This directory complements the organizational charts as it allows people to get names, positions, phone numbers, email addresses and job descriptions. You will save time and get an even higher quality customer service experience by sending your inquiries to the right branch of the organization immediately.

Click on the department of your interest to find out the names of the members of its team.

Reception

Anacla Government Office, 170 Nookemus Rd, Anacla, BC, V0R 1B0
Phone: 1.888.644.4555 / 250.728.3414
Fax:  250.728.1222

Port Alberni Government Office, 4644 Adelaide Street, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 6N4 (mailing)
Phone:
 250.723.0100
Fax: 250.723.4646
Email: click here

Chief Executive Councillor

(ʔimčis) Robert J. Dennis Sr.
Executive Chief Councillor

The Chief Councillor is the Chief Executive of Government, a member of the Legislature, and a member and chair of Executive Council. He has the authority and responsibility for all duties and functions laid out in Huu-ay-aht Legislation

Cell: 250.735.0008
Phone: 250.723.0100
Contact Form below:

 

 

Executive Director

Cynthia Rayner BA, PBDM, MBA, PhD Candidate, Business
Acting Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for the operations of Huu-ay-aht First Nation. The executive director receives direction from Executive Chief Councillor and Executive Council.

Phone: 250-723-0100
Contact form below

 

 

Community Services

Coral Johnson
Director of Community Services

The Director of Community Services is responsible for Community Services programming, social development, education, training and employment programming, daycares and community events 
Cell: 250-735-3755
Phone: 250-723-0100
Contact form below

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Vacant
Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
Brent Ronning
Education and Employment Manager

Coordinates and manages Huu-ay-aht First Nations education and training programs and initiatives. In addition the education and employment manager also coordinates the trades programs for Huu-ay-aht First Nations.

Phone: 250-723-0100
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Vanessa Sabbas
Education Coordinator

Supports the Education, Training and Employment Manager on education initiatives for Huu-ay-aht youth and citizens, supports the administration of Huu-ay-aht’s education programs, collaborates with School District 70 (Pacific Rim) and the Indigenous Education team for the success of our Huu-ay-aht students, provides outreach to Huu-ay-aht students, wherever they may attend school, and works with school administrators and education teams to identify the supports that students may require for success, and supports educators at the Bamfield Community School with incorporating Huu-ay-aht language and cultural lessons within the curriculum.

Phone: 250-723-0100

Kristen Young
Social Services Manager

The Manager of Social Services provides management and promotion of the prevention, health and, social services programs. The Manager of Social Services also oversees the Community Health Administrator and the Youth Program Administrator.


Phone: 250-728-3414 
Contact form below

 

Kimberly Nookemus
Community Health Administrator

Coordinates wellness programs and medical patient travel for Huu-ay-aht First Nations.

Phone: 1-888-644-4555
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Rachel Young
Youth Program Administrator

Administers youth programs such as after-school recreation, and the homework club.

Phone: 1-888-644-4555
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Jared Nookemus
Youth Worker

Works with the youth programs such as after-school recreation, and the homework club.

Phone: 1-888-644-4555

Jay Watley
Anacla School Bus Driver

Drives the Anacla School Bus. 

Phone: 1-888-644-4555

 

Community Services: Paawats

Michelle Richard
Early Childhood Education Pawaats Supervisor

Plans and prepares early childhood education activities for Paawats Port Alberni in order  to support early childhood development.

Phone: 250-723-0898
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Clara Clappis
Early Childhood Education Coordinator Anacla

Plans and prepares ECE activities to support early childhood development.

Phone: 250-728-3083
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Matilda Charleson
Early Childhood Education Pawaats Anacla

Plans and prepares activities for children which support early childhood development at Pawaats Anacla. Take children on field trips and community outings. 

Phone: 250-728-3083

Trina Holcombe
Early Childhood Education Pawaats Port Alberni

Plans and prepares activities for children which support early childhood development at Pawaats Port Alberni. Take children on field trips and community outings. 

Phone: 250-723-0898

Sarah-Dawn Seitcher
Early Childhood Education Pawaats Port Alberni

Plans and prepares activities for children which support early childhood development at Pawaats Port Alberni. Take children on field trips and community outings. 

Phone: 250-723-0898

Child and Family Wellness

Shannon Zimmerman
Director of Child and Family Wellness

The Director of Child and Family Wellness is responsible for child and family wellness programming and policy implementation. 

Cell: 250-720-5797
Phone:250-723-0100
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Christine Pearson
Team Lead Protection and Family Support Liaison

The Protection and Family Support Liaison work to engage proactive planning and support for Huu-ay-aht families.  the Protection and Family Support Liaison also promote child and family wellness through advocacy, direct support, and program activities.

Cell: 250-731-8378
Phone: 250-723-0100
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Kerry-Ann Collinge
Protection and Family Support Liaison

The Protection and Family Support Liaison work to engage proactive planning and support for Huu-ay-aht families.  the Protection and Family Support Liaison also promote child and family wellness through advocacy, direct support, and program activities.

Cell: 250-735-6955
Phone: 250-723-0100
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Jennifer Hastings
Protection and Family Support Liaison

The Protection and Family Support Liaison work to engage proactive planning and support for Huu-ay-aht families.  the Protection and Family Support Liaison also promote child and family wellness through advocacy, direct support, and program activities.

Cell: 250-735-1202
Phone: 250-723-0100
Contact form below:

Vacant
Protection and Family Support Liaison

The Protection and Family Support Liaison work to engage proactive planning and support for Huu-ay-aht families.  the Protection and Family Support Liaison also promote child and family wellness through advocacy, direct support, and program activities.


Phone: 250-723-0100

Rena Johnson
Clinical Counsellor

Provides clinical counselling support for Huu-ay-aht citizens

Phone: 250-723-0100
Cell: 250-735-4326
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Cory Howard Sr.
Cultural Wellness Administrator

The Cultural Wellness Coordinator provides cultural healing through ceremonies and protocols. Provides cultural support, history through song, and culture nights. 

Phone: 250-728-3414
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Melissa Edwards
Cultural Wellness worker

The Cultural Wellness Worker is responsible to promote, enhance, and teach Huu-ay-aht citizens, persons caring for Huu-ay-aht children and administer cultural knowledge, protocols, history, practices, and rituals. They will also ensure children and youth in care have regular access to culture.

Phone: 250-723-0100
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Capital Projects and Infrastructure

Charlie Clappis
Director of Infrastructure and Capital Projects

Manages the day-to-day of the Government Services program and oversees the effective management of the program's resources to support Huu-ay-aht First Nations strategic plan. Oversees natural resources and land departments. 

Phone: 1-888-644-4555
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Jim Lee
Housing Manager

The Housing Oversight Specialist is responsible for administering the social housing program, rental housing as well as maintenance and upkeep of these properties. 

Phone: 250-723-0100
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Tiana Peters
Housing Coordinator

Responsible for administering the social housing program, rental housing as well as maintenance and upkeep of these properties. 

Phone: 250-723-0100

Curtis Needham
Capital Projects Lead

The Capital Project Lead is responsible for the successful completion of Huu-ay-aht capital and Huu-ay-aht First Nations projects.

Anne McKenna
Project Manager Assistant

Provides organizational and administrative assistance to project managers.

Phone: 250-723-0100
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David Powell
Information and Technology Specialist

Responsible for installation and maintenance of technology systems with Huu-ay-aht Government offices.  Oversees network administration and database management.

Phone: 250-723-0100
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Wilfred Dennis
Maintenance Technician and Water Operator

Maintenence and upkeep of facilities and infrastructure. 

Phone: 1-888-644-4555

Vacant
Maintenance Technician

Provides maintenance and upkeep services for Huu-ay-aht First Nations buildings. Services community garbage and recycling route and provides landscape maintenance. 

Phone: 1-888-644-4555

Kurt Kranz
Maintenance and Asset Manager

Manages maintenance on Huu-ay-aht First Nations office buildings and vehicles

Phone: 1-888-644-4555

Vacant
Facilities Lead Anacla Government Office

Provides facilities and maintenance work for Anacla Government Office.

Phone: 1-888-644-4555

 
 
 
 
Angelina MacKinnon
Building Service Worker Port Alberni Government Office

Provides building services to the Port Alberni Government Offices.

Phone: 250-723-0100

Vacant
Building Service Worker Port Alberni Government Office

Provides building services to the Port Alberni Government Offices.

Phone: 250-723-0100

Cole Giroux
Public Works Supervisor

The Public Works Supervisor oversees and supervises the Public Works Department, as well as direct and supervises up to 5 Maintenance and Water technicians and wastewater operator.

Lake Butler
Waste Water Operator

Provides facilities and maintenance work for the waste water system.

Phone: 1-888-644-4555

Alec Frank
Groundskeeper

Provides facilities and maintenance work for the grounds.

Phone: 1-888-644-4555

 

Lands and Natural Resources

Rita Johnson
Director of Lands and Natural Resources

Director of Lands and Natural Resources leads Lands and Natural resource department. Oversees land use and development, issues permits, administers Huu-ay-aht lands registry. 

Phone: 250-723-0100
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Daniel Zayonc
Acting Lands and Resources Specialist

Manages the natural resources team to manage resources within Huu-ay-aht First Nations territories. managing fish, timber, and other natural resource found within Huu-ay-aht territory. 


Phone: 1-888-644-4555
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Amelia Vos
Natural Resource Operations Manager

Works as part of the lands team to ensure conservation and protection of Huu-ay-aht territory. Works in the field to gather air, water, and soil samples for various purposes. Coordinates food-fish program. 

Phone: 1-888-644-4555
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Stephen Smith
Wildlife and Non-Timber Forest Products

Wildlife and NTFP technician acts as a contact for forestry referrals, timber harvest development,  and proposed road development.  Also responsible for timber surveys for cultural and archeological activities. 

Phone: 1-888-644-4555
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Vacant
Lands and Resources Specialist

Assists the Lands and resource team by contributing to the design, implementation, and maintenance of lands and resource management and harvesting systems including processes, tools, and policies to support implementation of the Maa-nulth Treaty and Huu-ay-aht’s strategic plan.

 

Cliff Nookemus
Fisheries Technician

Natural Resource Technicians work to support the Huu-ay-aht First Nations natural resources team.  Assists in watershed renewal, salmon estimation,  works with NTFP coordinator on cultural assessments of the proposed timber harvest area. 

Phone: 1-888-644-4555

Vacant
Fisheries Technician

Natural Resource Technicians work to support the Huu-ay-aht First Nations natural resources team.  Assists in watershed renewal, salmon estimation,  works with NTFP coordinator on cultural assessments of the proposed timber harvest area. 

Phone: 1-888-644-4555

Nicole McCallion
Lands & Natural Resources Coordinator

Assists the Lands and Natural Resources team by issuing permits and licenses relating to lands and natural resources within Huu-ay-aht territory.  Helps to facilitate the use of treaty harvesting rights and responsibilities for Huu-ay-aht citizens.

Phone: 250-723-0100

Vacant
Natural Resources Analyst
Scott Cheyne
Fisheries Field Supervisor
Vacant
Wildlife and NTPF
 

Finance

Paul Rokeby-Thomas
Chief Financial Officer

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for the management of the finance department and all financial aspects of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations Government.

Phone: 250-723-0100

Katreena Bennett
Payroll & Benefits Clerk
Colleen Stephens
Finance Manager

Manages the finance department. Oversees the payroll clerks and finance clerks.

Phone: 250-723-0100
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Sergio Santamaria
Finance Clerk Port Alberni

Finance clerks are responsible for maintaining and accounting for expenses and transactions for Huu-ay-aht First Nations. 

Phone: 250-723-0100
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Sandra Young
Finance Clerk Anacla Government Office

Finance clerks are responsible for maintaining and accounting for expenses and transactions for Huu-ay-aht First Nations.  

Phone: 1-888-644-4555
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Human Resources and General Services

Marleen Nookemus
Human Resources and Office Manager

Develops and implements HR policies, systems, and processes. Ensures HR policies align with HFN values and strategies.

1-888-644-4555

Tanya Rawat
Human Resources Coordinator

The Human Resource Administrative Assistant provides administrative and functional support to the Human Resource/Office Manager on all aspects of Huu-ay-aht human resources programs and services.

Phone: 250-723-0100

Nicole Otte
Executive Coordinator and Administrative Manager

Provides administrative support for Executive Director and Council.
Phone: 250.723.0100
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Janet Kunstmann
Senior Executive Coordinator

The Senior Executive Coordinator works with Executive Council to provide senior organizational and administrative support. 

Phone: 250-723-0100

Jen Carwithen
Anacla Administrative Support Worker

Anacla Administrative support worker is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Anacla Government offices. Responsible for phone and reception, sending and receiving faxes.

Phone: 1-888-644-4555

Beverly Jack
Port Alberni Administrative Support Worker

Port Alberni Administrative support worker is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Anacla Government offices. Responsible for phone and reception, sending and receiving faxes.

Phone: 250-723-0100
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Charlene Nookemus
Building Services Worker

Provides building services to the Anacla Government Office.

Phone: 1-888-644-4555

 

Communications

Amanda-Lee Cunningham
Communications Manager

The Communications Manager is responsible for facilitating communications between
Huu-ay-aht First Nations, its citizens, Group of Businesses, levels of government, and the public as well as inter-departmental and administrative.

Cell: 250-720-7776
Phone: 250-723-0100
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Danielle Tramer
Communications Assistant

Communications Assistant is responsible for the implementation of communications plans and strategies as directed by the Communications Manager. 

Phone: 250-723-0100
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Karrine Magnussen
Communications Liaison

The Communications Liaison role is to provide support to the Communications Department and to engage and stimulate interest in Huu-ay-aht community over different geographical areas. Work collaboratively to enhance communications between the Huu-ay-aht First Nations Government, Administration, Development Corporation, and the Huu-ay-aht citizens.

Phone: 250-723-0100

 
 

Projects and Economic Development

Cheryl Eardley
Economic Development Manager

The Economic Development Officer is responsible for identifying and developing economic development projects including liaising with industry and business stakeholders.  Additionally, the EDO is responsible for designing implementing and sustaining Huu-ay-aht project management system. 

Phone: 250-723-0100
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Sheila Charles
Events Coordinator

Coordinates and manages events for Huu-ay-aht Government and Administration.

Phone: 250-723-0100
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Strategic Planning

Jim Lee
Strategic Planner

Provides strategic planning services and advice for Huu-ay-aht First Nations.

Phone: 250-723-0100
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