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Management Team


Jo-Anne Packham

Executive Director

Originally from Northern Manitoba, Jo-Anne has been in the Nistawoyou region for 15 years. A Metis woman with strong ties to the Red River region, her ancestorial families include midwives and medicine knowledge keepers from the Flett’s, Richard’s and Chartrand’s. With 27 years of experience in the fields of Child and Youth Care, Child development and the last 17 years in on reserve addictions and mental health programming, she is committed to furthering awareness of the Intergenerational impacts of colonization, changing systems of oppression and advocating for Indigenizing and decolonizing programs that serve turtle island. In her spare time, Jo-Anne can be found cooking for friends and family, enjoying the outdoors paddle boarding, hiking, running in the summer months, canning in the fall and just as her Muskwa spirit guides, hibernating all winter.


Jolene Wilson

Administration Manager

Jolene made her way to Fort McMurray in 2013 to pursue new opportunities. Initially venturing into Radio Sales, she found herself drawn to the vibrant community and developed a passion for social profits. This journey also led her to become a board member at the SPCA, where she actively supports animal welfare initiatives.

Beyond her professional commitments, Jolene is a certified Yoga Teacher, finding solace and inspiration in mindfulness practices. Her love for travel takes her far and wide, immersing herself in diverse cultures and experiences.

In both her professional role and personal pursuits, Jolene is driven by a desire for growth, connection, and positive impact. She thrives in environments that align with these values, contributing her energy and expertise to create meaningful change.

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Maureen Boyes

Health Director

Maureen Boyes, RN BScN, brings over two decades of dedicated nursing experience to First Nation communities, embodying a deep commitment to healthcare excellence. Proud of her Metis heritage, she settled in Fort McMurray 36 years ago, where she raised three daughters and now cherishes her role as a grandmother to seven grandchildren. Maureen's expertise spans across primary care, home care, STI management, and public health initiatives, making her a valued asset in promoting holistic well-being and community health.

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Angela Ross

Addiction Program Team Lead

Demonstrated commitment to strengthening clinical supervision in human services through the development, delivery, and evaluation of effective clinical programs, with the role of supervision a key component, and a focus on community collaboration. 


Kayla Lushman

Tawâw Program Manager

Kayla loves to be on the land and spending time building relationships in the community. She is passionate about healing. Her passion is infectious which makes her a strong advocate for our community. She is a versatile member of our team; everything she does is done with love. 

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