Norman Jaehrling, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
807-822-2134 Ext 223
As CEO, Norman Jaehrling has overall responsibility for strategic leadership and management of the First Nations and its various programs, and directly oversees the departmental managers in Lands & Resources and Economic Development. Mr. Jaehrling is the principal point of contact between the Chief and Council and First Nation organization and staff, and attends all Band Council meetings.
Elaine Stewart, CMA, Director of Operations
807-822-2134 Ext 229
As Director of Operations, Elaine Stewart is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the various departments that make up the band’s operations. Elaine is a member in good standing with The Certified Management Accountants of Ontario and the Certified Aboriginal Finance Manager’s Association. Elaine works closely with program managers, funding agencies, staff, and Chief and Council managing the finances and human resource issues to ensure that the band is meeting the needs of the community.
Vicki Peunish, Payroll & Benefits Administrator
807-822-2134 ext. 226
Vicki Peunish is the payroll and benefit administrator and is responsible for processing payroll for the band’s approximately 80 employees and overseeing the benefit package available to all full-time permanent staff. Vicki is experienced is all aspects of accounting/bookkeeping has holds an Accounting Application Certificate.
Crystal Vincent, Mill Contract Manager
807-822-2134 ext. 230
Crystal Vincent is currently on leave from the finance department and is currently helping the band’s for-profit company, White Lake Resource Corporation, by managing its labour contract with the mill in White River, ON. Crystal is skilled in all aspects of record management and human resource development. Crystal has her Accounting and Payroll Administrator Diploma.
Marie McWatch, Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable
807-822-2134 ext. 236
Marie is the newest member to the finance staff. After a 15 year break from bookkeeping she return to the field this past summer. Marie is responsible for ensuring that invoices are processed and paid to vendors within deadline date. Marie will be taking a bookkeeping course in January 2015 to ensure that skills meet the demand of this position.