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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Ralph C. Brant, Chair – Ralph, a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, has a background in both finance and law.  He holds a CMA degree as well as LLB and specializes in negotiation and mediation. Ralph has extensive work experience in both the private and public sectors. He retired from the federal government in 2009. 

 
 
Winston R. Brant, Secretary/Treasurer – Now retired, Winston has 25 years experience in the federal and provincial government justice systems.  He is a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.
 
 

Kate Brant, Director – Kate has spent many years promoting and supporting Indigenous education and culture. A graduate FNTI's Indigenous Community Health Approaches program, she now serves as one if its program volunteer advisors. Kate works as an Indigenous Community Development Worker with the Napanee Area Community Health Centre where she is a passionate advocate for the braiding together of Indigenous culture with mainstream healthcare for urban Indigenous people. City of Kingston’s Grand Theatre has Kate as their Indigenous Grandmother Knowledge Keeper for when they have Indigenous plays for schools and audiences to enlighten people on the local Mohawk Nation. Kate also is a member of the Kingston-area Grandmothers Council, a member of the Tyendinaga Health Advisory Committee and the Tyendinaga Education Committee. She is also an avid crafter and cook who loves to infuse modern recipes with traditional Indigenous foods.

Donna Loft, Director – Donna is a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and holds the Health Program Advisor role at Chiefs of Ontario, that has required her to have a detailed understanding of the many issues facing First Nations in Ontario and across Canada. Using this knowledge Donna was a partner in bringing a successful Home & Community Care program to the First Nations of Ontario. In addition to this significant experience in the Health Services, Donna has in-depth and practical experience working with Child Welfare Programs on First Nations as Director of Health and Social Services, the development and production of DVD educational tools for Case Management and End of Life practices essential in the face of the ageing population on First Nations and the development of a Chronic Disease Management Summit program.

 

Doug Green, Director

Doug is a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.

A graduate of Loyalist College, with an Electrical Engineering Technician Diploma. Doug worked for Ontario Hydro for 31 years in Power Generation at Thermal and Nuclear Generating Stations and Transmission Lines Projects. Working in areas of Resident Engineering and with experience as an Auditor in Quality Assurance and as a Facilitator in areas of Continuous Quality Improvement and Self- Assessment. Doug retired from Ontario Hydro in 2005.

 

Pam Detlor, Director

Pam is a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and formerly served as Deputy Church Warden for the Anglican Parish of Tyendinaga. Pam has served on FNTI Board of Directors for the past two years.