President in April, 2018 and has been a Board Member since 2017.

Born in Kamloops, British Columbia, Don moved to Manitoba at an early age. He studied economics and project management in Winnipeg and proceeded to work in the highly competitive business of vehicle rentals. Passionate about automobiles, commerce, and people, it was a genuine fit. With support from the business community, family, and friends he moved into the Licensee/Franchisee environment with Budget Car and Truck Rental.

Don has been the President of the Manitoba Car and Truck Rental Association for the past 7 years and a member of Entegra for the past 5 years. In addition to his business endeavours he has been a member of several charitable organizations resulting in donations of tens of thousands to Cancer Care Manitoba among others.

Secretary - Ed Kolodziej


Ed was elected by the membership to the Board in 1997.

Ed is an Accredited Assessor employed by the Province of Manitoba. Ed’s current role is as the District Supervisor for the Selkirk and Steinbach Property Assessment offices. Ed is responsible for the managing and maintaining of the assessment roll for 39 client municipalities valuing 142,000 property rolls each year. With almost 20 years of assessment experience, Ed has inspected nearly 10,000 properties, gaining an extensive knowledge of the real estate market, and has appeared as an expert witness before many Board of Revision and Municipal Board hearings. Ed has also appeared before many Municipal councils to present Tax Impact Reports.

Ed has a passion for middle distance running and participates in a number of races throughout the year.


Ed and his wife Sofia have three children.

Director - Fier Tulleken


Fier was elected to the board in 2002, has since held the positions of both Vice-President and President.

Now retired from the position of owner/manager of World Auto Body, Fier's passion for automobiles extends into the field of competitive racing, where Fier is an accomplished driver. As a business owner, Fier brings a broad base of business knowledge to the Board from the perspective of a commercial member.

Fier has three children and two grandchildren.

Director - Ed Plezia


Ed was elected to the Board in 1992 and served as President from April, 2003 to April, 2017.

Ed is currently semi-retired, after building Plezia Insurance from the ground up into the successful insurance brokerage it is today. Early on in Ed's career he worked for Credit Union Insurance Services as an Account Manager, where he managed the insurance needs of many Manitoba Credit Unions.

Ed and his wife Louise have three children and two grandchildren.

Director - Diane Lee Sousa CPA, CMA


Diane was elected to Entegra's Board of Directors in 2012 , serving four years on both the Audit and HR Committee. 

As a Founding Partner of Prophet Business Group, Diane has over 22 years of experience assisting businesses increase their productivity through implementing intelligent and efficient technological solutions. As a business owner Diane was involved in all facets of the organization, giving her exceptional perspective into several challenges facing Manitoba businesses: competitiveness, profitability, and continued growth; skills Diane brings forward to Entegra’s Board.

Diane has since sold Prophet and is currently working for Exchange Income Corporation in their Shared Services Division assisting with special projects relating to Information Technology.

Diane is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, B.Comm.(Hons.), has obtained her CPA, CMA and currently sits on the Advisory Committee for CPA Canada in technology.

Diane and her husband Joe have two children.

Director - Sanjiv Garg


Sanjiv was elected to the Board in 2017.

Sanjiv currently works with Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries in the position of Technical Lead - ERP. He joined the commission in 2008 as Sr. ERP Technical Analyst and has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology Management with specialty in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Security, and Backup & Disaster Recovery. Sanjiv has led many IT projects at Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries as independent consultant to plan, implement, increase the efficiency and improve the reliability of the computer systems.

Sanjiv is also a partner in a real-estate investment firm as well as a home building company and possesses years of small business management experience. He is a graduate from University in India, Msc.(IT.) and has been a member of Entegra 5 years.

He and his wife Rajni have two children.

 

 

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