The Board Of Directors

Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors to manage the operations of the agency and appoint its officers. The Board consists of a Chairperson, Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer and additional members representing the interest of its member communities. Each Director shall be, at the time of his appointment and throughout his term, a duly appointed voting member of the corporation.

The Board of Directors are a well-governed board that promotes a healthy work environment and ensure service excellence for the entire organization and communities served. In service to our membership, policies and procedures are intertwined with our traditions and cultural beliefs as Anishinabek people to provide a holistic approach in guiding our organization and our people toward a stronger family and community.

Name / Community:

Kevin-Mossip

Zhiibaahaasing First Nation
MOSSIP, Kevin
Zhiibaahaasing, ON P0P 1Y0

Position:

Chairperson

Tenure of service:

Servicing since March 2010

Current occupation:

Deputy Chief – Zhiibaahaasing First Nation

Special Skills /
Attributes:

  • Strong Operational and Financial Management Skills
  • Political Advocacy and Negotiation Skills
  • Served in role as Deputy Chief for over 20 years for Zhiibaahaasing First Nation
  • Current and previous service on many Boards, Committees at the First Nations levels, e.g. – Waubetek Business Development Corp., UCCMM Building Castle and Kenjgewin-Teg Educational Institute
  • Past and present service as a Foster Parent and Customary Care Parent

Name / Community:

Kevin-Mossip

M’Chigeeng First Nation
MIGWANS, Daughness
M’Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0

Position:

Director

Tenure of service:

Servicing since April 2020

Current occupation:

Social Navigator, UCCM Anishinabek Police Service

Special Skills /
Attributes:

  • Expertise in Native Child and Family Services Social Work specializing in the Indigenous stream including Certified Adult Educator
  • Chaired many committees that strive to ensure the best oversight and care for individuals on Mnidoo Mnising
  • Strong advocate of community safety on community driven projects, program development, initiatives that involve collaborative approach models, as well as those that address First Nations governance and systemic inequality
  • Is the only non-uniform employee of a police service to have been awarded the Community Services and Crime Prevention recognition from the First Nations Chiefs of Police Association

Name / Community:

Kevin-Mossip

Sheguiandah First Nation
WILLIAMS, Sarah
Little Current, ON P0P1K0

Position:

Director

Tenure of service:

Servicing since February 2021

Current occupation:

Child and Youth Worker

Special Skills /
Attributes:

  • Strong facilitation skills, suitable for all stages of life (infants-seniors/elders)
  • Communication, relations (creating rapport with clients)
  • Organizational Skills; event planning
  • Strong Computer skills
  • Quick learner/ willingness to learn

Name / Community:

Kevin-Mossip

Sheshegwaning First Nation
DAYFOX, Sherry
Sheshegwaning, ON P0P 1X0

Position:

Vice-Chairperson

Tenure of service:

Servicing since January 2016

Current occupation:

Family Support Worker (prevention), previous Band representative, Previous Customary Care Coordinator, Private practitioner

Special Skills /
Attributes:

  • Has a Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Registered with the Ontario Association of Social Workers & Social Service Workers
  • Brings twenty-five (25) years of experience in the fields of Mental Health, Child Welfare, Health Care, Substance Abuse as well as the Justice system.
  • Currently holds a seat on the Regional Kinoomaadzwin Education Board of Director’s & Regional Education Committee, Child Well-Being Working Group, and Enaag-Dawaab-Jig (Civilian Oversight Committee) for UCCMM Police.

Name / Community:

Kevin-Mossip

Whitefish River First Nation
NAHWEGAHBOW, Leona
Birch Island, ON, P0P 1A0

Position:

Director

Tenure of service:

Servicing since August 2011 / Previous KGCFS Board of Director, one of the original Board of Directors in 1991

Current occupation:

Elder Resource, Ojibway Cultural Foundation

Special Skills /
Attributes:

  • Strong Health and Social Service knowledge
  • Exceptional Corporate, Financial, Policy Development, Strategic Planning and Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Admirable Elder with keen Cultural Anishinabek wisdom
  • Previous service in role as Chief for Whitefish River First Nation for many terms
  • Current and previous service on many Boards and Committees at the National, Federal, Provincial and First Nations levels
  • Current servicing Tribal Council Elders Council, Union of Ontario Indians Health Commission (Acting Director) including numerous others

Name / Community:

Kevin-Mossip

Wikwemikong Unceded Territory No. 26
PELTIER, Brian
Wikwemikong, Ontario, P0P 2J0

Position:

Secretary Treasurer

Tenure of service:

Servicing since February 2021

Current occupation:

Cultural programmer, Band Councillor

Special Skills /
Attributes:

  • Midewin (Oshkaawbewis), Knowledge Keeper, Teacher and Anishinaabemowin (Linguistics/structure/meaning)
  • I am a good listener, compassionate and a good helper

Name / Community:

Kevin-Mossip

Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
MADAHBEE, Ingrid
Aundeck Omni Kaning, ON P0P 1K0

Position:

Director

Tenure of service:

Servicing since January 2021

Current occupation:

Retired

Special Skills /
Attributes:

  • Formally retired resort manager, currently helps out at Duke’s Fish and Chips
  • Band Councillor
  • Formerly sat on various committees, such as recreation, education, and housing committees and still volunteers for various fundraising incentives
  • Offer an education bursary at awards for post-secondary students in the name Duke’s Fish and Chips
  • Ingrid cares deeply for young children and encourages them to pursue an education as the key to success
  • Loves to go moose hunting