FNTI'S EXECUTIVE TEAM
Suzanne Katsi'tsiarihshion Brant, M.E.S, I.M.C, P.H.C.P,
Suzanne is Mohawk from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory situated on the Bay of Quinte. As President of FNTI, Suzanne is focused on ensuring that Indigenous Knowledge is woven through all aspects of the Institute, and committed to the idea that ‘responsive education’ remains the hallmark of her vision for FNTI.
Suzanne is a recognized Traditional Health Educator and program developer, having graduated from the Institute of Integrated Medicine as an Integrated Medical Clinician. She attained a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies from York University. Over the past 25 years, key to her work has been the preservation of Indigenous knowledge. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to traditional uses of medicinal plants & their positive influence on health, and the role culture plays in the preservation of the natural environment. Suzanne has a broad range of educator experience including supervising programming and faculty; providing leadership for program development; serving as manager on various projects; developing curriculum and teaching courses; developing and teaching professional development workshops. Suzanne is a member of the Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force and formerly served on the Board of Governors for St. Lawrence College.
Adam Hopkins, B.A., M.P.A.
VICE PRESIDENT, ENROLMENT MANAGEMENT AND STUDENT SERVICES
Adam is Lunapeew and Anishnaabe from the Delaware Nation – Moraviantown. He’s a graduate of Trent University and FNTI/Queen’s. He has spent the last 10 years working in the university sector, principally in student support, and is new to the Aboriginal Institutes. Currently, he provides leadership to the following portfolios at First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI): Teaching Excellence and Learning, Student Success and Service Delivery, First Peoples Aviation, Ohahase Secondary School, Marketing/Communications and Records/Admissions. He current co-chairs and is a member of several Aboriginal Education Councils throughout the province. He has also been heavily involved in the Friendship Centre movement and sits on several boards/councils related to that work.
VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE SERVICES
Donna is Vice President, Corporate Services at First Nations Technical Institute where she focuses on organizational strategic operations and initiatives. Prior to her work as an executive team member, she has held management positions with St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University. Donna is a proven professional with over 25 years of experience in human resource management and post-secondary professional development training. Donna attended the Bachelor of Arts, Sociology at Trent University. As well as being part of leadership teams for international private corporations, she has spent the last decade and a half working with organizations to align their strategies with business outcomes.
Umar Keoni Umangay
VICE PRESIDENT, ACADEMIC
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