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.

 

MANAGEMENT TEAM

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