Board Of Directors

Collaboration is integral to identifying and promoting opportunities for Indigenous women to participate in policy development and decision-making within their communities and to all levels of government.

President

Lisa D. Weber

Sherwood Park
Vice President

Marggo Pariseau

Edmonton
Director

Irene V. Loutitt

Wetaskiwin
Director

Josie Nepinak

Calgary
Interim Director

Colleen M. Chalifoux

Edmonton
Interim Director

Eva John Gladue

Interim Director

Jeannette LaBrie

Sherwood Park
Secretary

Vacant

Treasurer

Vacant

Past President

Muriel Stanley Venne, CM, AOE

St. Albert
CEO

Rachelle Venne

St. Albert

Elders Circle

As proud Indigenous people, we continually strive to empower all Indigenous peoples in the reinforcement and rediscovery of their language, culture, and spiritual practices.

The Elders Circle and Knowledge Keepers bring the Esquao board and staff unlimited joy and good medicine. They offer a great connection to culture through stories and provide young women and leaders with support, guidance, and lasting benefits for future generations. We recognize and value their unique contributions to thought, action, leadership, and conscious change.

Loretta Bowen

Edmonton

Jackie Bromley

Calgary

Mary Brown

Slave Lake

Myrtle Calahaisen

Edmonton

Alma Desjarlais

High Prairie

Marion Lerat

Calgary

Hazel McKennitt

St. Albert

Elsie Paul

Edmonton

Lorraine Savard

Edmonton

Staff

Through our advocacy, programs, and services, we aim to raise awareness of and address challenges and obstacles facing Indigenous women.

Rachelle Venne

CEO

Kerri Brisson

Program Navigator

Maureen Callihoo-Ligtvoet

Healthy Relationships Program

Kelly Daniels

Admin Support

Angie Gambler

Assistant to Vice President

Erica Gladue

Youth Leadership Development

Sandra Huculak

Community Engagement & Communications

Brenda Lemay

Employee Job Retention

Chelsea Nergard

Financial Literacy Program

Marggo Pariseau

Transitions Program

Alison Poiron

Skills, Employment & Training

Marta Rudiak

Finance

Bernadette Swanson

Community Outreach

Jenna Weber

Path to Justice Navigator

Vacant Position

Pre-Employment Coach