Nokiiwin's Staff Directory

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Audrey Gilbeau
Executive Director / Governance

Tel.    (807) 474-4230 ext 4239
Cell    (807) 621-7489
Fax    (807) 474-4238

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Roger Rozon
Technical Services

Tel.    (807) 474-4230 ext 4236
Cell    (807) 620-1136
Fax    (807) 474-4238

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Tara Ingram
Economic Development / Community Planning

Tel.    (807) 474-4230 ext 4235
Cell    (807) 474-6268
Fax    (807) 474-4238

Tara Ingram has over twenty years’ experience working with First Nations in Northern Ontario on Economic Development, tourism and marketing. She is knowledgeable on aboriginal issues and political structures in aboriginal organizations and government relations. Within her current role with Nokiiwin Tribal Council she utilizes her skills and expertise from her previous positions. Her previous employment was with the Northern Ontario Native Tourism Association where she had gained firsthand experience in working and travelling to First Nations communities, assisting in business start-ups and providing advice on Economic Development, tourism and marketing issues. She has provided support at a grass roots level to entrepreneurs in the development of their business ventures from conception to realization. Tara has travelled extensively overseas marketing aboriginal tourism products in Europe and particularly the German market. She has fostered good working relationships and partnerships between First Nations, the three levels of governments, organizations, communities and private stakeholders.

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Loretta Sky
Administrative Assistant

Tel.    (807) 474-4230
Fax    (807) 474-4238


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Kelly Banning
Finance Officer

Tel.    (807) 474-4230 ext. 4252
Fax    (807) 474-4238

Kelly is the part-time finance officer at Nokiiwin Tribal Council.

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Scott Baker
Mino-niigaanendmowin Coordinator

Tel.    (807) 474-4230 ext 4254
Cell    (807) 629-9362
Fax    (807) 474-4238

Scott Baker has a Masters of Education from Lakehead University and ten years of experience working in the education field as a teacher and administrator. He believes strongly in First Nations education. In his present position, Scott supports First Nations schools, teachers, and students. In his spare time he enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time with his two young children.

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Sandy Taddeo
Mino-niigaanendmowin Site Facilitator

Tel.    (807) 474-4230 ext 4253
           (807) 707-4862
Fax    (807) 474-4238

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Lisa Primavesi
Education Navigator

Tel.    (807) 474-4230 ext 4241
Fax    (807) 474-4238

Lisa is fortunate to have lived and worked in the territory of Fort William First Nation for most of her life. Having recently attained my Masters of Education, specializing in Indigenous education, she appreciates the opportunity to work with Nokiiwin’s member communities to support second level education services in these communities. Lisa’s current responsibilities include work with tuition agreements, school health and safety plans and in drafting an education pathway for Nokiiwin’s members that includes commitments to language, culture and life-long learning. Lisa enjoys canoeing, snowshoeing, cycling and camping with her family. If you would like to discuss education opportunities, please don’t hesitate to contact Lisa.

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Kerri Wright
Mental Health Project Navigator

Tel.    (807) 474-4230 Ext 4258
Fax    (807) 474-4238

Kerri is a human resources professional who comes to Nokiiwin with over 15 years of education and experience in HR, mainly within the healthcare industry. Kerri’s expertise has been focused on policy and procedure writing, project management, health & safety, human resource information systems, conflict resolution and crisis management.

With a passion for helping people and a penchant for change, Kerri is excited to bring her skills to the G’minoomaadozimin – “We are living well” Health & Safety initiative and is looking forward to educating communities on the value of mental wellness.

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Bo Sault
Health and Safety

Tel.    (807) 474-4230 ext 4251
Fax    (807) 474-4238

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Erin Desjardins
Mining Development Coordinator

Tel.    (807) 474-4230 ext 4255
Cell.  (807) 629-9797
Fax    (807) 474-4238

Erin has recently taken over the position of the Mineral Development Coordinator with Nokiiwin Tribal Council and looks forward to working with all of Nokiiwin’s communities on mining initiatives. She is a band member of Eabametong First Nation (Fort Hope), born and raised in Thunder Bay with many of her family being members of Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek. She is a graduate of Lakehead University with an Honours degree in Environmental Science, majoring in Biology.

Erin spent a summer working with the Ministry of Natural Resources as a fisheries technician conducting angler surveys and participating in various other fisheries programs.  Her previous employment was with Indigenous and Community Engagement providing support on various projects in First Nation communities in northern Ontario.  She also spent time travelling to remote communities to assist with engagement sessions pertaining to an All-Season Community Road study. 

Erin likes to spend her free time in the garage with her husband working on their drag-racing cars, and going back to her roots by spending time on the land hunting and fishing. 

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Judy Currie
Restorative Justice Coordinator

Tel.    (807) 474-4230 ext 4259
Fax    (807) 474-4238

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Erin Collins
Telling our Stories Project Coordinator

Tel.    (807) 474-4230 

Fax    (807) 474-4238



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