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First Nations Housing Professionals Association
473 Kokomis Inamo
Unit #1
Pikwakanagan, ON K0J 1X0

Staff Directory

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    (613) 299-3810

    Candace is a resident status member of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, located about 1.5 hours west of Ottawa, where she has lived for the past 40 plus years. Candace is a specialist in the field of First Nation housing management and policy development. She has extensive experience in the analysis of on-reserve policy development and implementation and has 2 years of experience working within the First Nation Housing Industry. Her long-time career has exposed her to the many facets of delivering First Nations Housing and the many gaps present for Housing Managers. Her breadth of exposure spans across First Nation grass roots, provincial, national, political, and private industry.


    Candace earned her designation as a First Nation Housing Professional (FNHP) with FNHPA in December 2020, she achieved her Certified Indigenous Leader (CIL) designation in January 2023 and her Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA) designation in February 2024 both through the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association.  She is committed to expanding her education and learning in the area of First Nation administration and assisting in making a positive imprint in First Nation communities across Canada

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    Housing and Wellness Program Manager

    Brooke Duggan

    (613) 480-6330

    Brooke is a member of the Acadiens-Métis Souriquois (AAMS) of Nova Scotia. She graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 2021 with a degree in Health Sciences. Through her studies of the social determinants of health, she discovered her passion for promoting healthy and safe housing. In her role as the Housing and Wellness Program Coordinator, she will help create and deliver tools and resources to support healthy housing in First Nation communities.

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    Executive Administrative Coordinator

    Farren Saulis

    (613) 702-0440

    Farren is Anishinaabe from Nipissing First Nation and Wolastoqiyik from Tobique First Nation (Neqotkuk). She has worked for various national Indigenous organizations over the past decade and is committed to bettering the lives of Indigenous peoples in Canada. As the Executive Administrative Coordinator, she will support the FNHPA staff and Board to ensure business activities are organized and efficiently and effectively executed, to advance the goals of First Nations housing departments and support existing and future housing professionals.

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    Marketing & Communications Coordinator


    Kateri is a member of Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, and a graduate from Algonquin College’s Office Administration - Executive Program.  She has been utilizing her skill set over the last 7 years in roles of increasing responsibility for organizations like the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation and Whitewater Welding, as well with Ontario Power Generation.

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    Membership Administrator


    Sharon is a member of Sheshegwaning First Nation, ON. With a background in office administration, she brings a variety of skills and knowledge to aid in the needs of our members and staff. As the Membership and Administrative Clerk, she is committed to providing meaningful opportunities for our members in a responsive and attentive manner.


  • Kelsey Gagnon

    Education Administrator


    (613) 961-8365


    Kelsey is a member of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation. She graduated from Algonquin College’s Computer System Technician Program and brought with her educational, customer service, team management and administrative experience.  She joined FNHPA as the Education Administrator and aims to utilize her knowledge and experience to support the students, instructors, and members of the Association on their learning path.

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    Education Manager

    (613) 961-5708

    Allystarr is Mi’kmaw and a member of Eskasoni, First Nation, NS. She has experience working with First Nation’s Data on a regional and national level. Her educational background being Community Studies and Education.  Ally is the Education Manager, some of her duties include overseeing, developing curriculum for the FNHP Certification program.

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    Communications & Marketing Manager



    Rhoda Twumasi brings more than15 years experience working in the communications, marketing and social media field with five of her most cherished years working in service to First Nations communities in Saskatchewan.

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    Manager, Matrimonial Real Property


    Carrie is a member of the Garden River First Nation with 9 years experience working in First Nation Housing specializing in training and managing housing programs and services with a focus on building capacity and developing wealth creation for our First Nations.  Carrie joined the FNHPA in December 2023 as the Manager, Matrimonial Real Property and is responsible for leading the transitional development and implementation of the MRP Program on-reserve. With the goal of First Nations communities operating their own independent MRP Programs, the Program Manager provides guidance and oversight to Regional MRP contractors who will assist with MRP education and awareness for Housing Program staff in First Nations communities. 

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    Administrative Clerk, MRP


    Darlene Chevrier is a proud Anishnabek from the Timiskaming First Nation an Algonquin community in Northern Quebec. She is the mother of 4 adult children and 8 wonderful grandchildren.

    Darlene has been involved in the housing sector as the community’s Director of Housing since December 2010 after graduating from the University of Quebec with a certificate in administration. Prior to that she was the Secretary/Dispatcher for the Public Security Department.

    In 2017 she received an Attestation in “Techniques en Gestion de l’Habitation pour les Premières Nation” from Cégep Garneau. She is interest in obtaining PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) certification as a First Nations Housing Professional (FNHP).

    She is an active member of the First Nations Housing Community of Practice (CoPH), its mission is to enable its members to work together to improve the well-being of communities, through collective capacity building, mutual aid and sharing of good practices.