Kimberly Nelson – Chief Executive Officer

Kim has been working with adults living with an intellectual disability since she was 18 and has been employed with Gateway Resources since 2003.

She is a mom of two young girls who keep her very busy; however, in her spare time family, friends, being outside (only when it’s warm), and reading take up the remainder of her free time.


Bonnie Dobson – Director of Human Resources

bonnie-dobsonBonnie has worked at Gateway Resources since October 2010, after re-locating from Winnipeg. She now lives in Manitou with her husband, 3 daughters, and son. In her spare time she enjoys camping with family and friends, watching movies, and enjoys time with her husband and kids.

With a business diploma, degree in Social Work, and past experience in Winnipeg as a Residential Manager in a similar agency, stepping into the Director of Human Resources role has been a good fit.

She loves working with people and looks forward to seeing Gateway Resources continue to grow and move forward for years to come.


Ron Gerbrandt – Director of Operations

Ron-GerbrandtRon is the father to three grown children and five grandchildren, and has been with Gateway Resources since July 2006. He started in the wood room, moved to the recycling department for a number of years, and is currently the Director of Operations.

In this position he is responsible for the Woodroom, Recycling Department, Bus Transportation, and Infrastructure, which includes Building and Grounds Maintenance.

“I am privileged to work with excellent staff, who make these departments function smoothly.”


Brenda Pohl – Director of Programs

Brenda-Pohl Brenda is the mother of three adult children, enjoys golfing and traveling, and is the Director of Programs at Gateway Resources.

The Day Program provides services and supports based on the individual’s needs, interest, abilities and personal goals, and offers occupational therapy, speech & language, and music therapy.

Our team of Direct Support Professionals assist in connecting participants with their community and participants are encouraged to pursue growth and development, which includes opportunities for education and recreational activities as well as community job developments.


Dianne Hildebrand – Director of Housing

Dianne-HildebrandDianne has been Director of Housing at Gateway since August 2013. In this role, she get to use skills from many parts of her life and experiences – renovating her own homes, working in seniors’ housing in Winnipeg (Lions Manor), as an Occupational Therapist in Kitchener, ON, serving in the church as a pastor and teacher, and being a parent of three young adults.

In her office is a teddy bear with a little badge that reads “Peace begins at home”  and a wall of photos of all the individuals who live in Gateway Residences. These items bring focus to her daily work and interactions.

“Life is interesting and full of opportunities!  Yet it is always good to look forward to going home at the end of the day.  This is true for all of us!”