Meet Our Team
Rebecca is an Anishinaabe First Nations woman from Treaty 4 territory in Manitoba. She carries a strong sense of pride in her identity and is regarded for her integrity, courage, voice, and charismatic presence. She has worked to advance Indigenous achievement by bridging between diverse…Read More
It is with a heavy heart that I announce the departure of Michelle Boiven from our Indigenous Strategy team. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.
During her time with us, Michelle has been an invaluable member of the team. Her passion, creativity, and dedication to the work have been…Read More
Vice-President, Stakeholder & Government Relations
Ben Carr brings a unique set of perspectives to his work, having been a long-time political staffer with experience running high stakes campaigns and serving in various capacities, including with the President of the Treasury Board and as Director Parliamentary Affairs to then Canadian Heritage…Read More
Jo Ann Pinera
Executive Assistant & Project Administrator
Jo Ann Pinera (she/her) is a second-generation Filipino immigrant who lives and works in Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg Manitoba. She is an honours graduate from Red River College in Business Administration and is an experienced administrative and communications coordinator. Jo Ann is best known…Read More
Change Management Lead
Tara Petti BA., BSW., MSW.
Tara’s career has prominently been in the field of Child Welfare where she has worked in various positions starting with the front line and working her way to the Management and Executive levels. Early in her career, Tara discovered a passion for administrative work,…Read More
Indigenous Executive Search Lead
Robyn has nearly three decades of search experience, including leadership-level roles in search and recruitment, recruitment process redesign/modernization, sales management, account management and consultative client relations. As a seasoned search specialist, senior project manager, and former…Read More
Governance and Policy Development
Cindy Allard is Anishinaabe-Metis from the Treaty 4 area. Her spirit name is Buffalo Calf Woman and is Golden Eagle Clan. She graduated from Red River College in 1996 with a Diploma in Business Administration. Upon graduation, and every year since she has worked in senior management positions and…Read More