Omar Al Doori
Founder and president of Tivi Inc. since 1987, Dave 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, Dave believes the organization is a cornerstone for Inuit re-empowerment.
Mary’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.
A resident of Kuujjuaq from an early age, Sean 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.
Director Representing the Northern Village of Kuujjuaq
Shirley 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. Shirley’s vision is that her fellow Inuit become self-sufficient by empowerment and self-determination because she knows they are 100% capable.
Director Representing the population at large (Elders)
Originally from Nunavut, Iola lives in Inukjuak where he is retired from the St-Thomas Anglican Church. He worked for many years as a civil servant for the territory of Nunavut before dedicating the rest of his career as a priest in Nunavik. He continues to serve his community and his fellow Inuit from the Nunavik and Nunavut by contributing to various causes such as Inuit identity, men’s traditional and contemporary roles and powers, suicide prevention and recovery. Aside his high valued support to Isuarsivik, Iola is also the president of Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board and part of the Qajaq Network Board of Directors.
Director Representing the population at large (Youth)
Kayla is an Inuk woman from Kuujjuaq who started beading when she was 9 years old. Beading has helped her a lot mentally and emotionally in life, and she is grateful that not only do she gets to enjoy her creations, but others as well. In 2016, Kayla won the Governor General’s Academic Medal at Jaanimmarik School.
Director Representing the population at large (Hudson)
Originally from Umiujaq, Aliva perfectly embodies the young Inuk who is proud of his roots and traditions in a modern context. Also involved on the Makivik Board of Directors as a representative of his community, Aliva is a seasoned fisherman and hunter who brings a valuable perspective to the Isuarsivik Board of Directors by sharing the realities his fellow Hudson coast Inuit in their intergenerational journey.
Dr. Charlotte Perret
Director Representing the Ungava Tulattavik Health Centre
Charlotte is a family doctor practicing in Kuujjuaq and Aupaluk since 2016 for the Ungava Tulatavik Health Centre. Strong advocate 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.
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, Steven is the assistant director of community services on the Hudson coast. Board member since 2018, Steven is driven by empowerment and self-determination which he advocates for.