Board Of Directors 2019-11-18T10:20:35+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.

  • 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




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 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 Oneida 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.


Term Expiring 2021

Michael Seth is a Six Nations of the Grand River (Tuscarora) band member. He is a graduate of Lakeland College in Alberta with a Bachelors Degree in Applied Business with a focus on Emergency Services and currently pursuing his Masters of Communication Management from a joint program from McMaster/Syracuse Universities. He is a proud father of two sons, one daughter, and grandfather to three grandsons, and one granddaughter.

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Mike is a second generation firefighter, starting with Six Nations when he was only 14 years old. He was instrumental in the creation of the Six Nations Paramedic Services as its inaugural Manager, and held the position of Fire Chief and Community Emergency Management Coordinator with Six Nations Council. He has held various Fire Chief positions in municipalities in Ontario. Through these roles he has developed an understanding of various needs in communities, and is able to apply this knowledge to the Board of Directors.