Board of Directors and Advisory Members 2018 – 2019
David Harries, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Director - President
David is a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts & Science – Former Chair of Canadian Pugwash Group and a Foresight Specialist. He specializes in the use of Foresight methods to promote improvement in human security, which includes health, food, education and wellbeing.
JAMES LÉVÊQUE, B.A. POL SC. & ECONO.
A Metis born manager of communication and media relations activities. Co-founder of the Proteus Canada Institute.
JACQUES PILON (HON.) B.SC. PHYSICS
A Metis-born businessman. He has been an entrepreneur for 25-years. He is President of Corporations and Entrepreneur-in-residence at the Launch Lab Innovation Centre located in Kingston, ON.
DAVID ACCO, MBA
President and CEO, Accosys Systems Consulting. David is a Cree-Métis descended from Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, and a member of Métis Nation.
DANIEL J. BRANT, PHD (CANDIDATE) MASC MPA CAFM
Former CEO, Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation, Past CEO, Assembly of First Nations, Past CEO National Aboriginal Capital Corporation Association (NACCA), Director Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada) (AFOA) Proprietor, Daniel J Brant and Associates.
CATHERINE DEBASSIGE, B.Com
Catherine is a member of the M’Chigeeng First Nation. She is a Business Development Officer at the Waubetek Development Corporation. Catherine has a background with the Business Development Bank of Canada, where she was supporting Indigenous entrepreneurs with financing and consulting options.
KAREN MACKENZIE, MBA
A Cree-Metis woman, business owner, consultant and educator – Proprietor: MacIntosh Consulting
JULIE PELLETIER PH.D.
Associate Professor and Chair of the Indigenous study Department, University of Winnipeg. She is a decendant of the WesgetSipu Fish River Tribe of northern Maine.
DENISE ANNE BOISSONEAU, LL.B.
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