Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Doreen Lafferty Zoe – Chairperson
  • Peter Arychuk
  • Luke Grosco
  • Richard Jessop
  • Alex Nitsiza
  • Pamela Quitte
  • Michael Templeton
  • Travis Washie

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Doreen Lafferty Zoe, Chairperson – Doreen Lafferty Zoe was born and raised in Behchokò˛ and is a current resident. Doreen is a new Director to the Board of the Tłįchǫ˛ Investment Corporation, filling the role of Chairperson,  starting April 5, 2015. Doreen currently works as Finance Analyst for the Tłįchǫ Community Services Agency (TCSA) in Behchokò˛. In 2003 to 2005, she served as a Director for the Behchokò˛ Development Corporation, before it amalgamated into the Tłįchǫ˛ Investment Corporation, and also served on the local Housing Authority Board. Doreen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Tłįchǫ Investment Corporation and is eager to work with other Board Members to enhance the operations of the Corporation.

Peter Arychuk, Director.  Joined the TIC Board in April 2015. Peter is a long-term northern resident, born in Hay River and raised in Fort Providence. Peter is a businessman who was co-owner of Bathurst Inlet Air, which later became Air Tindi. As owner, Peter held many positions within Air Tindi, including Vice President, VP Marketing, etc. Peter has a wealth of knowledge in the aviation industry as well as working in collaboration with industry to maximize benefits for local businesses. Peter, his wife Teri, two sons and grandson reside in Yellowknife. Peter’s knowledge of the north and business acumen will prove beneficial to the Tłįchǫ Investment Corporation.

Luke Grosco, Director. Currently Operations Manager at F.C. Services in Behchokò˛, a family-owned business that provides a convenience store, gas bar and bulk fuel reselling services. Luke is a lifelong resident of the Tłįchǫ region. He brings business experience and a wealth of knowledge.

Alex Nitsiza, Director, has attained a wealth of

experience in business and in economic development in the north, all of which he brings to his work as a Director of the Tłįchǫ Investment Corporation. Alex was the president of Dogrib Nation Trustco for seven years. Additionally, he has held many board appointments and has held elected office. Currently he serves on the municipal council for Whatì. For more than 20 years, Alex was the president of a successful family business in his home  community of Whatì. Prior to that, Alex held various finance positions with the Government of the NWT and the federal government of Canada.

Richard (Dick) Jessop is an executive with extensive background in the energy industry and expertise in the development and execution of projects. He currently holds the position of Director of Hydro Thermal Projects for Ontario Power Generation. He has served as the Chair of the Ontario Construction User Council and Chair of the Construction Project Improvement Conference in Austin, Texas Richard was the Project Director for extensions to hydroelectric assets in northern Ontario, which was developed in partnership with local First Nations. He was involved in the development of the First Nations Agreements and sat on the Ontario Power Generation (OPG)/Moose Cree First Nation (MCFN) Partnership Advisory Committee.

Michael Templeton, Director. A lawyer who has been practicing law in the business and tax area for more than 30 years. He is a partner at McMillan LLP and is a co-chair of the firm’s Aboriginal tax group. Michael regularly provides strategic, tax and business advice to his clients on major transactions and everyday operational issues. Over the past few years, Michael has assisted a number of First Nations in structuring and implementing the acquisition of major infrastructure projects, including hydroelectric power facilities and transmission lines. Michael has argued cases before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He is an avid pilot who loves the outdoors and is always looking for an excuse to go flying, camping or hiking.

Pamela Quitte, Director. She is a proud resident of Gamètì, where she was born and raised until moving to Behchokò˛ to attend high school. A recent graduate from Grande Prairie College, with a certificate in Office Administration, Pamela is excited about her appointment to the Tłįchǫ Investment Corporation Board. Being the youngest member of the Board, Pamela is eager to learn from other members of the Board. With the new knowledge gained from this experience, Pamela hopes to contribute to her community and work place, and have a positive impact on the well-being of the Tłįchǫ community. Pamela’s interests include working with the youth, sports and spending quality time with her family. The future at the Tłįchǫ Investment Corporation is very bright and she is happy to be a part of the future growth of the company.

Travis Washie, Director.  He is from Wekweètì, got started in his mining career over a decade ago with I&D Management Services Ltd. Originally employed as a Haul Truck Driver Trainee at Diavik, his hard work, dependability and equipment operating skills allowed him to move up the ranks. In September 2012, Travis was transferred to Tłı˛ Cho˛ Logistics Inc. and continued on at Diavik as a Heavy Equipment Operator. Travis’ positive approach, attitude towards others, and his desire to continually learn and be challenged, positioned him as a mentor and role model. As a result, in December 2014, he was promoted to Lead Hand, a position he currently holds. Travis is a graduate of Aurora College’s Aboriginal Leadership Development Program. He was also a member of the Wekweètì Community Government Council from 2005-2009.