Board of Directors

Jeannie M. Carriere, CAFM, CAPA


Director of Finance
Opaskwayak Health Authority


Jeannie M. Carriere, was born and raised in The Pas, Manitoba, Canada and spent her career working for the grassroots people developing policies and procedures at the First Nations Government level.

Her positions held include:

  • Manager of Finance & Social Development, Swampy Cree Tribal Council
  • Director of Finance, Opaskwayak Cree Nation
  • Business Team Leader, Swampy Cree Management Services
  • Director of Finance, Opaskwayak Health Authority

As Manager of Finance & Social Development for the Swampy Cree Tribal Council for 23 years, Jeannie provided advice, monitored, assisted and coordinated the planning, programming functions and financial activities of the Seven (7) SCTC First Nations.

In 2007, she was elected as Director to the Board for Aboriginal Financial Officers Association – Manitoba Chapter, and currently I am the President since October 2018.

In 2010, she moved on to be the Director of Finance for the Opaskwayak Cree Nation, where she was responsible for the planning, organizing, directing and controlling of all Financial and Administrative service systems and processes.

In 2014, she moved on to be the Business Team Leader for Swampy Cree Holdings – Management Services. She was responsible for ensuring the performance of service areas of bookkeeping, accounting, financial management, governance and strategic planning were carried out.

In January 2016, Jeannie became the Director of Finance for the Opaskwayak Health Authority where she responsible for overall functions within the Finance and Administration Department.

The Opaskwayak Health Authority is now moving towards the development of Phase II (Physicians and Health related services) and she is an active member of the negotiation team.

In June 2016, Jeannie was appointed as Director to the Board for AFOA Canada, where she holds the Secretary-Treasurer position.

In July 2016, Jeannie was appointed as Director to the Board for the Paskwayak Business Development Corporation Ltd. – The Economic Development Arm of Opaskwayak Cree Nation, where she holds the Treasurer position.

In February 2017, Jeannie was appointed to serve on the AFOA Canada Education Committee for a two year term ending in 2019.

Jeannie is a graduate from the Keewatin Community College in the Business Accountancy Program, majoring in accounting and is a certified Member with the AFOA Manitoba Chapter since 2001 and also possess both her CAFM and CAPA designations.

In May 1 – 5, 2017 Jeannie was selected to attend Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts for Leading People and investing to Build Sustainable Communities which she successfully completed.

Marlene Waterston, CPHR, CAFM, CAPA

Vice President

Director of Operations and Human Resources
Southeast Collegiate

204-261-3551 Ext 313

Marlene Waterston is the powerhouse behind the financial stability at Winnipeg’s Southeast Collegiate (SEC) – a unique, educational facility and on-campus residence for 156 indigenous students who hail from remote communities across Manitoba, Canada.
Marlene holds a CPHR Designation and several diplomas including two from AFOA Canada which are; CAFM (Certified Aboriginal Finance Manager), as well as CAPA (Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator.

Allan Munroe, CAFM, CAPA


Account Executive – Pensions & Benefits
TIPI Insurance Partners


Bio coming soon

Suzanne Barbeau-Bracegirdle, MBA, CHRP, CAPA, CAFM, PAED, CPM, CMrg, PMrg


Chief Executive Officer
Aseneskak Casino
Kelsey Bus Lines (2014)


Bio coming soon

Sheryl McCorrister, CAPA


Southeast Collegiate

204-261-3551 Ext 11

Sheryl McCorrister is the Director/Principal at Winnipeg’s Southeast Collegiate (SEC) – a unique, educational facility and on-campus residence for just over 150 indigenous students who hail from remote communities across Manitoba, Canada.

Starting her career with Southeast Collegiate in 2002 as the Essentials math teacher, then quickly rising through the ranks taking on the role of Teaching Vice Principal the very next year in 2003. Little did she know that the valuable experience gained would land her the role her heart had been searching for. With her experience and years of service with Southeast Collegiate, she was the perfect candidate to take on the role. Since then she has definitely embraced the need for change and process improvement.

A strong believer in ‘Education’, Sheryl is driven to ensure that every one of her students knows the challenges that they will face if they give up on their education. Justice Murray Sinclair said, “It is through residential school that we got here, and it’s through education we will get ourselves out”.

Mary-Jane Monias


My name is Mary-Jane I come from St. Theresa Point, Manitoba, born and raised, as most people that have encountered Residential School both my parents were affected by it, and both suffered a great deal. The healing started for both of them on the Red Road, a healing journey, I was both hurt and traumatized by their experience, but I joined them on their healing journey and have no regrets, that’s how I found my career in accounting and acquiring my CAFM Designation, I love what I do and am very passionate about my career, and I continue to work and be a mentor, leader for other persons that want to have a career in Finance.

Yolanda Roulette-Baptiste, CAFM


Director of Education Finance
Isaac Beaulieu Memorial School

Yolanda Roulette-Baptiste is an Aboriginal woman with Cree and Ojibway descent, and is a band member from Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation. Yolanda is currently the Director of Education Finance for Isaac Beaulieu Memorial School and she has been a member of AFOA since 2004. Yolanda is currently a Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager and received her designation in 2014. Yolanda has attained 20+ years finance experience throughout various work fields such as Band Administration, Child and Family Services, and Education. Yolanda believes in building a “Community of Professionals” and building capacity with our members and communities. Thank you for electing me to help the AFOA team achieve and go beyond the expectations of our most desirable goals!

Gina Maxfield, CAPA, CAFM, CPA, Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)


Senior Finance Officer

Brokenhead Ojibway Nation.


Gina Maxfield is the Senior Finance Officer for Brokenhead Ojibway Nation. Gina holds the CAPA and CAFM certifications from AFOA, is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and psychology minor from the University of Manitoba. Gina received the Grant MacEwan Scholarship from the University of Manitoba.
Gina has held several roles in the accounting/finance world which included twelve years as a Controller in the call centre industry, three years as the Director of Finance for Child & Family Services, twelve years at Health Sciences Centre as Finance Director, and over ten years working as a consultant in Indigenous Communities. She has travelled to Indigenous Communities all over Canada working with Chief  & Councils in finance/audit to help with finances in first nations.
In her spare time, she has been Treasurer for community clubs, treasurer for a gymnastic centre, a basketball coach for over ten years in the WMBA coaching boys’ teams, soccer coach for her community club and treasurer on several hockey teams.
Gina is an innovative and driven accounting professional with over 30 years experience. Gina strives to learn new ways of doing things and takes on challenges. Gina has strong interpersonal skills and leads by example and is one that rolls up her sleeve to get the job done by finding solutions. Gina looks forward to any contributions she can make being elected on the AFOA Board.

Kathy Chief


Finance Assistant – Payroll/Benefits Coordinator

Brokenhead Ojibway Nation.


I am an Indigenous person living in the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation. 

My education and training include Business Accountancy at Assiniboine Community College, and Social Development Management at Yellow Quill College. 

I have worked in my community for the past 28 years in a few different capacities such as Membership, Housing, Social Services, Lands, and Finance. Currently I am the Payroll/ Benefits Coordinator aka. Finance Assistant. Some of my duties include: 

  •  Payroll for all business entities
  •  Issuance of T-4s and Records of Employment
  •  Bank Reconciliations
  •  Accounts Payable / Receivables Benefits Coordinator 

I am a Treaty Land Entitlement Trustee for my First Nation, over the years I have served on several different committees to further economic growth and to contribute to the well-being of my community. I am proud and honored to be a AFOA board member.