The 2016 NWTRPA Board of Directors. L to R: Nathan McPherson, Jill Gilday, Cynthia White, Tim Van Dam, Tony Devlin, Caren Burke, Doreen Nitsiza, Mike Scott. (Photo: Tara Marchiori)

The 2016 NWTRPA Board of Directors. L to R: Nathan McPherson, Jill Gilday, Cynthia White, Tim Van Dam, Tony Devlin, Caren Burke, Doreen Nitsiza, Mike Scott. (Photo: Tara Marchiori)

Board of Directors

The NWT Recreation and Parks Association has an eight person volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of a President, a Past-President and six regional members from across the NWT.

The Board of Directors sets goals for the organization and monitors the progress towards reaching those goals.

Tim Van Dam - President

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Role: President

Tim Van Dam is a first aid, fitness and safety instructor based out of Fort Smith. Tim has been a NWTRPA Board member since September 2010 and President since October 2015.

timvandam@gmail.com

Cynthia White - Director (South Slave)

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Cynthia White is the Community Services Program Coordinator in Fort Smith, NT. Cynthia has been a NWTRPA Board member since October 2014.

cwhite@fortsmith.ca

Nathan McPherson - Director (Dehcho)

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Nathan McPherson is the Recreation Coordinator for the Village of Fort Simpson. Nathan has been a NWTRPA Board member since September 2011.

recreation@vofs.ca

Jill Gilday - Director (Yellowknife)

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Jill Gilday is the former Director of the Northern Youth Leadership Program in the Northwest Territories. Jill has been a NWTRPA Board member since October 2015.

gray@nwtrpa.org (through Geoff Ray)

Doreen Nitsiza - Director (North Slave)

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Doreen Nitsiza is the Recreation Coordinator with the Community Government of Whati. Doreen has been a NWTRPA Board member since September 2012.

recreationcoord@whati.ca

Mike Scott - Director (Beaufort Delta)

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Mike Scott is the Pool Supervisor with the Town of Inuvik. Mike has been a NWTRPA Board member since October 2015.

poolsupervisor@inuvik.ca

Tony Devlin - Member-at-Large

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Tony Devlin is the Executive Director at Inuvialuit Communications in Inuvik, NT. Tony has been a NWTRPA Board member since 2010. Tony served as President from September 2013 to October 2015, and has since served as the Board’s Member-At-Large.

tdevlin@rogers.com

Caren Burke - Director (Sahtu)

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Caren Burke is a Health Promotions Specialist with the Sahtu Health and Social Services Authority. Caren has been an NWTRPA Board member since September 2016.

carenburke@hotmail.com