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

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

Montreal, QC (November 6, 2019) – The 2019 Certified First Nations Health Manager (CFNHM) graduation awards ceremonies take place on November 6th at 6:30 PM at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, QC. This year the First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) honored our 30 graduates during a formal dinner and reception at our 9th Annual National Conference.

FNHMA President, Patricia Thomson, CFNHM states “The total number of CFNHMs from across Canada has now reached 205 with the 30 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 Michel Paul, CFNHM, is the recipient of this prestigious award.  Congratulations Michel!

FNHMA in partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) is awarding the 4th 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 Keith Leclaire, CFNHM, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Akwesasne First Nation, where he is Director of Health Services.  Congratulations Keith!

List of the 2019 CFNHMs:

  1. Shirley Anderson, Sexqeltin Health Centre, British Columbia
  2. Jennifer Banhegy, Opaskwayak Health Authority, Manitoba
  3. Terrina Bellegarde, Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, Saskatchewan
  4. Stacey Buffalo, Daystar First Nation, Saskatchewan
  5. Cheyenne Bunting, Migisi Treatment Centre, Ontario
  6. Jessica Chartrand, O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation, Manitoba
  7. Pauline Cuthand, Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, Saskatchewan
  8. Angela de Varennes, Bigstone Health Commission, Alberta
  9. Aliesha Desjarlais, Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Manitoba
  10. Donna Everette Severite, Chief Jacob MinoAyaawin Centre, Manitoba
  11. Kelly Finkas, Ochapowace Health, Saskatchewan
  12. Teresa Flatfoot, Pine Creek First Nation, Manitoba
  13. Pamela Grenier, South East Resource Development Corp, Manitoba
  14. Amber Hamilton, Bigstone Health Commission, Alberta
  15. Cynthia Kay, Kawacatoose First Nation Health, Saskatchewan
  16. Allison Lachance, Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, Saskatchewan
  17. Cathy Martin, First Nations Health Managers Association, Ontario
  18. Grace McDougall, Four Arrows Regional Health Authority, Manitoba
  19. Alex McDougall, Four Arrows Regional Health Authority, Manitoba
  20. Angie Meisner, Little Saskatchewan Health Centre, Manitoba
  21. Karole Mitchell, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Quebec
  22. Martin Paul, Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, Saskatchewan
  23. Phoebe Powassin, Migisi Treatment Centre, Manitoba
  24. Kyle Prettyshield, Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, Saskatchewan
  25. Charmaine Pyakutch, Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, Saskatchewan
  26. Juanita Rickard, First Nations Health Managers Association, Ontario
  27. Candace Sutherland, South East Resource Development Corp, Manitoba
  28. Wilson Sutherland, Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, Saskatchewan
  29. Angie Tanner, Cowessess First Nation, Saskatchewan
  30. Cheryl Thomas, Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, Saskatchewan

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, CAPA
Chief Executive Officer
Cell: (613) 697-9690
Email: marion@fnhma.ca

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