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First Nations Health Managers Association Honours Certified Graduates and Leadership Award Winner

Updated: Feb 14, 2023

First Nations Health Managers Association Honours Certified Graduates and Leadership Award Winner During the 10th Anniversary National Conference



Ottawa, ON (November 2, 2022) – The First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) National Conference is back in-person this year for the first time since the pandemic, under the theme of Celebrating and Sharing, Our Inherent Knowledge in Health Leadership and Management. Hosted on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen people in Victoria, BC, November 1 to 3, 2022, the 10th Anniversary National Conference will bring together more than 650 delegates including healthcare community decision-makers, healthcare service and product suppliers, government representatives and academics.


The conference program features 16 concurrent workshops, related to the 10 competency domains of the FNHMA, that will provide participants with lessons, tools and innovative solutions to issues in First Nations health management. A conference highlight is the annual convocation and awards ceremony to celebrate the new Certified First Nations Health Managers (CFNHMs) and the 2022 Excellence in Health Leadership Award recipient.


“The FNHMA continues to foster highly skilled professionals in First Nations health management,” says Marion Crowe, FNHMA Chief Executive Officer. “We thank and honour them for all that they do everyday!”

In partnership with Healthcare Excellence Canada (HEC), the FNHMA will be awarding the 2022 Excellence in Health Leadership Award – Innovative Leaders to Dr. Shannon McDonald, Chief Medical Officer at the First Nations Health Authority. The award was designed to recognize those who have exhibited a sincere and long-term commitment and leadership in First Nations health management in Canada. Dr. McDonald is recognized for her work in helping to lead the FNHA in promoting and protecting the health and wellness of First Nations people in British Columbia and making the much-needed change in the health care system.


Dr. McDonald says “I am honoured and humbled to receive this award. In truth, it reflects the efforts, compassion and success of many First Nations healthcare providers and leaders in BC and their commitment to the health and wellness of the people they serve.”

The FNHMA will recognize three graduating classes of CFNHMs at the conference, including the following 2022 graduates:

Name

Work Affiliation

Province

Amanda Wabegijig-Jourdain

Atikameksheng Anishnawbek

ON

Billie-Jo Onespot

Tsuut’ina Health Center

AB

Brenda O’Neill

Muskeg Lake Cree Nation

SK

Delia McDonald

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

QC

Dora Simmons

Southeast Resource Development Council

MB

Elizabeth Proskurnik

Southeast Resource Development Council

MB

Evelyn Brunet

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

QC

Heather Bighead

Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority

SK

Jacqueline Johnup

Nishnawbe Aski Nation

ON

Janna MacKay

Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq

NS

Jessie Bond-Goulet

Anishnabe Long Term Care

QC

Kayla Caul-Chartier

Giishkaandago’Ikwe Health Services

ON

Kelly Gallagher

St. Mary’s First Nation

NB

Kenneth Pryce

First Nations Health Managers Association

ON

Kyle Thompson

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

QC

Margo Dodginghorse

Stoney Nakoda – Tsuut’ina Tribal Council

AB

Patricia Ward

Mawiw Council Inc.

NB

Patsy Campbell

Western Cree Tribal Council

SK

Robyn Klassen

Lac La Ronge Indian Band Health Services

SK

Selena Willier-Schmidt

First Nations Health Managers Association

ON

Shealene Gibson

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

QC

Sheena Ratte

Lac La Ronge Indian Band

SK

Tanis Willier

Sucker Creek First Nation

AB

Tanya Hughes

Giishkaandago’Ikwe Health Services

ON

Tara Campbell

Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority

SK

Tessy (Tessie) Big Plume

Stoney Nakoda – Tsuut’ina Tribal Council

AB

For more information on the conference, please visit www.fnhma.ca.

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Contacts:


Kylie Thompson, Marketing and Communications Coordinator


First Nations Health Managers Association


Email: kylie.thompson@fnhma.ca



Gail Boyd


Interim Executive Coordinator


First Nations Health Managers Association


P: 1-844-218-0440


Email: gail.boyd@fnhma.ca


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