Mary joined the OTC team in July 2018 after finishing up a 2 year term as Chief of her home community of Chimnissing, also known as Beausoleil First Nation.
Mary brings extensive experience to the OTC and has worked in various senior level positions in finance and administration at the local First Nation and regional organizational levels over the last 14 years.Read More
She has successfully studied business and accounting at Georgian College and Laurentian University and is currently taking part-time studies in Political Science and law at Lakehead University in Orillia. Her political background as Chief has suited her well for the position of Executive Director of OTC, bringing with her extensive knowledge in the area of First Nation governance and politics as well as a sound financial management background.
In her time out of the office, Mary enjoys spending time with her children, grandchildren and her fiancé Joseph, together they enjoy travelling, shopping for vintage, hiking, cooking, cleaning and interior decorating.
Sherry Garcia has been working as the Administrative Assistant for the Tribal Council since October 2018.
Sherry is a member of the Chippewas of Rama. Sherry was employed with the Chippewas of Rama for 17 years in both Social Services and the Education Department. Sherry then left the community to move to Texas where she remained for ten years.Read More
In her role as Administrative Assistant Sherry works at keeping the office operations organized, efficient, and smooth. Day to day, Sherry provides administrative support, which includes directing phone calls, juggling schedules, making travel arrangements, managing office supplies, and whatever else it takes to help the team be more productive.
Jennifer joined the OTC in 2011 and worked as the Employment and Training Assistant for 2 years before moving to the role of Finance and Administrative Assistant. She left the OTC in 2018 for 2 years to pursue other opportunities and to further her post secondary studies.Read More
She returned to the OTC in August 2020 in the role of Finance and Executive Assistant. Jennifer holds a General Business diploma from Conestoga College, an Aboriginal Financial Management certificate through AFOA and is now pursuing her Accounting degree through Algoma University and her Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation through AFOA. Jennifer is a member of the Chapleau Ojibwe First Nation located in northern Ontario.
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