BOARD OF DIRECTORS
David Forrest, Chairperson
Founder and president of Tivi Inc. since 1987, Mr. Forrest reached out for help at Isuarsivik 18 years ago. He has lived more than half of his life in Kuujjuaq and has always been respected as an influential business man in Nunavik. Board member for over 20 years, Mr. Forrest believes the organization is a cornerstone for Inuit re-empowerment.
Mary Aitchison, Vice-Chairperson
Ms. Aitchison’s background of study in Inuit education and 30-year career in the field allowed her to better understand the repercussions of the colonial era on herself and the Inuit society as a whole. Board member since 1998, she feels living the nomadic life with her parents and many siblings in her early years is what shaped her worldviews and values. She believes in education and recovery through culturally-sensitive healing work to help re-empower her fellow Inuit.
Martha Greig, Elder Representative
Ms. Greig is a lay reader at St. Stephen Anglican Church and a municipal council member. She retired from the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services as a residential school support worker in 2017. Board member since 2014, Ms. Greig’s aspiration is to give people a chance to take that step to a healthier life for the betterment of her fellow Nunavimmiut.
Shirley White-Dupuis, Northern Village of Kuujjuaq Representative
Ms. White-Dupuis worked for more than 30 years as an interpreter, auxiliary nurse and accredited nurse for the Ungava Tullattavik Health Centre until retirement in 2014. Appointed by the Northern Village of Kuujjuaq 2018, she has served on the Board some years before and wishes to help in supporting Inuit to lead their lives in a healthy manner. Ms. White-Dupuis’s vision is that her fellow Inuit become self-sufficient by empowerment and self-determination because she knows they are 100% capable.
Steven Kelly, Inuulitsivik Health Centre Representative
Counting more than 25 years of experience in first and second line services including treatment and rehabilitation programs implementation, Mr. Kelly is assistant director to community services on the Hudson coast. Board member since 2018, Mr. Kelly is driven by empowerment and self-determination which he advocates for.
Dr Charlotte Perret, Tulattavik Health Centre Representative
Dr Perret is a family doctor practicing in Kuujjuaq and Aupaluk since 2016 for the Ungava Tulatavik Health Centre. Strong defender of the harm reduction approach, she has seen successful results with people facing addiction, homelessness and mental health problems in Quebec City. Board member since 2018, she aims to continuously improve the quality of care offered to Nunavimmiut.
Alicia Aragutak, Executive Manager
Abiola Boldon, Human Resources Manager
Aputik Forrest, Administrative Manager
Souleye Ndiaye, Finance Manager
Paul Robertson, Program Manager
CLINICAL & CULTURE TEAM
Sara Jackson, Counsellor
Shawn Morin, Counsellor
Rebecca Kasudluak, Counsellor Trainee
Elsie Simigak, Traditional and Cultural Counsellor
Ann-Marie Aitchison, Women’s Culture Teacher
Vallee Saunders, Men’s Culture Teacher
George Kauki, Cultural Guide
Drake Almond, Attendant
Johnny Angnatuk, Attendant
Lydia Ningiuruvik, Attendant
Qirniulau Robert Rochefort, Attendant
Sarah Grist, Attendant
Sylvia Jonas, Attendant
Therese Martin, Attendant
Victoria Durocher, Attendant
Pierre Martin, Night Attendant
SUPPORT & SPECIAL PROJECT TEAM
Madeline Grist, Receptionist
Mina Gordon, Cook
Geneviève Dorval, Project Manager
Philippe-Alexandre Bourgoin, Development Coordinator
Marie-Hélène Caron, Communications Strategist