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)

2016-2017 Board Membership

  • Leo Loone, Chairman – Fort Albany, ON
  • Mike Wabano – Vice Chair – Weenusk First Nation (Peawanuck)
  • George Small Jr., Treasurer – MoCreebec Council of the Cree Nation
  • Bernie D. Schmidt, Secretary, President and CEO – Weeneebayko Area Health Authority
  • Gisele Kataquapit – Fort Albany First Nation
  • Luke Gull – Weenusk First Nation (Peawanuck)
  • Dorothy Wynne – MoCreebec Council of the Cree Nation
  • Mike Okimaw – Attawapiskat First Nation
  • Christine Koostachin – Attawapiskat First Nation
  • Josephine Williams, Kashechewan First Nation
  • Sophia Lazarus, Kashechewan First Nation
  • Shannon MacGillivray, Town of Moosonee
  • Rick Wabano, Town of Moosonee
  • Dr. Gordon Green, Chief of Staff – Weeneebayko Area Health Authority
  • Deborah Hill, VP Patient Care/Chief Nursing Executive – Weeneebayko Area Health Authority
  • Dr. Zahra Jaffer, President of Medical Staff – Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

WAHA 2016-2017 Board Sub-Committee Membership