MAC Staff

Meet the team



Arlene Koswin

Finance Officer

Arlene Koswin is the Finance Officer for Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres. She is responsible for the daily bookkeeping/accounting procedures and fiscal management and planning. Arlene’s previous employment includes 8 years at The Canadian Wheat Board as Payroll Supervisor and 7 years at Richard M. Alcock Law Office as Bookkeeper/Accounting Clerk. She has obtained Certification in Bookkeeping and Accounting Procedures, Payroll Management and 3 levels of Accounting at Red River Community College. Arlene lives with her daughter, Chelsey, a Law student at U of M, grandchildren Mia, 12, and Orry, 9, and a cute cat, Bella.

Laurie Carrier

Office Manager

Married in 1980, I was a stay at home Mom to raise my three boys.  Went back to school for upgrading to secure a fulltime job out of the home.  Received a diploma in Administrative / Bookkeeping at the Academy of Learning.  Found fulltime employment at the Indian & Metis Friendship Centre in 2000 as their Receptionist and then promoted to Finance Assistant.  I have been working at MAC since 2004 as Clerk / Office Manager.  I enjoy reading and spending time with my children and many nieces and nephews.


Coreen Roulette

Executive Director

Coreen Roulette is originally from Dauphin, Manitoba, and has decades of involvement with the Dauphin Friendship Centre. Coreen worked in the field of Early Childhood for much of the last 30 years, working 15 of those years for the Dauphin Friendship Centre, in the Aboriginal Head Start Program.  Coreen currently resides in Selkirk, MB with her son, Brendan, and Mother, Shirley, where she volunteers monthly at the Selkirk Friendship Centre bingo. Coreen began her work with the Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres in December of 2015 in Policy and Research.