BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mandate: Will oversee the business activities of the SNGRDC Administrative team including the supervision of the President/CEO according to the Guiding Principles and approved policies

  • Ensure that all businesses operate within the guidelines set out in the Statement of Economic Development Principles and the Statement of Community Needs and Priorities established by the Advisory Committee
  • Supervise the management of SNGRDC investments and assets
  • Report and be accountable to the Advisory Committee on the Development Corporation’s investments, annual business plans and the results of all operations
  • Approve the annual business plan and budgets for the Development Corporation and the businesses managed by it
  • Regular monthly meetings or more frequently if needed
  • Quarterly reports submitted to the Advisory Committee or more frequently if needed
  • Annual written report to the Advisory Committee

BOARD GUIDING DOCUMENTS

BOD Charter

CEO Evaluation & Hiring Committee

Audit Committee Charter

Governance Committee Charter

SNGRDC Bylaws

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DR. SABRINA SAUNDERS

Term Expiring 2017 (Board Chair)

Sabrina Saunders is Delaware and resides at Six Nations. She has sat on several boards including the Six Nations Legacy Consortium, Chiefswood Board of Trustees, and the SONIcS Inc CKRZ station. She is also the Director of the Six Nations Public Library and Executive Director of the Friends of the SNPL Foundation. Her primary goal for participating in the Development Corp is to assist our community to attain economic freedoms and expand the needed infrastructure of Six Nations.

JEREMY BOUCHARD

Term Expiring 2018

Jeremy is an lawyer in the Ottawa office of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, a national law firm, specializing in Aboriginal and Business Law.  He represents a number of First Nation communities on a broad range of matters.  Jeremy is also an active member in the Indigenous Bar Association.  In addition to obtaining a law degree, Jeremy recently graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School with a Master of Laws Degree.  Jeremy lives in Ottawa with his wife and three children.  As a proud member of Six Nations, Jeremy is honoured to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation.

STEPHANIE BURNHAM

Term Expiring 2018

Stephanie is from the Cayuga nation and grew up on the Six Nations reserve. She currently resides in Brantford and works for the Independent First Nations as a Risk Management Capacity Development Advisor. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Trent University and has traveled to various countries and communities working in the area of Indigenous Community Development. Stephanie lives an active lifestyle and enjoys supporting various charities and organizations through golf and baseball tournaments. She is the mother to 1 son and dog named Jersey.

BARBARA-HELEN HILL

Term Expiring 2018

Barbara-Helen Hill is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo with a Masters Degree in American Studies/Native Studies. She has a BA in Native American Esthetics – Creative Narrative. She is known as Helen to many people and mom to two sons and 1 daughter. She is the proud grandmother of four grand-daughters, 1 grandson and two great grandsons. Helen is both Haudenosaunee Bear Clan and British Isles.

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Barbara-Helen worked for many years in the field of Healing and Recovery as a counsellor and Treatment Director in one of the first Native Treatment Centres in Ontario. Since retiring she has turned to writing and art. Her first book “Shaking the Rattle, Healing the Trauma of Colonization was published in 1996 and is presently being revised. She is published in numerous anthologies both in the USA and Canada and won a Chapbook competition for her poetry. The chapbook called “collective consciousness Poems by Barbara-Helen Hill was published in 2009 by UALR – Sequoyah National Research Center. Her fiber art has been shown in museums and galleries and just finished in a show of Works in Beadwork, Ingersoll, Ontario. Barbara-Helen is currently working on her writing and her art and is a Trustee of the Six Nations Public Library.

CLAUDINE VANEVERY-ALBERT

Term Expiring 2017

Claudine was born and raised at Sour Springs Corner, where she resides today.  She attended elementary at Six Nations schools, secondary school in Brantford.  She has her B.A. from Trent,  B. Ed. from Queens, M.Ed from OISE; 30 years’ experience in First Nation education.  Claudine has worked for worked for Brock, Western and Nipissing Universities.  She served one term on Six Nations Elected Council, and three terms on the Grand Erie District School Board.  Claudine has been a member of many different boards and committees at and for Six Nations since she was a teenager.  Married for 42 years, 3 grown children and 9 grandchildren. Given the Mohawk name of Yakowennatoken.