Our Staff

We are an innovative and forward-thinking non-profit organization that strives to achieve and advocate for optimal standards of living for community residents. Meet our dedicated members of staff who are enthusiastically serving our community residents.

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Cecile Guerin

Executive Director

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Elisapee Johnston

Support Coordinator

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Tooma Laisa

Program Coordinator Iqaluit and Communications Lead

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Nastassja Fraser

Regional Coordinator Qikiqtani – Training and Program Development

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To Be Filled

Regional Coordinator Kivalliq – Training and Program Development

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Julia Ogina

Program Coordinator Kitikmeot Region


Board of Directors

The Embrace Life Council Board consists of individuals who are appointed by and represent their organizations. Current members are listed below.

Kylie Aglukark

President • Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated

Sheila Levy

Vice-President • Kamatsiaqtut Helpline

Jay McKechnie

Treasurer • Nunavut Teachers’ Association

Pauline Melanson

Director • RCMP

Victoria Madsen

Director • Government of Nunavut Acting ADM, Inuusivut

Tony Bird

Director • Nunavut Association of Municipalities

Mary Kanayok Voisey

Director • Elder

Qovik Netser

Director • Kivalliq Inuit Association

Shantel Qirngnuq

Director • Kitikmeot Inuit Association

Trudy Tulugarjuk

Director • Qikiqtani Inuit Association

Penelope Armstrong

Director • Student Member

Joanasie Akumalik

Director • Survivor Member

Jared Osborne

Director • Faith Community

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