Our Team

The Atikameksheng Anishnawbek administrative body is dedicated to improving the lives of all its members. In total, we have 60 + full-time and part-time staff that are responsible for providing services in their respective programs to Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. Each staff member’s primary goal is to effectively carry out their programs while honouring the Vision and Value Statement of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. Our services are categorized into five departments.

Please feel free to contact us at any time to forward any comments, questions, or suggestions that you may have regarding our programs and services. Miigwetch!

Lands and Economic Development

Curtis Assance

Director of Lands and Economic Development

Tiana Wabegijig-Jourdain

Planning and Infrastructure Administrative Assistant

Ashley Taylor

Mineral Development Officer

Meghan Tarantini

Community Development Officer

Samantha Nootchtai

Community Centre Coordinator

Jordan Cheechoo

Economic Development Officer

Robert Paishegwon

Environmental Coordinator

Lori Richer

Lands Manager

Thomas Assinewe

Natural Resources Coordinator

Shannon Gonawabi

Lands Management Technician

Housing & Infrastructure

Gary Naponse

Director of Housing and Infrastructure

Blake Naponse

Asset Maintenance Worker

Devin Morningstar

Parks and Recreation Worker

Darin Migwans

Public Works Manager

Shawn Petahtegoose

Water Distribution Operator

Mike Duhamel

Asset Maintenance Worker – Infrastructure

Matthew Solomon

Landfill Attendant

William Ransom

Community Energy Champion

Joanne Bendick

Administration Assitant

Vivian Naponse

Housing Manager

Michelle Elliott

Housing Assistant

Jason Nebenionquit

Housing Asset Maintenance Worker

Political Office

John Vallely

Director of Governance & Special Projects

James Waterman

Community Consultation Lead

Shawn McLaren

Communications Coordinator

Jennifer Simpson

Executive Assistant to Gimaa

Lauretta Miller

Executive Assistant to the Director of Governance & Special Projects

Atikameksheng Anishnawbek Administration

Nathalie McLeod

Human Resource Assistant

Finance and Administration

Teresa Migwans

Finance Manager

Wanda McQueen

Information and Membership Clerk

Tiffaney Audette

Accounting Clerk

Darlene Paquin


Education and Social Services

Darlene Shawbonquit

Director of Social Services

Brandy Wabegijig

Education & Social Services Administrative Assistant

Kimberly Nootchtai

Education Coordinator

Amanda Wabegijig

Family Well-Being Manager

John Miller

Band Representative

Janice Petahtegoose

Child & Family Services Manager

Rachel Pattison

Family Advocacy Manager

Tammy Naponse

Child & Youth Programs Centre Manager

Darlene Ackerland

Child and Youth Worker


Family Well-Being Worker

Samantha Budge

Child and Youth Worker

Beverly Belanger

Healthy Babies Healthy Children Worker

Megan Espaniel

Family Well Being Worker

Michelle Beaudry

Family Support Worker

Tina Nootchtai

Band Representative

Travis Pitawanakwat

Case Aid Worker

Sarah Shawbonquit

Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Tim Saikkonen

Education Support Worker

Lori Nootchtai

Miijiim Support Coordinator

Emilly Kewais

Education Support Worker

Brandon Petahtegoose

Oshkaabewis (Helper)


Child and Youth Worker

Mary Fraser


Joan Elliott

Elder in Residence

Health and Community Wellness

Carmen Wabegijig-Nootchtai

Director of Health and Community Wellness

Marina McComber

Community Health Nurse

Darlene Geauvreau

Health Services Clerk

Don Paishegwon

Patient Transportation Driver


Wellness Coordinator – Mental Health

Jennifer Brideau

Wellness Coordinator – Addictions


Restorative Justice Coordinator

Lisa Groulx

Home Care Manager

Deborah Dumontelle

Health Programs Manager

Rose Messina

Health Services Manager

Perry Ashawasegai

Case Manager/Systems Navigator Jordan’s Principle

Miranda Green

Personal Support Worker

Nithya Joseph

Health Administration Assistant

Donald Paishegwon

Patient Transportation Driver

Tina Pahpeguish

Personal Support Worker

Lori Sikala

Personal Support Worker

Sheri Assiniwe

Personal Support Worker

Lindsay Fraser

Adult Day Programmer

Nekiiyaa Noakes

Meals on Wheels Cook Assistant

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