Board and Committees

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

About

The Gwaii Trust Society has an eight member, volunteer, Board of Directors that represent all seven Gwaii Trust communities on Haida Gwaii.

Communities:

  1. Graham Island North (Masset and Tow Hill)
  2. Graham Island Central (Port Clements and Tlell)
  3. Graham Island South (Queen Charlotte, Lawn Hill & Miller Creek)
  4. Area ‘E’ (Sandspit, including South Moresby)
  5. CHN – Old Massett
  6. CHN – Skidegate
  7. Old Massett Village Council
  8. Skidegate Band Council

Directors

James Cowpar
Chair

Member: Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Haida Gwaii Community Foundation Steering Committee


Clyde Greenough
Graham Island South Director

Member: Board of Directors, Economic Development Committee, Executive Committee, Haida Gwaii Community Foundation Steering Committee, Post-Secondary Education Committee


Michelle (0oka) Pineault
Skidegate Band Council Alternate

Member: Arts Committee, Board of Directors, Economic Development Committee, Haida Gwaii Community Foundation Steering Committee, Haida Language Committee, Post-Secondary Education Committee, Wellness Committee, Youth Board


Maureen Bailey
Graham Island Central Director

Member: Audit Committee, Board of Directors, Economic Development Committee


Cecil Brown
Old Massett Village Council Director

Member: Audit Committee, Board of Directors, Economic Development Committee


Warren Foster
Area E Director

Member: Board of Directors, Economic Development Committee, Wellness Committee


Kim Goetzinger
CHN Skidegate Director

Member: Board of Directors


Bret Johnston
Graham Island North Director

Member: Audit Committee, Board of Directors, Economic Development Committee


Lawrence Jones
CHN Old Massett Director

Member: Board of Directors


Devin Rachar
Graham Island South Alternate

Member: Board of Directors, Post-Secondary Education Committee, Youth Board


Billy Yovanovich
Skidegate Band Council Director

Member: Board of Directors, Economic Development Committee, Haida Language Committee, Wellness Committee


Jason Alsop
CHN Skidegate Alternate

Member: Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Haida Gwaii Community Foundation Steering Committee, Haida Language Committee


Lisa Bell
Old Massett Village Council Alternate

Member: Board of Directors


Laurie Chisholm
Area E Alternate

Member: Board of Directors, Haida Gwaii Community Foundation Steering Committee, Post-Secondary Education Committee, Wellness Committee


Christine Cunningham
Graham Island Central Alternate

Member: Board of Directors


Lareina Grosse
Graham Island North Alternate

Member: Audit Committee, Board of Directors, Post-Secondary Education Committee


Trevor Russ
CHN Old Massett Alternate

Member: Board of Directors


Committees

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Arts Committee

The Gwaii Trust Arts Committee is responsible for recommendations to the Board on all matters pertaining to arts policies, procedures and projects approvals under the Gwaii Trust Arts Program.

Audit Committee

The Gwaii Trust Audit Committee provides oversight of the financial reporting process and the audit process on behalf of the Board of Directors and is responsible for recommendations to the Board on all matters pertaining to financial policy and procedures and auditor recommendations.

Economic Development Committee

The Gwaii Trust Economic Development Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its strategic plan mandate to build and maintain healthy islands through delivery of island-wide initiatives.

Executive Committee

Haida Gwaii Community Foundation Steering Committee

The Haida Gwaii Community Foundation steering committee provides recommendations to the Gwaii Trust Board on development of the foundation and possible transition to a community foundation from a private foundation.

Haida Language Committee

Post-Secondary Education Committee

Wellness Committee

The Gwaii Trust Wellness Committee will facilitate support for the community by working with health care providers to identify and assist to overcome barriers in the social, physical and mental well-being on Haida Gwaii.

Youth Board

The Gwaii Trust Youth Board was created as a mirror of the Gwaii Trust Board. They make recommendations on application approvals, look at programming policies from a youth perspective and provide mentorship opportunities for youth.

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