Board Of Directors 2018-04-16T11:04:02+00:00


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

The Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation Group (SNGRDC Group) is currently seeking 1-Board of Director Members. Application deadline is May 2nd, 2018 at 4:00pm. For a complete application package please click here.

  • 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


BOD Charter

CEO Evaluation & Hiring Committee

Audit Committee Charter

Governance Committee Charter




Term Expiring 2020 (Board Chair)

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.


Term Expiring 2018

Jeremy is a partner in the Ottawa office of Gowling WLG, 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.


Term Expiring 2021

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.


Term Expiring 2020

Kim belongs to the Bay of Quinte Mohawk, Bear Clan. Kim’s motivation to serve on the Board of Directors of the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation is deeply rooted in her desire to work towards maintaining our community’s cultural integrity while embracing our social responsibility and building a sustainable community for our future generations.

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Her professional background involves; Executive Director, Foundation President, prior experience in Senior Management, Business Owner, Ontario Works, Private E-Learning Institutes and years of experience working within Provincial and Federal sectors. Her education and experience fuels her passion to develop opportunities for the benefit of the Six Nations Community.


Term Expiring 2021

Phillip Johnson is a band member of the Six Nations of the Grand River from the Onieda tribe. He is currently the Manager of Health, Safety and Environment for the Niagara Parks. He is a health and safety/human resources professional who holds both the CRSP and NCSO designations, a Bachelor of Science from Brock University, a certificate in Health and Safety and Human Resources from Niagara College, and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Business Administration program at the University of Fredericton with an anticipated graduation year of 2018.

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Phillip Johnson has spent the last 10 years working in the field of health and safety/human resources in progressive roles for both the public and private sector starting at Loblaw for 3 years, then Six Nations Council for 4 years, Maple Leaf Foods for 3 years and finally taking the role at the Niagara Parks.

Phillip Johnson has a strong background in human resources, financial accounting and leadership due to the variety of roles and for whom he has been employed. He believes in volunteerism and being a part of your community, is a Big Brother as part of the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program and is a regular guest speaker at Brock University for the Human Resources program.