Tanya Barnaby is a Mi’gmaq from Listuguj who is currently the Executive Director of the Migmawei Mawiomi Secretariat. As Executive Director, Tanya oversees all the priorities of the Mi'gmawei Mawiomi and staff of the secretariat.
Tanya has been with the organization since 2001 where she began her career in the Research department as an archivist.
She moved on to become the Director of Research and in 2009, she was appointed the Director of Consultation and Accommodation for the MMS. In 2016, she took on the responsibility of Executive Director.
Tanya’s approach to the work of the Secretariat is one of citizen engagement and ensuring the direction from the Leadership is realized through in the work of the staff.
Erika Barnaby is a Mi’gmaq from Listuguj who is currently the Executive Assistant of the Mi'gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat.
As Executive Assistant, Erika coordinates and manages the day to day activities of the Executive Director.
Erika has been with the organization since January 2016 where she began her career in the Ango’tmeg Nm’tginen unit as the Administrative Assistant. She moved on to become the Executive Assistant.
Erika has been working in the Listuguj community for four years. Before starting her career at the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretartiat, she was working full time at the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Development Centre.
Christina Burnsed, A Mi'gmaq from Gesgapegiag, is the Finance/Accounting Manager.
She has worked with the MMS on a one day basis from 2011 to ensure the books were reconciled. She works closely with the MMS Directors ensuring that reports and submitted in a timely fashion and within budget proposals.
She served nineteen (19) years with the Micmacs of Gesgapegiag Band, six (6) years of which she Coordinated Employment and Training Programs and thirteen (13) years in the Accounting department which she left there as Financial Comptroller to join the MMS and MMBC teams in 2015.
Lucie Mercier is a Mi’gmaq from Listuguj who is currently the finance clerk for the Mi'gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat.
Lucie is responsible for entering and processes all invoices, payroll and payables.
Lucie has been with the organization since January of 2012, where she started her career in the finance department.
Jill Metallic is a Mi’gmaq from Listuguj who is currently the Finance Assistant of the Migmawei Mawiomi Secretariat.
Jill has been with the organization since 2006 where she began her career in the Research department as the Statement of Claim Coordinator.
She moved on to become the Research Assistant in 2007, the MMBC
Finance Clerk in 2014, and later moved on to her current position as the MMS Finance Assistant in 2016.
Donald hails from the community of Gespeg. His diverse academic background includes University studies in Law, advertising and communications, and he has a graduate diploma in intercultural training.
Donald began making his mark in the Aboriginal community in the early 1990s, working in a variety of positions including project officer for the Ajigun resource centre in Montréal and councillor for the community of Gespeg. In 2000, Donald made the leap to the Gaspésie level, serving as research coordinator and then information and consultation coordinator for the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat.
Donald currently serves as communications and citizen engagement officer for the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat and sits on the board of directors of the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Business Corporation (MMBC).