Board Members

Current Members

President:

Name

Vice-President:

Name

Secretary:

Name

Treasurer:

Name

Biographies

Tina Forsyth
Tina Forsyth

Tina has been employed by the Township of White River, since 2001, as the Municipal Treasurer until late 2015 when she became the Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk. She in an active member of numerous community committees and boards, including the Secretary for the Superior East Community Futures Development Corporation, the Secretary/Treasurer for the White River Community Food Bank Committee, the Secretary of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169, and the Treasurer for the White River Fitness Centre. Tina is the currently the Chair of the Northern Neighbours Nurse Practitioner Lead Clinic Board of Directors, bringing knowledge and experience in the areas of economic development, management, human resources, labour negotiation and business. Tina is a lifetime resident of White River and cares immensely about the health of the community and continually upgrading the services offered to its residents.

Shawna Fedoruk

Through Shawna’s current position as Economic Development Officer with Pic Mobert First Nation, she is generally responsible to plan, develop, coordinate, and implement economic development policies, strategies, and initiatives that improve the community, socioeconomic, and business development in Pic Mobert First Nation. Shawna’s role includes:

  • Facilitating community and economic development planning and initiatives
  • Identifying and fostering community economic development opportunities
  • Researching and securing funding for economic development activities and programs, prepare funding proposals for submission, write project briefs, updates, and final reports
  • Assist local organizations, businesses, and individuals with establishing economic development plans and projects
  • Promoting the community in order to expand economic development opportunities
  • Function as a contracting officer interfacing with financial institutions, attorneys, accountants, general contractors, and consultants

Shawna also works in close collaboration with White Lake Limited Partnership (PMFN’s Economic Development Corporation) to develop employment opportunities, recruit staff, monitor project and employee progress, and help to overcome the multitude of barriers that are faced by both employers and employees. She acts as a resource person to its staff and Board, supporting the establishment and operation of standing and adhoc committees, provides orientation, training, advisory and general coordinating and administrative support services to these as required.

Shawna currently holds the position as Treasurer on the board of the Northern Neighbours Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic.

Shawna
Sherrie Perron
Sherrie Perron
Economic Development Officer, White River Director/Treasurer – NNNPLC Board

Sherrie Perron has an extensive and long history in dealing with community development resulting in positive and beneficial outcomes. Although her degree is in Business, for over three decades, her passion has found her writing programs and funding proposals to both the Provincial and Federal Governments for the benefit of rural communities in Northern Ontario.
She was employed by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as an Assistant to the M.P.P. She contacted and built relationships with the vast majority of Provincial Ministries to serve the public of the electoral riding. More so, she assisted the Ministry of Finance in developing a Strategic Communication Plan. At the request of the Ministry of Child and Youth Services, she was involved in creating policy for Northern Ontario funding requests to better fit the unique needs of rural communities. In 2016 Sherrie co-authored the Strategic Plan for the Township of White River. She is now working as the Economic Development Officer implementing the priorities of that plan. As a community driven document the number one priority in the plan is healthcare. Sherrie was part of the original team that submitted the proposal to the Provincial Government for funding of a Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic. Funding was granted in 2018. Sherrie currently sits on the Northern Neighbours Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic Board as a Director/Treasurer.

Jill Pascoe
Jill Pascoe

Hi my name is Jill Pascoe and I am currently employed at Norwest Community Health Center as a Nurse Practitioner.
I have lived in Northwestern Ontario all my life, living in Marathon for several years before returning to my home town of Thunder Bay in 2010.
I have worked in a variety of settings throughout my 35 year career, each of which has provided me with new opportunities for learning and skill development.
I was employed as the Director of client Services at Wilson Memorial Hospital for several years and raised my children in Marathon.
I am a strong proponent of improved access to health care services and am honored to be serving on the Board of Directors.

Crystal Pirie

As the Senior Director of Indigenous Collaboration with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre supports the Senior Leadership Team and Board of Directors in advocacy and engagement efforts with the Indigenous communities as well as federal and provincial authorities to improve health delivery and equity outcomes. She works to ensure the Hospital’s Indigenous Health priorities are authentic to the needs of the region’s Indigenous communities, and that the Health Research Institute advances the health research priorities of Indigenous communities.
Crystal has extensive experience in policy development, management and administration. Her roles with Pic Mobert First Nation include Band General Manager, Health and Social Services Manager and Social Services Administrator. She also has over fifteen years of experience as a Policy Advisor with Indigenous Services Canada. Crystal’s career history also includes roles with Dilico Anishinabek Child & Family Services and Ontario Native Welfare Administrators Association.

Crystal Pirie
Rosalind Andrews
Rosalind Andrews
Pic Mobert First Nation Manager of Health and Social Services.

A member of the Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg (Pic Mobert First Nation) with 25 years of social work experience in child protection, criminal justice, mental health and program mapping and development, Rosalind’s interests are indigenous history and the identification & remediation systemic inequalities affecting First Nations Communities, children, youth & families.
Upon graduation from George Brown College Human Services Program in 1994 Rosalind worked in the down town core of Toronto for various First Nation agencies. After 5 years of commuting from Orangeville Ontario to Toronto Rosalind was given an opportunity to return to her mother’s home community of Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg (Pic Mobert First Nation), where she spent much of her younger years and lived in the neighboring community of White River. During this time Rosalind did return to Laurentian University where she studied Psychology and Native Studies and has further goals to pursue a doctorate degree in Sociology.
Over the years Rosalind worked in various social services front line positions within the First Nation and did also venture out to work in Northern Ontario’s remote fly-in communities. She also was privileged to work at the Biidaaban Healing Lodge located in Biigtgong First Nation (Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation).
After many years her primary employment goal has been reached. She is honored and proud to be holding the current position as Health and Social Service Manager within her First Nation.
Rosalind is very proud she was able to raise her three children with in her First Nation’s traditional territory and to maintain their connection to her First Nation and Family.

Shawn Dookie
NP-PHC

Shawn was born and raised in the Toronto area, he relocated to Thunder Bay in 2009 and still resides there. He started his nursing career working in various Emergency Departments in Toronto.
Shawn found his calling working with Indigenous people on remote and isolated First Nations and has spent almost the last decade working with this population in both urban and remote settings.
He currently works at through Norwest Community Health Centres, providing primary care services at Thunder Bay’s Shelter House and Kwae Kii Win Managed Alcohol Program. Shawn completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Ryerson University, and his Master of Public Health and Nurse Practitioner Certificate at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay.

Shawn Dookie
Tina Forsyth
Tina Forsyth

Tina has been employed by the Township of White River, since 2001, as the Municipal Treasurer until late 2015 when she became the Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk. She in an active member of numerous community committees and boards, including the Secretary for the Superior East Community Futures Development Corporation, the Secretary/Treasurer for the White River Community Food Bank Committee, the Secretary of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169, and the Treasurer for the White River Fitness Centre. Tina is the currently the Chair of the Northern Neighbours Nurse Practitioner Lead Clinic Board of Directors, bringing knowledge and experience in the areas of economic development, management, human resources, labour negotiation and business. Tina is a lifetime resident of White River and cares immensely about the health of the community and continually upgrading the services offered to its residents.

Shawna
Shawna Fedoruk

Through Shawna’s current position as Economic Development Officer with Pic Mobert First Nation, she is generally responsible to plan, develop, coordinate, and implement economic development policies, strategies, and initiatives that improve the community, socioeconomic, and business development in Pic Mobert First Nation. Shawna’s role includes:

  • Facilitating community and economic development planning and initiatives
  • Identifying and fostering community economic development opportunities
  • Researching and securing funding for economic development activities and programs, prepare funding proposals for submission, write project briefs, updates, and final reports
  • Assist local organizations, businesses, and individuals with establishing economic development plans and projects
  • Promoting the community in order to expand economic development opportunities
  • Function as a contracting officer interfacing with financial institutions, attorneys, accountants, general contractors, and consultants

Shawna also works in close collaboration with White Lake Limited Partnership (PMFN’s Economic Development Corporation) to develop employment opportunities, recruit staff, monitor project and employee progress, and help to overcome the multitude of barriers that are faced by both employers and employees. She acts as a resource person to its staff and Board, supporting the establishment and operation of standing and adhoc committees, provides orientation, training, advisory and general coordinating and administrative support services to these as required.

Shawna currently holds the position as Treasurer on the board of the Northern Neighbours Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic.

Sherrie Perron
Sherrie Perron
Economic Development Officer, White River Director/Treasurer – NNNPLC Board

Sherrie Perron has an extensive and long history in dealing with community development resulting in positive and beneficial outcomes. Although her degree is in Business, for over three decades, her passion has found her writing programs and funding proposals to both the Provincial and Federal Governments for the benefit of rural communities in Northern Ontario.
She was employed by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as an Assistant to the M.P.P. She contacted and built relationships with the vast majority of Provincial Ministries to serve the public of the electoral riding. More so, she assisted the Ministry of Finance in developing a Strategic Communication Plan. At the request of the Ministry of Child and Youth Services, she was involved in creating policy for Northern Ontario funding requests to better fit the unique needs of rural communities. In 2016 Sherrie co-authored the Strategic Plan for the Township of White River. She is now working as the Economic Development Officer implementing the priorities of that plan. As a community driven document the number one priority in the plan is healthcare. Sherrie was part of the original team that submitted the proposal to the Provincial Government for funding of a Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic. Funding was granted in 2018. Sherrie currently sits on the Northern Neighbours Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic Board as a Director/Treasurer.

Jill Pascoe
Jill Pascoe

Hi my name is Jill Pascoe and I am currently employed at Norwest Community Health Center as a Nurse Practitioner.
I have lived in Northwestern Ontario all my life, living in Marathon for several years before returning to my home town of Thunder Bay in 2010.
I have worked in a variety of settings throughout my 35 year career, each of which has provided me with new opportunities for learning and skill development.
I was employed as the Director of client Services at Wilson Memorial Hospital for several years and raised my children in Marathon.
I am a strong proponent of improved access to health care services and am honored to be serving on the Board of Directors.

Crystal Pirie
Crystal Pirie

As the Senior Director of Indigenous Collaboration with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre supports the Senior Leadership Team and Board of Directors in advocacy and engagement efforts with the Indigenous communities as well as federal and provincial authorities to improve health delivery and equity outcomes. She works to ensure the Hospital’s Indigenous Health priorities are authentic to the needs of the region’s Indigenous communities, and that the Health Research Institute advances the health research priorities of Indigenous communities.
Crystal has extensive experience in policy development, management and administration. Her roles with Pic Mobert First Nation include Band General Manager, Health and Social Services Manager and Social Services Administrator. She also has over fifteen years of experience as a Policy Advisor with Indigenous Services Canada. Crystal’s career history also includes roles with Dilico Anishinabek Child & Family Services and Ontario Native Welfare Administrators Association.

Rosalind Andrews
Rosalind Andrews
Pic Mobert First Nation Manager of Health and Social Services.

A member of the Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg (Pic Mobert First Nation) with 25 years of social work experience in child protection, criminal justice, mental health and program mapping and development, Rosalind’s interests are indigenous history and the identification & remediation systemic inequalities affecting First Nations Communities, children, youth & families.
Upon graduation from George Brown College Human Services Program in 1994 Rosalind worked in the down town core of Toronto for various First Nation agencies. After 5 years of commuting from Orangeville Ontario to Toronto Rosalind was given an opportunity to return to her mother’s home community of Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg (Pic Mobert First Nation), where she spent much of her younger years and lived in the neighboring community of White River. During this time Rosalind did return to Laurentian University where she studied Psychology and Native Studies and has further goals to pursue a doctorate degree in Sociology.
Over the years Rosalind worked in various social services front line positions within the First Nation and did also venture out to work in Northern Ontario’s remote fly-in communities. She also was privileged to work at the Biidaaban Healing Lodge located in Biigtgong First Nation (Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation).
After many years her primary employment goal has been reached. She is honored and proud to be holding the current position as Health and Social Service Manager within her First Nation.
Rosalind is very proud she was able to raise her three children with in her First Nation’s traditional territory and to maintain their connection to her First Nation and Family.

Shawn Dookie
Shawn Dookie
NP-PHC

Shawn was born and raised in the Toronto area, he relocated to Thunder Bay in 2009 and still resides there. He started his nursing career working in various Emergency Departments in Toronto.
Shawn found his calling working with Indigenous people on remote and isolated First Nations and has spent almost the last decade working with this population in both urban and remote settings.
He currently works at through Norwest Community Health Centres, providing primary care services at Thunder Bay’s Shelter House and Kwae Kii Win Managed Alcohol Program. Shawn completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Ryerson University, and his Master of Public Health and Nurse Practitioner Certificate at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay.