CFM Credential Mentors

IFMA Manitoba would like to thank Neil McMillan, Maureen Doyle and Craig Doerksen who are lending their expertise and providing mentorship to IFMA Manitoba study group members currently pursuing their Certified Facility Manager® credential.

Maureen DoyleMaureen Doyle, Owner and Principal, Synyshyn Architecture Interior Design Inc.

Maureen Doyle is a Professional Interior Designer, Owner and Principal of the Firm Synyshyn Architecture Interior Design Inc. She currently serves as President of the Interior Design Institute of Manitoba.  Maureen has 30 plus years of experience in providing solutions to the built environment. Her experience was gained in practice in Manitoba and Alberta. She specializes in Health Care Design and Corporate Interiors but has experience in educational design K to University, recreational facilities such as pools and community centres, Courthouse programming and planning, procurement of FF+E and development of a FM database for MTS facilities. Maureen attended the University of Manitoba and received her Master of Facility Management Degree in 1998.  The subject of her thesis was Workplace Design: Impact on Productivity.

In addition to practicing Interior Design and Facility Management Maureen has volunteered for several boards and committees inclusive of IFMA, Continuing Education Chair; Transition Committee for IDC; Chair of the Advisory Committee for University of Manitoba; Search Committee for an Associate Professor, Department of Interior Design (2013); facilitator for NCIDQ training Sessions; External Thesis Advisor.  She continues to guest lecture in the Professional Program at the University of Manitoba and was a sessional instructor in the undergrad Design Studio.

Craig B. Doerksen, CFM, CEM, MFM, P.Eng
Divisional Director, Facility Management
Health Sciences Centre

Craig has been the Divisional Director of Facility Management at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg since 2004 and has worked within the FM Division at HSC for over 20 years.  He is responsible for the strategic, tactical and operational management of the facility management division including maintenance, housekeeping, security, technical support, engineering, energy management and central energy plant services.  An FM staff of over 500 meets the needs of this 850 bed tertiary care, teaching facility, spread over 32 acres in the core area of Winnipeg, in 28 buildings, ranging in age from 1898 to 2007.  Prior to this he worked in consulting and services to healthcare facilities on medical gas systems throughout Canada and the US. Craig has a B.S. in Energy Systems Engineering from Arizona State University, and a Masters in Facility Management from the University of Manitoba.  Craig is a registered professional engineer in the Province of Manitoba, and also maintains designations as a Certified Facility Manager through IFMA, and a Certified Energy Management through Association of Energy Engineers.

Neil McMillan BA, MFM, CFM
University of Manitoba
1998 Graduated with a Masters of Facility Management degree
1993 Completed the requirements for CFM designation
1969 Graduated with a BA majoring in Economics

GWL Realty Advisors
2002 Property Manager
2004 Senior Property Manager
O & Y Enterprise
1998 Property Manager
1999 Regional Facility Manager for CBC Winnipeg
2000 Regional Premises Officer for TD Canada Trust
Investors Group
1970      Systems and Procedures analyst
1975      Supervisor of Purchasing
1981      Assistant Manager of Administrative Services
1986      Assistant Manager of New Building Project (One Canada Centre)
1989      Manager of Building Facilities

1992 – 1995 IFMA World Workplace Program Committee Member for; the 1993 Conference in Denver; 1994 Conference in St. Louis; and the 1995 Conference in Miami Beach.
1989 – 1995 Member of the board of IFMA Winnipeg
1989 – One of the founding members of the Winnipeg chapter of IFMA
1971 – Systems and Procedures Association – Winnipeg

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