MANITOULIN – The Noojmowin Teg Health Centre (NTHC) Board of Directors announced last week that it has hired a replacement for the position of executive director. Danielle Wilson will serve as the incoming senior administrator for the organization.
Ms. Wilson is a member of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, located on the west coast of Vancouver Island near Tofino, BC. She is from the Masso (grandfather) and Frank (grandmother) families. She has completed a Bachelor of Science (2007) and Master of Public Health (2011). Having worked for and with Indigenous peoples all her career, she has worked for First Nation Inuit Health Branch as an environmental health officer, Interior Health as an aboriginal health lead and most recently with South West Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) as a regional director. Ms. Wilson is a married mother of three children and currently resides in Port Elgin.
“The board is pleased with the calibre of the candidates interviewed, and feel we have selected the best candidate for this position,” says Ryan Corbiere, Noojmowin Teg board chair. “We look forward to working with Danielle in this capacity.”
The executive director position will transition between the existing executive director, Pamela Williamson, and Ms. Wilson over the next two months to ensure a seamless and successful transition.
Noojmowin Teg is a culturally relevant primary care organization serving the areas seven First Nations and Indigenous people living off-reserve within the Manitoulin Island District and Espanola area. Services include medical, mental health and addictions, health and wellness and traditional. The team is comprised of 60 staff who work in collaboration with area health care and other providers to support the care of individuals within a circle of care.
Please call 705-368-2182 or visit http://www.Noojmowin-Teg.ca for more information regarding the services of Noojmowin Teg Health Centre.