Meet Our Team

Rebecca Chartrand - President, CEO

Rebecca Chartrand

President, CEO

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…

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Ben Carr - Vice-President, Stakeholder & Government Relations

Ben Carr

Vice-President, Stakeholder & Government Relations

Ben Carr, although began as the Vice President of Indigenous Strategy Alliance, he has made a significant career transition, having been elected to the Canadian House of Commons on June 19, 2023, as the representative for Winnipeg South Centre. This milestone marks a pivotal shift from his initial…

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Jo Ann Pinera - Executive Assistant & Project Administrator

Jo Ann Pinera

Executive Assistant & Project Administrator

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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…

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Tara Petti - Change Management Lead

Tara Petti

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,…

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Robyn Hartley - Indigenous Executive Search Lead

Robyn Hartley

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…

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Cindy Allard - Governance and Policy Development

Cindy Allard

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…

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Duane Brothers - Consultant

Duane Brothers

Consultant

Duane is a passionate career educator who has taught at all grade levels, before serving as the Assistant Superintendent of the Seven Oaks School Division, Superintendent/CEO of the Sunrise School Division, before finishing his career as the Superintendent/CEO of the Louis Riel School Division. He…

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Tanisha Chartrand - Event Coordinator

Tanisha Chartrand

Event Coordinator

Tanisha, a Cree and Ojibway mother, educator, and published author from Misipawistik Cree Nation, is a rising leader in her workspaces and community. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts and Education from the University of Winnipeg, she currently teaches at an Independent High School in Winnipeg’s inner…

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Kaylah Chartrand - Event Coordinator

Kaylah Chartrand

Event Coordinator

Kaylah Chartrand, an Oji-Cree educator and rising matriarch residing and working in Treaty One Territory. With nine years in education, currently serving in the Seven Oaks School Division, Kaylah began her journey as an educational assistant, where she discovered her deep passion for Indigenous…

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Michelle Boivin - Associate

Michelle Boivin

Associate

I am pleased to share some exciting news about our ongoing collaboration with Michelle Boivin. While Michelle remains passionately committed to her own brand, which she has built with dedication and excellence over the years, she will continue to work in association with our Indigenous Strategy…

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