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 2021 (Board of Directors Chair)

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 2023

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 2024

Sara Monture is a proud Mohawk Turtle consultant in the field of government relations with an additional focus on identifying and nurturing economic opportunities for Indigenous People. She has successfully spent the last 14 years establishing lucrative partnerships between Indigenous communities and non-Indigenous stakeholders and utilizing those relationships to create economic opportunities. Using her wide reaching relationships inside both private industry and government partners, she has facilitated productive discussions with indigenous groups on major projects across the country.

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Sara’s track record using collaboration, an effective communication plan, and a well planned and multi-faceted government relations approach have yielded the results her clients want. She has a deep understanding of the sensitivities required when building partnerships with Indigenous communities.


Term Expiring 2024

Justin Porter, Mohawk Nation, Wolf clan from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.  A graduate of the Mohawk College Civil Engineering Technologist program, Justin works on infrastructure projects in First Nations Communities throughout the province, is a member of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists and is working on his Certified Engineering Technologist designation.  Justin looks forward to bringing his business and project experience to support the growth and achievement of the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation and its goals.

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Justin is a strong advocate for community involvement and athletics.  He has volunteered as a coach for Six Nations Minor Hockey and a trainer for Six Nations minor lacrosse.  He is a proud father of a 14-year-old son and enjoys playing hockey, basketball, and golf.