Board of Directors

The Corporation is governed by a Board composed of 12 elected Directors and four ex officio Directors, including:

  • two individuals nominated by the Attawapiskat First Nation Chief and Council;
  • two individuals nominated by the Fort Albany First Nation Chief and Council;
  • two individuals nominated by the Kashechewan First Nation Chief and Council (vacant);
  • two individuals nominated by the Mocreebec Non-Profit Development Corporation;
  • two individuals nominated by the Weenusk First Nation Chief and Council;
  • two individuals nominated by the Corporation of the Town of Moosonee;
  • the Chief Executive Officer, ex officio (non-voting);
  • the Chief of Staff, ex officio (non-voting); 
  • the VP Patient Care/Chief Nursing Executive, ex officio (non-voting) and
  • the President of the Medical Staff, ex officio (non-voting)

2017-2018 Board Membership

  • Leo Loone (Chairman) – Fort Albany First Nation
  • Gisele Kataquapit – Fort Albany First Nation
  • Mike Wabano (Vice-Chairman) – Peawanuck – Weenusk First Nation
  • Luke Gull – Peawanuck – Weenusk First Nation
  • George Small Jr. (Treasurer) – MoCreebec Council of the Cree Nation
  • Dorothy Wynne – MoCreebec Council of the Cree Nation
  • Mike Okimaw – Attawapiskat First Nation
  • Christine Koostachin – Attawapiskat First Nation
  • Josephine Williams – Kashechewan First Nation
  • David J. B. Wesley – Kashechewan First Nation
  • Shannon MacGillivray – Town of Moosonee
  • Rick Wabano – Town of Moosonee

Ex-Officio (non-voting)

  • Bernie D. Schmidt (Secretary) & President and CEO
  • Deborah Hill – VP Clinical Services & CNE
  • Dr. Gordon Green – Chief of Staff
  • Dr. Zahra Jaffer – President of the Medical Staff

WAHA 2017-2018 Board Sub-Committee Membership