Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic Legal advice and assistance to residents of the District of Thunder Bay, particularly Indigenous people, who need assistance with poverty law issues

Staff and Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2022/23

Alta Fenton                                         President                                           Thunder Bay

Jamie McGinnis                                  Vice-President                                   Thunder Bay

Candace Davies                                  Treasurer                                           Nipigon

Robyn Medicine                                  Secretary                                          Thunder Bay

Michael Deschamps Sr.                      Director                                             Marathon

Audrey Achneepineskum                   Director                                              Geraldton

Mary Day                                              Director                                              Armstrong

Staff – Thunder Bay:

Lauren Aho                                         Housing Service Navigator

Jessica Barry                                       Administrative Assistant

Sally Colquhoun                                 Coordinator of Legal Services

Kim Facca                                            Community Legal Worker

Jennifer Fenton                                   Legal Worker

Esma Haider                                       Community Legal Worker, SHIW project

Teri Hofer                                            Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper

Cindy Johnson                                    Assistant Director of Administration

Iris Johnson                                        Librarian

Kelly King                                            Reception/Administrative Assistant

Tracey Lasook                                     Licensed Paralegal

Claire Littleton                                    Staff Lawyer (on leave)

Melanie MacKenzie                            Licensed Paralegal

Allister McGillivray                              Staff Lawyer (contract)

Ann McGuire                                       Indigenous Justice Coordinator

Beth Ponka                                          Director of Administration

Caycie Soke                                         Staff Lawyer (on leave)

Larissa Speak                                      Staff Lawyer (part time)

Staff – Geraldton:

Chantal Walterson                              Licensed Paralegal

Pam Leblanc                                        Administrative Assistant

Staff – Marathon:

Miriam McCutcheon                          Community Legal Worker

Amber Devereaux                               Administrative Assistant





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