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.
Louisa Kuananack, Director Representing the Population at Large
Ms. Kuananack is an Isuarsivik’s individual healing program alumni from 2011. As justice committee coordinator in Puvirnituq, she has been leading a healthy lifestyle since her time at our Centre. Her touching testimony during the Isuarsivik’s 2017–2018 Annual General Meeting inspired many. She is a true model of perseverance for the region and especially for her children.
Minnie Maali Snowball, Director Representing the Population at Large
Ms. Snowball is proudly representing the Inuit younger generation on Isuarsivik’s Board. She is the coordinator of Qarmaapik House in her hometown. A graduate of Ulluriaq School in Kangiqsualujjuaq, she is a strong advocate of various northern issues and has represented the region at numerous meetings and events. As a former Students on Ice alumni delegate, she attended the United Nations Rio +20 Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012 and met with then Premier Jean Charest to share her impressions of the Plan Nord.
Sean McDonald, Director Representing the Population at Large
A native of Newfoundland and a resident of Kuujjuaq from an early age, Mr. McDonald has been the manager of Kuujjuaq weather station for over 23 years. He has also held various positions as a mechanic, educator, fisherman and manager.
Alicia Aragutak, Executive Manager
Abiola Boldon, Human Resources Manager
Aputik Forrest, Administrative Manager
Jessica Tooma, Coordinator – Inuit Values and Practices
Paul Robertson, Program Manager
Sara Jackson, Coordinator – Continued Care Services
Souleye Ndiaye, Finance Manager
CLINICAL & CULTURE TEAM
Maria Robertson, Lead – Trauma Addictions Counsellor
Elsie Simigak, Traditional and Cultural Counsellor
Shawn Morin, Addictions and Trauma Counsellor
George Kauki, Land Specialist
Rebecca Kasudluak, Counsellor Trainee
Ann-Marie Aitchison, Women’s Culture Teacher
Vallee Saunders, Men’s Culture Teacher
Allison May, Attendant
Amber Douthwright, Attendant
Drake Almond, Attendant
Johnny Angnatuk, Attendant
Marcel Joseph Ethier Pichardo, Attendant
Micheal Petagumskum, Attendant
Qirniulau Robert Rochefort, Attendant
Sarah Cain, Attendant
Sarah Grist, Attendant
Steven Roffrey, Attendant
Therese Martin, Attendant
Victoria Durocher, Attendant
Pierre Martin, Night Attendant
SUPPORT & SPECIAL PROJECT TEAM
Madeline Grist, Receptionist
Geneviève Dorval, Project Manager
Philippe-Alexandre Bourgouin, Development Coordinator
Marie-Hélène Caron, Communications Strategist