Board of Directors
We are pleased to announce the Board of Directors for the new partnership.
Albert Arnold Adolph, MBA
Albert Arnold Adolph, MBA, is a T’it’q’et community member and St’at’imc tribal member and lives in T’it’q’et (Lillooet). Albert has worked as a professional consultant and manager on a range of projects from Aboriginal governance to strategic business planning, economic development, negotiations, training/education, and infrastructure operations. Albert brings this professional experience as well as an MBA and Bachelor of Management (Economics) to the board. He also brings board governance experience as a board member on St’at’imc Eco-Resources Ltd., the Upper Nicola Band Development Corporation, and the St’at’imc Government Services Society.
Cherlyn Billy, BA, LLB
Cherlyn Billy, BA, LLB, is a member of the Bonaparte Indian Band. She has over 20 years’ experience working for Indigenous community organizations in British Columbia. She is a skilled facilitator, strategic planner, and experienced program director. She currently directs the ASETS program, a multi-million dollar employment and training program serving 30 Central Interior First Nations. Her past experience serving as Councillor for Bonaparte Indian Band as well as her non-profit, governance, consultation and communications work has given her a deep understanding of how to work effectively to engage communities and stakeholders and build governance capacity.
Michael Bonshor, CPA
Michael Bonshor, CPA, is a member of the Dzawada’enuxv First Nation of Kingcome Inlet and has worked with First Nations and Indigenous organizations for the past 20 years. He is President and CEO of Visions First Nations Financial Services/Ki’mola Indigenous Capital. Michael brings experience as a CPA (CMA) to the board, as well as board governance experience as current Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee and board member of the BC Infrastructure Benefits Inc., the BC Crown Corporation responsible for executing the BC Community Benefits Agreement (CBA). Michael is the past Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee and board member of the New Relationship Trust and past Chair of the BC Native Economic Development Advisory Board. He has held other board positions with the Musgamugw Dzawadaenuxw Fisheries Group LP, the Aboriginal Management Housing Association, and he BC First Nations Equity Fund.
Cody Hall, JD
Cody Hall, JD, is a member of the Tzeachten First Nation. He is an aboriginal corporate and commercial lawyer at Mandell Pinder LLP. Through this work, Cody brings experience on a variety of legal issues, including, economic development, negotiations, corporate structuring, financing, real estate and First Nation governance. He is the eldest son of Grand Chief Joe Hall, the lead negotiator of the Gaming Revenue Sharing Agreement with British Columbia, and has written legal papers on the status of gaming in British Columbia.
Trevor Morrison, CAPA
Trevor Morrison, CAPA, is a member of the Gitxsan Nation and a Wing Chief in the Gitxsan Hereditary House group, Wilps Niisto. He has over thirty years of experience working in a finance capacity with the Gitxsan Nation, both as Finance Administrator with the Gitksan Watershed Authorities and Finance Manager for the Gitxsan Treaty Society and Health Society. More recently, Trevor worked as Business Development Officer and acting CEO with Sqewqel Development Corporation. He brings experience as a Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA) to the board, as well as board governance experience with Shackan Development Corporation, the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of BC, Spayum Holdings Ltd., the Gitanmaax Band Council, and Gitanmaax Food and Fuel Ltd. Trevor is currently pursuing an MBA at Cape Breton University.