Please note, Due to Hurricane Teddy, our All CMM offices are closed on Tuesday September 22, 2020 at noon and September 23, 2020 all staff will be working remotely. Staff contact information can be found in the “About CMM” section under “Staff”

Aquatic Resources & Fisheries Management

Winter Sack

Interim Senior Director of Aquatic Resources and Fisheries Management

Winter is a Mi’kmaq woman and band member from the Sipekne’katik First Nation. As a child, she grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and after a few years there her family returned to her home community so she could complete her education in Nova Scotia, surrounded by family and just as importantly her culture and community. […]

Dalas Tufts

Accounts Receivable/FSC Tag Administrator

Lachlan Riehl

River Monitoring Project Coordinator

Alyx MacDonald

Operations Supervisor

Jillian Saulnier

Jr. Fisheries Field Technician

Laura Moore

Species at Risk Jr. Field Technician

Jayden Marion

Species at Risk Trainee Intern

Victoria Maxwell

Species at Risk Outreach Coordinator

Haley MacDonald

Jr. Research and Education Officer

Billy Francis

Program Manager

Colin Macfarlane

Fisheries Biologist

Lily Priest

Jr. Fisheries Field Technician

Martin Simon

Jr. Fisheries Field Technician

Jessica Fogarty

Communications Officer

Andrew Van Wychen

GIS Specialist

Chelsey Campbell

Research and Spatial Planning Officer

Jillian Arany

Fisheries Biologist

Joe Beland

Senior Assistant Manager of Science

Charlie Fleming

Research and Field Technician

Alana Ransome

AFSAR Project Coordinator

Anthony King

Coastal Restoration Project Manager

Alyssa Palmer-Dixon

Nature Legacy Fund

Lauren Lawrence

Jr. Coastal Restoration Project Coordinator (Annapolis Valley Office)

Christian Francis

Coastal Restoration Project Coordinator

Seonaid MacDonell

Coastal Restoration Project Assistant

Common Services

Lynn Knockwood

Senior Director, Common Services

Lynn Knockwood has over 22 years experience working for First Nations communities in the field of finance. Lynn has been with The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (CMM) since 1992. She has held positions as Finance Clerk and Financial Service Manager at CMM. Prior to her employment at CMM she worked with Mi’kma’ki Development Corporation Housing […]

Jacqueline MacAulay

Finance Clerk

Danny Penticost

Oriana Galfi

Finance Manager
902-895-6385 ext:237

Tami Hachey

Finance Clerk
902-895-6385 ext: 251

Rebecca Page-MacDonald

Trisha Blades

Financial Clerk
902-895-6385 ext: 257

Martha Levi

Financial Advisor

Yvette Maloney

Senior Financial Clerk
902-895-6385 ext:260

Michelle Hepworth

Office Manager
902-895-6385 ext:222

Susan Cook

Senior Directors Assistant
902-895-6385 Ext 221

Community Services & Infrastructure

Maryann Mason

Senior Director of Community Services and Infastructure

Maryann has moved into the position of Senior Director of Community Services & Infrastructure. This department includes, but is not limited to: Community Infrastructure, Emergency Management, Mi’kmawey Green Communities and more. Maryann hold a Masters in Architecture, Bachelors of Environmental Design, and a Masters Certificate in Project Management. Her experience includes over 20 years as […]

Kasey McDermott

CMM Emergency Management Planning Officer

Dale Miller

Emergency Mitigation Officer

Trina Khattar

Community Infrastructure Program Manager

Thomas Bucher

Asset Management Coordinator

Rylan Palmer-Dixon

Community Planner & Strategic Planning Advisor

Ashley Copage

Mi’kmawey Green Communities Program Manager

Allison Myatt

Mi’kmawey Green Communities Outreach and Development Officer

Keaton Fougere

Mi'kmawey Green Communities: Project Coordinator

Erin McEntee

Mi'kmawey Green Communities: Community Relations Officer

Amber MacLean-Hawes

CMM Emergency Management Project Manager

Environment & Natural Resources

Ashley Childs

Senior Director of Environment and Natural Resources

Ashley is originally from Hamilton, Ontario but has always called Truro, Nova Scotia home. She currently resides in the Debert area with her two miniature dachshunds, Hugo and Scarlett, and her three cats, Molly and Little Kitty and Jasper. Ashley earned her Bachelor of Management with a Major in Environment, Society & Sustainability from Dalhousie […]

Courtney Bell

Forestry Technician

Mackenzie Maloney

DENR Jr. Stewardship Officer

Aly Vandergrift

Senior Research & Engagement Advisor

Patrick Granegger

Energy Project Coordinator

Troy Robichaud

DENR Senior Research Advisor

Hannah Martin

Mi'kmaw Land Guardian Network Project Coordinator

Kara Pictou

Community Based Monitoring Coordinator

Mary Knockwood

Environmental Services Program Manager

Alexandra (Allie) Rivers

ICPA Project Coordinator

Justin Fiddes

DENR Operations Supervisor

Alex Cadel

DENR Program Manager

Cheyenne MacDonald

DENR Cooperative Agriculture Development Coordinator

Peter Steiner

Climate Action: Pollinator Project Coordinator


Tyler Sack
(902)895-6385 ext 239

Tyler is from the Membertou First Nation. During his youth, Tyler lived on the Sipeknek’katik First Nation, and considers both Membertou and Sipekne’katik his home Communities. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Saint Mary’s University and A Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Guelph. His graduate research […]

Shyla Robinson

Liaison Officer

James Lasaga

Specific Claims Researcher

Merydie Ross

Tripartite Forum Project Coordinator

Kathy McKenna

Deputy Electoral Officer

Theresa Leblanc

Band Membership/Indian Registration Administrator

Trevor Tracey

Specific Claims Researcher
902-895-6385 ext:273

Marlene Martin

Education Advisor

Samantha Trites

Electoral Services Administrator

Denise Gloade

Tripartite Forum Administrator

Brenda Tracey

Electoral Officer
902-890-5607 902-890-0008

Health and Social Services

Janna MacKay

Senior Director of Health and Social Services

Janna is a member of the Pictou Landing First Nation, living just outside the community with her husband, two huskies (Scout & Luna) and cat (Penny). She is a Registered Dietitian, earning her Bachelor’s degree from St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia and a Master’s degree from University of Stirling, United Kingdom. Janna brings with […]

Lindsay Hunt

Jordan's Principle Service Coordinator

Rachel Stockdale

Jordans Principle Service Coordinator

Jenna Gloade-Chisholm

Resolution Health Support Advisor

Jolene Glenn

Jordans Principle Service Coordinator

Coral Paul

Jordans Principle Service Coordinator

Andrea Kingham

Resolution Health Support Advisor

Tiffany Brennan

Behavioural Support Advisor

Brittany Julian

Jordans Principle Case Administrator

Jodi Lambie

Jordan's Principle Manager

Veronica Abraham

Jordan's Principle Administrator

Katherine Hiller

Diabetes Community Consultant

Katelynn MacLeod

Mental Wellness Advocate Case Manager

Krista Wardrope

Child & Youth Health Advisor FASD-NAYSPS

Katie MacEachern

Mental Wellness Team Lead

Emily Nasson

Native Hospital Interpreter

Mainland Mi'kmaq Development Corporation

Jim Hepworth

Senior Director, Community Programs & Corporate Services

Jim Hepworth has over 10 years experience working for First Nations Communities within the Atlantic Region in the field of community and economic development. He has been with The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (CMM) since 1995. Before being selected for his position as Director of Community Programs and Corporate Services, Jim was Economic Development Officer […]

Evangeline Dedam

Graphic Designer, EWPC

Stephen Logan

Graphic Designer, EWPC

Carol Busby

General Manager, EWPC & MMNN

Mi'kmawey Debert

Tim Bernard

Senior Director, History & Culture

Tim Bernard is well known beyond his own community of Millbrook as the Manager/Editor of the Mi’kmaq Maliseet Nations News and Eastern Woodland Print Communications. Employed by The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (CMM) as a Land Claims Researcher from 1988 to 1994, he gained extensive historical knowledge under the direction of Dr. Donald Julien. He […]

Donna Wellard

Fund Development Manager

Mallory Moran

Curatorial Assistant
902-895-6385 ext: 276

Solange Richer-Defleche

Communications Officer

Trevor Gould

Curatorial Assistant
902-895-6385 ext: 284

Gerald Gloade

Mi’kmawey Debert Cross Cultural Facilitator

Sharon Farrell

Mi’kmawey Debert Curatorial Assistant
902-895-6385 ext: 283

Leah Rosenmeier

Mi’kmawey Debert Research & Interpretation Specialist
902-895-6385 ext:282

Sheila Pierro

Mi’kmawey Debert Project Administrator
902-895-6385 ext:271
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