Mary Kutschke has more than two decades of experience working in the health care field as a CertifiedNursing Assistant and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).Mary is originally from Alberta and has worked mostly in the western provinces of Alberta and BritishColumbia, and in northern Canada in the Northwest Territories and Yukon. Mary has also worked as aLPN in Australia combining her love of traveling abroad and adventure.Mary has worked in Fort Chipewyan as a Home Care LPN for eight years. She enjoys the many outdoor activities that living and working in Fort Chipewyan offers, and is a great role model to her clients of the benefits of keeping active.Mary is dedicated to providing her clients with respectful, compassionate and quality health services using a holistic health care approach. Mary is a strong advocate for her clients and brings forward excellent ideas to help improve the Home and Community Care program, and to keep our Elders and those living with a disability, chronic or acute illnesses living longer in our community.
Finance Coordinator Lynne Laviolette
Lynne Laviolette has worked for the Nunee Health Board Society for more than two decades. She started in 1996 as a Receptionist and her role in the organization evolved to Finance Coordinator.
Lynne is a grade 12 graduate and has numerous years’ experience in the finance department learning accounting principles on the job, attending workshops/conferences, training in business communications and in SAGE programs. Lynne has also completed Community Addictions Training with Nechi Institute Centre for Indigenous Learning.
Lynne was raised in Fort Chipewyan and is proud of her Dene and Métis ancestry. A few years ago, she took an interest in learning to sew, bead and embroider and has taken on this family hierarchical role with her two daughters and grandson benefitting from her talent.
Lynne is recognized for her excellent work ethic and quick ability to learn new tasks. She respects her co-workers and retains a wealth of corporate information that she readily shares. Lynne takes pride in her job and her role in providing the Managers with the financial information they need to deliver their community-based health programs.
Financial Controller Lyle R. McLeod MBA CMA CPA
Lyle McLeod CPA CMA MBA has been providing financial oversight to the Nunee Health Board Society since 2010 reporting directly to the Health Director and Board, and he works closely with the Finance Coordinator. Lyle is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and has a Masters of BusinessAdministration.Lyle has worked in financial leadership capacities for progressive Indigenous organizations acrossCanada, and has an expertise in the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program from both a FirstNations and government perspective, and creating businesses for First Nations that benefit from federal government health care dollars already being spent in the NIHB program.Lyle was the Director of Non-Insured Health Benefits program for Alberta Region on a two-year health transfer interchange agreement with Health Canada and was part of the lead negotiating team to transfer NIHB to the Bigstone Health Commission in Alberta as part of its’ 10-year CHP.
Lyle is the President of Lyle McLeod Consulting Group Inc.; a wholly owned First Nation business, and has shared his health and financial expertise by sitting on Boards such as, Blood Tribe Health Board and Aksis, respectively.
Human Resource Coordinator Lorraine Cardinal
Lorraine Cardinal has worked for the Nunee Health Board Society for 11 years in administrative roles with progressive responsibilities within the organization as an Administrative Assistant, ExecutiveAssistant and presently, as Human Resource Coordinator since 2010.Lorraine is a graduate from Athabasca Delta Community School and has completed her BusinessAdministrative Certificate from Keyano College in Fort McMurray, and part of her Diploma program before returning to Fort Chipewyan and expanding her family which now includes two more children plus, her cherished handsome grandson that she gets to love and spoil from her eldest son, Keanan.
Lorraine recognizes that human resources is a challenge for a growing organization because of several variables like Fort Chipewyan’s remote location, limited availability of housing and high cost of living in the community, and thus, is an important position within the organization. Lorraine’s commitment to supporting the Nunee Health Board Society is demonstrated by her training for three months alongside Community Health Plan 2018-2023the outgoing HR Coordinator and enrolling in the Human Resource Diploma program through distance learning at Northern Lakes College.
Lorraine is very close to completing her HR diploma and continuing to apply her education and experience in her role.Lorraine brings to the organization a remarkable memory for details, great organizational and administrative skills, a warm personality and professionalism that is well suited for her role as Human Resource Coordinator within Nunee Health Board Society.