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

Ex-Officio (voting)
1) Leo Loone (Chairman)

Appointed Members
1) Simeon Solomon – Fort Albany First Nation
2) Gisele Kataquapit – Fort Albany First Nation
3) Mike Wabano (Vice-Chairman) – Peawanuck – Weenusk First Nation
4) Luke Gull – Peawanuck – Weenusk First Nation
5) George Small Jr. (Treasurer) – MoCreebec Council of the Cree Nation
6) Dorothy Wynne – MoCreebec Council of the Cree Nation
7) Shirley Gagnon – Attawapiskat First Nation
8) Rollande Hookimaw – Attawapiskat First Nation
9) Josephine Williams – Kashechewan First Nation
10) David J. B. Wesley – Kashechewan First Nation
11) Vacant – Town of Moosonee
12) Rick Wabano – Town of Moosonee

Ex-Officio (non-voting)
1) Bernie D. Schmidt (Secretary) & President and CEO
2) Deborah Hill – VP Clinical Services & CNE
3) Dr. Gordon Green – Chief of Staff
4) Dr. Zahra Jaffer – President of the Medical Staff

* Plus Two (2) Observers from Moose Cree First Nation

Updated: September 27, 2017.

WAHA 2017-2018 Board Sub-Committee Membership