Keith Henry, Chair
Raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Keith Henry is Métis and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1995 with a Bachelor of Education Degree. He currently is the President & CEO of the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada and President & CEO of KCD Consulting Incorporated working with First Nations and Indigenous organizations across Canada. With over 15 years of experience in strategic leadership and negotiations, Keith is focused on increasing the Aboriginal tourism market in Canada. He serves as a member of the Vancouver Board of Trade’s Aboriginal Opportunities Committee, World Indigenous Tourism Alliance, and International Marketing Committee Destination Canada, and is President of the BC Métis Federation.
Brad Baker, Vice-Chair
A proud member of the Squamish Nation in British Columbia, Brad Baker received his traditional name, “Tsnomot”, passed on from his father and late grandfather. He currently is the District Principal for the North Vancouver School District, striving toward incorporating the rich Indigenous culture into the curriculum. In recognition of Brad’s work, he received the 2014 National Award for Indigenous Education in Leadership.
Rosalind Campbell, Treasurer
Rosalind Campbell is from the Musqueam Indian Band with close family ties to Snuneymuxw First Nation in British Columbia. Rosalind was called to the bar (Law Society of British Columbia) in 2010 and practices Aboriginal Law in Vancouver, BC. Prior to practicing law, she was a legal assistant and then the tax administrator at the Musqueam Indian Band. Rosalind is passionate about preserving her ancestral language and is committed to serving Indigenous people by volunteering her time with other non-profit boards in the fine arts and community services sectors.
Louise Point, Secretary
Originally from Musqueam Indian Band in British Columbia, Louise is a direct descendant from Squamish Nation with family roots from the Point and Moody families. Louise is also an NEC Alumni who remains passionate about helping Indigenous people learn to practice their culture. She continuously encourages Indigenous people to move forward with their educational goals and truly believes that NEC is the perfect foundation. Louise currently works for a lawyer and is quite active in her community and neighboring communities.
Phyllis Daniels, Director
A member of the Gitxsan Nation, Phyllis Daniels is originally from the Gitwangak First Nation community in Northwest British Columbia. As NEC Alumni from the Aboriginal Justice Studies program, Phyllis pursued higher education and completed her Bachelor of Social Work Degree with the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology. Since 2011, she continues to work as a Social Worker with the Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society and is passionate about helping Indigenous people achieve their personal and educational goals. Phyllis previously worked at NEC’s Admission Department and remains committed to volunteering her time with the College.
Tania Joseph, Director
Tania Joseph is from the Nisga’a and St’At’imc Nations in British Columbia. She currently works with a Aboriginal non-organization in the area of social work, and on occasion, she assists the Nisga’a Government. Tania found that NEC has been her home away from home when she first left her community, and since then, has found that NEC was her foundation towards her career today. She remains committed to NEC by volunteering her time on the board and continuously gives back to the community.
Adrian Duke, Director
Originally from the Muscowpetung First Nation in Saskatchewan, Adrian Duke is a successful entrepreneur having co-founded Skyturtle Technologies Ltd. and was named a Top 30 Under 30 by BC Business Magazine in 2015. Since then, Adrian continues to launch new business ventures including an Aboriginal Guided Canoe Tourism company, Window Cleaning Company, and Brave Shield Security. In 2009, Adrian completed his Marketing Management Diploma at BCIT. Throughout his busy schedule, he continues to give back to the community by volunteering his time as a public speaker at Aboriginal events including Gathering Our Voices and Youth Entrepreneurs Symposium, as well as being a mentor at the Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. As a socially conscious individual, he aims to leverage his future involvement in the business community to raise awareness and make a bigger impact for worthy causes.
Sandra Greene, Director
Sandra Green is a member of the Haida Nation in British Columbia and brings with her over 15 years of experience in Administration and Management. Currently, she is working with the Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services (VACFSS) as a facilitator for two programs. Sandra also volunteers her time with other community service agencies including the Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Society (VATJS), and the Council to Reduce Elder Abuse with the BC Ministry of Health. Sandra is dedicated to helping Indigenous people reach their potential by facilitating collaborations amongst community service agencies.
Georgina Martin, Director
Georgina Martin is Secwepemc (Shuswap) and a member of Lake Babine Nation (Carrier) in British Columbia. In 2014, she received her Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD) from the University of British Columbia. With over 23 years of experience in the health promotion and administration field, Georgina is currently Adjunct Faculty at the Vancouver Island University and delivers courses in the Community Health Promotion for Aboriginal Communities Program. Georgina is an advocate for incorporating Indigenous knowledge into education, health, and social programs that align with local priorities.