Meet the Team

Board of Directors


 

Andrew Leach

British Columbia Region
Chair

Jean Vincent

Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick Region
Vice-Chair

Muriel Parker

Manitoba Region
Secretary

Wayne Flamand

Independent Director
Treasurer

George Kurszewski

Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut Region
Director

Cory McDougall

Independent
Director

Ron Marano

Ontario Region
Director

Lucy Pelletier

Saskatchewan Region
Director

Jack Royal

Alberta Region
Director

NACCA Staff


Shannin Metatawabin, CEO

smetatawabin@nacca.ca
613-688-0894 (ext. 517)

Shannin is Cree/Inninow from Fort Albany First Nation of the Mushkegowuk Nation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Carleton University and an Aboriginal Economic Development certificate from the University of Waterloo. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation and the Manager of Aboriginal Affairs and Sustainability with De Beers Canada. Shannin and his wife Sienna, of the White Bear/Sakimay First Nations in Saskatchewan, reside in Ottawa with their four children.


Debbie LeClair, Executive Assistant

dleclair@nacca.ca
613-688-0894 (ext. 514)


Gerry Huebner, Chief Strategy Officer

ghuebner@nacca.ca
613-688-0894 (ext. 522)

Gerry graduated from Trent University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and Queen’s University with a master’s degree in public administration. Gerry has 30 years of experience in Aboriginal economic and business development. In his free time, Gerry enjoys spending time at his cottage with his wife Kim, family visits, going to the gym, biking, and traveling.


Claudia Gongora Boles, Director of Finance

cgongoraboles@nacca.ca
613-688-0894 (ext. 502)

Originally from Mexico, Claudia moved to Canada in 2001. While in Canada, she has spent her professional career working in the accounting/finance profession in the Not-For-Profit sector for the past sixteen years. Progressing from the role of Accounting Assistant to Senior Accountant with The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada to becoming the Director of Finance at The Lung Association and the Manager of Finance and Administration with Andrew Fleck Child Care Services.  She has also provided accounting consulting services to Non-Profits. Before coming to Canada, Claudia was a Professor and a Payroll Manager at the University of Celaya in Mexico.


Mark Dokis, Director of Products and Services

mdokis@nacca.ca
613-688-0894 (ext. 503)

Mark Dokis is the Director of Products and Services. Mark is a member of the Dokis First Nation in Northeastern Ontario. He graduated with honours from Laurentian University with a Bachelor of Arts in geography. He went on to earn certificates in economic development and business administration and management. Mark has over 30 years of experience in Aboriginal economic, business, and financial development. In his free time, Mark enjoys staying at his cottage on Lake Nipissing, hunting, fishing, and curling.


Pamela Verch, AEP Program Coordinator

pverch@nacca.ca
613-688-0894 (ext. 508)


Stacey Fox, Products & Services Administrator

sfox@nacca.ca
613-688-0894 (ext. 512)


Emma Fairbrass, Products & Services Administrator

efairbrass@nacca.ca
613-688-0894 (ext. 515)


Frank Richter, Financial Analyst

frichter@nacca.ca
613-688-0894 (ext. 520)


Brenda LeBouthillier, Administrative Assistant

blebouthillier@nacca.ca
613-688-0894 (ext. 511)


Valerie Shecapio, Finance Clerk

vshecapio@nacca.ca
613-688-0894 (ext. 513)


André Jetté, Communications and IT Manager

ajette@nacca.ca
613-688-0894 (ext. 506)


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