Board of Directors
Calvin has served on the TNDC board since September 2009, beginning as a director. He became vice chair in April 2013 and chair in October 2013. Calvin is executive director for the Tahltan Central Government and previously worked as economic development officer for the Kitselas First Nation and the Iskut Band Council. He serves as a director for the Community Futures 16/37 board in Terrace and chair of the Northern Business Development Society. Calvin is a member of the Carlick family.
Riannon joined the TNDC board in December 2014. She works as an Environmental Scientist with Stantec Ltd. Consulting and has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies/Geomorphology from the University of Northern British Columbia. Previously Riannon worked as an Environmental Technician with Galore Creek Mining Corporation and an Environmental Monitor with Rescan Tahltan Environmental Consultants. She is a member of the Caw toon ma Tahltan family.
Norman joined the TNDC board in 2014. He is an electrician by trade and has his operated his own electrical company, Norad Electric, for 30 years.
Jamie began serving on the TNDC board in 2014. He is a Certified Engineering Technologist (civil) and has been President of CMS Construction Management Services, his own consultancy, for the past 18 years providing project and construction management and quality control services for civil, environmental and building. projects. Previously, he worked for private contractors in the road building industry and the federal and Yukon governments as a project inspector and project manager. Jamie was born, raised and resides in Whitehorse, Yukon. He is a member of the Callbreath family.
Herb Henyu has served on the board since 2012. He has worked as a heavy equipment operator with TNDC since 1988.
Mindy Henyu joined the board in February 2018. She is an Indigenous community relations professional with extensive experience collaborating with First Nation communities, the oil and gas industry, and the BC provincial government. Mindy has worked as an External Relations Advisor with Shell Canada since 2012, developing and managing the company’s engagement and consultation relationships with the Indigenous Peoples in northeast British Columbia, including the delivery and reporting on social investment initiatives, workforce development and training, and supporting negotiations of agreements. She previously worked for the BC Oil and Gas Commission consulting with First Nation communities on oil and gas activities from 2003 to 2012. Mindy holds a Project Management Certificate from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and a certificate from the Banff Centre in Indigenous Negotiations. She is completing a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Global Indigenous Knowledge, Environmental Ethics, Business & Leadership at Royal Roads University and Born and raised in northeast British Columbia, Mindy is Tahltan and Cree from the Waterhen Lake First Nation.
Colleen joined the TNDC board in September 2016, bringing a wealth of corporate management, economic development, leadership and governance experience. As the general manager for Yukon Lottery Commission, Colleen is responsible for management and operations and provides support and advice to its board. She previously worked with Yukon First Nations in economic development, capital and infrastructure, and human resources development as both a private consultant and an employee of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and the Council of Yukon First Nations. In 2014 she completed a Masters of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University. Colleen has served on the boards of Yukon School Council Association, School Council (an elected position) and the Kaushee's women's shelter. She was born and raised in Whitehorse and belongs to the Stikine Claw/Thicke family.
Annita McPhee, from the Tahltan/Tlingit Nations, is an Indigenous facilitator, motivational speaker and Indigenous Human Rights advocate. An expert in Aboriginal engagement and communications, Annita has facilitated numerous conferences and workshops at the community, regional and national levels for government, industry and First Nations. As an advocate to stop violence against Indigenous women, Anita attended the United Nations Global Leadership School for Indigenous Women and received her diploma in International Program on Human Rights and Advocacy Skills. Annita's academic background also includes obtaining a degree in Law and Bachelor in Social Work with Public Relations. She also served three consecutive terms as President of the Tahltan Central Government.
Rob McPhee was reappointed to TNDC’s board in 2019. Rob is Managing Director, Negotiations and Government to Government Relationships with Castlemain Group, a company he co-founded. Rob is an accomplished indigenous economist and is a member of the Tahltan Nation. Since 2009, he has negotiated over $3 billion worth of agreements on behalf of our First Nations clients. The agreements Rob negotiates set the standards in the areas of socio-cultural strategy, impact benefits, environmental oversight, and co-management of major resource projects.
We established the Tahltan Macro Industries Joint Venture with TNDC in 2009. Macro is very satisfied with the relationship we have with TNDC. The company has a reputation of being a solid and reputable business corporation, that emphasizes value added partnerships and business developments. We look forward to working with TNDC in future opportunities.Darcy FriesenManager of Business Development & Special Projects, Macro Industries
Sodexo Canada has been a partner with TNDC since 2002, providing complete camp management through Spatsizi Remote Services. During this time we have worked on many projects, and employed many Tahltan members. It’s been very positive, and the business relationships have formed long lasting personal and business friendships.Ivor MacGregorVice President, Operations, Sodexo Canada Ltd.
We formed our Tahltan Aeronigma Geodis Wilson partnership in 2011. It’s been an honour to partner with TNDC for the opportunity to provide our wide-range of global logistical services and be a part of a world class organization built on mutual cooperation, trust and respect. They’re a terrific group of educated, business friendly people eager to learn and work with us.Adam J. WicksteadPresident, Aeronigma Solutions Inc.
TNDC is a great place to work. The atmosphere in the office is friendly, open, and honest, and there is always humour and laughter. I like that TNDC maintains an active approach of hiring locally and offers training within that position. Employees are highly encouraged and supported to advance professionally, which ripples into advancing personally as well.Rhonda QuockFinance & Administration Manager, TNDC
We worked with TNDC on the Galore Creek mining project and the Northwest Transmission Line, providing heavy lift helicopter services. It made good business sense to get involved with the Nation, so we formed Tahltan Helifor Joint Venture in 2011. After meeting Bill Adsit, I knew we had made the right decision. We have had only positive experiences and look forward to continued collaboration.Gary LaidlawPresident & General Manager, Helifor Canada Corp.