Economic Development

Director of S.E. Economic Development Division
 Carol Johnston 
The Director of Economic Development represents the senior position in the Division. She has the task of developing and implementing plans and strategies that will fulfill the mandate of the division. She is also responsible for managing the Loan Fund including cash on hand, new loans, monitoring existing loans, collections, and expansion and advisory services to new and existing clients. She is accountable to the Board of Directors of the Southeast Community Futures Development Corporation, the Tribal Director, the Director of Operations of SERDC and the Loan Portfolio Committee.  
Executive Secretary
Kathy Bushie 
Under the Supervision of the Director, the Executive Secretary/Receptionist performs all typing, filing and correspondence for the Corporation as well as act as Receptionist for the office. 
Loans Administrator I Communications Officer 
Jason Boucher 
This position is maintaining all aspects of our Loan Portfolio. This includes daily administration, loan collections, loan screening, loan documentation and disbursement, personal property registry, bank reconciliation etc. In addition to this, Jason is responsible for developing a Newsletter that will be sent to all our communities.  
Financial Analyst 
Patricia Dicks 
This position is responsible for carrying out the pre-appraisal of a proposed project to determine if the project can become viable and if there is a probable basis for loans, grants or contributions from Federal sources, Provincial sources or lenders in the private sector. The Financial Analyst is accountable to the A/Director of Economic Development.  
Financial Administrator
Rhonda Hardisty 
The Financial Administrator is responsible for submitting quarterly financial reports to AMC. She is also responsible for budget forecasts, payroll, and project allocation payments. Ensuring contracts and payment claims are completed within a certain period. 
Employment Coordinator 
Edwin Mitchell (Cindy Swan — Maternity)  
The Employment Coordinator is responsible for the training of the community-based HRDO’s and keeping them updated on the constant changes in E.I. He is also available to assist in job referrals/placements on and off reserve. Referrals to training institutions. Ensuring that Federal Provincial information is available to our community-based HRDO’s at all times. He also assists with members with their E.I. forms, and Teledec.

Southeast Economic Development Division Board  
CHAIR (Clifford Bruce)
The role of the Chairperson, in essence, is to act as the “chief volunteer” for the organization. With the Board of Directors and the staff, the Chair works to achieve Southeast Economic Development Division’s Mission. The Chair often acts as a mediator of board actions with respect to organizational priorities and governance concerns. The position of Chairperson is not one of a “figurehead”. He is the focus of Southeast Economic Development Division’s Mission activities and plays a leadership role in the organization.  
VICE-CHAIR (Derek Bushie)
Acting as a support person for the Chair, the Vice-chair’s responsibilities often go unnoticed. He generally chairs one or more sub-committees as well as any regular board meetings the Chair is unable to attend.  
SECRETARY & TREASURER (Cheryl Bird)
Secretarial responsibilities include keeping records of board actions, as well as ensuring that corporate records are maintained. Treasurer duties include chairing the finance committee, assisting in the preparation of the budget, helping develop fund raising plans, and making regular reports to the Board.  
BOARD MEMBERS (Gerald Cochrane, Stella Keller, Paul Chief, Chief John Thunder, Enil Keeper, Edward Green)
Board Members provide governance for the organization, represent it in the community, and ultimately, accept legal responsibility for it. Board Members act on behalf and represent the views of Southeast Economic Development Division’s constituents - the citizens of the First Nations. As a result, they have the principal responsibility for the carrying out of the organization’s mission and strategic objectives.
Board Members accomplish their functions through attendance at regular meetings plus participation on committees and subcommittees. Board Members are charged with four phases of organizational development: planning, organization, operations, and audit / evaluation.                         
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