Board of Directors
Jeannie M. Carriere, CAFM, CAPA
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, CAFM, CAPA
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.
In just ten years, as Finance Administrator, Finance and Operations Manager now Director of Operations, Marlene has been part of a team that turned a $600,000 deficit into a sustainable operation that was able to dedicate $3.1MM towards the construction of a new school, which opened in May 2018. She also is the only Human Resource person at the facility, in which she has created over 250 Policies that are in use today along with salary scales and of course job descriptions, which have helped lead the way to this financial turnaround.
Marlene holds several diplomas including two from AFOA Canada which are; CAFM (Certified Aboriginal Finance Manager), as well as CAPA (Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator. She is currently working on obtaining her CPHR (Certified Professional Human Resource) designation.
Allan Munroe, CAFM, CAPA
Bio coming soon
Suzanne Barbeau-Bracegirdle, MBA, CHRP, CAPA, CAFM, PAED, CPM, CMrg, PMrg
Bio coming soon
Sheryl McCorrister, CAPA
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”.
Margaret Bushie, CAFM
Bio coming soon
Juanita is a member of Peguis First Nation and is married to Jeremy Neault. Together they have three children: Meena, Emmy and Jameson.
Presently, Juanita holds the position of Financial Controller with Peguis Development Corporation. She has held this role for over 2 years. Before this, Juanita has been working in the area of finance since graduating from Yellowquill College with her Certified Aboriginal Financial Management (CAFM) Diploma in 2010. She is also a part of the Finance and Audit Committee for Peguis First Nation, since 2017.
Juanita has attained her CAFM (2016) and CAPA (2019) Designations and recently has been accepted into the Harvard Business School Certificate Program for the 4th Cohort with AFOA Canada (2020).
It has always been Juanita’s goal to become educated and come home to help her community. Her wish is to go further and attain a CPA Designation. Juanita is determined to be a good role model for her children and to the youth in her community.
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.