Community Health Transformation Liaisons

Dennis Boulanger 

Berens River Community Health Transformation Liaison

Dennis Boulanger has been working as a CHTL for 2 years.

He loves hockey and watching NHL games. He enjoys Chess and watching Discovery show, learning, and growing his mentality.

Dennis likes hearing community voices and listening to their epistemologies. He believes in community grassroots empowerment – making sure everyone is heard and respected. 

Tara Dela Cruz

Roseau River Community Health Transformation Liaison

Boozhoo/Aniin

Tara Dela Cruz has worked as a CHTL since February 2020.

Her all-time favorite comfort show is The Office. In her spare time, she likes to learn Anishinaabemowin. 

Tara is excited to see how the health transformation project will change First Nation’s health.

Kaylee Desjarlais

Ebb and Flow Community Health Transformation Liaison

Kaylee Desjarlais has worked as a CHTL since April 2021.

Her favourite show right now is Good Girls and her favourite movie is Twilight.

Kaylee loves that she gets to engage with her community more than in her previous jobs. She is excited to learn more about her community and everyone’s needs in all aspects of health.

Bradley Swan

Lake Manitoba Community Health Transformation Liaison

Bradley Swan is from Dog Creek First Nation and has worked as a CHTL since January 2019.

Bradley has been heavily engaged in community engagement. He has led several surveys and reports and hosted a community fishing derby.

Covid 19 presented many difficulties for Bradley. With the pandemic hindering face to face engagements, he was forced to stop his men’s group, Minoo-pimah-disi-ininiiook Goodlife Men’s group from meeting. He made the best of this time by focusing on a land-based project making maple sugar. With restrictions loosening, he is looking forward to resuming the men’s group. The first meeting was scheduled for March 23rd, 2022, with guests Elder Mike West providing cultural teachings and Kevin Kipling from Interlake Tribal Council there for support.

Bernalda Cloud

Waywayseecappo Community Health Transformation Liaison

Bernalda Cloud has worked as a CHTL since September 2021.

Bernalda enjoys going to the theatre and watching scary movies, so it’s no surprise that she also really likes Halloween and zombies. She also likes Chinese food buffets, camping, birthday parties, and attending traditional pow-wows in the summer. She has 5 pets: 2 dogs and 3 cats to keep her company while she sews.

Bernalda is looking forward to more community involvement now that the Covid pandemic is mostly over. She also wanted to share her motto: “Aysh-ta-way”

Adrienne Pashe

Dakota Tipi Community Health Transformation Liaison

Adrienne Pashe has worked as a CHTL since April 2021.

Her favourite movie is Dances With Wolves. Her favourite show is 90 Day Fiancé, and she likes watching the Winnipeg Jets!

What she likes most about being a CHTL is that it gives a willingness to learn and try new things, and she can help her oyate’.

Jayln Morrisseau

O-CHI-CHAK-KO-SIPI-WRTC

Community Health Transformation Liaison 

Jalyn Morrisseau started as a CHTL in the beginning of January.

She enjoys working out or doing hair in her free time, as she was a hairstylist for three years before this job.

Jalyn is excited to see how we can all come together from different communities and try to help our community members in the same ways.

Christina Sutherland

Pinaymootang Community Health Transformation Liaison

Christina Sutherland has been working as a CHTL since March 2022.

She enjoys watching shows like Chicago Fire, Med, PD series, and Big Brother.

Christina is most excited about the learning opportunities with Health Transformation and engaging youth into the health care field.

Florastine Castel

Hollow Water Community Health Transformation Liaison

Florastine Castel has worked as a CHTL since June 2020.

Her favorite activities include slo-pitch baseball, volleyball, canoeing, ice fishing, summer fishing, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

Florastine likes getting to know her community’s resources, programs, and services that they provide to the membership. She also enjoys working with the health team.

“The staff are very helpful and are always working together as a team to make a better health system for the community of Hollow Water First Nation.”

Ruth Nepinak

Skownan Community Health Transformation Liaison

Ruth Nepinak has worked as a CHTL since January 2020.

Brendon Angell 

Gambler Community Health Transformation Liaison

Brendon Angell has worked as a CHTL since March 2021.

Audrey Henderson

Sagkeeng Community Health Transformation Liaison

Audrey works as a CHTL for the community of Sagkeeng.

Carla Bird

Black River Community Health Transformation Liaison

Carla Bird has worked as a CHTL since June 2020.

Roy Moskotaywenene

Bloodvein Community Health Transformation Liaison

Roy Moskotaywenene has worked as a CHTL since March 2021.

Darren Marsden

Dauphin River Community Health Transformation Liaison

Darren Marsden has worked as a CHTL since August 2020.

Mistahey Miller

Tootinaowaziibeeng Community Health Transformation Liaison

Mistahey Miller has worked as a CHTL since March 2021.