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 businessman 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.
Sean McDonald – Treasurer
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.
Dr. Charlotte Perret – Director Representing the Ungava Tulattavik Health Centre
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.
Pamela Stevenson – Director Representing the population at large (Youth)
Graduated from Quebec’s police school, École Nationale de police du Québec, Pamela is the only Inuk woman officer working in Nunavik. Pamela is a dynamic, devoted, and sensitive Kuujjuamiuk who is deeply proud of her Inuit roots. During her free time, she loves beading and making pualuk as well as riding her snowmobile to go ice fishing.
Shirley White-Dupuis – Director Representing the Northern Village of Kuujjuaq
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 – Director Representing the Inuulitsivik Health Centre
Counting more than 25 years of experience in first and second-line services including treatment and rehabilitation programs implementation, Mr. Kelly is the assistant director of community services on the Hudson coast. Board member since 2018, Mr. Kelly is driven by empowerment and self-determination which he advocates for.
Vacant – Director Representing the population at large (Elders)
Vacant – Director Representing the population at large (Hudson)
Alicia Aragutak – Executive Director (On Maternity Leave)
Qemal Cheema – Deputy Executive Director
Abiola Boldon – Human Resources Manager
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Geneviève Dorval – Project Manager (On Maternity Leave)
Krista Holts – Recovery Program Manager
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Marie-Hélène Caron – Communications Strategist (On Maternity Leave)
Sara Jackson – Continued Care Services Manager
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Souleye Ndiaye – Finance Manager
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Vacant – Administrative Manager
Vacant – Inuit Values and Practices Coordinator
Annie Annanack – Receptionist
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Dolly Mesher – Community Addictions Counsellor (Puvirnituq)
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Elsie Simigak – Traditional and Cultural Counsellor
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Emmanuel Delwaide-Bégin – Project and Communication Officer
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George Kauki – Land Specialist
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Lucy Johannes – Cook
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Mike Shaer – Trauma Addictions Counsellor
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Obi Njockobi – Lead Trauma Addictions Counsellor
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Rebecca Kasudluak – Counsellor Trainee
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Sarah May – Office Assistant
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Victoria Durocher – Liaison Worker
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Marcel Ethier Picardo
Maxime Héroux – Construction Project Manager
Philippe-Alexandre Bourgouin – Development Plan Coordinator
All management and full-time staff members can be reached during opening hours using the following number: 1 (819) 964-2592
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