TNDC is pleased to announce the appointment of Mindy Henyu, Brianna Quock and Edward Van Mierlo to the TNDC Board of Directors. Mindy, Brianna and Edward are recognised and accomplished professionals in their respective fields. They will bring valuable perspectives in the collective advancement of TNDC’s strategic goals to drive long-term growth and diversification, benefitting the Tahltan Nation. The appointments were made by TNDC’s shareholders – the Tahltan leadership representing the Tahltan Central Government, Iskut Band and Tahltan Band.
“We are delighted to welcome Brianna Quock and Edward Van Mierlo as new directors and Mindy Henyu as a returning director to TNDC’s Board. Mindy, Brianna and Edward each bring unique viewpoints and experiences that will contribute positively to TNDC’s strategic journey, as we chart a new course to long-term growth and prosperity, and create new opportunities for current and future generations of Tahltans. TNDC is on a transitional journey as we grow to meet the needs of our current industry partners and be an Indigenous Partner of Choice,” says Carol Danielson, Chair of TNDC.
Mindy Henyu holds a rich and experienced background collaborating with First Nation governments, the energy industry and the BC provincial government. She prides herself in being a Reconciliation Activator. Mindy is the Director of Sustainability & Strategic Partnerships for Surepoint Group. She trusts that by working together to cultivate mutually beneficial business and employment opportunities, it creates space for inclusive economic growth in our Canadian economy. Mindy is passionate about social justice and is actively involved in issues around Indigenous rights, gender-based violence, food security, and safety of children. 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 Human Resources Certificate through the University of Calgary. She previously served on TNDC’s board from 2018 to 2021.
Brianna Quock is passionate about business, mentorship and community service. Brianna has been employed with Newcrest Red Chris Mine since 2018 in maintenance management, currently as a Project Coordinator and previously as a Maintenance Planner. Brianna previously worked in the aviation sector with Lakelse Air as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Trainee in exploration camps in Tahltan Territory, then as a pilot after obtaining her Commercial Helicopter Pilot License, and finally a Purchasing Manager. She is currently working towards obtaining her Maintenance Management Professional Designation from British Columbia Institute of Technology. Brianna has long embraced a desire to make a difference and give back to the community. As a youth, Brianna was a member of the Terrace Youth Advisory Council and Rotary International, as well as the Skeena representative for the British Columbia Youth Parliament.
Edward Van Mierlo has almost 30 years of experience in general management and camp services management. He has been General Manager of the Dease Lake Super A grocery store since 2018. Edward previously had an 18-year+ management career with TNDC, serving as its Vice President of Operations and Chief Operations Officer for its camp services division. Prior to TNDC, Edward worked as Chef/Manager on the Shell Klappan exploration project. He holds a number of certificates and designations, including Computerized Business Administration and professional food services.
Mindy, Brianna and Edward fill director positions vacated by Chad Norman Day and Heather Hawkins, as well as one vacant position. They join Carol Danielson (Chair), Kody Penner (Vice Chair) and directors Brandon Marion, Tahltan Band Chief Carmen McPhee and Iskut Band Chief Marie Quock. TNDC thanks Chad and Heather and the current Board for their contributions and commitment to TNDC. TNDC directors must be Tahltan, are appointed to serve a two-year term and may be reappointed for additional terms at the determination of the shareholders.
To read the full bios of the TNDC Board of Directors, visit: https://www.tndc.ca/board-of-directors.