Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The SLFNHA Board of Directors is made up of representatives from Tribal Councils and independent communities within the Sioux Lookout area, two elders, and one medical, non-voting representative.

The Board sets the Health Authority’s policies and directions and ensures these are implemented are followed. The strategic plan, implemented by the board members and SLFNHA management, sets the overall direction for the organization. The executive director is accountable to the board for delivering the strategic plan and for stewardship of resources.

The current Board of Directors for Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority are:

Howard Meshake

Board Chair
Aroland First Nation, Shibogama First Nations Council Representative

Samuel Mckay

Vice Chair
Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation, Independent First Nations Alliance Representative

Leona Kakepetum

Keewaywin First Nation First Nation, Keewaytinook Okimakanak Representative

Cynthia Fiddler

Sandy Lake First Nation, Sandy Lake First Nation Representative (Independent FN)

Alan Jethro Tait

Sachigo Lake First Nation, Windigo First Nations Council Representative

Tanya Bottle

Mishkeegogamang First Nation, Mishkeegogamang First Nation Representative (Independent FN)

Dr. Terri Farrell

Non-Voting Board Member
SLFNHA Medical Representative

Thomas Spade

SLFNHA Board Elder
Mishkeegogamang First Nation


Board Member
Matawa First Nations Management Representative


SLFNHA Board Elder (Female)