Administration & Staff

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Finance Manager - Melanie Anwhatin
email:finance@wahnapitaefn.com

Phone: 705-858-0610, EXT. 205

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Administrative Professional - Leila Roque
email: leila.roque@wahnapitaefn.com

Phone: 705-858-0610 EXT. 200

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Council Secretary - Juliette Scott

Phone: 705-858-0610 EXT. 209

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Education/Governance officer - Marilyn Nicholls
email: marilyn.nicholls@wahnapitaefn.com

Phone: 705-858-0610 EXT. 209

Aanii, my name is Marilyn Nicholls. I look forward to working with this team and you our members to achieve great things for WFN.  If you have any questions regarding school funding, business funding and any great idea’s for our community, please do not hesitate to contact me at the Band Office.

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Cultural Co-Ordinator - Elizabeth Eshkibok-Trudeau.
email: cultural@wahnapitaefn.com

Phone: 705-858-0610 EXT. 220

I am a 28 year old Odawa/Ojibway woman from the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve. I am a full-time University student at Laurentian entering into my 3rd year of the Indigenous Social Work program. I am also a proud mother of a 2 year old son named Piitoweh-Aanahkwat (strong sounding cloud). I enjoy my work as a cultural coordinator planning the annual powwow and bringing various cultural events and teachings to the community members of WFN.

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Director of Public Works - Vince Roque
email: vince.roque@wahnapitaefn.com

Phone: 705-858-0610 EXT. 210

Vince Roque has been coordinating the Public Works Department for over ten years.  Vince is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of band property and equipment.  Vince has recently completed training in Recycling protocols and septic tank installation.

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School Transportation – Myles Tyson
email: busing@wahnapitaefn.com

Phone: 705-858-0610

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Fire Chief – Nolan Roque (Volunteer)
email: n.roquefd@wahnapitaefn.com

Phone: 705-858-0610

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Director of Sustainable Development - Cheryl Recollet
email: cheryl.recollet@wahnapitaefn.com

Phone: 705-858-0610 EXT. 204

Cheryl holds a Master of Science Degree (MSc) in Environmental Assessment from McGill University. Cheryl also holds and Executive Certificate in Conflict Resolution from the University of Windsor and the Stitt Feld Handy Group, holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Geography and Anthropology (Laurentian University), a Certificate in Applied Geography (Laurentian University), as well as a Diploma in Native Lands Management (Cambrian College); a program that highlights the jurisdictional challenges often associated with First Nation land bases. Throughout her academic career, Cheryl has been fortunate to gain employment experience in varying capacities within First Nation communities and organizations in Canada.

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Resource Development Analyst - Stefanie Recollet
email: stefanie.recollet@wahnapitaefn.com

Phone: 705-858-0610 EXT. 212

Her background includes an honours degree in Law and Justice from Laurentian University and Social Services through Cambrian College. Stefanie enjoys learning about Anishinaabe culture and practices, and is currently a registered trapper and paddle instructor in Wahnapitae First Nation. She does cultural outreach work and has led canoe trips with the community's youth for the past 2 years. As an avid outdoors-woman she has a great respect for the land and understands that protection of Shkagamik-kwe is paramount, so she works with governments and industry to minimize environmental impacts from mineral exploration and project development in WFN Territories.

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Waste Diversion Technician – Paul MacDonald & Ed Roque

Paul MacDonald has been the Waste Diversion Technician since 2010 when we offered our first curbside recycling run. Paul is continually improving the Waste Diversion program and is actively engaging the community to improve waste diversion habits while extending the life of our landfill.

Ed Roque has been the Waste Diversion Technician since 2010, since the launch of our Waste Diversion strategy. Ed continues to emphasize the importance of waste diversion efforts and to increase community member participation in our programming.

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Environmental Coordinator - Jaimée Bergeron
email: jaimee.bergeron@wahnapitaefn.com

Phone: 705-858-0610 EXT. 208

Jaimée is the Environmental Coordinator for the Wahnapitae First Nation. In 2012, she completed a Master of Science Degree in Biology (specializing in Freshwater Ecology) proceeded by a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology (specialising in Conservation and Restoration Ecology), both form Laurentian University.

Her primary role is to develop and coordinate community based environmental management. Another key function is to implement environmental components of formalized mining relationships. These include co-chairing joint site-specific environmental committees; reviewing regulatory regimes such as Certificates of Authorization, Permits to Take Water, Site Specific Standards; as well as coordinating environmental capacity development efforts Jaimée is the key point of contact for environmental based initiatives with our industry partners.

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Executive Director - Don McGregor
email: execdir@wahnapitaefn.com

Phone: 705-858-0610 EXT. 202