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First Nations Health Managers Association Announces a Night of Excellence in First Nations Health

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 2018138 Views

First Nations Health Managers Association Announces a Night of Excellence in First Nations Health

Ottawa, ON (November 15, 2018) – The 2018 Certified First Nations Health Manager (CFNHM) graduation awards ceremonies took place on November 6th at 6:30 PM at the Fairmont Springs Hotel, Banff, AB. This year the First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) honored our 36 graduates during a formal dinner and reception at our 8th Annual National Conference.

FNHMA President, Patricia Thomson, CFNHM states “The total number of CFNHMs from across Canada has now reached 175 with the 36 graduate names that have been added today!  FNHMA CFNHMs move forward using the tools and support of our organization in contributing to the health of our nations – Congratulations!”

“Our CFNHMs are highly skilled professionals in First Nation health management.  We are very proud of their accomplishments and dedication to First Nation health leadership. Health Managers celebrate and share our inherent knowledge, while maintaining management principles.” says Marion Crowe, FNHMA Chief Executive Officer.

Each year a member is honored with the FNHMA President’s Award, which recognizes the significant contribution of an individual to the development of the First Nations Health Managers Association.  This year we are happy to announce that Barry Phillips with First Nations Health Consortium, AB, is the recipient of this prestigious award.  Congratulations Barry!

FNHMA in partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) is awarding the 2nd Annual ‘Excellence in Health Leadership Award’, designed to recognize those who have exhibited a sincere and long-term commitment as well as leadership in First Nations health management in Canada.  The award recipient is Roxanne G. Sappier, CFNHM, Neqotkuk Health Center, Tobique First Nation, where she is Executive Director of Health Services.  Congratulations Roxanne!

List of the 2018 CFNHMs:

  1. Joan Bear, Muskoday First Nation, SK
  2. Isabelle Beaudoin, Timiskaming First Nation, QC
  3. Tess Benedict, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, ON
  4. Lesley Bero, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, ON
  5. Karla Bird, Onion Lake Health Board Inc., SK
  6. Debbie Blackbird, West Region Treaty 2 & 4 Health Services, MB
  7. Bonnie Bradley, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, ON
  8. Marie Campeau, Yellow Quill Health Centre, SK
  9. Yvette Carriere, Lac La Ronge Indian Band Health Services, SK
  10. Peter Chartrand, Skownan First Nation Health, MB
  11. Peggy Domingue, Chapleau Cree First Nation, ON
  12. Marina Dubois, Muskowekwan Health Services, SK
  13. Andrew Francis, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, ON
  14. Cynthia Francis-Mitchell, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, ON
  15. Melanie Gibson, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, ON
  16. Melanie Harper, Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation Health Centre, MB
  17. Sheila Lambert, Flying Dust First Nation, SK
  18. Allison Lazore, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, ON
  19. Mary Ann Lazore, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, ON
  20. Vincent Lazore, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, ON
  21. Marlene Lumberjack, Kinistin Wellness Centre, SK
  22. Lisa Mayotte, Lac La Ronge Indian Band Health Services, SK
  23. Leah Mitchell, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, ON
  24. Amber Montour, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, ON
  25. Cynthia Munro, Wuskwi Sipihl First Nation Health Authority, MB
  26. Stephen Neapetung, Saskatoon Tribal Council, SK
  27. Lillian Noskiye, Peerless Trout Health Centre, AB
  28. Tanya Perreault, Waasegiizhig Nanaadawe’iyemigamig, ON
  29. Stephanie Pierce, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, ON
  30. Noreen Singh, Cree Nation Tribal Health Centre, MB
  31. Deanna Smith, Kehewin Health Services, AB
  32. Jody Smith, Naicatchewenin First Nation, ON
  33. Lorraine Thomas, Cumberland House Cree Nation, SK
  34. April White, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, ON
  35. Beverly Wise, Mistawasis Nêhiyawak, SK
  36. Laurie Wood Ducharme, Four Arrows Regional Health Authority Inc, MB

FNHMA congratulates all our new CFNHMs and award recipients!

For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact Marion Crowe, Chief Executive Officer.

Contact: Marion Crowe, CFNHM, CAFM
Executive Director
Cell: (613) 697-9690
Email: marion@fnhma.ca

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