Staff Directory

36 Semo Road, Garden Village ON  P2B 3K2

Chief Executive Officer Brendan Huston 705-753-2050 ext. 1222
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Finance Officer
Junior Finance Officer
Tammy Saulis
Renée Commanda
Chelsea Glover
705-753-2050 ext. 1281
705-753-2050 ext. 1280
705-753-2050 ext. 1255
Business Operations ManagerGeneviève Couchie 705-753-2050 ext. 1243
Communications Officer Hillary Shabogesic-Martel705-753-2050 ext. 1270
Director of Administration Freda Martel 705-753-2050 ext. 1223
Emergency Services/Fire Chief Melvin McLeod 705-753-2050
Executive Assistant Kim Salvaneschi 705-753-2050 ext. 1229
Finance – Accounts Payable Jesse Cornthwaite
Andrew Birmingham
705-753-2050 ext. 1226
705-753-2050 ext. 1227
Finance – Accounts Receivable Kerri Lariviere705-753-2050 ext. 1228
Human Resources Manager Lori Lee Michaud705-753-2050 ext. 1253
Human Resources CoordinatorMay Schnell705-753-2050 ext. 1348
Jr. Human Resources Generalist705-753-2050 ext. 1289
I.T. Manager
I.T. Technicians

Eric Schnell
Charles Goulais
Steve Commanda
Tyson Dunlop
705-753-2050 ext. 1221
705-753-2050 ext. 5208
705-753-2050 ext. 1235
705-753-2050 ext. 1242
ReceptionistGail McLeod705-753-2050
Special Projects Manager Bruce McLeod 705-753-2050 ext. 1326
Strategic AdvisorDwayne Nashkawa705-472-9649

24 Semo Road, Garden Village ON  P2B 3K2

Culture & Heritage Manager Mindy Lariviere705-753-2050 ext. 1260
Culture & Heritage Clerk705-753-2050 ext. 1284
Cultural Events Coordinator Brady Penasse705-753-2050 ext. 1290
Kendaaswin/Library Services ManagerRandy Penasse 705-753-2050 ext. 1231
Nishnaabemwin CoordinatorIan Campeau705-753-2050 ext. 1261

36 Semo Road, Garden Village ON  P2B 3K2

Economic Development OfficerZack Lafleur705-753-2050 ext. 1264
Employment & Training ManagerThomas Lambert705-753-2050 ext. 6985
NFN BingoPermanently CLOSED705-753-2050

70 Semo Road, Garden Village ON  P2B 3K2

Director of EducationDaniel Stevens705-753-2050 ext. 3013
Education OfficerGeraldeana Goulais705-753-6995 ext. 1282
Nbisiing Bus LinesCharlene Bellefeuille705-753-6995
Nbisiing Secondary School PrincipalLacy Stevens-Farrell705-497-9938
Student Support Workers:

Caroline Labrecque

705-753-2050 ext. 3014
705-753-2050 ext. 1321

36 Semo Road, Garden Village ON  P2B 3K2

Director of Community InfrastructurePatrick Stevens705-753-2050 ext. 1220
Community Infrastructure Admin AssistantCharlene Lalonde705-753-2050 ext. 1285
Maintenance ManagerBrian Stevens 705-753-2050 ext. 1252
Maintenance Manager (East End)Tanya Stevens-Langlois705-498-2188
Landfill Site MonitorMario Lapointe705-753-4167
Public Works ManagerSteve Doucette
After Hours Emergencies
705-753-2050 ext. 4001
Public Works Lead HandTerry Lariviere 705-753-4167
Public Works Clerk Sarah Lafantaisie 705-753-4167
Waste Diversion CoordinatorGrant Stevens705-753-2050

316 Ted Commanda Drive, Garden Village ON P2B 3K2

Program ManagerKenneth Hazell705-753-1375
Administrative AssistantLisa Vega705-753-1375
Addictions CounsellorAmanda Dokis705-753-1375
Addictions CounsellorLisa Lurz705-753-1375
Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions CounsellorJulie Coote705-753-1375
Family Well-Being CoordinatorKaren Auger705-753-1375
Mental Health TherapistCheryl Shawana705-753-1375
Mental Health TherapistSherri Pinder705-753-1375
PsychologistDr. Brenda Restoule705-753-1375
Withdrawal Management Cultural CoordinatorTyler Dokis705-753-1375
Withdrawal Management Clinical Coordinator Shari Bentley705-753-1375
Withdrawal Management Land Based Facilitator 705-753-1375
Withdrawal Management RPN Natasha Jolicoeur705-753-1375

58 Semo Road, Garden Village ON  P2B 3K2

Director of Health Services Kimberly Lalonde 705-753-3312 ext. 2223
Administrative AssistantKayla Lariviere705-753-3312 ext. 2260
Children’s Services Manager Brandie Fong 705-753-3312 ext. 3001
– Couchie Memorial Daycare Supervisor Jill Beaucage 705-474-9860
– Nipissing Ojibway Daycare Supervisor Kelsey McNeill 705-753-4052
Community Health Nurse (RN)Carole Lafantaisie 705-753-3312 ext. 2257
Diabetes Health Promotion WorkerStella Solomon705-753-3312 ext. 2229
Health Promotion WorkerLori-Anne McLeod705-753-3312 ext. 2266
Home & Community Care (HCC) Manager Meriza George 705-753-5063 ext. 2226
HCC Admin AssistantPam Goulais705-753-5063 ext. 2238
HCC Nurse (RN)Teena Wesley705-753-5063 ext. 2244
Maternal Child Health Nurse Misty Arbour 705-753-3312 ext. 2227
Non-Insured Health Benefits Coordinator Sue Commanda 705-753-3312 ext. 2233
Nutrition Erika Weidl 705-753-3312 ext. 2225
Records & Information Management AdministratorEleanor McLeod705-753-3312
Recreation ActivatorJon Watson705-753-6971
Administrative Assistant Lisa Beaucage 705-753-3312 ext. 2259

36 Semo Road, Garden Village ON  P2B 3K2

Housing ManagerChris Bellissimo705-753-2050 ext. 1246
Housing Program CoordinatorAngela McLeod705-753-2050 ext. 1259
Apartment CoordinatorEllie Penasse-Lafleur 705-753-6973 ext. 1272
Housing MaintenanceGerry Beaucage
After Hours Emergencies – NFN Units Only
705-753-2050 ext. 1258

36 Semo Road, Garden Village ON  P2B 3K2

Director of Lands & Natural ResourcesCameron Welch705-753-2922 ext. 1225
Land Manager Cathy McLeod 705-753-2922 ext. 1233
G.I.S. Technician Joanne Gibouleau 705-753-2922 ext. 5205
Lands Registry/Membership CoordinatorLee McLeod-Faubert705-753-2922 ext. 1283
Lands & Membership Clerk Samantha Goulais705-753-2922 ext. 1247

17 Philip Avenue, Garden Village ON  P2B 3K2

Natural Resources Manager Jeff McLeod 705-753-2050 ext. 1325
Biologist Nikki Commanda 705-753-2050 ext. 1251
Bylaw / Enforcement Tyler Couchie
After Hours Emergencies
Clayton Goulais
After Hours Emergencies
705-753-2050 ext. 1224
705-753-2050 ext. 1236
Environment ManagerCurtis Avery705-753-2050 ext. 1290
Fisheries Office   705-753-6991
Forestry CoordinatorHugh Martel705-753-2050
Lands & Natural Resources TechnicianLucas Beaver705-753-2922

36 Semo Road, Garden Village ON  P2B 3K2

Director of Social Services Wendy Lariviere705-753-2050 ext. 1230
Band Representative Program ManagerNicky Restoule705-753-2691 ext. 1341
Band Representative Admin Assistant Vacant 705-753-2691 ext. 1353
Band RepresentativeProgram Line705-753-2691
Band RepresentativeTracy Robinson705-753-2691 ext. 1349
Band RepresentativeJoyce Nelson-Palmateer705-753-2691 ext. 1355
Child Welfare SupervisorJulie Dalgliesh705-753-2050 ext. 1340
Child Welfare Worker (6-12 yrs)Katie Lariviere705-753-2050 ext. 1323
Child Welfare Worker (13-24 yrs)Amanda Penasse705-753-2050 ext. 1274
Family Resource Centre (Ojibway Women’s Lodge)705-472-3321  (emergency)
705-472-7828  (inquiries)
Food Bank Coordinator Jackie Folz705-753-6972
Ontario Works CaseworkerChantal Généreux705-753-2050 ext. 1329
True Self Debwewendizwin Donna Forget 705-474-4058

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    Other Helpful Numbers

    Anishinabek Police Service705-472-0270
    Fire Hall – Duchesnay705-495-4603
    Fire Hall – Garden Village705-753-4319
    Nbisiing Secondary School705-497-9938
    Non-Insured Benefits Info Line1-800-640-0642
    North Bay Indigenous Hub705-995-0060
    Ojibway Women’s Lodge705-472-7828
    Public Works705-753-4167
    Water Treatment Plant705-753-6083
    Wastewater Treatment Plant705-753-0873


    HOSPITAL – North Bay Regional Health Centre705-474-8600
    HOSPITAL – West Nipissing705-753-3110
    POLICE – Anishinabek Police Service
    – Ontario Provincial Police
    Call 911 for emergencies
    Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre705-840-2403
    Connex Ontario – 24/7 mental health & addiction services1-866-531-2600
    Crisis Centre North Bay – 24/7 service705-474-1031
    Crisis Intervention – Nipissing Mental Health, Housing – 24/7 service1-800-352-1141
    Crisis Intervention – Sturgeon Falls – from 4pm – 11pm, 7 days per week705-753-3110 ext. 288
    Kids Help Phone – 24/7 service by phone, text CONNECT to 686868 or live chat1-800-668-6868
    Suicide Prevention Hotline1-833-456-4566
    Talk for Healing – 24/7 service for Indigenous Women in 14 languages by phone, text or online1-855-554-4325 (HEAL)
    Telehealth Ontario1-866-797-0000
    Victim Crisis Assistance – North Bay705-472-2649
    Victim Crisis Assistance – Sturgeon Falls705-753-9194